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Brutal Despotisim
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by J. Ryan   Date Added: 08/01/2012
In response to Marston's comment: Personally, I find the despotism to lie in the gesture of the two figures. Likewise I find the brutality implied by the title to be lacking - although the piece seems to fly in the face of preconceived notions of brutality. The artist could have conveyed a sense of violence through color and shape and line and so on, but the piece is unmistakably soft and almost serene. Is not the most brutal despotism the one that goes un-noticed due to a facade of sweetness and guile? The rest of Marston's comment I find perplexing - classically speaking were there any other sources are could arise from other than the Privelaged and the Exploited? Ukiyo-E was born out of the exploited usurping the privelaged and documenting their perception of life through the educated and skilled artists of the privelaged class. Some may consider modern art Puerile, and perhaps in some ways this is true, but all art is a record of a society, whether sophisticated or puerile and show


by Alan Marston   Date Added: 02/22/2012
all art is subjective and therefore can be interpreted by the observer as an individual, or a sycophant can tell the easily led what to see. what is considered to be vintage or classic art from history was created by the privileged or the exploited. what passes for modern (late 20th-21c)art is quite often purile crap and graffiti art is pure vandalism. the above is a very good study of two humans, but why is it titled Brutal Despotism? maybe to create an air of mystery, maybe to shock, maybe to distrct attention from the fact that it is a very amateur study of humans.