Make America great again


Work Title: Portrait of a Swedish traveller. Romanticising history.

Medium, Technique, Material: Oil on canvas

Work Description:

The painting is an original 17 Century portrait, to which a notation has been added. ‘To articulate what is past does not mean to recognize “how it really was’. It means to take control of a memory, as it flashes in a moment of danger’. Donald Trump’s campaign slogan idealized the past in a dangerous way that focused on conjuring unrealistic and occasionally blatantly false images of a shining past, free of fault.

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