References

San Rock Art (1000 BC)

 

Homer (750 BC)

 

‘Medea’ (431BC, Ancient Athens)

Euripides (480 – 406 BC)

‘Symposium’ Plato (385–370 BC)

 

Pompei apotropaic mask (79 AD)

 

‘Satyricon’

Petronius, Late 1ste Century AD, Rome

Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez (1599 – 1660) 

 

Colonial Era Rock Art (South Africa, 18th century)

 

David Hume (1711-1776)

‘A Treatise of Human Nature’

Giacomo Casanova (1725 – 1798)

‘Story of my life’.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791)

 

Stendhal (Marie-Henri Beyle 1783 – 1842)

‘The Red and the Black’ (1830)
‘The Charterhouse of Parma’ (1839)

Honoré de Balzac (1799 – 1850)

‘Cousin Bette’ and many other great books.
Inventor of La Comédie humaine, which is, together with the literature of Dostojevski, Nietzsche and the Gonzo journalism (Hunter S. Thompson) an important precursor to the way we structure the self-propelling subjective social realism in our Episodes. 

Fyodor Dostojevski (1821 – 1881)

 

Leo Tolstoi (1828 – 1910)

 

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 – 1900)

‘The Gay Science’ (1882)
‘Beyond Good and Evil’ (1886)
‘Twilight of the Idols’ (1888)
The way KIRAC Episodes are shaped is in many ways inspired by ‘The Problem of Socrates. A chapter from Nietzsche’s ‘Twilight of the Idols’. It’s a cultural critique, and at the same time a beautiful portrait of (a dreamed) Socrates.
‘The problem of Socrates’ is a chapter from his book ‘Twilight of the idols’. (Read it here)

Picasso (1881 – 1973)

Picasso subjected various European Aesthetic and Philosophical mannerisms, such as Humanism and Modernism, to his artistic force.

Stefan Zweig (1881 – 1942)

‘Marie Antoinette: Portrait of an Average Woman’
‘Joseph Fouché: Portrait of a Politician’ (1920)

Stanley Kubrick (1928 – 1999)

‘Barry Lyndon’ (1975)

Miloš Forman (1932 – 2018)

‘Amadeus’ (1984) written by Peter Schaffer (1926 – 2016)

Hunter S. Thompson (1937 – 2005)

 

Pimp (1967)

Iceberg Slim (or Robert Beck,1918 – 1992)

‘American Psycho’ Book (1991)

Written by Bret Easton Ellis (1964)

‘American Psycho’ Movie (2000)

Directed by Marry Harron (1953), starring Christian Bale (1974) as Patrick Bateman.

John Malkovich (1953)

‘Who’s afraid of Virginia Woolf’ (1966)

‘Danton’ (1983)

‘Weiner’ (2016)