A Man of Double Deed

A Man of Double Deed
mixed media (acrylic paint, acrylic felt pen, wooden slats, wooden sticks, fabric, cardboard, nail) on canvas, 60 x 60 cm, 2018

[en] Do you know the TV series “The Fall” starring Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan!? Well, that series and poem read in the very last episode of the drama had haunted me for over a year. Since Croatian Society of Visual Artist Zagreb is hosting the exhibition “Through Image and Word” in March 2018, it has prompted me to show in my way a British folk poem entitled “There was a man of double deed”. Read it, listen to it, and view all the painting details, because this time it was very difficult to catch it in just a few photo frames.

[hr] Znate li za TV seriju “The Fall” s Gillian Anderson i Jamiem Dornanom u glavnim ulogama!? Pa eto, ta serija i poema koja je čitana u zadnjoj epizodi serijala su me proganjali preko godine dana. Budući da HDLU Zagreb u ožujku 2018. sprema izložbu “Kroz sliku i riječ”, potaklo me to da uprizorim na svoj način britansku narodnu pjesmu naziva “There was a man of double deed” / “Bijaše to čovjek dvostrukih djela”. Pročitajte je, poslušajte je i pregledajte sve detalje slike, jer ovaj put mi je bilo baš teško uhvatiti sve to u samo nekoliko kadrova.

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[en] The painting is inspired by the British folk poem, with the earliest known record from the 18th century, but it is probably much older.

There was a man of double deed, 
Who sowed his garden full of seed; 
When the seed began to grow, 
‘Twas like a garden full of snow; 
When the snow began to melt, 
‘Twas like a ship without a belt; 
When the ship began to sail, 
‘Twas like a bird without a tail; 
When the bird began to fly, 
‘Twas like an eagle in the sky; 
When the sky began to roar, 
‘Twas like a lion at my door; 
When my door began to crack, 
‘Twas like a stick across my back; 
When my back began to smart, 
‘Twas like a penknife in my heart; 
And when my heart began to bleed, 
‘Twas death, and death, and death indeed.

Listen to the poem recital by actor Jamie Dornan as Paul Spector from the TV series “The Fall”:

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[hr] Slika je inspirirana britanskom narodnom poemom, s najranijim poznatim zapisom iz 18. stoljeća, a vjerojatno je mnogo starija.

Bijaše to čovjek dvostrukih djela,
Što zasija vrt pun sjemena cijela;
Kad sjemenu došlo je doba rasta,
To k’o da vrt pun snijega nasta;
Kad snijeg bijeli topit’ se stade,
To k’o da brod bez veza ostade;
Kad brod taj morem zaplovi,
To k’o da ptica se bezrepa osovi;
Kad ptica zrakom visoko poleti,
To k’o da orao se nebu posveti;
Kad nebo zarikne na sve strane,
To k’o da lav pred vrata mi stane;
Kad vrata na kraju ipak napuknu,
To k’o da štapom po kičmi me zveknu;
Kad leđa me stanu bolno žarit’,
To k’o da nož u srcu mi zarit;
I kad srce krvarit’ mi stade,
To smrt, i smrt, i samo smrt ostade.
— Prijevod: Boris Pecigoš, 2018.

U gornjem videu poslušajte kako glumac Jamie Dornan recitira ovu pjesmu kao Paul Spector iz TV serije “The Fall”.

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Boris Pecigoš
A Man of Double Deed, 2018, mixed media (acrylic paint, acrylic felt pen, wooden slats, wooden sticks, fabric, cardboard, nail) on canvas, 60 x 60 cm
A Man of Double Deed, 2018., kombinirana tehnika (akrilna boja, akrilni flomaster, drvene daščice, drveni štapići, tkanina, karton, čavao) na platnu, 60 x 60 cm

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