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Derek Jarman In The Key Of Blue


Derek Jarman died 20 years ago today. I was keeping a sketchbook at the time, something I’ve seldom bothered with before or since, and this was my reaction to the news a couple of days later, possibly drawn whilst watching one the TV documentaries which were being screened at the time.

Some current news items:
England’s alchemist, a piece by Philip Hoare
Unseen nightclub film to get London premiere
‘So Mum covered me in cooking oil. Then Dad came home’
Queer Pagan Punk, a season of films by Jarman and others, is currently running at the BFI Southbank.

Previously on { feuilleton }
The Dream Machine
Jarman (all this maddening beauty)
Sebastiane by Derek Jarman
A Journey to Avebury by Derek Jarman
Derek Jarman’s music videos
Derek Jarman’s Neutron
Mister Jarman, Mister Moore and Doctor Dee
The Tempest illustrated
In the Shadow of the Sun by Derek Jarman
Derek Jarman at the Serpentine
The Angelic Conversation
The life and work of Derek Jarman



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4 comments or trackbacks

  1. #1 posted by herr doktor bimler


    No link to your earlier “key of blue” post??

  2. #2 posted by John


    I thought I’d leave people to make the connection themselves.

  3. #4 posted by herr doktor bimler


    Oops, sorry for spoiling it for the rest of the class.

    Now that I’ve already strayed off-topic — that earlier post inspired me to use a line from Symonds’ essay in the title of a recent paper on the Italian lexicon for ‘blue’.






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