Luminous Bodies: Circles of Mourning: Melinda Camber Porter Archive of Creative Works Volume 2, Number 3

Luminous Bodies: Circles of Mourning: Melinda Camber Porter Archive of Creative Works Volume 2, Number 3

by Melinda Camber Porter

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781942231509
Publisher: Blake Press
Publication date: 09/15/2016
Pages: 150
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.56(d)

About the Author

Melinda Camber Porter (1953 - 2008) was born in London and graduated from Oxford University with a First Class Honors degree in Modern Languages.

She began her writing career in Paris as a cultural correspondent for The Times of London. French culture is the subject of her book Through Parisian Eyes (published by Oxford University Press), which the Boston Globe describes as "a particularly readable and brilliantly and uniquely compiled collection."
She interviewed many leading cultural figures including four Nobel Prize winners such as Saul Bellow and Gunter Grass, and others; Joyce Carol Oates, Joan Diddion, Frances Sagan, Michael Apted, Martin Scorsese, and Wim Wenders. Camber Porter's left over 50 audio recordings of these interviews.
Her novel Badlands, a Book-of-the-Month Club selection, was set on South Dakota's Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Publishers Weekly stated "a novel of startling, dreamlike lyricism."
A film documenting the creation of the paintings featured in this solo exhibition, entitled The Art of Love, showed regularly on Public Television stations nationally and a collection of her poetry and paintings, also entitled The Art of Love, served as companion to the show.
Camber Porter's paintings have also served as the primary inspiration and as backdrops for several of her theatrical works. She created the backdrops, book, and lyrics for the musical Night Angel, with music by Carmen Moore and was originally performed at Lincoln Center in New York City. She created the book, lyrics, and backdrops for the rock-opera-in-progress, Journey to Benares, with music, direction and choreography by Elizabeth Swados, and was performed at the Asia Society and Museum in New York City in November 2003.
Melinda Camber Porter leaves a prolific and creative legacy with thousands of paintings; over two hundred hours of audio and film interviews with global creative figures in the arts, film and literature; and her tens of thousands of pages of writings: novels, plays, essays, journalism

Melinda Camber Porter (1953 - 2008) was born in London and graduated from Oxford University with a First Class Honors degree in Modern Languages.

She began her writing career in Paris as a cultural correspondent for The Times of London. French culture is the subject of her book Through Parisian Eyes (published by Oxford University Press), which the Boston Globe describes as "a particularly readable and brilliantly and uniquely compiled collection."
She interviewed many leading cultural figures including four Nobel Prize winners such as Saul Bellow and Gunter Grass, and others; Joyce Carol Oates, Joan Diddion, Frances Sagan, Michael Apted, Martin Scorsese, and Wim Wenders. Camber Porter's left over 50 audio recordings of these interviews.
Her novel Badlands, a Book-of-the-Month Club selection, was set on South Dakota's Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Publishers Weekly stated "a novel of startling, dreamlike lyricism."
A film documenting the creation of the paintings featured in this solo exhibition, entitled The Art of Love, showed regularly on Public Television stations nationally and a collection of her poetry and paintings, also entitled The Art of Love, served as companion to the show.
Camber Porter's paintings have also served as the primary inspiration and as backdrops for several of her theatrical works. She created the backdrops, book, and lyrics for the musical Night Angel, with music by Carmen Moore and was originally performed at Lincoln Center in New York City. She created the book, lyrics, and backdrops for the rock-opera-in-progress, Journey to Benares, with music, direction and choreography by Elizabeth Swados, and was performed at the Asia Society and Museum in New York City in November 2003.
Melinda Camber Porter leaves a prolific and creative legacy with thousands of paintings; over two hundred hours of audio and film interviews with global creative figures in the arts, film and literature; and her tens of thousands of pages of writings: novels, plays, essays, journalism

Robin Hamlyn is Senior Curator, Tate Collections, for the period 1780-1860, at the Tate Britain. He is a renowned Blake expert and has written and lectured widely on Blake and other 18th- and 19th-century British painters. He was the curator and coeditor of the catalogue of the major Blake exhibition at Tate Britain (2000-2001), which also traveled to the Metropolitan Museum in New York City. He has also curated a number of other Blake exhibitions at the Tate and was the curator of a major Blake exhibition shown in Madrid and Barcelona in 1996.

Table of Contents

LB CoM table of contents images index 2016

Table of Contents
List of Plates
Opening Remarks by Dr. Allan Doig
Foreword by Robin Hamlyn
Introduction by Melinda Camber Porter
Luminous Bodies: Circles of Mourning
Fourth Circle
Fifth Circle
Sixth Circle
The Melinda Camber Porter Archive
About
Art
Literature
Film
Journalism
Praise
More Information
Index

List of Plates

Fourth Circle
No. 46 - Never Doubt That We Conceived
No. 47 - Birth to a New Soul
No. 48 - I Lifted Her out of the Fire
No. 49 - I Imagined You, Long Before I Met You
No. 50 - My Life in Two Worlds
No. 51 - Soft Light Entwined in Us
No. 52 - New Life into My Hands
No. 53 - Give Me Joy
No. 54 - La Semence
No. 55 - Resurrect Me to Love Again
No. 56 - We Placed Fire in the Place of Death

Fifth Circle
No. 57 - Softly, Visions Arise from Your Flesh
No. 58 - But You Always Returned Claiming Me Completely
No. 59 - What I Needed You Most, You Came to Me
No. 60 - Your Spirit Came to Me, the Outline of Your Body
No. 61 - I Was Crying Late into the Night for You
No. 62 - Immortal Red Suffused Your Skin
No. 63 - Tonight I Ask
No. 64 - My Jealous Melted As We Embraced
No. 65 - Your Flesh, the Night
No. 66 - Your Flesh, My Soul
No. 67 - Your Soul, My Body
No. 68 - Your Mind, My Sex
No. 69 - Your Love for Her in My Flesh
No. 70 - Your Hand Is Desire
No. 71 - We Made the Soul Become Alive from Touch
No. 72 - Your Ecstasy, My Desire
No. 73 - Ode to Ecstasy
No. 74 - You Were the Light That Showered Me

Sixth Circle
No. 75 - A Wave of Sadness Stronger than Death
No. 76 - Hurtling Loneliness
No. 77 - The Possession of the Loved One
No. 78 - Black Moon Reflecting My Blood
No. 79 - I Remember Your Hands
No. 80 - Fertility of Buried Soul
No. 81 - Black Moon I
No. 82 - Black Moon II
No. 83 - For L.
No. 84 - You Placed Your Sperm in My Heart. For L.
No. 85 - You Planted Infinity Within Me
No. 86 - Break Down My Passion for You
No. 87 - Revolving Love and Hatred Remake the Stream of Life, but Love, So Circular,
Returning Always at the Center of My Heart, Frees and Then Bends Me to You
No. 88 - Never Subject to My Doubts
No. 89 - Visitation of Lovers
No. 90 - Obituary

Index - Circles of Mourning

Pages on which illustrations appear are in italics

Adam and Eve, xxi
Baudelaire, xxv
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, xxviii
Blake, Catherine, xxvii
Camber Porter, Melinda bio and list of works, 101-102, 105-112
introduction by, xxv-xxviii
Cezanne, Paul, xxvii
Christian Church, xvii
Dante, xxviii
Divine Comedy, The (Dante), xxviii
Doig, Dr. Allan, xv
Durer, Albrecht, xxvii
For L (Camber Porter), xviii, xxi, 82
Franscesca, Pierra della, xxvii
Hamlyn, Robin, foreward by, xv-xxiii
Hurtling Loneliness (Camber Porter), xx, 69
imagination, power of, xviii, xix-xx, xxvi
Jerusalem (Blake), xv, xx
L'Indie Fantome (Camber Porter), xxviii
La Semence ( Camber Porter), xxvi, 21
Laffont, Robert, xxv
Lannon, Dr. Francis, introduction by, xv
Marriage of Heaven and Hell, The (Blake), xvii
Newton and rationalism, xvii passion, as theme of Luminous Bodies series, xviii
Raphael, xvii rationalism, Blake's opposition to, xvii
Resurrection (Camber Porter), xx
Revolving Love and Hatred Remakes the Stream of Life (Camber Porter), xx, 91
sex, Blake's view of, xvii
Songs of Innocence and of Experience (Blake), xxv soul and body, as unity, xix spiritual and material world, relationship between, xvi
Tate Gallery, The, xvi
The Fertility of Buried Souls (Camber Porter), xxi
Titian, xvii
Turner, xvii
Urizen (Blake), xxi
Virgil, xxviii watercolor, as medium, xvi, xviii
Whirlwind of Lovers (Blake), xxviii
You Find Infinity (Camber Porter), xviii, xx
Your Ecstasy, My Desire (Camber Porter), xxi, 59

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