The Revolution is Not a Dinner Party

It's Just Lunch....or IS IT??

Monday, October 31, 2005


At 1:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is the point of this? Just to creep us out with a naked George Bush? Thematically, there is no connection to Manet's "Olympia." And why did the painter try to make Cheney black? Just to match the maid in the original "Olympia"?

At 3:54 PM, Blogger JS said...

I think it is a play on the "the emperor has no clothes," along with a feminising of an otherwise macho character (Bush). Obviously the oil rig is a tad heavy handed, but the painting resonates with me. Also, Manet's Olympia is one of the most ennui-ridden characters in art history and provides a funny foil for Bush's "man of action" persona.

P.S. this is the one piece of not my intellectual property that I feel the worst about posting.


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