ART COVERS UP

Art covers up everything that we would like to do.
This is your painting. And here—over here—stands you.
To acquire that skill takes a certain amount of work.
You gave up. In your soul the lazy spirits lurk.

So this is your painting. It will depict you when you are dead.
And that is the point. You—over here—just want to be fed.
You allow dress-makers and stylists to decide
Thanks to your painting, what death will never hide.

You belong to nature, and nature seeks to make another,
But not you—you want no child to grow old like your mother.
You, yourself, are the beginning and the end,
The reason for art, and nobody’s friend.

 

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4 Comments

  1. Andrew said,

    October 18, 2015 at 6:17 pm

    Women (along with men) who buy into the narcissistic sex-driven culture of commodified death and deny their biological destiny are truly no one’s friend.
    This reigning mentality in the US and Europe is part of the reason why, apart from divine intervention, it is a demographic certainty that Islamic law will be implemented over large segments of the population sooner or later. Mohammedans reproduce on a large scale while decadent Western Euro-culture can’t be bothered with families or children.

    As someone, somewhere, once painted:
    “Where do we come from, who are we, where are we going?”

    • noochinator said,

      October 18, 2015 at 9:09 pm

      Per Wikipedia, Gauguin did his bit for demography:

      In 1873, he married a Danish woman, Mette-Sophie Gad (1850–1920). Over the next ten years, they had five children: Émile (1874–1955); Aline (1877–1897); Clovis (1879–1900); Jean René (1881–1961); and Paul Rollon (1883–1961)….

      Gauguin outlived three of his children; Aline died of pneumonia, Clovis died of a blood infection following a hip operation, and the daughter of Gauguin’s young Tahitian mistress, Pau’ura, died only a few days after her birth on Christmas Day 1896….

      Émile worked as a construction engineer in the U.S. and is buried in Lemon Bay Historical Cemetery, in Florida. Jean René became a well-known sculptor and a staunch socialist; he died on 21 April 1961 in Copenhagen. Paul Rollon became an artist and art critic and wrote a memoir, My Father, Paul Gauguin (1937)….

      Gauguin had several other children by his mistresses: Germaine (born 1891) with Juliette Huais (1866–1955); Émile Marae a Tai (born 1899) with Pau’ura; and a daughter (born 1902) with Mari-Rose. (There is also some speculation that the Belgian artist Germaine Chardon was Gauguin’s daughter.) Emile Marae a Tai, illiterate and raised in Tahiti by Pau’ura, was brought to Chicago in 1963 by the French journalist Josette Giraud and was an artist in his own right, his descendants still living in Tahiti as of 2001….

      Wow! If we all lived like that, we’d never have to worry about living under sharia law….

  2. Andrew said,

    October 19, 2015 at 1:09 am


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