Acting-Out Politics

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

Two Human Obsessions – With Wealth Through Profit-making And With Religious Belief Giving the Chance To Feel Closer To Absolute Power Francis Bacon, “Study for a Portrait of Businessman 1”, 1952 Francis Bacon, “Study for a Head of a Screaming Pope”, 1952 Both protagonists of Bacon’s inspiration lived their lives more or less without fear, […]

Similar Predicament Of Some German (In The Beginning Of 20th Century) And Some American Kids (In The Beginning Of 21st Century) A staggering 2.5 million children are now homeless in US. This historical high represents one in every 30 children… An estimated 61,265 family households – were identified as homeless. In these families 120,819 were […]

Giovanni Angelo del Maino, “Saint John The Evangelist” (1520-30), Lime wood, ht. 143cm. Whom we’re seeing in front of us is a person right from the 16th century, stretching out his hand as if asking for a handout. His facial expression supports the meaning of his extended arm and open palm – it’s an appeal […]

M. Duchamp, “With My Tongue in My Cheek”, 1959 The especially puzzling in the impression from Duchamp’s profile in his “With My Tongue in My Cheeks” is the visual “incompatibility” between his forehead, eyes and nose on the one hand and his cheek-and-chin which swallowed his tongue and is keeping it locked there in order […]

How To Resist The Anomic And Entropic Living Conditions Through Love And Art Chaim Soutine, “Mother and child”, 1942 The poorly discernable interior where we see mother and her child is a world of a blue-green colors dirtied to an unrecognizability. But the mother and daughter’s clothing still resist the dirt of living conditions not […]

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 […]

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