Acting-Out Politics

Weblog opens discussion about the psychology of Bushmerican style of behavior.

Georges Rouault, “Christ on the Road I” Here we see Christ with two people whom he explains what they need to hear from him. Christ has stopped with them on the road from a little church, on the way to another parts of the world. Rouault’s way of painting the landscape blurs everything around – […]

Rene Magritte, “Lovers III” What can faces of a woman and man together tell us the viewers about two people’s togetherness? Sometimes more than their postures and configurations of their bodies or dynamism of their mutual touching. In Magritte’s “Lovers III” the woman is obviously welcoming the gentleness of the man’s cheek, the soft pressure […]

The more we build ourselves to become more competent and smart (tremendous and impressive) – become more successful, the smaller is our personality and drier our soul, because we encounter unlimited world outside ourselves and start to notice our smallness and weakness. Rene Magritte, “Megalomania or Le Folie des Grandeurs”, 1948 The ironical paradox of […]

Joan Miro, Mask Joan Miro, Masks

Human society and sociality of human life cannot be impregnated, be pregnant and give birth. It’s not social life – that gives birth to human beings. But social structure usurps the role of human parents and takes the pedagogical initiatives in its hands. Our actual individual parents – our mother and father are busy working, […]

The Belgian surrealist artist Rene Magritte (1898-1967) wants to do something pleasant for us, US Americans attacked by the nightmare of COVID-19 pandemics. His approach is not only to accent prevention but how to keep our universal human need for kissing intact – he is offering us a new kind of protective mask to guarantee […]

Sir Roland Penrose (1900-1984) was an English artist, historian and poet. During the WWII he put his artistic skills to practical use as a teacher of camouflage. Roland grew up in a strict Quaker family. In 1918, as a conscientious objector, he joined the Ambulance Unit, serving with the British Red Cross in Italy. After […]

To International Workers’ Day Celebrating Labor Thomas Hart Benton, “Strike”, 1933 The soldier has already shot down one striker and is about ready to shoot the other two unarmed strikers from behind the iron defensive architectural façade. The commander is sitting on the sideline as if in his office while preparing bullets to help his […]

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