Boone findings, 2014 / Part Two
Boone findings, 2014
The five major oceanic gyres from “The terrifying true story of the garbage that could kill the whole human race”
The Russian foreign ministry is “deeply indignant” that a monument to “Soviet liberator” soldiers in Bulgaria has been painted upon by persons unknown, and has called on the Bulgarian government to take measures to prevent such incidents in the future, reports ITAR-Tass.
This most recent incident, which took place in the Bulgarian town of Lozenets, was only the latest in a string of episodes in which unknown artists have creatively painted Soviet memorials in acts of civil disobedience.
In 2011, the figures on a monument in Sofia were painted to look like Ronald McDonald, Santa Claus, and various figures from the DC and Marvel comic book universes. The words “moving with the times” were written on the base.
Although anyone who is not trained in art criticism should obviously hesitate to dissect the subtle message conveyed by decorating a Soviet figure to look like Ronald McDonald, it seems clear that these mysterious painters are drawing a connection between 20th Century Soviet imperialism and perceived Russian imperialism today.
And Russia, by insisting that Soviet soldiers were “liberators,” has only managed to suggest that the painters have a
“Landscape with Cloudy Sky”, c.1904, Koloman Moser.
Wednesday special: #expressionistnature
1. Aerial of the Great Salt Lake in Utah.
2. American bison charge through heavy snow in Yellowstone National Park November 1967.
3. In the light of early morning the Vimy circles the pyramids at Giza on a dawn tour May 1995.
4. Women enjoy the benefits of a heated whirlpool in Saint Petersburg Florida 1973.
5. A group of people gather round and watch a snake charmer at work in India 1923.
6. Astronaut Neil Armstrong floats in his space suit in a pool of water in 1967