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Nov 04

PICASSO and POLITICS

The Brown WedgePost a comment • 200 views

PICASSO and POLITICS:

“Guernica represents something recently demonstrated in this year’s passionate torrent of anti-Bush agitprop, namely art’s ineffectuality in the production of concrete political results.” I wonder if there’s a kind of Godwin’s Law active in ref. “Successful” Political Art – if you were to compare Grozny, say, to Guernica, the comparison risks being treated as on-its-face absurd NOT bcz the events are dissimilar (seeing as i cast around for like all of 7 secs to come up with a.n.other city bombed in a civil war), but rather bcz Guernica-the-painting, which “encapsulates an atrocity with genius” (=made-up ‘typical’ quote), is incomparable w.all art (so far) abt Grozny? Hence by unconscious extension…

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