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Thursday, May 18, 2006

Politicians Meeting Their End: art and hope spring eternal!

Somewhere Far Beyond Dante's Inferno. That's my hope for the upcoming political corruption trials, sentences and election results (primaries, run-offs, general in November 06 and beyond). And thus I offer one appealing version of just-desserts expressed visually by artist Julian Beever of the UK:


This guy's pavement art is the more informed genre in his body of work -- the concept of "Politicians Meeting Their End" (not necessarily the execution/content) is what's most attractive to me in the photo of the image as seen above -- although, is that Shrub below former P.M. John Major?

However, there are other pavement images by JB that are actually quite beautiful and IMHO do qualify as both technically proficient and artistically impressive. Hat tip to David Pogue.

Let's fervently hope Trompe L´oeil in politics is soon defeated (as if!) and that triomphe de l'esprit and the (informed) will of the people prevail.

Meanwhile, check out his stunning pavement version of this U.S. icon of yore:



And finally, having recently seen Helen Mirren's appealing interpretation and humanizing rendering of Elizabeth I on film, this is my hands-down (pavement-down?) fave of his body of work that I've seen thus far.


Reminds me of the dedication, determination and delicate sensibilities of the mandala sand paintings by Tibetan Monks that I so love and admire. Enjoy.

2 Comments:

At May 19, 2006 8:02 PM, Anonymous ~Dawn said...

This guy's artwork is wonderfully awesome!

 
At May 19, 2006 8:02 PM, Anonymous ~Dawn said...

This guy's artwork is wonderfully awesome!

 

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