Desperation and Politics in Art

Jul 25 2010 Published by under Uncategorized

Statue Of Limitations By T. Royal

Statue Of Limitations By T. Royal

Despair of Politics

“Statue of Limitations”, a strong and controversial political image. This great drawing has been released about ninety years earlier than anticipated because reclusive artist T. Royal who prefers to release her work posthumously says there is just too much at stake to keep this particular image below the radar. “We’re fighting and dying ostensibly for the freedoms of other countries, yet here at home we see our own freedoms eroding on a daily basis,” Royal said.

Not surprisingly, the release of Statue of Limitations has evoked mixed reactions. While some people identify with the symbolism, others are clearly offended by it. “I don’t like what it says about our country,” said one art critic. “I’d rather see Lady Liberty standing tall with an Uzi in her hand.” The artist claims that she welcomes feedback from detractors as well as supporters on a community Feedback forum that she created at her website (the link is at the bottom) but the forum isn’t working, strangely enough, the store on the website that sell prints and other items portraying Statue of Limitations that are available for purchase is working just fine. I have a feeling that T. Royal is not her real name, but that doesn’t matter. I appreciate her highly detailed pencil drawings for its quality and guts, and I think that no matter what your political response to this drawing it is easy to appreciate the excellent craftsmanship of this artist who has no formal art training at all.

Zina Saunders’ Political Satires

Many artworks require lots of complicated explanations or speak in an abstract language that only the artist understand. Saunders’ political satires are completely clear, sharp, and totally self explanatory. We will give you just a taste from her vibrant, colorful, and very interesting portfolio – the link is as usual, at the end of the post.

Sarah Palin, political satire painting by Zina Saunders.

Sarah Palin, political satire painting by Zina Saunders.

Rights. Zina Saunders. So many symbols in one painting. Amazing.

Rights. Zina Saunders. So many symbols in one painting. Amazing.

"And then, he taxed all your money and gave it away to the poor!"

"And then, he taxed all your money and gave it away to the poor!" Zina Saunders.

Links and Sources

T. Royal website
Zina Saunders website

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Social Chutzpa (Nerves) For The Brave – Religion

Jul 20 2010 Published by under Religions

All of us have some opinion about religion, whether you believe in it or not, or whether you take it for granted or just don’t think of it too often. Religion is usually considered a sensitive subject when it is being discussed publicly and examined from a critical point of view. Some of you may not agree with the artworks that this post present, some of you might find them rude and disturbing. A few may be insulted. None of it aim to disrespect you or your beliefs. It was made to express the artist’s feeling towards religions’ consequences.

Nuns with Guns, not the band, not nor movie, Fine Political Art.

political-art Posted by PUPPETGOV

political-art Posted by PUPPETGOV

Religions has sure changed a lot in the past few decades, and so has their grab on peoples minds. To my opinion, in 2010, we no longer need religions. Religions lost their function. If ages ago religions used to be what kept societies together, today it keep us apart. Organized Religions become increasingly more violent and undermine democratic law by inventing their own demented laws like the Jewish Halacha or Islamic Fatawa. If the artworks in this post does not convince you, just take a look at these blogs authored by “Honest-To-God-Catholic-Nuns”, I promise you that you will laugh hard and long :-) The Adventures of “One Fun Nun” Hell Burns Happy Nun Thinks Aloud

Below is the “uncensored version” of the beautiful painting “Ms. July” from the series of painting “Islamic Calendar Girl” by Iranian-born California Artist Makan (Max) Emadi. His work is very appealing and packed with symbolism. Read Max Emadi’s own omments on his Islamic Erotica series on his website which I strongly recommend you to check out. The link is at the bottom of the post.

"Islamic Calendar Girl" by Max Emadi

"Islamic Calendar Girl" by Max Emadi

Ms. July

Ms. July lays back on a sheet in the color of Islamic green. Her black robe appears to be the equivalent of a mini-skirt and is hitched high to show her long slender legs. Red stiletto shoes are a complement to the green of the sheet.

"Ms September" Iranian Woman Painting by Max Emadi

"Ms September" Iranian Woman Painting by Max Emadi













Ms. September

Ms. September winks at us while holding cards in her hands that count to 9/11.



Oreet Ashery’s controversial gender-bending photo of a breast-holding Hasid.

Oreet Ashery is the British-Israeli multi-media artist behind the most overtly political image of a shot of herself dressed as Hasidic man looking down at her obviously female breast.

By dressing in the traditional garb of Orthodox men, Ashery said she is challenging that community’s strict gender codes and encouraging “dialogue”. What do you think? it’s it briliant feminist art or unnecessary propaganda?

Oreet Ashery - breast-holding Hasid

Oreet Ashery - breast-holding Hasid

I hope you enjoyed these artworks for what they are and appreciate the spirits of these artists who dared to express publicly feelings and ideas that perhaps many others feel but avoid touching.
Please comment and share your opinions and views with us.

Links and Sources

Grenades from pic of the day @ puppetgov.com

Armed Nuns from pic of the day @ puppetgov.com

Artist Makan (Max) Emadiwebsite

Artist Oreet Asherywebsite

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