Watercolor is like a developing photograph, it slowly reveals itself. As it dries, the paper becomes tighter, the colour stabilizes and becomes different. What seemed to be smooth and transparent in the wet environment becomes unstable in a delirious contrast. I paint in the evening, and leave it to dry until the next day. Overnight, a transfiguration takes place, the image changes, a nocturnal demiurge that changes water into wine, color into intoxication.
At the mystic meeting place between painting and death, you must simply let go, there’s no room for thinking.
Experiencing the image is the only experience, a vision.The paintings that ignite are a message from below, a presence in the smoke.
Close your eyes
The second law of thermodynamics establishes the concept of entropy as a physical property of a thermodynamic system. Entropy predicts the direction of spontaneous processes, and determines whether they are irreversible or impossible, despite obeying the requirement of conservation of energy…
“America … has created a ‘civilization’ that represents an exact contradiction of the ancient European tradition. It has introduced the religion of praxis and productivity; it has put the quest for profit, great industrial production, and mechanical, visible, and quantitative achievements over any other interest. It has generated a soulless greatness of a purely technological and collective nature, lacking any background of transcendence, inner light, and true spirituality. America has [built a society where] man becomes a mere instrument of production and material productivity within a conformist social conglomerate”
Julius Evola Ride the Tiger
The police later told me
the pilot light might have gone out letting out just a little bit of gas. That gas could have filled the condo, 70 meters square feet with high ceilings for days and days.
Then the refrigerator’s compressor could have clicked on…
The Narrator (Fight Club) Chuck Palahniuk
“Baal”, a vetero-testamentary name for the divinity of idolaters, seems to designate that of our time, which massively transgresses the prohibition against imagery that Yahweh made to Moses. This prohibition can be understood as the imperative of a memory of dignity proper to what goes beyond any image.
-“You will not make yourself a carved image or figures,”
What I’m going to do will not be a real poet’s poem, because if the word “war” was said in a real poem – then war, the real war the real poet would talk about, war without mercy, war without compromise would definitely light up in our hearts. Because in a real poem the words carry their things.
The method is based on a “faculty” that only some have, that of being inhabited by “associations and delusional interpretations”. This is the ” paranoia ” part of the method. Whether in the framework of an authentic delusion or that of an ordinary fantasy, the extravagant ideas at the origin of the work are organized in a structure. It is this structure, specific to what is the theme of an obsession, “objective”, and not the subjective thought of the artist, which systematically generates and links the images from one and several obsessive ideas.
Paranoia and critical Salvador Dali
As the Emperor Alexios knew that the Pisans were skilled in sea warfare and dreaded a battle with them, on the prow of each ship he had a head fixed of a lion or other land-animal, made in brass or iron with the mouth open and then gilded over, so that their mere aspect was terrifying. And the fire which was to be directed against the enemy through tubes he made to pass through the mouths of the beasts, so that it seemed as if the lions and the other similar monsters were vomiting the fire.
The Iraq War began on 20 March 2003, when the U.S., joined by the U.K., Australia, and Poland launched a “shock and awe” bombing campaign. Iraqi forces were quickly overwhelmed as coalition forces swept through the country. The invasion led to the collapse of the Ba’athist government; Saddam Hussein was captured during Operation Red Dawn in December of that same year and executed three years later.
The war was widely condemned as illegal under international law as it violated the UN Charter.
Thus the sedentary peoples create the plastic arts (architecture, sculpture, painting), the arts consisting of forms developed in space; the nomads create the phonetic arts (music, poetry), the arts consisting of forms unfolded in time; for, let us say it again, all art is in its origin essentially symbolical and ritual, and only through a late degeneration, indeed a very recent degeneration, has it lost its sacred character so as to become at last the purely profane ‘recreation’ to which it has been reduced among our contemporaries.”
René Guénon, The Reign of Quantity and the Signs of the Times
Louder and louder, wilder and wilder, mounted the shrieking and whining of that desperate viol. The player was dripping with an uncanny perspiration and twisted like a monkey, always looking frantically at the curtained window. In his frenzied strains I could almost see shadowy satyrs and Bacchanals dancing and whirling insanely through seething abysses of clouds and smoke and lightning. And then I thought I heard a shriller, steadier note that was not from the viol; a calm, deliberate, purposeful, mocking note from far away in the west.
Erich Zann’s room, H. P. Lovecraft
We can no longer even see how an insurrection might begin. Sixty years of pacification and containment of historical upheavals, sixty years of democratic anesthesia and the management of events, have dulled our perception of the real, our sense of the war in progress. We need to start by recovering this perception.
“In the pentagram, the Pythagoreans found all proportions well-known in antiquity: arithmetic, geometric, harmonic, and also the well-known golden proportion, or the golden ratio. … Probably owing to the perfect form and the wealth of mathematical forms, the pentagram was chosen by the Pythagoreans as their secret symbol and a symbol of health.”
Alexey Stakhov, Mathematics of Harmony
And if you, Painter, would make these edges distinct and noticeable as is the custom, it would not work to represent things at very remote distances because this defect would only make them seem very near.
Leonardo da Vinci,
Sfumato and acuity perspective
I beseech you, my brothers, remain faithful to the earth, and do not believe those who speak to you of otherworldly hopes! Poison-mixers are they, whether they know it or not. Despisers of life are they, decaying and poisoned themselves, of whom the earth is weary: so let them go.
Thus Spoke Zarathustra
Le Grand Jeu groupe des hommes qui n’ont qu’un Mot à dire, toujours le même, inlassablement, en mille langages divers ; le même Mot qui fut proféré par les Rishis védiques, les Rabbis cabalistes, les prophètes, les mystiques, les grands hérétiques de tous les temps, et les Poètes, les vrais.
Le Grand Jeu veut mener une lutte sans répit, sans pitié, sur tous les plans, contre ceux qui trahissent cette révélation au profit de l’égoïste intérêt humain, individuel ou social : prêtres, savants, artistes.
The revolution we are announcing will overturn the entire existing order or it will not take place at all. If we believe that the present system is capable of being reformed, that it can, in itself, check the fatal course of its evolution towards Dictatorship—the dictatorship of money, of race, of class, of the Nation—we will certainly refuse to run the risk of an explosion capable of destroying precious things that can only be rebuilt with much time, perseverance, selflessness, and love.
Georges Bernanos, France against robots
“Maybe self-improvement isn’t the answer, maybe self-destruction is the answer.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club