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Tuesday, April 12, 2005

This Is Art? Cont'd.

I fail to see why painting chubby people makes you an "artist." Columbian artist Fernando Botero painted scenes from the Abu Ghraib abuse scandal in his trademark chubby style to express his outrage.

Botero - via AP/Yahoo News

"No one would have ever remembered the horrors of Guernica if not for the painting," said Botero, referring to Pablo Picasso's masterpiece "Guernica," which depicts the aerial bombardment of civilians during the Spanish Civil War. Via Yahoo News

This is the 21st Century's answer to Guernica? This is an editorial cartoon.


At Tuesday, April 12, 2005 at 2:49:00 PM EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The first thing I thought of when I saw the picture was...

Corpulent Man With Beating Stick: "WHAT?!?!? You ate the last TWIX? Better men have died for less!"

Thank God he didn't get into the Chips Ahoy or the dude might have whipped out a mace.

- Mrs. Surly


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