Richard Dadd

Wonderful example of Outsider art (Richard Dadd) from the site trueoutsider.wordpress.com

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About kinneret

Hello, and welcome. I'm writing this blog under an alias. Why an alias? I started to write what may be described as an "American Gothic" novel (sort of Henry James/ Franz Kafka with violence) with some autobiographical details. ..when I started this blog I just decided to use the alias. This blog is about art and art history, but my interests also include literature, film analysis, psychology, forensic psychology, faerie tale analysis, cognitive therapy, cognitive linguistics, classical theater, World War II, and Russian and British history. My favorite writers include Kafka, the Brontes, and Philip K Dick. Thank you for reading this blog and I will happily reply to any comments.
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9 Responses to Richard Dadd

  1. I love this detailed madness:) thank you – Janet

  2. Wow such magnificent madness. Reminds me of Heronymus Bosch with all that detail.

  3. sonniq says:

    I looked at many of the artwork on your posts. What wonderful selections you chose!

    • kinneret says:

      Thank you so much! I don’t really get a lot of traffic/visitors on this site so I guess it’s mainly for keeping a record of things I found and like. Sometimes it gets lonely on this site because people rarely leave a comment. However, I guess the flip side is that if you have a very popular blog you really need to spend extraordinary amounts of time on it. I’m going to make a page “best of” artists (my favorite artists and works) with links in this blog because I can’t find them all anymore! 🙂

      • sonniq says:

        It takes time to develop traffic especially if it is an narrow niche. When I comment on a blog post i sometimes just pick someone else who also commented and go see what they do. There are so many wonderful blogs and if it one who doesn’t appeal to you, you harm done. On Jamie’s blog, I often don’t get comments or likes because people don’t want to think they are “liking” the subject matter, and some posts are hard to comment on. But over time I’ve been getting some pretty loyal readers so it is gradually picking up. I want to help people understand there are millions of people out there who are being treated in ways they wouldn’t want to admit. People don’t think of inmates or think they are all criminals. It is so much more than that. That is why I have to write the book, Inside The Forbidden Outside. I have written ten chapters so far and went back and edited the first chapter if you’d like to read it. As an editor, I would value your opinion. The second chapter is there, too. That one is pieces of Jamie’s letters to me that express his emotional state and what separation from his family, especially his son, has done to him. There are many prison books that have been published. Many of them are x- gang members that want to shock people with the atrocities they have done and how they cleaned up their lives. Most are self published and poorly edited. With this book I want to bring out the humanity. Inmates are people with hopes and dreams, mostly crappy childhoods. I want to bring out the deeper reasons about what leads them to prison, intertwined with racism. prisons are just an extension of the plantation slaves. I want to lecture and he and I have talked about him using his story when he gets to hopefully reach the kids possibly through youtube videos. Hopefully the sale of the book will give him income – when he gets out – which could be another 7 years. You’ll have to read the blog to understand. You read, My Name Is Jame, so you do understand some of it. Thank you for reading. It is very appreciated.

      • kinneret says:

        I would be glad to help you by reading it. I don’t have my email publicly posted. Do you have an email?

      • sonniq says:

        I was answering your post about a friend of yours who got 15 years but now I can’t find it and I almost posted this on a different comment!

        Tx is bad because the racism is so high. Most of the southern states are bad. Tx won’t parole black men. He has also been kept mostly in the lower levels of ad seg ( administrative segregation) and solitary confinement. Treatment is horrendous. Medical care is a joke. he has epilepsy and heart problems and they won’t give him his meds. They don’t care if inmates die. Sorry to hear about your friend – regardless of how bad it is, having your life restricted for that many years is very difficult to handle emotionally. Picking their lives up when they get out is often impossible. It ruins them. Doing this also gives value to my life. I want to do something that has meaning in other lives. The only thing we can ever leave behind when we die is the effect we have had on others. They carry that forth and hopefully help people in their own lives.

  4. Should have known that you would have something on Dadd, i didn’t read before I did my own post today, you have me beaten to the punch everytime

    • kinneret says:

      No, I really didn’t know him, don’t know him well, just came across him once. Not my favorite outsider artist though. The colors are too washed out for my taste and while the detail is fine it is also very busy. I prefer Henry Darger.

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