I love Hieronymus Bosch. Love. LOVE!!!!! He’s so fcuking twisted! In a time when paintings were too Jesusy, and way too Jesusy, and WAY WAY WAY too Jesusy, Mr Bosch was getting evil with the Jesusy stuff! His painting freak me the fcuk out. If the heavenly and mainly hellishly things going on in them existed in real life, I would probably not want to be a part of real life!
I mean, look at this fcuking thing!!
or look at these fcuking things!!
and what the fcuk is going on here??
I mean, I could go on and on, and show you ever more fcuked up sh!t, but there’s only so much you cannot unsee
So many questions – and WTF? is the question that needs to be asked over and over!
Pieter van Huystee‘s documentary – Jheronimus Bosch, Touched by the Devil – isn’t necessarily about Bosch as a man and a painter – it’s more about the mounting of a Dutch exhibition taking place in his hometown, to mark the 500th anniversary of his death in 1516, and that’s kinda a shame. Cause we want to know more about Biggty Bosch, and not as much about the exhibition and the people mounting it
BUT, the process of mounting this exhibition is interesting in its own right. A Dutch team was assembled to scour the earth and re-examine and re-evaluate the 25 known Bosch works in existence, which are attributed to him or his studio. This team left no stone unturned, or even wood unturned. Thru the wood of the paintings’ backing, they can figure out a year, and some of these paintings that are known to be works of Bosch, fall beyond the year of his death! Woah, not possible! And the film digs deep into the details of the actual paintings, and shows these details in full, which is a treat, since none of us will ever get that close to his paintings!!! (SO MANY OWLS!!! SO LITTLE TIME!!). And they do this cool infrared photo stuff where you can see the drawings behind the paintings – like stuff that was once there and now aint!!!
OK, so we don’t get learn about Bosch the man, or his motivations – cause its apparent that that information doesn’t exist – and so all we are left with is only MORE questions, but isn’t the goal of art is to make you think and question things and stuff, while marveling at its beauty (and/or horror)??
Verdictgo: Jeepers Worth A Peepers
Bosch is currently playing in limited release
and until next thyme the balcony is clothed…
Cherry Clan by Christopher Johnson
cherry clan work in progress by kevko76
so, what’s up with Cherry Chans and Cherry Clans?
a Zumbiel Packaging artist, Gus Somers, designed the [Cherry Chan] package by hand (i.e. with a paintbrush). Naturally, it was a complete rip-off of the image and likeness of Charlie Chan. Sal Ferrara found it amusing that Zumbiel shamelessly borrowed Charlie Chan’s image to help him sell candy… Charlie Chan’s heirs however were not quite as amused and threatened to sue Ferrara Pan if they did not cease and desist. And so, Ferrara changed the name from Cherry Chan to Cherry Clan — which from a racist perspective was even worse than Cherry Chan. Cherry Clan featured little squinty eyed Chinese faces wearing conical Asian hats — perhaps to imply that the candy originated in a rice paddy? The China theme apparently did not work and the Cherry Clans faded from store shelves [and became Cherryheads]
Peace The Forks Out
so long everyone