Sunday, January 31, 2016

NSFW "I can be your everything . . ." (the art of the Marquis de Sade)

Today's musical selection is "Whore" by In This Moment

Dealing with Enlightenment thinkers, and both de Sade and Jean-Jacques Rosseau came up since both are from the same period.

The comparisons of their philosophies definitely highlights the problem with using Reason.  From murder via passion to cold morality and social contract, I am not sure the viewpoints could be more starkly contrasted.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

"O Fortuna velut luna statu variabilis . . ." (the art of Fortune)

Today's selection is driven mostly by my musical selection, a remix of "O Fortuna" by Apotheosis

A little something about Fortuna from Wikipedia. While Caravaggio's "The Fortune Teller" isn't Fortuna directly, I felt it was a fitting addition.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

“We live in a world where there is more and more information, and less and less meaning.” (the art of hyperrealism)

The musical selection for today is DJ Orkidea's version of "Time" by Hans Zimmer.

Wikipedia article on Hyperreality.

Wikipedia article on Hyperrealism.

The quote for today's art comes from Jean Baudrillard.

Today's art is from Marilyn Minter. (Her website)

Saturday, January 9, 2016

"I am flattered by your fascination with me . . ." (the art of the birth of Venus)

Today's music selection is Alanis Morissette's "Uninvited."

The intersection of love, desire, jealousy, and hatred, frightening and fascinating, the emotions of passion evoke dread, wonder, and a longing to be filled with them.

Wikipedia link for The Birth of Venus