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Oikophobia in a political context refers to political ideologies that are said to repudiate one's own culture and laud others.
< wipes tears >
re: image repertoire (FREUD), iconography, odalisque, ethnography, orientalism (SAID), periodicity in European art history, historical materialism (DALE MARTIN)
I spy the wee dark figure scouring the background of this neoclassical tableau, titled here "The Rennaissance Nude": Reminds me of the avatar I toted for 5 of 7 years in the wilderness with the California Cohort of Petty Landlords. Still have it. As it happens, I awoke very early one morning to read Bloomberg online and found a photo editor's error. This was an out-take from the roll of shots taken for Lloyd Blankfein's portrait. The berry brown arm of the stylist brushing the top of his pate with with cosmetic facial powder, the sort used to absorb the "sheen" of perspiration, thrust into the frame. How the cohort complained (although the website default avatar which I replaced was in fact a circumspect headshot of The Lloyd)!
So. While I understand a temptation to gloss artifacts of European history with Victorian customs and puritanical controls, I see that readings of them is not so much hypocritical as in fact an affirmative defense of the domination of world views and purpose of "art work" in that enterprise, creation.
Homo faber sez: What the right hand giveth, the left taketh away. < wipes tears >
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