inscape

The Vertigo of Eros by Roberto Matta, 1944. Oil on canvas, 6.5’ x 8.3’. The Museum of Modern Art.

from MOMA:

In the late 1930s and early 1940s Matta had produced works he called “inscapes,” imaginary landscapes that he imagined as projections of psychological states. The Vertigo of Eros evokes an infinite space that suggests both the depths of the psyche and the vastness of the universe.

The Windhover

I caught this morning morning’s minion, king-
dom of daylight’s dauphin, dapple-dawn-drawn Falcon, in his riding 
Of the rolling level underneath him steady air, and striding 
High there, how he rung upon the rein of a wimpling wing 
In his ecstasy! then off, off forth on swing, 
As a skate’s heel sweeps smooth on a bow-bend: the hurl and gliding 
Rebuffed the big wind. My heart in hiding 
Stirred for a bird,—the achieve of, the mastery of the thing! 

Brute beauty and valour and act, oh, air, pride, plume, here 
Buckle! AND the fire that breaks from thee then, a billion 
Times told lovelier, more dangerous, O my chevalier! 

No wonder of it: sheer plod makes plough down sillion 
Shine, and blue-bleak embers, ah my dear, 
Fall, gall themselves, and gash gold-vermillion.

Gerard Manley Hopkins 1918

Inscapes

Inscapes: In visual arts, usually conveys some notion of representing the artist’s psyche as a kind of interior landscape. The word inscape can therefore be read as a kind of portmanteau, combining interior (or inward) with landscape.

Inscape 2013 - peacock fan by ~puremysterysolved

I’m satisfied with this illustration. It took me awhile to get the feathers down, but after many unsuccessful attempts I did it and I think she looks great. :)