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ahah,, you frogot the GRAVEY dumass by Pizzaface4372 ahah,, you frogot the GRAVEY dumass by Pizzaface4372
Critique by BurningOleander BurningOleander/critique/874673365">Nov 24, 2013, 4:09:44 PM
What can be said about true art that hasn't been said already?
The first thing that came to my mind when seeing this in my daily alerts was "Oh no, what do we have here? Another artwork in the name of an american holiday that glorifyingly celebrates the slaughter of millions of natives?"
But as soon as I clicked on it and started reading, the true intentions became appearent.
First of all, the chosen theme of "Sweet Bro and Hella Jeff", often used to portray an event in a parodistic manner, sets the tone for this piece straight on the first thoughtful look. The natives, here represented by Sweet Bro in traditional yet clicheed manner, are not the villains of the piece. In a classic subroutine of comedy, they are shown as the tragic heroes, being tortured and suffering under the hand of the tyrannical man, in this case represented by the trickster Hella Jeff in the role of a settler.
At first, he seems to play fair, collaborating with the obviously physically stronger native to catch a turkey, before stepping back and letting his "helper", in a subtle hint at slavery and the cruelty of early american settlers, do all the work for him.
And as soon as his, let's say it out loud, slave fails in his quest or even shows minor bits of imperfection, here portrayed through a release of gas, he pokes fun at him, trying to prove himself as a surperior being.

In the end we have a subtly provoking piece of art here, parodying the by now established look at thanksgiving as a day of celebration and conquest, and showing it's true nature as a stultification of native americans.
What do you think?
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ninetailsJM123 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the most beutiful thing i have ever seen
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