Jean Lois Laguionie

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The Painting by Jean-François Laguionie is a postmodern piece. It tells a story about the inhabitants of a painting part of whom is painted completely (allduns), part partially (halfies), and the rest are merely sketches (sketchies). They have tense relationships because allduns believe that they are superior for the painter only cared to finish them. Respectively, this film toys with audience feelings and beliefs because the above-mentioned situation can be applied to any social justice and civil rights movement. Such movements are not necessarily the product of postmodern era; however, many of them started developing very recently. Therefore, Jean-François Laguionie voices relevant issues. Moreover, the fact that there are three distinguishable…show more content…
The corruption of the postcolonial Antigua’s government is one of such outcomes that has stayed with the region even after the decolonization. She explains that British colonizers, whom she calls criminals, were killing and imprisoning native people and destroying their culture while were forcing the English one. Kincaid also notes that people of Antigua considered English “animals, a bit below human standards as we understood those standards to be” because of their behavior towards the people whose lives they had unlawfully invaded; therefore, people of Antigua had strong moral principles and their government would not have become corrupt without an outside reason. Jamaica Kincaid writes, “Have you ever wondered why it is that all we seem to have learned from you is how to corrupt our societies and how to be tyrants? You will have to accept that this is mostly your fault” (34-35). Thus, the core of the corruption lies in the years of colonization and unfair treatment from British colonists. She argues that they expressed the same kind of behavior towards native Antigua people and they learned from the English how to “imprison and murder each other”, “govern badly”, and “take the wealth of our country and place it in Swiss bank accounts” (Kincaid 34). Moreover, she stresses that bureaucracy – a phenomenon that is virtually inseparable from the corruption…show more content…
The image of God is broadly duplicated all over the world, and even people who do not worship any deity imagine God to look like an old bearded white man, which is the most popular portrayal of God in the books and media. No matter if a person believes in God or not, it can be argued that it is a false image since no one can know how God looks like if he indeed exists. People of faith believe that God created humans in his image and his likeness; however, it is exactly the opposite case with his image. God is depicted as white in the most pictures that can be found online while searching the word “God” (although his story was originated in regions that was populated by people of color) because the white color of skin is deemed standard. Besides, people believe that God is wisdom; therefore, he is depicted as an old man since this is how people expect a wise person to look like. Therefore, it all leads for the image of God to be an example of simulacra for his image is not real but simulated and believed to be true by people. Moreover, Jean Baudrillard uses Iconoclasts to prove that God is a simulacrum and that it was the reason for the quarrel between them and iconolaters because it creates an argument that “deep down God never existed, that only the simulacrum ever existed, even that God himself was never anything but his own simulacrum”, otherwise there is no reason to

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