Acting-Out Politics

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

An energetic but a bit tired father-breadwinner obviously working hard for his large family. His two sons have a very particular – over-sensitive and over-fixated gaze. The newborn baby kept by the mother and enjoyed by the little sister – are, probably, also happy to feel himself sweetly sleeping in family’s hands. Everything here leaves […]

Part 1. Work, Love, Thinking The very young, thoughtful and contemplative Rainer Werner Fassbinder is getting ready to touch, pierce and embrace the world of film-directing and film-acting. He entered the world and gave it the best art he could. He was appreciated by a sensitive minority, and was loathed and mocked by a crude […]

Picabia’s style of representing couples in a vulgarly-glitzily-radiantly erotic mood includes many details crowding together and expecting from the viewers to indulge in scrupulous analysis to sort it all out. But why to laugh at people who’re giving themselves to the irresistible dangerous waves of love? Picabia could answer that it is very difficult to […]

Melania Klein with her grandson Michael Adults like to hold babies and small children in their arms – and for this age to be hold is perceived as an incredible support of vitality and objectively it is absolutely necessary for infants’ development. But in this photo we see Melania Klein refraining from physical contact with […]

Photo of Ludwig Wittgenstein and Adolf Hitler at school among their classmates This unique photograph allows us to compare the faces of schoolboys Wittgenstein and Hitler when they were just schoolkids. Here, we see the faces of six boys of the same age. In the second line, to the left we see a boy who […]

Fascist Propaganda Poster with Benito Mussolini’s profile Hitler slogan underlining the unity of German people was –Ein Volk, Ein Reich, ein Führer! (One Folk, One Country, One Leader!) The slogan on this poster is – Un Cuore Solo, Una Volonta Sola, Una Decisione Sola! (A common heart, a common will, a single decision!) The contrast […]

Dora Maar “Picasso Sleeping” (1936 – 1937) Looking at the photograph for the first time one can get the feeling that something is not quite right here. Indeed, something is very particular in Picasso’s sleeping. Is it really sleep, or something more or something other than sleeping? Picasso is, as if, embracing himself with his […]

Dora Maar, “Boy on the Corner of the Rue de Genets” (1933) We see that the wall the boy is leaning against is probably the back wall of some kind of a workshop, be it a garage or factory. Judging by the boy’s face he is trying to rest – drifting off, in a state […]

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