Oil on canvas — Epoque
«All the world’s a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances;
And one man in his time plays many parts,
His acts being seven ages..»
«As you like it»
The thinking nation is a threat as well as a non-thinking. The latter is a lesser evil as it can be manipulated, influenced and turned into a destructive force. One of the ways of manipulating crowds is a destructive propaganda as a world level bullying. It leads to devastating consequences like nazism, racism, civil wars. Non-thinkers tend to blame others for their own insufficiency, are driven by greed and envy. «Epoque» is a representation of an easily manipulated crowd whose members play a certain part in a play.
Tags: oil art, oil on canvas, political art, art original, political artworks, Maria Petroff.