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  •  From a psychological standpoint (5+ / 0-)
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    jrooth, native, semiot, Lonely Texan, indie17

    they're actually quite interesting conceptually and symbolically. Formally, they are rubbish, but they do show a complexity beyond that of most Sunday painters.
    Thanks for the diary. I put links up on my fb page, because most of my 'friends' are either artists or critics. No one could be persuaded to touch the subject with a barge pole.
    Chickens.

    "We are monkeys with money and guns". Tom Waits

    by northsylvania on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 01:40:38 AM PST

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    •  Scrub off the shit and guilt (1+ / 0-)
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      semiot

      (Must bathe often) but I have to give him credit for trying to work things out with art. How many people died for the WMD's
      aka Oil Wells? Lots of souls to torment a religious man.

    •  I find them interesting, (3+ / 0-)
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      northsylvania, v2aggie2, Egg

      introspective, and not at all bad for amateur work. Notice that Bush in the shower is not facing the mirror, but looking off to the right. The face in the mirror however, is looking straight at the viewer (us), not at Bush himself. The stream of water (cleansing, purifying) flows between Bush and the mirror he does not confront.

      I'd say that Dubya is a better painter than he was a President -- though admittedly that's setting the bar pretty low.

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