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

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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The Carrot[1] (1699) is an oil on canvas by Willem Frederiksz van Royen in the collection of the Märkisches Museum, Berlin.
See still life paintings of vegetables.

The Carrot[1] (1699) is an oil on canvas by Willem Frederiksz van Royen in the collection of the Märkisches Museum, Berlin.

See still life paintings of vegetables.

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I found the woodcut above while researching the Pugna Porcorum (Battle of the pigs) tautogrammatical poem (every word in the poem starts with the letter ‘P’ of porcus (pig)), prompted by an investigation into beanus prompted by Alistair Ian Blyth.
I found the woodcut on this page[1] but this page[2] has more context and reads “1548 Stumpf Schweizerkronik gunpowder Diabolical invention” [Google translate].
However, I’m still clueless as to what the link is between the woodcut and the Pugna Porcorum poem.
This post is for lovers of pigs (do you know the Porkopolis[3] site?) and amateurs of the dealings of the devil.

I found the woodcut above while researching the Pugna Porcorum (Battle of the pigs) tautogrammatical poem (every word in the poem starts with the letter ‘P’ of porcus (pig)), prompted by an investigation into beanus prompted by Alistair Ian Blyth.

I found the woodcut on this page[1] but this page[2] has more context and reads “1548 Stumpf Schweizerkronik gunpowder Diabolical invention” [Google translate].

However, I’m still clueless as to what the link is between the woodcut and the Pugna Porcorum poem.

This post is for lovers of pigs (do you know the Porkopolis[3] site?) and amateurs of the dealings of the devil.

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Gemeinsamer Tod by Alfred Kubin is quite an astonishing print. A rare one too, not found often online.
It reminds of a liebestod.
I found it in Obsessions: Honore Daumier, Henry De Groux, James Ensor, Paul Gauguin, Francisco De Goya, Max Klinger, Alfred Kubin, Edvard Munch, Odilon Redon, Felicien Rops .

Gemeinsamer Tod by Alfred Kubin is quite an astonishing print. A rare one too, not found often online.

It reminds of a liebestod.

I found it in Obsessions: Honore Daumier, Henry De Groux, James Ensor, Paul Gauguin, Francisco De Goya, Max Klinger, Alfred Kubin, Edvard Munch, Odilon Redon, Felicien Rops .

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I have a new Tumblr blog for explicit material:

http://pornosopher.tumblr.com/

See pornosophy.

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Towards the end (at about 1:20:33[1]) of the film essay In girum imus nocte et consumimur igni by Guy Debord a black screen announces:
“Ici les spectateurs, privés de tout, seront en outre privés d’images.””Here the audience, deprived of everything, will also be deprived of images.”
Read more at the use of the blank screen in the cinematic works of Guy Debord. 

Towards the end (at about 1:20:33[1]) of the film essay In girum imus nocte et consumimur igni by Guy Debord a black screen announces:

“Ici les spectateurs, privés de tout, seront en outre privés d’images.””Here the audience, deprived of everything, will also be deprived of images.”

Read more at the use of the blank screen in the cinematic works of Guy Debord

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Guy Debord accompanied by a female with unclothed torso who is said to be Alice Becker-Ho
There’s something about this picture which is utterly appealing.

Guy Debord accompanied by a female with unclothed torso who is said to be Alice Becker-Ho

There’s something about this picture which is utterly appealing.

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Hegel’s Holiday
Les Vacances de Hegel (1958, English: Hegel’s Holiday) is a painting by René Magritte. It depicts an umbrella with a glass of water on top. 
Via hegel-now.

Hegel’s Holiday

Les Vacances de Hegel (1958, English: Hegel’s Holiday) is a painting by René Magritte. It depicts an umbrella with a glass of water on top. 

Via hegel-now.

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