Acting-Out Politics

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

Life of Artist as a Human Being P. Picasso, “The Three Ages of Man”, 1942 One of the most horrifying wars in the history of humankind awakens Picasso to the problem of human essence in an artist more than the ordeals he was observing in life. For Picasso brooding over the question of what is […]

There are two kinds of portraits – external and internal, one is – oriented on facial features and the other in contrast is oriented on representation of the personal soul (on the inner world) of the model. The first type of portraits are dedicated to the analysis of external or the surface features of the […]

This ferocious drawing – “The Murder” is executed in a traumatic period of Picasso’s life. The two figures in the drawing are meant to represent – Marie-Therese Walter (the victim) and Olga Khokhlova (the assailant). Pablo Picasso’s Drawing “The Murder/Le Meurtre” (1934) Violence touches or impregnates numerous spheres of human life. It can be direct […]

Eden Mary Cassatt Mary Cassatt, “Mother and Daughter” Mary Cassatt, “Mother and Child” Mary Cassatt, “Motherhood”, 1890 Banished from Eden Emil Nolde Emil Nolde, “Adam and Eve Banished from Paradise” (confrontation with reality) The Lucky Pieces of the Eden Ernst Ludwig Kirchner Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, “Moments of Paradise in the Middle of a Prosaic Life” […]

Mexico is a solar country… but it is also a black country, a dark country. This duality of Mexico has troubled me ever since I was a child. Octavio Paz Frida Kahlo, “Self-Portrait along the Border between Mexico and the United States”, 1932 Frida Kahlo an extraordinary painter and a woman of exceptional mind positions […]

Family Success Happy children of a prosperous couple. Privately the Wealthy Get Together? George Grosz, “Five o’clock tea” When wealthy are wealthy enough they use their wealth to make more wealth, but not wealthy enough look for wealthy enough as benefactors. Close But Professional Friends While pimp is searching the horizon his protégé feels self-confident… […]

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 […]

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