Acting-Out Politics

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

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 […]

How Ernst’s Great Ignoramus, Formed By Financial Obsession And Nurtured By Mass Culture, Can Look Today, In the 21st Century? Ernst often used fragments of birdcages in the collages that he produced in the mid-1960s Jose Maria Faerna (Ed.), “Max Ernst”, Harry N. Abrams Publ., p. 56 Max Ernst, “The Great Ignoramus”, 1965 Pre-democratic – […]

The Three Aspects Of Brutalization Of The Human Race – Social, Psycho-biological And Technological Epstein’s “Rock Drill” was perceived as a celebration of modern machinery and masculine virility… In 1940, however, recalling the horror of the 1914 – 1918 war in the context of the WWII, Epstein reinterpreted the sculpture much more negatively… “Here is […]

The Condition of Men and Women In A World Of Celebes Elephant – Of Permanent Wars And Regressive Trivialized Pleasures Ernst used the image of an African corn bean he found in an English anthropological journal as a model of his “Elephant of the Celebes” William Rubin, Editor, “Primitivism In 20th Century Art”, Vol. 2, […]

Renunciation Of Social Power In The Midst Of “Community of Human Animal” Is Destined To Become Masochism Max Ernst, “The Blessed Virgin Chastising The Christ Child Before Three Witnesses: Andre Breton, Paul Eluard and The Painter”, 1926 People with intelligent souls and minds are never unconditional believers or unconditional atheists. Each of them invents a […]

Personal Life As A Social Construction – Family As A Respectable Place In The Social Hierarchy Max Ernst, “The Feast of the Gods” (1948) Militant people, who behave as cruel gods whose very glory is bloodthirsty, are very often the topic of Ernst’s critical inspiration. In “The Feast of the Gods” Ernst depicts the godlike […]

Ernst With His Futurological Clairvoyance and Prophetic Talent Examines the Social Types of the 21st Century Max Ernst (Ernst’s disturbing gaze into the soul of the 21st century humans) Financial owners of the world M. Ernst, “CEO of global corporation”* Look at this eye faded and dull but with super-attentive, even pressing although a depressed […]

Analysis of Max Ernst’s “Barbarians” – from 1937 to 2012 Romney’s Bain is a part of the same system as Jamie Dimon’s JPMorgan Chase, Jon Corzine’s MF Global and Lloyd Blankfein’s Goldman Sachs – a system that has turned much of the economy into a betting parlor that nearly imploded in 2008, destroying millions of […]

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