Michael Jackson art and his Dangerous Cover. What have Greek and Egyptian gods in common with Michael Jackson? What connects Michael Jackson with Napoleon, Louis XIV, Horus, Peter Pan, Chaplin and Jesus? Where did Jackson quote Michelangelo, Bosch, Maxfield Parrish? Where decorated Jackson Africa with the Bible, brought Nijinsky into the ghetto like Debussy? Four decades of Michael Jackson are a total work of art. Starting point for discoveries in Jackson’s music, films, his life is his album cover from 1991 named DANGEROUS. Or in his Gesamtkunstwerk.
Michael Jackson Manifest 1987: „Ich werde als König regieren. Ich bin nicht voreingenommen, es ist einfach Zeit für den ersten schwarzen König.“
Jackson sang 2001 about „Lost Children“. Critics screamed. But they didn’t really listen: Jackson sang about old people in a home for the aged, Twilight Zone 1962.
Jesus Christ, that superstar. Was it Hybris or Rebellion? Michael Jackson rebelled against church and entrenched traditions. And maybe thats why the Ghent Altarpiece from the 15th Century was re-arranged on the…
Mooonwalker Jackson became not only with Captain EO the Sun King and inspired by Louis XIV. How Jackson always symbolized dawn, sun, moon and darkness. And a sense of immortality.
„I’m the one watching you“ Entertainer Jackson practiced to masquerade himself in that circus called life. The Michael-Jackson-Mask was part of it. He knew what he created. Do we know that too?