Thursday, April 16, 2009

Something Aesthetic

This is a painting that I photographed while in London this past summer. I can see a lot of pain in this image. It is interesting that it was done by a Brit - or at least I assume so. Would the painting seem different if it were done by an American? Or - going back to our discussion of 9/11 art - how do you think this would have fared?

1 comment:

Nels said...

Oh, wow. It took me a minute to recognize that his nose is a plane. Hmmm, not sure what to think. Is it saying that America is a country of liars, and just as Pinocchio's nose showed his faults, the planes crashing showed us ours? It's certainly using some iconic images in wild ways.