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Old 11th November 2013, 08:17 AM
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Why would this offend anyone?

It's quite interesting IMO.
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Old 11th November 2013, 10:45 AM
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Originally Posted by HorsieJuice View Post
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So, IOW, this guy is a nobody. $800 is not very much at all for a painting and if he were held in any sort of regard by the art world, his work would be selling for quite a bit more than that. This is probably the most publicity he's ever gotten.

Here is his etsy page. Not very good, IMO.
One has to be careful with things like that. Just because he doesn't do well in his life, or that he doesn't do well currently, do not mean he is bound to be a "nobody" or that he is not a good artist - opinions aside.

I mean, hey, Van Gogh never made it as an artist in his lifetime, but look at what his art means to the world now. And he is certainly not the only artist to have this happen.
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Old 11th November 2013, 10:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Paradoxum View Post
Why would this offend anyone?

It's quite interesting IMO.
Hmmm...Darth Vader, holding a seemingly dead Jesus over a pile of bones in what appears to be an urban warzone with the US flag flying in the background implanted in a pile of rubble.

Yeah, nothing there someone might get offended over...

But personally, I am with you. It is actually a pretty interesting image.
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This painting is almost too confusing to be offensive. It's not really...it's just...not sense make...WHY?
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Old 11th November 2013, 11:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Standing_Ultraviolet View Post
This painting is almost too confusing to be offensive. It's not really...it's just...not sense make...WHY?
I view it the same way I view the crucifix dipped in urine, it's just another cry for attention.

That... or... well.. considering the subjects of this particular bit of art.. it's very possible the person was extremely bored.
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Old 11th November 2013, 11:28 AM
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Originally Posted by TerranceL View Post
I view it the same way I view the crucifix dipped in urine, it's just another cry for attention.
Probably, although...

That... or... well.. considering the subjects of this particular bit of art.. it's very possible the person was extremely bored.
...this seems to make even more sense.

Sometimes, I make weird doodles when I'm bored. Maybe this is just the equivalent of that for someone with more talent and less taste?
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Originally Posted by Standing_Ultraviolet View Post
This painting is almost too confusing to be offensive. It's not really...it's just...not sense make...WHY?
Oh, I am sure that we could come up with some rationale behind the mash-up of themes. But this ain't art interpretation, and the image don't seem to have been intended as a political or sociological shouting point.
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Originally Posted by Fenny the Fox View Post
Oh, I am sure that we could come up with some rationale behind the mash-up of themes. But this ain't art interpretation, and the image don't seem to have been intended as a political or sociological shouting point.
"Why, yes, the Darth Vader pieta in front of Ground Zero and near a pile of corpses appears to represent...feudalism or something."
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Originally Posted by Fenny the Fox View Post
Hmmm...Darth Vader, holding a seemingly dead Jesus over a pile of bones in what appears to be an urban warzone with the US flag flying in the background implanted in a pile of rubble.

Yeah, nothing there someone might get offended over...

But personally, I am with you. It is actually a pretty interesting image.
Yeah, why would that offend? The picture of Jesus isn't Jesus, just like a picture of Muhammad isn't Muhammad. There's no need to get to stressed about it. I'd hope that people in diverse countries would have learnt to deal with disagreement.

When I was a Christian, I don't know if, or why, I would have been offended. I might have just thought, "Oh, well that's a strange picture". I'm not sure what the offence towards Jesus is meant to be. Even with a cross in urine, you can still simply accept that the artist disagrees with you, and that is because they are ignorant, not immoral.

I think shock or offence can play a role in art.

Originally Posted by TerranceL View Post
I view it the same way I view the crucifix dipped in urine, it's just another cry for attention.
Why would the cross in urine be just a cry for attention? I see no reason why it can't be a form of expression.

That... or... well.. considering the subjects of this particular bit of art.. it's very possible the person was extremely bored.
Possibly. It's not easy to tell what the point of the picture is. I suppose it could be against authoritarian reactions to 911/ terrorism, and saying that such a reaction is anti-Christ.
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Originally Posted by Standing_Ultraviolet View Post
"Why, yes, the Darth Vader pieta in front of Ground Zero and near a pile of corpses appears to represent...feudalism or something."
'No matter how controversial or seemingly-absurd your critique, as long as you justify it, it can't be entirely wrong.' Silly as it seems, it works when it comes to art and literature analysis. lol
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