by Jon Rappoport

April 2, 2015


Often, it is the lack of perfection that moves the painter to strike out into previously unknown territory and find new forms.

Even Piero Della Francesca sometimes executed his figures in a rather wooden manner. From that platform, so to say, he invented another race of men and women who came from an unearthly place.

And what painter can say he achieved The Perfect? Michelangelo? Perhaps on occasion. But not always. And is the great statue of David his masterpiece? Not by a long shot.

So why not bend a nose instead of making it straight? Why not enlarge the nose so it takes over? Why not blur the distinction between the nose and the cheek? Why should the face be a face? Why can’t it be a chair?

And if so, why not just keep going and see what develops? It’s all foreign territory, it’s all new, it’s all emerging. It’s not an It.


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Jon Rappoport

The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free emails at or OutsideTheRealityMachine.

2 comments on “Painting

  1. Dan Quixoté says:

    This morning I ventured into a couple of buildings where signs say only “authorized” persons are permitted.

    Inside, as I wandered, I came upon Hilla von Rebay’s “Largo”. The original. I just stood there, trying to comprehend it. There wouldn’t be enough time today. I continued on.

    Elsewhere in the complex, I came upon not one, but two massive works, both Kandinsky, I believe. From when he started going unimaginably far off the beaten path. “Dada Bug” was one, the other was similar. These were so wonderful, foreign, alien, I didn’t even know where to begin. I couldn’t even comprehend the techniques.

    I’m convinced – it’s not the authors or musicians, it’s the painters who create new reality best.

  2. From Québec says:

    “And then, perhaps he says, “But I do want to connect these ‘things’. I want to deepen the connection.”
    Who knows?”


    I found out that when you mix reality with non-reality in your painting, you captivate everybody and get them really thinking.
    It’s a bit like juxtaposing two complementary colors directly to each other to produce a simultaneous contrast.

    Like you often say, Jon: “The goal is to be able to function in both worlds: Inside and outside the Reality Machine.”

    Same thing goes for writers. A story that has logic, but is also filled at the same time with some magic. That usually strikes people’s attention.

    Examples of logic and magic in your posts and my comments on your other site:

    Posts like these ones:

    – The reality salesman makes a house call
    – Case against the magician
    – Etc.

    Anyway, I will re-post that comment on your other site, because if people are interested about commenting on painting, “Outside the Reality Machine” is the perfect place to do it, since you let the post there for a many days.

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