Thursday, October 27, 2022

Beautiful Dreamer

photo: Australia animal crossing warning (Hossen 27)

Beauty is supposedly truth. "Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth" is the over-quoted Picasso saw. "That’s all we shall know for truth" is the kind of Yeats quote you find embossed on towels in upscale B&B’s. Yet beauty is another victim of monetization and commodification. No one is free to enjoy unfettered beauty. Because it's been conferred to the sanctum of postcard art, a pressure is placed on perception. What is the real perception of beauty freed from the dictatorship of preconception? Occasionally it resides in the esthetic experience of seeing a quotidian world for the first time. The curtain goes up and voila the show doesn’t go on, rather it opens into "another dimension of not only sight and sound, but mind"--The Twilight Zone. Just as quickly the intelligence services rush in to spare the mind from roadkill, the open wound of a creature whose heart may still be beating. Remember Rudy Vallee crooning "The Beautiful Blonde From Bashful Bend" through his signature megaphone?

read "Money Monster" by Francis Levy, HuffPost

and watch the trailer for Erotomania

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