Saturday, May 19, 2007

Support?????

Support the Protest against Artist’s Arrest…for his obscene paintings of certain religious deities.

Did u say SUPPORT?????

Of the billion natures’ creations and a million by man. This certain Mister of ours finds one of the very few objectionable things to wet his canvas. In the name of modern broad-mindedness, art seems to be restricted in vandalizing the dignity of human endeavor. Agreed that the history of art has its own share of nudity or many such things that could be seen as offence now. But things of one period in history need not necessarily be agreed upon at other times. From the houses we build, the transportation we use, the cloths n the attitude we wear, to the language we speak has undergone enormous change with the various trial and error and R & D, but the creative juices of our artists have dried up n stuck with the age-old formula.

Well if the reason of crossing (or not crossing) lines is that of the free publicity they get along with the big $$$ cheques these “master pieces” generate to the maker, the endorser n the “elite” buyer who sees a lot of “value” in it…… then its business not art. … have a ‘PG’ rating and sell it … and if it is something to do with the intumesce interpretation of a great ‘creator’, which we ignorant lot is ignorant about, then his attics shud be free to be filled with all his gyan.

The word Freedom seems to have been battered and manipulated to suit every person’s selfish need. Unfortunately, unless the greater word of responsibility is attached to it, its true meaning can be distorted in the mask of “personal choice”, “free adult mind’”, “the freedom of expression”, “of speech” and of “personal opinion” and any contrary seem to be In-defendable. There are certain lines that are not be crossed, because of the dignity in not doing so. Jus because something is in existence or happens doesn’t mean that it has to be publicized; then we wouldn’t need walls and cloths to cover the already known acts and things.


Any Religion runs on its own sanctity and faith and has its own truth that can’t be proved jus like the origin of mother’s love or hen first-egg first riddle. And something like religion is highly social when compared to spirituality, which is highly personal. So certain things in a society has to be respected jus like we respect the traffic rules (which we ought to do). Well in this case, its not that any action by certain organization in a violent way is acceptable but jus that our certain Misters wudn’t understand any other language…and sounding a bit too insensitive… anyone who have it in them to paint their parents(who r on par with gods) in those compromising way alone has the right to depict anybody else in those ways… (Forgiven --if he is really such a manic)

10 comments:

Raghavendra said...

That was well written, but a tad too harsh :) not that i dont disagree with what you say. We'll discuss this more when we talk next .

Syam said...

Nice to see your post after a long time. But which support and what are you talking about? You know, I am a bit low in G.K. :P. By the Way, I got the idea and I agree with that. Tell me what Rags said after your discussion is over. :)

Regards,
Syam

Surya said...

@rags.. dint expect you to agree upon it anywayz...

@syam n all the desis abroad.. the arrest was of an art student in gujrat for his painting of nude krishna-radha (if iam right) in a compramising position

Prashanth said...
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Prashanth said...

Surya.... this has reflected your thoughts that way it should.. though harsh, it is the intensity that you are trying to depict ... i agree with every word of yours and it seems you are rewriting the phrase to "blogs are mightier than swords" !

great one...keep them flowing...
( dont ask me :-)

Vathsa, The Ruler of The Rage said...

whoa!
score (one more) for Surya.
good read man, i am almost in agreement :)

Gowtham said...

Good one after a loong time... well written, as usual...

Sree said...

hmm! comment seems too limited an option in this case! it deserves a seperate post n I shall do dat soon!:)

Surya said...

@vathsa.. been long since u've blogged. waitin for ur arrival.

@sree... am eager to know wat u say:)

Enigmatic Illusion said...

I wont say I completely agree with you.....What that student did was wrong...absolutely wrong...agreed!But If you have not visited temples in North like Ajanta, Ellora and many others (I'm having a lot of difficulty remembering the names :)) and many temples in South too (I believe) have depicted Gods & Godesses and even Radha-Krishna I believe, in such titillating poses. Such form of art exists and it exists since a long long time!

And I hate the way such petty (comparatively!) issues are given so much attention in our country when many other criminal activities, social activities need immediate absolute attention!!

But yet, I may be wrong here...after all it's people and their sentiments...and this is just my opinion.