Acting-Out Politics

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

A Plant-Saint Or, May Be, A Plant-Sorcerer Emil Nolde, “Green Head Above Red Cloak” The very idea of the sainthood (or, may be, sorcerer-hood) amidst plants is, softly speaking, bizarre, but not for Nolde, who is amongst those artists who have transcended the borders of bizarre and uncanny, without becoming fairytale tellers. The archetypal semantic […]

Moral Debunking Of Existential Garden Through Aesthetic Debauchery Of The Artistic Form – Chaim Soutine And Human World Soutine is “artiste maudit”, the artist laboring under a curse. He is the perfect prototype of the irremediable luck of adaptation, which places individual and his instinct in opposition to every aspect of his surroundings. Raimond Cogniat, […]

The Artist (Wolfgang Paalen) And War- And Profit/Money-mongers* Who are these monstrous creatures with contrast between their bright faces and their prosaic bodies? They are not physical heads on the physical bodies, as monstrous as they are. They’re the “heads” of the social hierarchies of countries, political systems, armies or financial corporations – they are […]

Children As The Ultimate Value of The Human Race, Because They, At Least “Theoretically”, Carry The Probability/Possibility Of A More Humane And Decent Society The Magi came to Jerusalem because they had seen an extraordinary star that they believed was a sign of a birth of the Savior in the land of Judea. They came […]

“Democratic” Deconstruction Of A Pompous Western Mythological Legacy God-Sun is mightier than manhood. Can manhood be mightier than God-Sun? Francis Picabia – “Apollo and His Messengers”, 1935 Picabia’s Apollo is like hidden semantics becoming discernible despite the tradition of windstorms of light enveloping Apollo’s human body, which we need to see glorified – a body […]

The Admirable Magnificence Of Human A Soul A female in a state of undress invites us into…the deep perspective space seen through a sequence of doors… The garments this enigmatic female figure wears are a marvel of invention. One consists of a bundle of gnarled roots, while the other is of wrinkled violet velvet with […]

By Looking At Benton’s Mural We Feel The Technological Smell Of Production, But, Following Benton, We Don’t Feel Any Air Of Art Benton’s mural-sized painting “Hollywood” was intended, the artist remarked, to show that the movie industry was “predominantly an economically conditioned art”. “The movie art is not only a business but a business expression. […]

Woman as A Face/Thighs (More Elaborately – As A Face/Smile and Thighs/Legs) Bellmer was perceived by the art audiences not so much as an artist but rather as a personification of male sadism towards the women (of course, he had a narrow group of passionate enthusiasts admiring him for the same wrong reason of being […]

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