surrealist inspired

I put my heart and my soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process. I dream of painting and then I paint my dream. What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything? To be honest, the more I think about it, the more I realise there is nothing more artistic than to love others.

-Vincent Van Gogh

anonymous asked:

As someone who loves the MCU but is unfamiliar with comic books what makes Mad Bomber so special?

Ah, I got slightly confused there - the Mad Bomber is George Metesky, a real-life supervillain who set off bombs across New York City for sixteen years before he was caught. 

Madbomb is special for a lot of reasons. First and foremost, it’s Jack Kirby both writing and drawing one of his signature creations, which means you get amazing visuals like this:

But that’s not all - you also get cameos from Henry Kissinger, a secret 200-year-old Royalist conspiracy to overthrow the U.S government and restore the British Monarchy, Captain America and Sam Wilson having very frank discussions about the linkages between American democracy and slavery, Cap and the Falcon being thrown into the plot of Rollerball (aka “Kill-Derby”), and of course a bomb that can drive people insane. 

In other words, it’s high-concept superhero action mixed with pop culture references and cultural anxieties of the 1970s mixed with Jack Kirby’s unique Olmec- and surrealist-inspired art. 

And I love it unreservedly. 


FILM. A naked young lady dances in bashes of light in Bruce Conner’s Cosmic Ray (1961). George Méliès blows up his own head in L'Homme à la Tête en Caoutchouc (The Man with the Rubber Head) (1901). Man Ray used rotating objects to reflect patterns of light in Emak-Bakia (1926). Jean Cocteau and the promise of personal film fantasy with La Belle et la Bête (1946). The power of Roberto Rossellini’s neorealism in Open City (1945). Feuillade’s mystery serial Les Vampires (1915) inspired the Surrealists. Hans Richter used superimpositional glass eyeballs in Film Study (1926).The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari (1920) is the best known German Expressionist film that preceded the avant-garde. Radial patterns in Jordan Belson's Allures (1961). The Madonna blasts off in VanDerBeek’s Science Friction (1959) (top to bottom).