The Art of Cruelty: A Reckoning

The Art of Cruelty: A Reckoning

Maggie Nelson

“This is feedback at its best.”―Carolyn Kellogg, Los Angeles Times

Writing within the culture of Susan Sontag and Elaine Scarry, Maggie Nelson has emerged as one among our ultimate cultural critics with this landmark paintings approximately representations of cruelty and violence in paintings. From Sylvia Plath’s poetry to Francis Bacon’s work, from the Saw franchise to Yoko Ono’s functionality paintings, Nelson’s nuanced exploration around the creative panorama eventually bargains a version of ways one may perhaps stability powerful moral convictions with an both robust appreciation for paintings that exams the boundaries of flavor, taboo, and permissibility.

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