Monday, September 9, 2013

ART WARS Midrash

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 5:48 PM

Poster shown here last night

IMAGE- Poster for film 'MAX'- 'Art + Politics = Power'

Politics this afternoon —

IMAGE- News: Norway's center-right heads for big win.

Viking Book

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 4:00 PM

For the late Billy Wilder, director of Ace in the Hole  (1951)

IMAGE- Book by Halvor Bodin on the art of Josefine Lyche and others. See halvorbodin.com.

Click image for a larger version.

See, too, this morning's quarter-to-three post, and The Vikings  (1958)—

The art by Josefine Lyche in the Bodin book shown 
above is, as the artist notes, based on my own work.

Ace in the Hole

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 2:45 AM

Some random thoughts suggested by the Norwegian ice hole
in the opening scene of the 2012 film Kon-Tiki .

From a Log24 post of August 2, 2013

IMAGE-Kristen Wiig in 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty'

See, too, the secret life of Marsden Hartley :

IMAGE- Two pictures by Marsden Hartley- 'The Ice Hole' and 'Portrait of a German Officer'


Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 1:09 AM

For the star of Platoon 

* Continued from July 28, 2011.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

The Importance of Being Ernst

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 11:14 PM

For John Cusack and Menno Meyjes —

"I still haven't found what I'm looking for." — Bono

"In fact Surrealism found what it had been looking for
from the first in the 1920 collages [by Max Ernst],
which introduced an entirely original scheme of visual structure…."

Rosalind Krauss quoting André Breton
    in "The Master's Bedroom"

See also tonight's 10 PM post.

"Artistic Genesis and Perspective of Surrealism" (1941),
   in Surrealism and Painting  (New York, Harper & Row, 1972, p. 

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