Acting-Out Politics

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

Picabia’s style of representing couples in a vulgarly-glitzily-radiantly erotic mood includes many details crowding together and expecting from the viewers to indulge in scrupulous analysis to sort it all out. But why to laugh at people who’re giving themselves to the irresistible dangerous waves of love? Picabia could answer that it is very difficult to […]

Dark Mold Of Violence (Stalin’s Russia) And Primitive Greed of Idolatrous Profit-makers Who Pauperize Democracy (Today’s US) The neocons with neo-liberal money-making style don’t have any ideas or concepts. With their primordial self-centeredness they have only desire to increase their personal profits and multiply high-tech weapons in the country’s military force and personal guns in […]

When Everyday Life Becomes Self-Glorification – When People Dream To Become Coupled Francis Picabia, “Venus and Adonis” What’s happening with two human beings – Jeanne and Jean or Heather and Bill or for that matter Katia and Victor, when they publicly celebrate their reciprocal love – when they turn into Venus and Adonis? How to […]

Leonardo da Vinci, “Profilo di capitano antico (Il Condettiero) – Leader of Mercenaries”, 1480 The aesthetics of militancy is not a goal in itself, but organic part of preparedness for war, for battle and for fight. Look at the leader of the mercenaries with his bloated posture of readiness to kill, with a furious lion […]

Landscape As A Metaphor Of Human Coupling Francis Picabia, “Idyll”, 1925 We see here representation of urbanistic-industrial way of life inside man’s head and even neck (as if, growing out of his spine brain) – man’s mind awakens with the drive to manipulate the space for the sake of his survival. We also see the […]

Leonora Carrington, “The Giantess (The Guardian of the Egg)”, 1947 The mighty figure of a giant woman with a small childlike face and a sunny hair, fragile feet and tiny hands, as if embracing a miniature egg – here is Carrington’s Giantess protecting the bird’s egg. She stands on the bottom of the world – […]

Rene Magritte, “Checkmate”, 1926 Some rare individuals are inclined to solemnly put their identity and life on the card they believe in. They can live without too much passion and any proclivity to challenge themselves and live happily, until… one day they become addicts of finding their destiny. A great ambition awakened in them, ambition […]

All totalitarian countries pretend that they are very “democratically” oriented and humane and turn on surveillance technology only to watch particular individuals with suspicious contacts and behavior. But nobody but especially the wealthy and despotic decision-makers like to voluntary limit their own power. So, total surveillance becomes a way of “screening” whole population. Man Ray, […]

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