Anti-Renoir protesters picket Boston art gallery over ‘aesthetic terrorism’

  • metta

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    Oct 09, 2015 3:25 PM GMT
    Anti-Renoir protesters picket Boston art gallery over ‘aesthetic terrorism’


    http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/art/news/anti-renoir-protesters-picket-boston-art-gallery-over-aesthetic-terrorism-chanting-put-some-fingers-a6684846.html
  • starboard5

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    Oct 11, 2015 11:54 AM GMT
    First world problems.
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    Oct 11, 2015 1:04 PM GMT
    Their true intentions are like the "fuzzy Impressionism" they are using as their protest vehicle. Maybe if they stated their goals more like simple cartoons their cartoonish behavior would be more clear to the public.
  • Bunjamon

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    Oct 11, 2015 10:10 PM GMT
    To me, this smacks entirely of satire. A God Hates Renoir sign? It's a riff on the Westboro Baptist church's infamous signs. I cannot imagine they're serious.
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    Oct 12, 2015 12:25 AM GMT
    Bunjamon saidTo me, this smacks entirely of satire. A God Hates Renoir sign? It's a riff on the Westboro Baptist church's infamous signs. I cannot imagine they're serious.

    Of course this is satire. But my point above is that it's not very CLEAR satire. It doesn't serve your purpose very well if most people haven't got a clue what the Hell you're doing.
  • metta

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    Oct 12, 2015 1:50 AM GMT
    ^
    It gets the museums in the public eye...which is a good thing. icon_smile.gif
  • Bunjamon

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    Oct 13, 2015 12:53 AM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    Bunjamon saidTo me, this smacks entirely of satire. A God Hates Renoir sign? It's a riff on the Westboro Baptist church's infamous signs. I cannot imagine they're serious.

    Of course this is satire. But my point above is that it's not very CLEAR satire. It doesn't serve your purpose very well if most people haven't got a clue what the Hell you're doing.


    Satire is often directed only at those who are familiar enough with the issue at hand to understand. Look at the Borowitz Report, for example. And like the OP said, giving attention to museums and art is always a good thing.