Wednesday, December 30, 2020

We’re Really Upset By Kneeling, Aren’t We?

But is the slave kneeling? Or rising?  The argument for the postures is the slave is removing his chains as Lincoln protects him.  The argument against it is the slave is kneeling.

Half-empty? Or half-full?


  1. That's the problem with a statue as narrative, it's hard to tell a story without explanation using one. Ambiguity is likely to happen.

  2. The problem with art: meanings change over time. Nudes in Greek art had to become "goddesses" to be acceptable in European art. And then Bush's AG (already forgotten his name; he was dismal) draped the naked female form of "Justice" because he didn't want to hold press conferences next to a naked lady.

    And so on and so on and so on.....

    1. Not to mention tri-colored cats. John Ashcroft was a real nutcase.