Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Robert Indiana
oil on canvas

I chose this piece because it's a call to the individual community of the United States that coalesce to form American society. The border reads "Just as the anatomy of man every nation must have its hind part: Alabama." This was done with two other states, Louisiana and Mississippi as a part of Indiana's "Confederacy" paintings. This painting is done to warn of unrecognized dangers of unwillingness to change and ignorance to narrow mindedness. How the injustice of a minority of a population effects the culture of the society and its politics. The stars that lead from top left to bottom right is to signify the Confederate flag and that these stars converge on the capital of Selma forming an "X."

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