"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

The Danish Royal Family in Art

Many people seem not to like the new portrait.

They think it's creepy.  Art is too subjective - every one is an expert.  (Hi!)

I like it.  Very surreal and yet ... very real - in a 'Lord of the World' sort of way...

Seriously, the post-post-modern composition is wonderfully theatrical - it reminds me of an ad for a play or a film, posed on set with the entire cast.  How appropriate for monarchy without power.  Which is why I like it - it's honest and real.

1 comment:

  1. It looks like one of the old V.C. Andrews covers to me!


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