Acting-Out Politics

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

A Metaphorically Mythologizing And Intellectually Demythologizing Art (the Art of Cathartic Imagination) Our borderline cases carry around with them experiences of unthinkable anxiety, which are failures of communication at the stage of absolute dependence. D. W. Winnicott, “Babies and their Mothers”, Free Association Books, 1988, p. 109 You can drive the devil out of your […]

Juxtaposition of Two Principles of Classification of Faces-Masks Brauner puts in front of us six faces-masks, located in three horizontal rows, one under the other and uses two principles of their classification. One is the principle of face-mask’s stable or unstable position. And the other is the activated (vertically formed) or relaxed (horizontally formed) mouth. […]

Children of the Surface and Children of the Axis Victor Brauner, “Mutation Symbolique I” In his “Mutation Symbolique ” Brauner uses a combination of immanent (based on realistic) features and stylistic (abstractly constructed) characterizations to depict four human socio-psychological types. The forms of eyes and lips we’ll call immanent or realistic features, and the shapes […]

Childhood Psychological Trauma Transforms Human Being’s Soul into a Chimera It is difficult to imagine Dick Cheney, Glen Beck or Berny Madow’s soul as Brauner’s chimera – so different she looks from their rude – anti-humane, anti-scholarly, anti-intellectual, anti-sensitive, anti-empathic faces. She is a beauty who refuses the cult of beauty while faces of people […]

  

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