Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Ray Ceaser and an Ear Trumpet

Canadian Ray Ceaser is among the few contemporary surrealists who have managed to preserve the classic super-realist idea in purely digital form.

His art, like that of Dali, Duchamp, Ernst and many others, is intentionally shocking and/or disturbing, in a selective way, and contrasted with norms of beauty. In music today, we have manneristic surrealism all around, especially in Death Metal, where vile sonic images of crushing doom might be decorated with delicate jazz riffs, for those who are paying attention.

The ear trumpet was an early hearing aid, probably first used thousands of years ago, but we cannot be sure. See Ray Ceaser's interpretation.

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