Nietzsche and the Artist

Art and nothing but art! It is the great means of making life possible, the great seduction to life, the great stimulant of life.
The Will to Power by Nietzsche.

In Beyond Good and Evil Nietzsche gave a neat description of his view of man as the unification of the two poles of creature and creator (Nietzsche, 1973, p.155). This complemented the twin tendencies of his writings to emphasize, on the ...

continue... 20 January 2011 // Literature
The intelligent and disillusioned characters who make us feel better

The intelligent and disillusioned characters who make us feel better

Wes Anderson's The Royal Tenenbaums with every single shot stylistically beautifully executed is an invitation to the human disastrous condition and the poignant humorous escapism ...

continue... 08 January 2011 // Movies

Visionary textual based art

William Blake (28 November 1757–12 August 1827) a poet, painter, and printmaker. His prophetic poetry and his visual artistry produced a diverse and symbolically rich corpus, which embraced the imagination as "the body of God" or "Human existence itself".

Considered mad by contemporaries for his idiosyncratic views, Blake is held in high regard by later critics for his expressiveness and creativity, and for the philosophical and mystical undercurrents within his work.  His reputation ...

continue... 06 December 2010 // Art

Lost Bliss

"The one thing that we yearn for in our living days, that makes us sigh and groan and undergo sweet nauseas of all kinds, is the remembrance of some lost bliss that was probably experienced in the womb and can only be reproduced (though we hate to admit it) in death. But who wants to die? In the rusk of events I kept thinking about this in the back of ...

continue... 05 September 2010 // Literature
continue... 03 August 2010 // Movies

The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)

I was continuing to shrink, to become... what? The infinitesimal? What was I? Still a human being? Or was I the man of the future?

If there were other bursts of radiation, other clouds drifting across seas and continents, would other beings follow me into this vast new world? So close — the infinitesimal and the infinite. But suddenly, I knew they were really the two ends of the same concept. ...

continue... 18 July 2010 // Literature

Torture the Artist by Joey Goebel

I am so sorry to be the one to tell you this, but you will never be happy.

I don't mean to hurt you by saying that. I say it because I think it is only fair that I be honest with you before we begin. I hope you appreciate this because no one will be fair or honest with you from here on out. So again, I'm tellling you ...

continue... 15 July 2010 // Literature