NIETZSCHE

Acrylic on canvas
90 x 120 cm

Cerebral acrobat who wriggled to the extreme limits of himself and invited us to his dangers. No one is born with any purpose, it's up to the human being how to define his existence. There’s no need for God and the original sin, right? However, without God, who or what will fill our vacuum? We need to find a new meaning in a godless universe. The monk, an homage to Caravaggio, seems ready to take on his own responsibility and with it the joy to create life. He should find it all within himself, without the help of God. Nevertheless, he seems still sceptical. Christianity for Nietzsche was nothing but slave morality because it has been based on the thought of the worst off. Furthermore, he advocated the recognition of our instincts to overcome our limitations. Suddenly Man was responsible for himself. Each experience a leap into nothing. Not easy. God as a safety-net has disappeared, and consequently the infection that disfigured the geometry of the globe came to a halt. Devoured by the thirst of immediacy Man played both camps, and Nietzsche was fine with that, he wasn’t an imperialist of the mind, far from it, he gave Man the sane opportunity to take responsibility back into his own hands. The philosophical nuke was dropped. Existence must be dramatic, consumed by inner fires and tortured by destiny. Nietzsche despised the absence of risks, madness, and passion. From metaphysics gone wrong we all had to look towards a healthy anthropology. Maybe God is nothing else than human? Yes, he is, so to speak, the outward projection of a human's inward nature, right? So, Man created God after all? Yes, Man had to overcome himself in order to become Man, right? Cross or Door? Behind the door he’ll find his existential authentic freedom. Will he loll in his blessed torpor?  Will he wallow in his magnificent transcendental sclerosis? Will he become Man?

 


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