Acting-Out Politics

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

The Unexpected Similarity between The Characters Of “From the Life of the Marionettes” And Bergman’s Conclusions About Human Condition Registered In His “The Serpent’s Eggs” (1976) During my second year in Munich (in 1977) I had begun writing a story I called “Love with No Lovers”. It was heavy and formally fragmented… Ingmar Bergman, “Images […]

Whity Trailer Fassbinder wrote the following text about his own film almost simultaneously with the date when “Whity” was opened for screening. The importance of his opinion about the main character of the film (played by Gunther Kaufmann) is emphasized by the way the film talks to the audience – by simultaneously addressing two historical […]

Eve’s breast as a seductive apple for Adam Max Beckmann, “Adam and Eve” We see that the both, Adam and Eve are trying to hide their own sexual organs, but while Adam’s hand knows very well the magic power of masturbatory touch, Eve hasn’t yet embarked on this “sensational” miracle able to move clouds. She […]

Pieter Breughel the Younger, “A Compassionate Wife” The peasant couple we see in the painting is happy – both, husband and wife have a soft and harmonious facial expressions. Life together hasn’t made them impatient or irritable with one another. And their subjective truths – feelings each might have regarding any situations involving the two […]

Klimt’s “Danae” depicts a Woman from the Classic myth, being seduced by god Jupiter (Zeus). The sleeping figure of Danae coils up to meet and embrace the fall of golden rain symbolizing Jupiter. The parted lips and legs, the closed eyes, the rolled down stocking on her ankle, the reddish hair and diaphanous purple veil […]

Full of crushing guilt and self-condemnations she decided to visit him in the slum. May be, Ocho (Tomoko Naraoka) believed that to beg her husband, Hei (Hiroshi Akutagawa) to forgive her would start to heal the relationship between them. May be, she wanted to try to clear her own soul after what’s happened. May be, […]

Is It Enough For Human Beings Just To Serve Life? Couldn’t It Happen That Just To Serve Everyday Life And Living People Will Eventually Harm Them? When in the morning children run out to school, as usual, the father starts his working day of making brushes. The father is a craftsman – he needs to […]

Soul Of The Interior As Interior Of Human Soul Henri Matisse, “Interior with Violin” (1918) In comparison with other Matisse’s paintings of the interiors (he made more than many) his “Interior with Violin” unexpectedly has a “cargo” quality. The interior looks as a corner of the interior where chaos is intermixed casually with neglect and […]

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