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

Citroën SM on Antwerpen Zuid.
Despite that the SM does not refer to SM, it still is one of the sexiest cars ever.

Citroën SM on Antwerpen Zuid.

Despite that the SM does not refer to SM, it still is one of the sexiest cars ever.

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Please allow me to cross-post.
Write-up:
The gaping mouths of Goya

Please allow me to cross-post.

Write-up:

The gaping mouths of Goya

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Grotesque mascaron from the bell tower of Santa Maria Formosa church in Venice via Les Difformes et les malades dans l’art.

Grotesque mascaron from the bell tower of Santa Maria Formosa church in Venice via Les Difformes et les malades dans l’art.

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Via Spheres comes this ostrich egg detail [1] frome the Brera Madonna depicting an apse which ends with a shell semi-dome from which an ostrich egg is hanging.

Via Spheres comes this ostrich egg detail [1] frome the Brera Madonna depicting an apse which ends with a shell semi-dome from which an ostrich egg is hanging.

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I finally own a copy of Sferen[1].

I received it as a birthday present from the same person that lent me the copy three years ago.

The backgrounds of the two photos are:

The Yayoi globe at the Middelheim Open Air Sculpture Museum. 

The globe at the Antwerp Expo (which has been there since it opened).

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I was at at the Kunstforum Würth Turnhout today where Tomi Ungerer graced an exhibition with his presence. At the end of the interview, Ungerer sang “Die Gedanken sind frei”.
He’d earlier said that he would rather stand on the barricades than be stuck in traffic (the play of words is lost from German).
Illustration: “Kiss for Peace”[1] (1967), a May 1968-type anti-Vietnam war poster by Tomi Ungerer. This drawing reminded me of Roland Topor's work for Amnesty International (Roland Topor pour Amnesty international 1976 “la liberté d’opinion est-elle mortelle?”[2] and “Poing dans la gueule” (1961)[3]).

I was at at the Kunstforum Würth Turnhout today where Tomi Ungerer graced an exhibition with his presence. At the end of the interview, Ungerer sang “Die Gedanken sind frei”.

He’d earlier said that he would rather stand on the barricades than be stuck in traffic (the play of words is lost from German).

Illustration: “Kiss for Peace[1] (1967), a May 1968-type anti-Vietnam war poster by Tomi Ungerer. This drawing reminded me of Roland Topor's work for Amnesty International (Roland Topor pour Amnesty international 1976 “la liberté d’opinion est-elle mortelle?”[2] and “Poing dans la gueule” (1961)[3]).

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An image of Buddhist sub-hell, depicting “Nyôfunjo (Dung Pit), or the shifunsho (place of excrement), one of the paintings in the Jigokuzôshi (Illustrated Stories of Hell).
I discovered this image via the excellent blog Dialogue on the Threshold[1] by Alistair Ian Blyth while researching the Malbrough theme, prompted by my reading of Rabelais and His World.
The “Malbrough theme" "(тема Мальбрука) is the term Mikhail Bakhtin uses to denote those instances in literature or folklore where the moment of death coincides with the act of defecation (испражнение) or breaking wind (испускание ветров).”[2]
I have been unable to find out why the theme is called “Malbrough.”
Anyone?

An image of Buddhist sub-hell, depicting “Nyôfunjo (Dung Pit), or the shifunsho (place of excrement), one of the paintings in the Jigokuzôshi (Illustrated Stories of Hell).

I discovered this image via the excellent blog Dialogue on the Threshold[1] by Alistair Ian Blyth while researching the Malbrough theme, prompted by my reading of Rabelais and His World.

The “Malbrough theme" "(тема Мальбрука) is the term Mikhail Bakhtin uses to denote those instances in literature or folklore where the moment of death coincides with the act of defecation (испражнение) or breaking wind (испускание ветров).”[2]

I have been unable to find out why the theme is called “Malbrough.”

Anyone?

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Franz von Stuck's Fighting Fauns.
via Comic Grotesque

Franz von Stuck's Fighting Fauns.

via Comic Grotesque

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I finally hold a copy of Rabelais and His World in my hands.
(Also, I’m reading Comic Grotesque and The Spirit of Montmartre at the library of the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp.)
The photo above was taken in the MAS. In the background, there is the Bonapartedok with Welvaert Welton (2012 - 2014) by Timecircus.
Welvaert Welton has the nicest pop-up bar of Antwerp, Bar Paniek.

I finally hold a copy of Rabelais and His World in my hands.

(Also, I’m reading Comic Grotesque and The Spirit of Montmartre at the library of the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp.)

The photo above was taken in the MAS. In the background, there is the Bonapartedok with Welvaert Welton (2012 - 2014) by Timecircus.

Welvaert Welton has the nicest pop-up bar of Antwerp, Bar Paniek.

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Head of a Damned Soul, by William Blake, after Henry Fuseli[1]
This is somewhat reminiscent of the series The Four Disgracers by Hendrik Goltzius.

Head of a Damned Soul, by William Blake, after Henry Fuseli[1]

This is somewhat reminiscent of the series The Four Disgracers by Hendrik Goltzius.

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