Paul Cezanne Retrospective @ Art Institute of Chicago

by Joseph A. Hazani April 25, 2023

Paul Cezanne’s retrospective at The Art Institute of Chicago displays many of his later yearly works. These works demonstrate a noteworthy transition in the continuity of the Western Fine Arts Tradition, away from scenes of intense and vivid religiosity towards the mundane and bromidic. His artworks seldom strain to make efforts at capturing something forcefully confidently beyond man’s....

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‘Dark Crystal’ (1982) Film Review

by Joseph A. Hazani April 25, 2023

Mr. Jim Henson portrays a terrifically fantastical storyline which echoes in a way which is accessible to pre-adolescence yet reverberates with the story of the Exodus – the idea of the physical liberation of people from unjust affliction. The necrosis of a world bent towards a social order of dominion, of absolute power over others, is necessarily in opposition to those who are rightfully....

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‘Lost in Translation’ (2003) Film Review

by Joseph A. Hazani April 25, 2023

In a world which is more than foreign, Bob Harris played by Bill Murray engulfs himself in the idiosyncratic culture of the Japanese which has been percolating the Earth for centuries. It is in the resignation of being lost on an island for a time and a season which opens the idea of being found. And to think it takes a newly graduated coed to make him sparkle.   He is a character who....

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My Written Works

On the Struggling Artist: An Essay

A philosophical....

On the Christian Business Ethic: An Essay

Analysis of the role that Christian morality has played in the development of commerce and....

On the Necessity of Color in the Fine Arts: An essay

A philosophical exploration of color and its use in Renaissance, abstract and modern fine....

Towards an Understanding of Jesus Christ: An Essay

Nietzsche had incredible disdain for Christianity being "Judaized Rome", of the slave morality of Judaism creeping up and....