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  • in reply to: The Last Debt Rattle? #50889

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    Thank you for all the art of the day and choice of articles that you provided us with.
    Good luck in your new adventure, what ever that is. Change is good for the soul sometimes.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle October 20 2019 #50720

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    V Arnold, as for the trees you may like to see work of Safet Zec. There is rarely an artist who grasped soul of the tree, among other things, as he does. Google and have feast for the eyes.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle October 20 2019 #50713

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    Land down under, where women glow and 10 men thunder.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle October 10 2019 #50514

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    Painting lost, so the only record of it is B&W photo?
    “Renewable power”, same mind set as “Meat and produce comes from supermarket” or “Money grows on trees”.
    Site of wind turbines at the overpass leading to the Palm Springs, CA is something to behold. Alas, I do not think there is technological know-how to (economically or otherwise) harness the energy of a entire field to produce single wind blade. Mining, transport, smelting, transport, manufacturing, transport, install.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle October 9 2019 #50489

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    Wilhelm was not know to me until now. Despite woman’s wardrobe, painting has unusually modern aura that can place it into the following century that made me double check the 1888! Composition is tethering on the border line of being bad, but he pulled it of!
    Refugee situation is a human tragedy on the grand scale but, I recall photos of railway stations in European cities with natives welcoming arrival of refugees. In the middle of the work day that is. All those open hart people than go back to their plush neighborhoods, while welcomed were promptly shifted to the neighborhoods of those of lower social ladder who were working and could not be on the stations for the “event”.
    Even though their lives are permanently altered hey have no voice in the grand vision designed for them by the the “deciders”.
    People are are strange creatures thus: “There is no good deed that goes unpunished”. Punishment will most likely come in form and there are already signs and indications, that welcoming gesture will be forgotten by the next generation and sudden demands “for their unique rights” will surface in full disregard for the native populace.
    Solution? For such a HUGE number of refugees safe zones, close to where they came from, could have been established using the the same financing that is already in place. “Huge number” is the key word, and analogy can be easily found in mundane world of cooking and spice use.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle October 7 2019 #50442

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    Kunstler again itching for one:

    It will be interesting to see it in 2X4 and drywall environment.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle October 5 2019 #50378

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    Smiling lips and right side of face have that cartoon like and pop art-ish flamboyancy of two decades later.
    Not his best to say at least but Picasso, of course, is more than forgiven.
    Self serving congressional fight saga continues with public real needs nowhere to be registered in their minds.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle October 4 2019 #50356

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    Biden becomes the President than pardons his own son first day in the office.
    I mean, why laugh what I just said?

    in reply to: Debt Rattle October 3 2019 #50331

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    Most of artist’s self portraits carry that tension from the gazing into the mirror, sometimes they show bit of vanity of an artist, or burden of an artist as in last Picasso (one of my all time favorites BTW) on TAE.
    In this one Rembrandt painted himself as if one of his wealthy sitters, self content and in at the best time of his life.
    Assange’s handlers can recite the law and logic presented by his defenders word for word, mockingly bobbing their heads
    right and left and then produce the big fart afterwards. And that’s the problem.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle October 1 2019 #50278

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    The red is an anchor that holds the painting together. Easy to imagine other painters, especially amateur, placing it all over the canvas. As good as it is “The lane” is a just runaway before the lift of.
    I have noticed in lot of Mr Kunstler’s writings casual placement of words “civil war”, as he’s itching for the one.
    Juxtaposition of reenactment image of the US civil war next to the recent real one in former Yugoslavia, RT could not have done the better job.

    in reply to: Twisted Pair 1 – US #50249

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    Expressive portrait created with little pigment and water. Picasso and Matisse are only ones who could make muddied colors look great.
    Energized by fight of blonde and brunette over him in recent years he made him self much younger than 59, and more like himself few decades earlier, when he was married to ballerina Olga Khokhlova.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle September 30 2019 #50236

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    Tiny Baroque brush work full of youthful energy. Quantum theory, of which I absolutely know nothing or understand, states that world that we occupy is nothing but vibrating particles. I do not know, tell that to the victims of horrific crime or torture, but here it is in this portrait.
    Today TAE is a shit sandwich squeezed between Rembrandt and the last article. I may add the way Epstein saga was concluded, minuscule in comparison to 911, is more brazen with into-your-face message of “we can do what ever we darn want”.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle September 29 2019 #50219

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    Good call boscohorowitz and you may have a point. I did not recognize bird as a crow. I was impressed with masterful depiction of ease and resiliency of the bird carrying lead heavy body.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle September 29 2019 #50207

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    Economy of color use in Paul’s painting reduced to a minimum. Result vibrant portrait similar to ones find on wall frescoes in Pompeii, where work has to be quickly executed due to technique.
    Lesser sculptor would had made that man looking stiff as a park bench. Raddum was able to create that, what I call “arrested movement” ( I do not know English terminology), which is to say that we have feeling that body is about to slump even further. Most likely he used a model suspended by the hook from the rafters. Bird, I think is nothing more than a “quirk” to create cognitive dissonance in our head and have us intrigued into the work, akin to flashy attention lights used in commerce.
    Commenting on the rest would have been like echo chamber.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle September 27 2019 #50172

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    Great collection of photos Dr.
    Utter destruction by the same people who are telling us that (high rise) buildings can be destroyed by the office fire.
    Arnold, as for the hidden symbolism in Dali’s painting: OUTSIDE light of fiery sunset (I doubt that it was a dawn) pouring INTO the room. That’s all.

    in reply to: Green New Physics #46146

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    “American life style is non-negotiable”. That quote is so true, but not in a sense that Dick was thinking about but in reality of a “triangle” of a house (mortgage) – job – car to get to, which is an essence of existence of many. As hard as I wish that it may not happen, path to reset is over extremely turbulent and violent period first.
    There is a dose of naivete in slogans: “Just bring the troops home!”, “Lock ’em (bad actors) up!” or the rush with gotchya comparison like: “What if Russians install their base right at the Mex border.” as if those things just happen naturally or logic makes thinks turn right.

    in reply to: Green New Physics #46142

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    JD
    Video looks weird to say at least;
    What had caught my eye at the first news was the still of the weaponry in the car trunk which had, among others who fought against Islam through out the history, the Cyrillic written name of the Serbian Kosovo battle hero from 630 years ago In the video it appears that guy is a lover of Serbian turbo-folk.

    in reply to: A Tide In The Affairs Of Men #46101

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    Dr, when not counting baby boomer homes and spill J. Peterson-ques fear of Mao and Stalin, has quite a bit to offer on the writing table.
    Aaaah….Leonardo’s drawings and equally detailed drawings in any book of human anatomy, Durer’s here in Albertina gallery and exceptionally detailed animal in zoological books, beautifully rendered wet lips, teary eyes, light reflection on wrist watch and belt buckle on soft cover books and paintings with similar “themes” find in art museums. Aesthetic has a lot of “splaining” to do, which it can’t.

    in reply to: David Holmgren: A Baby Boomers’ Apology #46029

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    Right after placing my post I stumbled on “Torches of freedom” documentary about Edward Bernays, if the darn thing knew what I was writing about. Our life is shaped in many ways by invisible forces.
    While I opted of rat race long time ago I understand the sentiment that american life style was the envy of the world to be emulated.

    in reply to: David Holmgren: A Baby Boomers’ Apology #46026

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    I remember reading an article few decades ago in one of “weekly” about, then young boomer in prime of working age heading to work while his millionaire uncle and aunt (from golden generation) were arranging golf clubs in the cart. Mentioned pair would not give up receiving their SS, even barely noticed arriving into huge bank accounts. Ross Perot anybody?
    As far, I find generation blame (of any era in the history for that matter), ridiculous. As if everybody born 1965 and on would have, if they were born few decades earlier, “stop the world” if you will, and like some crazy Savonarola of our era burn the shops selling backpacks, block the entry to Woodstock and Studio 54, tell the the girls to “dress up” and cut the crap with those mini skirts…
    Now is the time to pay the bills and only being pressured by external “few things” that we also reflect on the system that tells you that to be NORMAL member of society you HAVE to have late model car, DETACHED house, all the goodies and job to make all those happen.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle March 9 2019 #45893

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    @ hostebbe & zerosum
    Financial alchemy kept in dark for centuries and only revealed thanks to internet.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle March 9 2019 #45888

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    @zerosum
    I know that story is about financial alchemy, but…. shouldn’t hotel owner have a $100 in his possession so all the debts can be said to have been cancelled?

    in reply to: Debt Rattle March 9 2019 #45884

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    Comments on Zero Hedge re Chelsea. Just wow, wow and wow!?!?
    Patrick’s hair-pulling-dirt-rolling-fight-like twitter string that he went on with Ocasio reveals the man who must have had a life long problem with opposite sex.
    Yep, that is a Picasso, despite Gris trying to “conceal” it.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle March 4 2019 #45754

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    ZH article about US voter preference, while they may have a point, hides glaring fact that any discussion about obvious criminality is also labeled as “socialist” and thrown into the same bag. Label usually comes with good measure of vomit about Stalin and Mao while they are at it .
    One of my favorite “Pixsons” yesterday. Artist head was painted, both, with the steady gaze at the model
    and looking at task before him and thus becomes animated. Not sure who was the lucky girl and could not recall if he had known Dora in 1926.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle February 22 2019 #45527

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    It is hard to think about 60-70’s album covers and not have Dali to come to mind.
    Retirement in the west with care free lifestyle depicted in travel and senior living brochures is just that for the most, a glossy pictures. Some are looking for the options abroad, where immigrants are in better position in doing “unthinkable” and go back to the country of origin, live relatively comfortable on SS and still have the money to visit kids and grand kids once a year (so far, that is).

    in reply to: Debt Rattle February 20 2019 #45496

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    Thirty two endangered species… as looking into card game poster during the Iraq war Watch and weep.

    Every square inch of the painting screams dilettante, but what a dilettante!

    in reply to: Debt Rattle February 17 2019 #45451

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    Composition that perfectly captured the rhythm of the task: about to pick…pick…tie…about to pick…pick…
    Use of a “new angle” against yellow vests, aside from flash balls, is despicable.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle February 16 2019 #45434

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    Great batch today.
    Enjoyed Steve Keen’s explanation of fine levers of this “ism”.
    Is it fair to say that Amazon checks every virtue box of capitalism ? I mean, humble beginning where he put big chunk his parent’s wealth on absolutely no guarantee outcome – check. Best, fast, reliable and the least (or reasonable) priced service in the industry – check, check, check and check. Extremely profitable for shareholders – check.
    Now that he had grown from garage band foreman to a rock star and likes to demolish every hotel on his tours is somehow viewed as some glitch or misunderstanding in otherwise perfect system. The same proponents of that thinking like not to acknowledge that oil soaked Shorpy had ever existed, or that behind every XIX century “endowment” that we enjoy today there are. aside from hundreds broken competitor’s knee caps, barely teen kids worked to exhaustion. Amazon warehouse slaves is a wet dream of every corporation as an ultimate goal.
    Duchamp’s ready made objects have weight and can be contemplated only because of existence of his other body of work such as this painting.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle February 15 2019 #45415

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    @sumac.carol
    Oligarch’s jets to Davos and elsewhere, military exercises or just plain flying / sailing/ driving in “show of force”. W2 workers commute to and from soul crushing jobs, ecological depletion of all sorts – all beyond our slightest means to slow or, God forbid, stop other than writing or reading about.
    I understand your sentiment, but until (violent) reset nothing will change. On that I am certain.
    On my daily routine I am extremely consciousness abut “mindless trail” that I may leave, like driving around just for the sake of driving around, living the lights on or unnecessary heating (no AC cooling for me at all) excessive use of detergents. I do carry a smallest crumpled wrapping or paper in my pocket until I find a trash can. All my income is result of using my head and two hands, thus I had never exploited a fellow human…etc,etc.
    Having said that, contrary to my earlier beliefs about flying, I had decided to see the wonders of the world, with the well deserved “F-it” attitude.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle February 11 2019 #45317

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    Silly woman with flat tire persona is running, and that silly woman may become POTUS is not far fetched.

    Picasso this morning is absolutely superb.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle February 10 2019 #45306

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    By now US is fully aware that world is laughing on their “bringing freedom” to targeted country.
    Choice of alternate president who looks as randomly picked dumb from some hi school hallway is “into our face” so to speak.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle January 31 2019 #45112

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    Window-like broken painted pane, exact replica of landscape behind and easy to deceive as being so true to the background. Ruler’s modus operandi via movies and MSM.
    Brought up a cheesy Apple 1984 commercial to mind, for no apparent reason.
    Marco Rubio of France getting dumber by the mile.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle January 28 2019 #45075

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    “Lend a hand”! In the best spirit of a late harvest.
    Westerners are soaked in with an idea that Orwellian world of is a logical extension of Soviet model (aka what else?), not realizing that it was served right under their well fed asses with slimy little sentences like this in endless pursuit to shove some product or service down their throats.
    All “isms” are artificial human construct in which someone is meant to be fleeced. Some were more blunt in doing so and to use “animal farm” analogy, robbed population were like caged live stock. Capitalism decided for “free range” option, and treated subjects in the best “iberica pata negra” manner. Generation as a whole, in US, born in 30’s was allowed to prosper beyond wildest dreams (in a manner of covert ponzi as to have generations to follow inspired) and was luckiest to heave ever lived.
    1970’s fiat was the cut-off when rulers decided: “Enough of that crap crap!” in preparation for the real harvest which started 2008, and as you guessed, wealth amassed with mentioned lucky generation will eventually be transferred via hart warming slogans as I placed at the beginning of my post.
    First WWI carnage then decadent era of roaring 20-s prompted Picasso to paint those beautiful idealized people as straight from Olympus, so they can reside at least on paintings.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle January 27 2019 #45061

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    With fresh coat of white paint central figure can be anything that heart desire into infinity. He, he.
    One day GB will be skeletal ruin like you Greece. Try then with the marbles.
    Venezuela charade can be easily plowed into american minds since their gray matter is occupied, with gusto, about the status of country’s toilet paper.
    Macron, the more stupid he behaves the taller he walks.
    Democrats on the “late night” – one has to think hard who is the actual comedian on the show.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle January 24 2019 #45025

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    V. A., If still looking, it is much easier to see the face while still in home page mode before clicking to full screen size and to enter the articles of the day.
    Ilargi, thanks for the great Picasso run with 01-20-19 master work that shows his true command of color,
    Now….Assange. Well, what to say?

    in reply to: Debt Rattle January 17 2019 #44896

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    Amid slicing and rearranging, we see stern looking face in manner of Renaissance master, then by cascading down pass one rough chiseled and other plump and shiny breast to undefined crotch area and unsuspected turn of the rear end.
    He never ventured into world of pure abstract but, boy, how many his own “signature style” tables he turned upside down only staying close to the real world as inspiration for experiments.
    Dr D’s yellow vest video link is disturbing in many ways. Be it medieval peasant revolt or today, it is the goons that stand in between their own class and masters.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle January 16 2019 #44864

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    One of my favorite phases: a classical Picasso. Deeply human and timeless since expression on their faces shows apparent detachment to what they do. Figures are as if statues just stepped of the pedestal, became flesh and bones and started to imitate us, and in this case showing “an idea” what humans are when running on then beach. Contradictory play with the scale of the their body parts in forefront and back add to the vigor of the movement.
    Brexit, Monsanto “yes-no-no-yes” stories bring a question who are all those people who make a decisions in our name? Then, again, who are “we”?

    in reply to: Debt Rattle January 15 2019 #44844

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    Superb rendering of moon reflection on the not too still water, however the painting in all is tethering to be dangerously close of being a mere illustration (albeit the exceptional one). Now…what defines that one painting is an art and the other just an illustration? That is the good question.
    After insects are gone, then all other “creatures” and plants we will be soon to follow. One day all kinds of creation, and the record of, by the best among us in entire human history will be left to the planet to devour and turn into dust.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle January 11 2019 #44802

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    Interviewed government worker: “We are facing a problem how to pay for OUR mortgage, rent, utility bills and food”, like the rest of us never heard of that.
    Lax work and income attitude easily shaken.
    Wonder if the pay discrepancy in their favor is also by design to have us divided, which, in a way, I just exhibited.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle January 9 2019 #44767

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    I like the gender switch in the “Gothic”.
    In full spirit of our times.

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