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DelARTe: Still Green
and Ethical, and as always:
"pro bono, contra malum!"
barely @ it, DelARTe 2020
Do we still have a choice? While democracy is being destroyed
by a Russian agent?
Well, as the sh** is hitting the fan,
are you complicit?
So you got a tan in Hawaii
But now the cops stop you at every other intersection.
Having your black poodle doesn’t help, because he barks at
And all people that come near.
The vet bills are mounting, owing to stitches you have to
Every time your dog is teased.
At first you thought it’s coincidence, or red sportscar envy,
But you know better now: It’s endemic.
Your president only exacerbates the situation
With his incendiary Tweets, making him complicit in an
Already bad situation.
So you told the FBI about Donald being complicit.
And now they are knocking at your door at odd hours
Driving the poodle crazy. And resulting in more vet-bills.
It that your concern Orpheus?
Well take a knee and pull up your socks!
Go and vote the Russian agent and his accomplices out,
All of them!
OR at least give them the ax the ax the ax!
How about throwing our bi-bladed "Boomerax"
to settle political differences in government?
An effective throwing weapon for all agitators?!
We suggest free-thowing use on Capitol Hill.
(Batteries not included.)
Applied 20/20 division!
The red hen might just lay a blue egg.
What you must do with this egg:
Bring the point home!
Done by 2021!
So, you 've heard about the Covid 19 virus, have you?
But truth be told: Your pastor said to you it's just a hoax.
Now your grandparents are all gone (all four).
But they didn't change their wills in time to favor you.
Bummer, all you got are the fish from the aquarium,
yes, the one you set up to look like an HDTV, what fun!
But now the repo-man wants the coffins back, the four you just
had incinerated at the mausoleum, all that is left now is Suschi.
Is that what's irking you, Pagliacci?
Not even the melted gold teeth can be had as they are missing from the ashes,
cremation policy, they said; and the urns aren't paid for either.
Siblings from all over the country have suddenly reappeared
demanding their share of what little inheritance there might still be left, but
between lawyers' fees, funeral costs and all other claims there isn't enough
to cover the flowers that now have no resale value whatsoever,
especially when divided among so many claimants.
Perhaps that's what's getting you down, Bonky?
Yes, you decided to meet all this with a stiff upper lip,
after all you are still young and healthy, impervious to influenza and such.
But immortality is developing kinks, suddenly as a fever blister obtained
at communion is making itself felt and that cough that just started
is getting dryer by the minute. A call to your doctor gets nothing but a
recorded message. Something about "putting a lime in a coconut and call again."
Now your breath is on the blink as you huff and puff just using the PC.
Might that be what's worrying you, Bublitschky?
As your fever increases amid assorted pains from not being able to breath enough
while you call the emergency line that appears to be permanently busy.
Well, at least it seems so when your cell phone actually gets a signal in the
broom closet where you find yourself rummaging for that spare USB cable.
The one that doesn't have bent contacts because you can't get it into its mini-port.
When you finally find it, it looks like the cat has had an accident and now the contacts
of the cable sport some kind of nasty looking greenish corrosion crystals in the port.
Had you not goofed off in high school chemistry there might be a way to clean it.
Now it's too late.
Is it the recent past that is getting your ire up? Genius?!
So your party affiliation with the Donald didn't protect you from getting ill;
your lack of understanding of the news, coupled with your faith didn't
solve anything. Neither did your talks with your drinking buddies or your pastor
for that matter. Confused are ye? All you can think of is getting a job to earn some.
Perhaps in that coal mine, the one you were promised in 2016,
or at least work on the promised iron curtain down south,
you know, the one that the Mexicans didn't pay for after all......
Seems too late now that your gullet is having an allergic reaction to the respirator,
the one they got donated from some third world country where Ebola runs rampant.
Is that what's motivating your vote while your democratic system is being
hijacked by Russian interest?
Is that it, pal or are you just delirious after having willfully destroyed your own
safety net - you dope!
So, you thought you have a remedy ?!:
But your home made face masks, didn't really work,
And the winner is:
Keep your distance!!! But vote!!!
As you know: One disaster rarely comes alone.
Fire Season is starting early:
AI visions tie in with the new realities:
The 2020 efforts at delARTe (so far):
Calmer waters soon change into stormy deluge
As the concept is made public:
Call for entries:
As we find ourselves in desperate need for an alphabet extension
two of the many requirements are of major importance:
There is need for a capital:
"Ampersand" and a capital "At symbol"
You will be asked to submit your graphic entry on April 1st
to the following eMail: AprilFirst@delarte.com.
A winner will be chosen and notified.
The time its art, the art its freedom!
Saint Patrick's day has come and gone swallowed by the virus:
Close quarters makes for strange behavior!
Consider: Do you still use cash?
Currency with a virus on it?
Putting some teeth into the art
Abandoned by her kith and kin and all because she took to gin.
Bristle cones calling.
Recent inspirational work & sketches:
As always: "Out of order":
Painting the shoe (above)
and importing things
An autumn leaf or a feather?
(click the heads to get to the Messerschmidt page)
Squirrel on a warm day in Nappa Valley
from Ballpoint pen -
to watercolor pens -
are you taking distancing too far by going over the cliff?
Possible nomer: "Colisionism".
Meanwhile, everybody is still all "a-twitter" about the implications of
face manipulation. Moreover it's a program by a Russian firm:
FaceApp, inspired, no doubt, by the recent nuclear melt down
in Russia and from the, still melting, Chernobyl accident.
This clearly does not concern our president (also known as the "Moskau Mule"
who's family is benefiting from nuclear sales to Saudi Arabia)
going into space to make a even more costly mess out there?
To boldly mess where no one messed before?!
Homage to Ferdinand Hodler (artist, painter):
Peter Paul Rubens
alas, no longer in SF:
The question bekones: "When is a Rubens no longer a Rubens?"
At the hand of: "Samson taken Prisoner"
Blurring reality, blurring the truth:
Don't even try to please everyone with your efforts,
evil comes with trying to please everyone.
Settle for pleasing a few, and yourself.
(Quoted freely after Friedrich von Schiller.)
Lossless compression is (as in JPGXS) finally making its inroads,
Our research branch has come up with just such an algorithm:
We compress an entire painting into a single pixel. The decompression
algorithm is proportionately still underfunded and needs to be
further resolved. Donations toward this goal are gladly accepted.
Meanwhile a compressed copy of your favorite artist's painting
may be purchased for $75.-/ 8x10, Including shipping.
The price will go up in October, so, order soon!
(Actual frame design may vary with availability,
depending on further developments with Chinese trade policies.)
(Contact info. at bottom of the page.)
Inspired by Balinese shadow theater:
shedding light on shady activities.
(Ever feel like the rat?)
When Henri Matisse kept looking at nude pictures on his death bed
when he was told by his lover to "cut that out." So he did:
Distortion appears to be fashionable in 2019.
Other inspirational experiments:
Going nuts with a "coco de mer" coconut
, ( ca. 18"x22")
Pulling strings for ..........
Ultima Thule is located more than one billion miles beyond Pluto
and more than 4 billion miles from Earth.
"Landsmann"; right! Nuts!
Perhaps go back to the good old days:
Note: Who is holding the lance in the center panel? A bid for
from previous years ( DelARTe.com samplers):
approx.: 2019A 2018
2016 2014 and more
Also: Check out the Death Valley index by clicking on the ghost below
Make sure to probe for
active links inside images.
Puddy on the far side.
My early computer work ~1984
Musings from the art history department at
Using old solutions for some of the same old deceit:
Re-elections will be duly promoted
with fear and deceit and more broken promises. Such as:
the coal industry:
With better, more efficient equipment!
"Putin Morgen, wie geht's ?" (Popular White House salute
Too bad it's
not a missing red square
As Stalin would say to our "Moskau Mule":
Mr. Trump, an "Iron Curtain" ?
Why,........ that's a Russian idea.
Little has changed over the last 150 years
Is "facial recognition" one of your concerns?
Could you ?
Wood you ?
Sit on this face?
Got to watch what you sit on these days!
Let's reclaim our nation for all of us!
And now, for something completely different:
When will the Senate
own up to their mandate?
No more government against the people!
We know what you have done, we won't forget! Reckoning will
Answering the Question:
"Why is the cross on the crown at a tilt?
the holy crown of St. Istvan:
reading several thousands of words written by the
that all participants basically conclude and agree
they don’t know why the cross on top of the Hungarian crown is
the state of the art I too would like to add my theory to the fray:
The cross is seated on the top of the crown
appears to be verified by various scientific
therefore submit that the notion of putting the cross at an
to an eastern European and
concept, where the display of perfection
is considered blasphemous
therefore a deliberate flaw must be inserted to
a display, humble
to a higher authority for whom
perfection is reserved.
wearer of the crown with the tilted cross humbly
perfection to a yet
higher authority, namely to God.
. Translations and such:
Click for your Heinrich von Kleist story in English.
Made available here in .PDF or .html
Alternately go to a legacy menu options by clicking on this line and scrolling down to the Heinrich von Kleist entry.
Franz Xaver Messerschmidt (FXM - in English):
Click the picture above for an
article in the Paris Review about
Friedrich Nikolai's travel
account on meeting with FXM
translated and written by Herb
Otherwise see my legacy
pages about Franz Xaver Messerschmidt
Vienna at night:
the turn of the 19th century:
Fiaker waiting for customers at the Simplizissimus Bar in Vienna
experimental (?) linoleum relief cut
(possibly a layout or a proposal.)
for your viewing ease
Amazing what can
sometimes be found at a flea market.
Cabaret "Simple" can still be seen in Vienna, Austria.
Other, recent discoveries made in Vienna, Austria:
VER = Spring, SACRUM is just that, the Tail-bone.
Perhaps a little joke the Jugendstil movement afforded
The trouble with Art vs. Art History:
(Art history vs Art, vs the
You and many others have often
wondered why there is so much
on the walls of museums you have
visited, leaving you wanting for better
to meet your expectations. Well,
this might be an explanation of how
that is vexing so many of us, came
to be: Much of what hangs on museum
necessarily good art, but is, more often than not, simply part of Art
E.g.: the evolution
of artistic expression. As such it reveals the development of
progress and very often reveals what
the museum can afford to purchase
of an artist’s legacy. It would be silly to assume that every artist
has fully worked
at the peak of their artistic
achievements throughout their carrier.
Only the mediocre work at their
full peak of performance at all times!
Much of what constitutes an
is the struggle for surmounting
his or her conceptual difficulties
the skills required to make a
satisfactory whole of what plagues
his or her mind and to bring the final
results to the appreciation of an
What is typically done is part of an evolutionary process
in the struggle for archiving a desired result.
Still looking for Susanna Wohlsein, actress.
Our newest Service has not been well received,
perhaps because of lack of understanding. Each letter in
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Have you pixured® your DNA yet?
Pixuring® is a process, much like creating a Fractal,
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Indulgencies! 21st century style:
Remember you saw it here first;
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for all the guilty accomplices!
Straight from our headquarters in Spain
Altogether skewed Views: (Skewism)
Face it, we have been scewed!
roses in search for a skewy vision:
Games and other
Organics under scewed vision by two different parties:
Gustav Klimt would have liked these
Plus - Skew you: Macro or or micro?
Microscopic or macro edit?
Or broken glass?
you ask?! - Only a view through a polarizing filter
The whole nation appears to be polarized lately even though they
don't know what it means. I, personally, find myself bi-polarized.
"What good is art if you can't abuse it?"
Another approach to scew you comes from a government associate who
lends her otherwise idle hands towards the death of art:
(She doesn't even understand the difference between art and craft.)
Attempts at art in the hands of (bordering on the criminal) incompetence.
Imagine Mrs. Pence leading young minds into a regressive abyss;
an effort to court the votes of feeble minded. Scewed up!
You have heard of reading tea bags,
you have heard of reading coffee grinds,
reading sanitary Tucks brings the true
state of the union to light. Yes you have been skewed!
"What good is power if you can't abuse it?"
As the scandals spread into the far
regions of what wasn't much talked about:
Truth, is still the final frontier.
Everybody knows, but no one
wants to acknowledge anything
while fleecing their believers.
Like what the pope tried to
an effort that clearly backfired.
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