Monthly Archives: July 2011
You ever wonder if he truly disliked art, or did he just put up a front just to rile people?
I find something very British about this book. Besides the wordplay, the dry snark, and the snarling contempt at established traditions, of course. This book also plays with the idea of what one can do with copyright section at the beginning of books. They (Banksy) filled it with dry humor besides of the usual “Please don’t copy” warning. In the Doctor Who book Dead Romance by Laurence Miles, they used a snarky summary on the book jacket’s back cover. The same goes to Neil Gaiman’s and Terry Pratchett’s book Good Omens. Not to mention Random House’s warning that they do not encourage graffiti. Talk about walking a tight rope.
With this logic, does it mean that divisive ideas do not exist?
I have seen other blogs comment on this painting and I feel I should comment on this as well. Out of all the Norman Rockwell paintings I have seen, I love this one the most. Rockwell uses a simple but direct approach to show what people had to go through when trying to integrate civilization. I remember seeing this in American History as a teenager and it stayed forever with me.
Also, my father once told me of his junior high school integrating Black students. He talked about Delores, the only Black girl there who lived in loneliness because no one wanted her as a friend.
I love the way the gold color scheme gives her this sense of power. Her gold eyes also has this raw, mystical appearance befitting a warrior goddess. Like she will jump out and kill you if you insult her. Klimt made a wonderful tribute to this divine woman.
Furthermore, the chest plate shows he has a sense of humor. It makes a nice contrast to Athena’s stoic facial expression.
For those wondering, a lot of my albums I have reviewed for my Art History Radio section, they come from the Telfair Museum of Art in Savannah, Georgia. Also, these albums consisted mostly of classical songs (barring the Romare Beardan tribute) that revolve around an artist or an era. For this review, I am looking at an album of recent and original material for a museum itself. In 30×30, composer Joel Goodman created songs that commemorated the Getty Museum. In other words, what would building a museum sound like when turned into music? Triumph and accomplishment, of course. A concept album from beginning to end, various songs repeat musical motifs from beginning to end.
Talk about sensory overload. Not to mention vaguely sexual in some places with the throbbing and pulsating objects. But remember readers, do not try to look for a plot, just let the movie draw you in with its experimental special effects.