"HALLELUJAH ANYWAY" par Patrick WOODROFFE. Edition Paper Tiger, dragon's World Ltd., Limpsfield. 1991.
"HALLELUJAH ANYWAY" par Patrick WOODROFFE. Edition Paper Tiger, dragon's World Ltd., Limpsfield. 1991. Petit in-4 carré, dos droit, couverture souple cartonnée illustrée en couleurs. 136 pages. Texte en anglais, illustré de plus de 150 reproductions couleurs et noir & blanc, in-texte et hors texte, pleine page pour la plupart, par Patrick Woodroffe.
"Don't trust a painting more than any memory;
And never blame an artist's brain and eyes
For twisting truth like some distorting camera,
Conspiring with his paints to offer lies.
Should he rebuke his erring hand and vision,
The subtle disobedience of his quill,
When beauty's got by half-restraining chaos,
By partly breaking happy hazard's will…
When Joy's the only force that lifts his palette,
When love alone directs his curious hands
To fix in paint a dream that last forever,
To set his painted foot in mythic lands?
The purest art were canvas left unblemished,
The paper unpolluted by the word;
So if my heirs prefer an earlier master,
May all my works to whiteness be restored!"