Bio: 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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66 Responses to About

  1. Steve says:

    Nice to meet you. I have a fondness for Kandinsky. I love his view on the relationships between line and shape. Quite inspiring.

  2. Samjoth Sashidharan says:

    Thanks for stopping by my blog πŸ™‚
    I am new here and trying to get to know bloggers ..
    Your feedback would really help me πŸ™‚
    You have a really colorful space here..!!

  3. Kay Rodriques says:

    Dunno that the Romare Bearden estate/foundation would appreciate this spin on the name. Pretty clever pun though.

  4. kinneret says:

    Yes, exactly. Or it could be that I had other things on my mind and so it just sort of subconsciously spelled itself out like that… unintentional.

  5. alt.truisms says:

    Thank you for following my blog. Look forward to sharing more with you. Really like what you’re posting, and your taste in authors. xoxo Anais

  6. Andreea Gutu says:

    Nice to meet you! I wish you all the best! Keep on writing and inspiring!


  7. beekeeper71 says:

    Nothing wrong with writing under an alias. I do too. By the way, what’s your favorite Philip K Dick story? I’m torn between “We Can Remember It for You Wholesale” and “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?”

  8. christawojo says:

    Hey there! I tagged you in a blog hop. I don’t know if you participate in such things, but this is a fun one I thought you might enjoy. http://wp.me/p4qRsP-ja

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  10. elizabeth stokkebye says:

    I am a Kafka fan, too and I am steeped in storytelling in my work. Grew up in Denmark spoon fed with Hans Christian Andersen fairytales. Happy to follow your blog πŸ™‚

    • kinneret says:

      Nice to meet you, Elizabeth! I think anyone from Denmark has a definite leg up on us in story telling. Although here in the US we also have the tradition of American Gothic. Do you have a blog on wordpress or just email? Interested to hear about your writing.

  11. Cry and Howl says:

    Just stopping by to say … cute dog! Here’s a little video I’ll share of my Shih-Tzu, Sandy … Have a great weekend!

    • kinneret says:

      Thanks. That is Yoda, and he is a pekalier apparently, which is combo pekingese with spaniel. Very cat like in some of his manners. This little dog is a reincarnated gypsy, stealing food from the table. He wakes up my kids every day, walking on their faces. πŸ™‚

  12. @kinnernet – Thank you for choosing to follow me πŸ™‚ the posts in your blog are very infirmative and is a haven for the lost art and time gone by. Keep it coming πŸ™‚

    • kinneret says:

      Thank you! I look forward to seeing more of your posts. I am afraid I don’t comment much as I don’t have that much time to read on WordPress! I have just enough time usually to post art for others which I like to do as I discover it bc it is so fulfilling. Thank you for following my posts.

  13. HEY! Aaron and I nominated you for the Dragon’s Loyalty Award! Check out http://husbandandhusband.net/2015/05/18/the-dragons-loyalty-award/ for more details.

    • kinneret says:

      Thank you so much. That is very kind of you. I can see that you have interesting taste. If you haven’t posted on it, I would be interested to know what your favorite films/artists/writers are.

  14. Jane Lurie says:

    Hi kinneret- Thank you for following my photography blog, Jane’s Lens. I hope you enjoy my work. I look forward to reading your blog.

  15. Thank you for the follow back!

  16. Great to meet you and thanks for visiting and following my blog. Love the art you display on your blog!

  17. milliethom says:

    Hi, Kinneret. Thank you for the follow! I’m impressed by your wide range of interests and feel sure it must result in some really great posts. I’m interested in many types of art and will look forward to following your blog… Millie

    • kinneret says:

      Thanks, Millie. I haven’t posted as much in recent weeks as I’ve been painting a mural at home for a sukkah (which is for the Jewish holidays). I haven’t tended to write a lot of text around the art I’ve posted in the past due to time constraints. One exception was my response to art on Myra Hindley: https://kinneretstern.com/2014/12/17/when-art-is-evil/
      I’ll try to add more analyses at some point on some other art, perhaps. Maybe I’ll do a post on my favorite selections from 2014/5.

      • milliethom says:

        I know what you mean about time constraints. I’m writing the third book of my trilogy and its’ so difficult to fit everything into a day. I do like to read and comment on blogs I like though. I’ll certainly be interested to view your piece on Myra Hindley and will do so as soon as I have a spare moment. Thank you for the link!

  18. gegallas says:

    Hey there: I thought you might like to know that my graphic novel β€œThe Poet and the Flea” (Volume 1) about the poet-painter William Blake is now on Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/868711984/the-poet-and-the-flea-ode-to-william-blake-volume Please check it out and help spread the word! Thank you so much! β€”G. E.

  19. Erik Von Norden says:

    I enjoyed your blog, which I saw over at First Night History. If you are into “History” and “Kafka” you might want to take a look at my own blog, theoryofirony.com. In any event, keep up the good work!

  20. M. L. Kappa says:

    Hi Kinneret! Lovely blog with some artists I love and some I didn’t know… Nice to discover new ones. I’m into art and writing, as well, I post some of my drawings on my blog about Greece. Lovely meeting you!

  21. I have nominated you for a Liebster Award. If you are interested, please see my blog post for today (December 12, 2015). Copy the award icon near the top of the post and the rules a little farther down. Then copy the nomination statement, list of nominees, and questions near the bottom of the post. Paste all of these into your acceptance post, and follow the rules. I’m sorry if I’m telling you something you already know, but I had to ask for help from the person who nominated me.

  22. Hi!
    Nominated you for the Sunshine Blogger Award, link here: https://napoleonsplit.wordpress.com/2016/01/21/you-are-my-sunshine-blogger-award/

    Not sure if you participate in these things, but nominated anyways πŸ™‚


    -Napoleon Split

    • kinneret says:

      thank you but I don’t really feel that way. I have a big list of things that I want to read before I die. For one thing, every time I try to read Moby Dick I get stuck in the middle because of all of the nautical details. But I’m going to get through that damn thing. Melville is definitely worth it. When I was in college, I avoided taking “Great Books” because I was afraid of all of those essays and on such difficult lit it seemed, Beowulf and Canterbury Tales and on and on. I took modernism instead. So they are all on the list.

  23. Mr Modigliani says:

    I’m fascinated and will explore your blog further. Thank you for dropping by my studio

    • kinneret says:

      Thank you. Likewise. You have some really interesting posts! Of late I have been busy on an erotic series and when I can, the mystery/coming of age novel, so I have not been prolific here lately and am behind on tagging my recent posts. I love your banner…Munch has such a beautiful flow to his lines. Once when I was in HS a boy in my art class who had a crush on me insisted I model for him so he could do his life-size drawing assignment on me (I chose, strangely enough, to draw my art teacher, whom I outfitted in Russian regalia to look like Nicholas II). His lines were so beautiful and suggestive they made me blush.

  24. andrea says:

    hi kinneret
    congratulations for your blog
    I leave you my art!

    good life

  25. pitland art says:

    it was nice to come here on your beautiful blog..✌

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