Archive for February, 2007

A most complex iconography…

February 19, 2007

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Here’s a war rug acquired recently by one of our readers which exhibits a very complex set of interactions between image elements – some of which derive from traditional forms, intersected with narrative passages which depict armed conflict.

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Some of the mixage of imagery, through different scales in each
register, is really challenging to our “Western” sense of perspective.

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We’ve seen animals within animals many times…

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…but certainly never a snake emerging from the ammunition
belt of a heavy machine gun…

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