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 […]

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 […]

Pablo Picasso, “Petals of Thinking”… It is not only that she has turned away from the world to a closed “consultations” with her loyal palm isolating her from the surrounding space. The point is that she is continuing to look at the world – she continues to be with the world not to lose contact […]

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 […]

When the Weak and Exhausted People/Birds “Amuse” By Their Helplessness the Prosperous, the Strong and the Predatory People/Cats P. Picasso, “Cat Catching the Bird” (1939)* [With a slightly dirtied sky] P. Picasso, “Cat Catching the Bird” (1939)** [With a light and transparent sky] P. Picasso, “Cat Catching the Bird” (1939)*** [With an intense and a […]

Four Aspects Of A Civilization Victimized By A Belligerent Fight For International Domination Picasso at the age of seven We entered a phase of art history in which beauty is of less importance to artists than the meaning they might convey through a work of art… works of art are embodied meanings. Arthur C. Danto, […]

When Health Is Stronger Than Strength, When Life Is More Powerful Than Power and Stubbornness Is Stronger Than Destitution Homo sacer (Latin for “the sacred man” or “the accursed man”) defines in early Roman religion somebody “set apart” from common society, who is, simultaneously is “hallowed” and “cursed”. The homo sacer could simply mean a […]

To Feel Wings Because of Proximity To The Winged Other Some have argued that non-humans cannot experience such emotions as we do because they do not possess consciousness. This is a thorny issue, not least because consciousness is ill defined and extremely difficult to measure in any objective, scientific way. Nevertheless, there is now some […]

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