Saturday, June 14, 2014

Veep, season 3

I reckon art generally relies on identification : Seeing yourself or something from your own experiences in the work of art.

Now, I am not even going to attempt an explanation to how / why I see myself more in a self-portrait by some 17th century Dutchman than in a contemporary TV-series about a vice-president, intelligently written and played by an actress I greatly admire.

Still. For some reason I don't. (See myself in 'Veep', that is.) Perhaps because these characters are all either so nasty or self-centered or plain stupid or - frequently - all three that there is really nothing to redeem them.

Washington Crossing the Delaware,
Emmanuel Leutze, 1851

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