3 Controversial Paintings?

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2 years ago
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@rubymc, @ErinGibbs, @katie1357 and @kerrym

Happy Easter! Let's discuss these 3 paintings as a treat..

2 years ago
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Rene Magrittes piece The Rape will be seen as a very controversial piece firstly because of the name. Some people may feel offended or hurt because it could touch a personal subject.
The woman's facial features have been replaced by a woman's torso and pelvis which suggests the way men see women. I think the idea of this piece was to create a sexual image image from a woman's face which is usually the first thing people would see.
Some people think that this piece references a lot to his mothers death and the way which she died, with only her face covered. When Magritte saw her he would have only seen her naked body which will have stuck in his head. For these reasons I think this painting is controversial

2 years ago
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I agree with Erin that initially the image is seen as controversial due to its graphic nature. The piece itself is absent of female identity. Seemingly this is a comment on the brutality of rape and dehumanisation of the victim. I find that it's a considered approach to depicting a personal subject. The title is an obvious reference to the piece's subject matter however the piece maybe seen as suggestive and a not a literal representation of rape. It's a more respectful image but is still on the shocking spectrum (painting of naked woman's body).

2 years ago
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I think the first piece could be seen as controversial due to the race of the women in it. However without knowing the paintings and information about them I'm not too sure about the context of the piece to comment further.

2 years ago
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...for all those who are having issues with Tackk (showing the titles of the works) the first painting is Eduard Manet "Olympia" (1865), the second Dali's "The Enigma of William Tell" (1933)

2 years ago
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I think Manet's and Dali's work seem a bit disrespectful towards women because the seem quite exploiting and I think they should have commuted their ideas in more of a respectful way

2 years ago
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Agree with Erin and Ruby on Magrittes piece, it is a rather graphic image, although i dont think in a bad way. I think its suggestive of how dehumanising rape is for a victim, making the image a shocking realisation for the audience. However its a personal subject for some people and they may find it offensive