"Method of this work: literary montage. I have nothing to say only to show" --Walter Benjamin

In a recent post[1] I mentioned a painting I once saw at Art Brussels of a man crying a river/waterfall.
Paul Rumsey has identified this painting as Teun Hocks's Untitled (Man Crying a River) (above).
The work gives new meaning to “Cry Me a River”.
Photo via a-place-in-the-sun.

In a recent post[1] I mentioned a painting I once saw at Art Brussels of a man crying a river/waterfall.

Paul Rumsey has identified this painting as Teun Hocks's Untitled (Man Crying a River) (above).

The work gives new meaning to “Cry Me a River”.

Photo via a-place-in-the-sun.

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Locust Tank by Nicolas Lampert
Via hotparade

Locust Tank by Nicolas Lampert

Via hotparade

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Details of Angelo Bronzino’s Portrait of Nano Morgante.

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Detail of one of the Sea monsters fountains (Florence) [1] by Pietro Tacca.
Highlight in the history of the visual grotesque.
photo: Jan Willem Geerinck

Detail of one of the Sea monsters fountains (Florence) [1] by Pietro Tacca.

Highlight in the history of the visual grotesque.

photo: Jan Willem Geerinck

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The Drunken Youth by Frans van Mieris the Elder in the collection of the Uffizi.
I saw this at the Uffizi where I was particularly impressed with the ceiling grotesques, on which I bought the booklet Grotesques: The Painted Ceilings at the Uffizi.

The Drunken Youth by Frans van Mieris the Elder in the collection of the Uffizi.

saw this at the Uffizi where I was particularly impressed with the ceiling grotesques, on which I bought the booklet Grotesques: The Painted Ceilings at the Uffizi.

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Grave monument for Alexandra Smallwood or wife of Usigli? by Aldo Andreani at the Cimitero Monumentale di Mantova cemetery in Mantova.
This reminds me of the body horror (or bio horror or horticultural horror) of the Krupp fountain in the courtyard of the Kunstgewerbehaus, Munich.
Photo Jan Willem Geerinck

Grave monument for Alexandra Smallwood or wife of Usigli? by Aldo Andreani at the Cimitero Monumentale di Mantova cemetery in Mantova.

This reminds me of the body horror (or bio horror or horticultural horror) of the Krupp fountain in the courtyard of the Kunstgewerbehaus, Munich.

Photo Jan Willem Geerinck

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Grotesque and mascaron from the Palazzo Te.

Photo Jan Willem Geerinck 

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Unidentified photo of a ‘floating island’

Unidentified photo of a ‘floating island

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I’m back from the Côte d’Azur where I read Regarding the Pain of Others by Susan Sontag.
The book mentions Krieg dem Kriege (1924) by Ernst Friedrich.
It is from that book that “Die Badekur der Proleten. Fast das ganze Gesicht weggeschossen" (above) is taken.
Krieg dem Kriege is an incredible anti-war document.

I’m back from the Côte d’Azur where I read Regarding the Pain of Others by Susan Sontag.

The book mentions Krieg dem Kriege (1924) by Ernst Friedrich.

It is from that book that “Die Badekur der Proleten. Fast das ganze Gesicht weggeschossen" (above) is taken.

Krieg dem Kriege is an incredible anti-war document.

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L’Asperge Native[1] by Amédée Varin from L’Empire des légumes.
See paintings of vegetables.

L’Asperge Native[1] by Amédée Varin from L’Empire des légumes.

See paintings of vegetables.

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