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Basically, these 2 brothers- Jake and Dinos Chapman, quite famous on the modern Brit Art scene for making very controversial works of art, have outdone themselves this time- they’ve bought a copy of the rare set of etchings by Goya called “Th Disasters of War” ( a very disturbing series about torture and dismemberment in times of war), and defaced them all with silly faces.
Long story short, this is one of the works that has got them nominated for the most prestigious prize for modern British artists- the Turner prize, and at the moment, they are the favourites to win. The critics seem to approve of them simply because they’ve grown rather jaded and it’s been a long time since they’ve been REALLY shocked.
Here on the homefront, my B.F is absolutely spitting with rage :mad: as Goya is his favourite artist, and he’s disgusted that some fellow artists could ruin one of the greatest series of etchings ever made.
As for me, I’m inclined not to get too hopping mad, for the same reason that mother’s ignore small children who are being beastly just to get some adult attention.
Any more thoughts on the matter?
For those of you who feel as we do, here’s a little good news