Acting-Out Politics

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

In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, asking “where is the child who has been born king of the Jews? For we observe his star at its rising, and have come to pay him homage”. Matthew 2:1-12 Emil Nolde, “Adoration […]

Leonora Carrington, “Unicorn” Is unicorn apparition (that we are witnessing here) a result of magic powers produced by the secret yearning of a dreaming soul(s) or is it an imaginary love (hallucination) overwhelming the childish believer in unicorn’s existence squeezed in a narrow space behind the tiny window? In other words, had the unicorn come […]

What could the Doctors of Law or Theology or Political science, etc. teach the child-Christ? Nothing, because all their knowledge reduces, belittles Being Christ. It’s putting imperatives (even when the right ones) instead of freedom of critical loving. “Doctors of Law” can only help baby- and child-Christ to physically grow and protect him from self-serving […]

Stravinsky – music as a soul of the body Milein Cosman, Igor Stravinsky, 1959 Why to make a drawing of the composer’s back? Especially when the composer is conducting? Why is it not the front of his body including the face – the face of the artist, the face of inspiration? Yes, the back is […]

Ernst’s Bitterly Ironic Representation of Marital Pride Max Ernst “Monument to the Birds” (1927) A man, involved into marriage always feels that he is a head of the household, even when in everyday life sense it’s not the case. How proudly he is looking at the world around. His wings look like an armor. His […]

“Then Judas, which had betrayed him, when he saw that he was condemned, repented himself, and brought again the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders” Matthew 27:3 Rembrandt van Rijn, “Judas Returning the Thirty Pieces of Silver”, 1629 May be, because we live in an epoch of money-monarchy where the alchemy […]

Kathe Kollwitz, “A Child Faces War… Again”, 1925, Woodcut Kathe Kollwitz as an expressionist (in this context it means that she in her works is more expressive and emotionally profound than just a realistic and naturalistic artists) is a master of numerous techniques – printmaking, sculpture, ink and pencil drawing, etching, woodcut, etc. But what […]

Emil Nolde, “Courtship”, 1919 According to the Nolde’s painting there are at least three keys to earthly happiness – two of them belong to the seductively behaving young man and one to the woman in the moment of being seduced. The first opener of earthly happiness is the man’s eyes shining with blueness brighter than […]

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