“You have a head and a heart? Reveal only one of them, I say; If you reveal both at once, doubly they’ll damn you, for both.” Friederich Hölderlin, poet, 1770-1843
Like historian Howard Zinn, Jean tells History from below. Zinn is the german word for TIN. TIN you found spread over his work. In DOG LEG STUDY you find Jeans position on the world history summarized in this two words. And the notion WORLD HISTORY 3 x times. A cut out sketch, to show the original is not allowed. Of course. The Development from God to DOG is theme of his oeuvre, in Latin: opera = effort, work. OPERA he wrotes in ANYBODY SPEAKING WORDS, which shows as well the mouth opening which represented an ancient Egyptian ritual of sacrifice and resuscitation and was performed during mummification. It was used for inspiration and to use bodily functions with godlike powers.
Jeans OPERA, the WORLD HISTORY simplified: Until the Renaissance the moors, were in Europe of equal value. They brought science to the rural world in Spain, where it spread further. The moors as the descendants of Re, the ancient Egyptian deity of the sun (Africa) who created himself and the world out of nothing. In the 15th century the invasion of Africa and all America started. Thanks to comparative anatomy(CA) and the abuse of God(Re) as creator of the earth (spiritual misuse), Europeans allowed themselves to plunder the rest of the world. The film Out of the Darkness, is also a key to Jeans OPERA, and explains this wonderfully. It was Da Vinci, whom Jean adored very much, who started with CA, but with horse and dog leg. Jean turned it into man and dog. The scientific racists of the 18th and 19th century legitimized with CA to condemn, abuse and kill the greater part of the world population via an inferiority they have invented.There are no human „races“, we are one with different phenotypes.
John Berger, the art critic Ways of seeing BBC, who shared 1972 his Booker price money with the British Black Panther, hinted in the Neue Züricher Zeitung in 2011 Metaphysik aus Downtown, Jean created space for invisible, clandestine truths – like a saboteur. J. Berger could not identify Basquiat’s sabotage work. That’s too bad. For him, and also for the readers of the NZZ, reading the PhD thesis by Dr. Susanne Reichling „Jean-Michel Basquiat. The African-American context of his work“ (Hamburg1999) would have shed considerable light on him and the readers of the NZZ. Only in German www.deepl.com is a good translator. In his so called masterpiece „Leonardo s Vinci’s greatest hits“ you read LEG MAN DOG.
„[…] but refers with them to the history of Leonardo da Vinci’s comparative anatomical and physiognomic studies, in the course of which the black man was constructed as a counter-image to the ideal of the beautiful, the good and the true“. Dr Susanne Reichling, „Jean-Michel Basquiat. p.151.
To be understand by me as Da Vinci`s greatest assault. His world leading expert, according to Bernard Arnault, Louis Vuitton Fondation, is Dr. Dieter Buchhart, quoted incidental material from Dr. Reichling’s PhD thesis for the Beyeler Fondation, Catalogue 2010, Hatje Cantz. He saved Jeans true BOOM FOR REAL. You only see what you know, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Why I see what I know? In 1979, I thought Jean had lived his life on encyclopedias. From him I learned that the Belgian King Leopold II surpassed Adolf Hitler in cruelty. Why Hölderlin? Jean had a head and a heart. More? Tomorrow.