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Thursday, 8 December 2016

Zdzisław Beksiński - AA78

Witam z powrotem dude, muzyka wokół umysłu 

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Hiatus terminus: Good Friday Art Post

 "AA78 oil painting on canvas Zdzisław Beksiński, 1978
Literal: Cosmic room.  Inter-dimensional.  A gothic? structure melded with red foliage that seems both fungus & plant with skeletal undertones where it houses a capacious sky blue interior.  Inside the building l.

『 Beksiński oft said any specific interpretation of work is meaningless & baseless as they can be so fantastical & surreal in nature.  So to make rational deconstruction of it to while worthwhile in the right oi the beholder to evolve their appreciaiton of art largely baseless in finding a hidden 'true' meaning.    A nexus between words.  Beksinski refused to assign specific meanings to individual paintings. He felt that he was capturing a certain atmosphere or mood, and often claimed that his works were optimistic or even humorous Still, it isn't difficult to spot the Holocaust horror and the agonies of war in many pieces – not surprising for an artist who came of age in Poland in the midst of World War II.   with skeletal- largely alien in appearance to anything Earthly.   combine despair, horror and decay with beauty and awe  One can interpret Beksiński had no formal training as an artist.  』

a piece from his fantastic realism era

『 Beksiński entered what he himself called his "fantastic period", which lasted up to the mid-1980s. This is his best-known period, during which he created very disturbing images, showing a surrealistic, post-apocalyptic environment with very detailed scenes of death, decay, landscapes filled with skeletons, deformed figures and deserts. These paintings were quite detailed, painted with his trademark precision.

At the time, Beksiński claimed, "I wish to paint in such a manner as if I were photographing dreams".  That surreal an innate differing underlying mechanism at which the world functioned by that dreams follow.  Thiis piece compared to many others made in the same period is much less dark dystopian world &a more intune with the fantastical wonder that Beksiński generally said his work to portray : A utopian realism.


break this down:
Despite the grim overtones, Beksiński claimed some of his works were misunderstood; in his opinion, they display a fashion of optimism or humour. For the most part, though, Beksiński was adamant that even he did not know the meaning of his artworks and was uninterested in possible interpretations; in keeping with this, he refused to provide titles for any of his drawings or paintings.

Perhaps he felt that his work was miscommunicated/misunderstood by viewers.  This post it's draft not since opened last since Friday, March 25.  Could be a meta response or self actualizing expression of an interpretation of Beksiński.  Copy now that was done with zest at their conception but a crypt fashioned with decrepit old thoughts of a yester consciousness.  

In a town 20km east of Warsaw, an acquaintance of Beksiński went to meet Beksiński which unfortunately occurred to be fatal.  In a homicide, Beksiński was stabbed to death in his apartment in Warsaw in February of 2005 by a 19-year-old acquaintance from Wołomin . The conflict stemmed from that he had refused to lend money to the teenager and then threatened him further. The adolescent's resposne was 17 stab wounds on his body; however only two of the wounds were determined to have been fatal.  

『 Beksiński was a prolific artist both in the quality of imagination and technical display and of the sheer quantity of his work. 

For a cosntructed intimate look of the later days of the artist's life; Director Jan P. Matuszyński’s debut feature is a focus on the relationship between the painter Zdzisław Beksiński and his son Tomasz Beksiński. The movie was released on 
September 30th of this past year.

The film stars,
Andrzej Seweryn as Zdzislaw Beksiński

Dawid Ogrodnik as Tomasz Beksiński, the son of Zdzislaw
Aleksandra Konieczna, as Zofia Beksiński, the wife of Zdzislaw

Friday, 25 March 2016

Coming Back Soon w/ Loads of Content + Twitter

focus your ears

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  」 A More Frequent Dosage of Buddha in da haus 「

What twitter has supplemented
Photo: monsieurlui CC 2.0 Generic

『   Apologies for the severe lack of posts.  It's been a very hectic March here for Buddha in da haus where we're revamping a multitude of things - like the new website we're rolling out.  ;)  If you want a more consistent feed of all things in the style of the aesthetes here @ the haus then check out our twitter account.  Where daily commentary on everything (primarily the American 2016/17 election cycle) that this planet gushes out of it's orifices is sung by little birds in one hundred forty characters or less.  Don't miss out on quips like these:

Buddha in da haus twitter

& lastly, to end with a quote that best reflects the mood of the collective right now.  』

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『   The woods are lovely, dark and deep, But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep, And miles to go before I sleep.
- Robert Frost.  

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Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Michigan & Mississippi:Get Out There Voting Peeps: Democrats & Republicans, Heck You Too Independents!

welcome to a new day with fresh challenges & so much to gain today for Sanders supporters

9 min read
」Post Art

Dominance by Josh Byer an acrylic & ink on canvas painting of a surreal vividly coloured street scape.

"Dominance20" X 24" acrylic & inks on canvasby Josh Byer. 2015, Surreal, Psychedelic
  Literal description: A beyond neon (with a red hues dominant palette, no pun.) vividly coloured psychedelic street scape. It's a choatic scene not because of the colour palette but more so the aesthetic of the many parallel strokes that bind & form off one another.  An oil slick!   yes that is what describes the palette best.  An array of figures painted in an seemingly haphazardly series seems reminiscent of a shamanic Where's Waldo. Make no mistake nothing about this piece is haphazard.  Like listing the faces in Where's Waldo likewise doing the same for Dominance would be an exhaustive process & would take time away that's better spent appreciating Byer's artistry.

『  I'm a registered Republican, I only seem liberal because I believe that hurricanes are caused by high barometric pressure and not gay marriage. ― Aaron Sorkin   

get out & vote if you're Michigan || Mississppi || Idaho || Hawaii

 『  I hope somehow that quote makes it to the mind of every Republican heading out to vote in the Michigan GOP nomination today.  It wasn't long ago that the GOP wasn't a schismatic group of historic Neo-Cons, Tea Partiers, Trump Fanatics (not all whom are "Tea Partiers"), Theoconservatives, Pat Buchanan Paleoconservatives, Rand Paulites (yeah they still exist) & so forth et al.  The GOP is on a path of self destruction currently.  Can the establishment push off enough voters off the Trump Train & force Trump to lose out on grabbing the needed 1,237  delegates to avoid a contested convention? No, even with 52% of available delegates up for the taking after March 1st the results have gone in nobody but Trump's favour.  Even Ted Cruz who made significant wins on Super Tuesday does not look as good as the media reports.  Cruz's base in the  evangelical voters in the Southern States, along with conservative sections of the Midwest, & Texas have all largely voted already.  Lets look at the numbers.  Of the major Midwest states yet to contest namely Ohio & Missouri are where Cruz can look to up his delegate quite significantly at around 118~ as per fivethirtyeights rough outline to the path of nomination. 

Ted Cruz at the 2013 Values Voter Summit with a coy smug. Taken by Jamelle Bouie October 11, 2013
Crazy enough to make moderates think Trump might not be so bad...
Photo: Jamelle Bouie CC 2.0

Now this pales woely inadequate to Trump's likely gains in the same timeframe. Now remember that the fivethirtyeight numbers on the last link is a delegate target.  The needed delegates for the candidate to remain on path.  I predict Trump to soundly beat the fivethirtyeight targets by siphoning voters who are jumping off the establishment ship.  When it's all more apparent that the Rubio & Kasich vote is split   Rubio can no longer be trusted to perform despite recently performing well in Puerto Rico it's not enough to swing momentum in an already dying campaign.  What spoke to me most strongly on the validity of Rubio as the establishment front-runner (which no longer exists really, barring a completely unlikely & ridiculous Rubio resurgence or a meteoric rise of Kasich) was Rubio's disaster in Maine.  

Kasich Sitting on a white armrest chair. John Kasich at New Hampshire Education Summit The Seventy-Four August 19th, 2015 by Michael Vadon.
Destroyer of Dreams - John Kasich
Photo: Michael Vadon CC 2.0

For him to gain not a single delegate & for Kasich to effectively be the Rubio electoral surrogate spells the end for Rubio. Some might say but what about Florida?  What about it?  The Republican race is too crowded & has been already too crowded for anyone but Trump to outright to take the nomination if current trends continue.  Hypothetical, Rubio wins Florida even by a significant margin what other state could he take?  California?  Perhaps if Rubio can make it June 7th.  Which I doubt, remember folks this is the establishment choice; someone who doesn't have the same grassroots effort like Sanders to keep a floundering campaign above water till better days. He has to answer to someone & those someones aren't too particularly pleased with his run of form in this race thus far.  Rubio had crossed the Rubicon on March 1st & begun to drown since then but it's been so gradual that none have noticed & it's too late for him pull him up.  




I predict Trump to soundly beat the fivethirtyeight targets by siphoning aomw voters who are jumping off the establishment ship to more less insane(see Ted Cruz) pastures. Some of those jumping ship will be on Kasich wagon though.
 Trump  victory electorally.

20.1~/13.5  Trump  / Kasich Cruz / Rubio popular split
42/0/0/0 delegate split


I predict Trump to skip along to a super majority victory in the popular. None of the other candidates will break past the 15% threshold.
massive  Trump  victory electorally & popularly.

87.1~/5.6~/4.9~/2.6~  Trump  Cruz Kasich Rubio popular split
40/0/0/0 delegate split


I'm going against the grain here & calling a relatively tight race between Trump & Cruz, 
no Rubio & Kasich they won't make it past the 20% threshold :( 
a moderate  Cruz  victory electorally.

48.6~/42.4~/6.3~/2.7~  Cruz  Trump Kasich Rubio popular split
17/15/0/0 delegate split

I predict a tight race between Trump & Cruz with Rubio gaining some & Kasich makes an appearance. 
minor  Trump  victory electorally.

~/4.4  Trump  Rubio Cruz Kasich popular split
7/6/5/1 delegate split



I predict a Sanders upset in Michigan with a healthy 10+ point margin but it'll still be a close affair. 
a tight  Sanders  victory electorally & popularly.

56.3~/43.7~  Sanders  Clinton popular split

73/57 delegate split


I'm convinced  Clinton  has Mississippi in the bag. it's question of much can Bernie score off her through rather than how wide she'll win by.

assured  Clinton  victory electorally & popularly.

59.2~/40.8~  Clinton  Sanders popular split

21/15 delegate split


『   The story on the Democrats side is far less interesting.  Clinton without a doubt will clinch Mississippi owing thanks to the demographics working out in her favor.  Where Mississippi has the largest numbers of Black proportionate to the rest of the state making up a more than a Mississippians third at 37%.  Sanders has the potential to pull the rug from out under Clinton he can carry the momentum generated during the weekend to make deep inroads into the Great Lake State.  Whose delegates can prove essential to countering Clinton's superdelegate supremacy.   


the # of superdelegates HRC has thus far

    I conclude this post that I won't be writing anything significant until the evening after I'm done at work.  I will be through keeping posted on the race on twitter throughout the day so shoot me a tweet if you want to talk about today's elections & anything Buddha in da haus related - which is like anything & everything so don't be shy ;)  

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Palate Cleansing Art Accoutrement Aside Set

」In an easy world a paracosm is made so today might not matter

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Morning Art Post

"Still WatersAcrylic on Canvas by Rob Gonsalves,, Magical Surrealism

*Note this rendition has been flipped upside down, to see the original click here

  Literal description: A mesmerizing work of magical realism of a scene of people working to lay tiles that reflect with great precision its obverse.   Beholders must look with a keen eye to understand what is taking place in “Still Waters”.  Useing water Gonsalves  parallel image are shown: a Château & her surroundings reflect upon a smooth blemish free plane.  Further sights are where a boat making not a single ripple quietly rests on the tiled surface; likewise a pair of swans behave much just the same.  Then, in the foreground, a small group works together to create an surreal masterwork of perception in their environs. With every mirror panel that is laid a new reflection is cast, showing each person that their experienced reality is a reflection of themselves & what they have made. A magical piece of acrylic strokes on canvas is a captivating reminder where every step we takes to the present & gives frame to our self idea of reality & how we construct it for ourselves. 

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『   A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.

- John Augustus Shedd   

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」subjective thoughts on Still Waters

     A piece that continually allures the eye where the canvas & visual cortex move to one another in waltz leaving the viewer gazes blissfully. Surrealistic art has always had a charm on me that I've remember as far back when I was a kid.  It's pure imagination & creation of another world often so stunningly done distilled by one mind for others to experience.  Art & great art oft is an amazing experience to feel; it tickles your mind in the right ways; opens the door for beautiful emotions; utliamtely expanding your mind even if a little bit in a new path. & for me this piece despite its relative tameness compared to other Gonsalves works visually & thematically, inspires such sentiments whenever I look upon it.   』 

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」you can purchase a Still Waters print here along with other Gonsalves work - that is non-referral link, fwiw/fyi

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     I have a good number of mildly lengthy political pieces coming out shortly in due quick succession.   Hence to cleanse your mental palate before I publish them all I thought this art post could serve well in that regard.   』 

 I'd like to apologize to my political followers.  I thought I would have my Flint Debate post ready Sunday evening even!  Though, I've been so busy in the last (it feels ^exponential that amount of work that's pilled on me) few days I haven't had time finish it.   As a concession my Maine Post-mortem post is due to be published within the next hour.  Check back to Buddha in da haus to read it. 

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