April 5, 2011

Woman attacks "2 Tahitian Women" because "I feel that Gauguin is evil. He has nudity and is bad for the children."

"He has two women in the painting and it’s very homosexual. I was trying to remove it. I think it should be burned. I am from the American CIA and I have a radio in my head. I am going to kill you."



Somewhere there's a mythical country where the people love post-Impressionism so much that this lunatic's attack on the Gauguin is causing them to run wild, riot, and kill each other.

32 comments:

Seven Machos said...

I'm not so concerned with the homosexuality. What concerns me is that the woman holding the plate of red stuff is going to get the bottoms of her boobs all dirty.

And who will lick it off?

David said...

Althouse: How can you imply that one culture is superior to another, because ... um ... SLAVERY.

The Crack Emcee said...

And she's perfectly normal nowadays,...Kenneth, what's the frequency?

TMink said...

Yeah, Christians and Jews do not have to kill people who desecrate our Scripture. Our God is big enough to handle that sort of thing on His own.

Trey

Hoosier Daddy said...

The painting, owned by the Metropolitan Mu­seum of Art in New York and valued at $80 million

Perhaps we should start taxing overvalued art to help reduce the deficit.

lemondog said...

Was she a professor?

Technologically-speaking, hasn't the CIA gone beyond inserting radios in peoples heads?

Thank you Rohm and Haas for Plexiglas

The eyes, the EYES!!!!!!!!

Harry Phartz said...

Some of my earliest exposure to images of naked (OK, semi-naked, I was only 4, c'mon!) women was Gauguin. A coffee table book my parents had. I remember thinking - where is this place where the women forget at least half their clothes?

Chris said...

What does Lindsey Graham have to say about this?

Surfed said...

By way of rhetorical example: A group of artists living in New York City (and who happen to be gay) have an art show that features, among other things, crucifixes stuck in excrement. Somewhere in the US, a group of Christians riot and kill patrons in a gay bar. Is it the fault of the gay artists living in New York?

Atom Kid said...

Doesn't she know that the CIA uses iPods now, radios are old school. She sounds almost as crazy as the "Truthers".

Original Mike said...

"Somewhere there's a mythical country where the people love post-Impressionism so much that this lunatic's attack on the Gauguin is causing them to run wild, riot, and kill each other."

Yeah, I don't think love is the motivating emotion.

Smilin' Jack said...

"I feel that Gauguin is evil. He has nudity and is bad for the children."

The models for that painting were likely underage--it's widely believed that Gauguin was a pedophile and had sex with his underage models. And now Althouse is spreading this stuff on the internet--look for Walker's new kiddie porn cops to make an example of her.

Greg said...

Jesus said, 'Come follow me'.
Mohammed said, 'Come follow me, or I'll chop your fucking head off with this bad ass sword.'

edutcher said...

Just be glad the bowl of pomegranates (or whatever) wasn't a Koran.

On several levels.

Bob said...

Somewhere there's a mythical country where the people...run wild, riot, and kill each other.

Surely you are mistaken, Ann. Everyone knows that Gauguinism is a religion of peace.

dbp said...

Eh, Korans can be printed by the bushel, Gauguin isn't making any more paintings.

Still, I don't plan on rioting or killing.

Paddy O said...

Have you seen Paradise Found with Kiefer Sutherland? I thought it was pretty interesting.

Gauguin was bad for his children, truth be told, and probably not so good for other people's children.

But how sadly typical to attack the women for the man's disobedience.

Lucius said...

And I was going to bet money this attacker was a 2nd Wave Feminist . . . oh well, guess it's a good thing I got no takers.

Oh, it's all about "the children"!

My favorite anecdote of art-fueled insanity: a late 19th Century music student and failing composer who goes mad on a train: "Brahms has loaded this train with dynamite!!"

I think he was in Mahler's conservatory or something.

Fred4Pres said...

Mohammed called from hell and says he loves Gauguin, but just wishes he painted younger subjects.

dbp said...

Of course, the lady only tried to destroy the painting.

Question: If the Florida preacher tried to burn a Koran, but somehow failed to harm the book--would Muslims somewhere riot? I mean, once someone notified them of the outrage, naturally.

Methadras said...

Gauguin had it somewhat right. Leave France and move to a Polynesian island, paint and fuck hot Polynesian women. Then die there.

wv = mateman = that's what he did.

Chip Ahoy said...

In is mythical country imagined here, the inhabitants must consider art by the hand of Gouguin to be the art directly from God, the art of God, not just inspired art interpreted by humans like all the other art in the world. Can a reasonable conversation be had with these inhabitants, or should I just forget it?

pduggie said...

wasn't Goya’s “Naked Maja” taken down because someone felt 'sexually harassed' by it?

pduggie said...

wasn't Goya’s “Naked Maja” taken down because someone felt 'sexually harassed' by it?

themightypuck said...

I fucking love Gauguin. And Van Gogh. I'm such a cliche.

Belkys said...

Gauguin is deemed evil in Tahiti. He is considered a pedophile and a rapist. So said Vargas LLosa in one press article . He usually advertise that way his book. He wrote : Al otro lado del Paraíso about Flora Tristán a scocialist and feminist , grand mother of Gauguin

Belkys said...

overvalued art? It is not overvalued, he was oneof the greatest artist of the xix century. When art was still art

Belkys said...

My favorite anecdote of art-fueled insanity:
The director of a conservatorium in Colombia was killed because he was deemed a conservative. Basic school kid went to school with a black band in the arm to show they were liberal s an avoid been killed

Belkys said...

Naked Maja. Nop..the model of the original then changed by Goya was the duchess of Alba. The problem was a aristocrat naked. After a love quarrel , he changed the face for the face of a gipsy, so no problem.
The original owner was the lover of the Queen and favorite of the King, so there was an attempt to use it against him( the fact he owned a paint of a duchess naked)

Fragility said...

Kind of remind's me to your response to Jessica Valenti's breasts, Althouse.

Fen said...
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Fen said...

Fragility: Kind of remind's me to your response to Jessica Valenti's breasts, Althouse.

How so? Was the Feminist Gauguin posing to get an intern "interview" with Bill Clinton?