LECTURE REVIEW - Shocking Social Realism

"A revealing series of paintings with academic social realism where I saw shocking scenes of social injustice indeed like women sold as slaves, women used to produce babies for rich families, child pornography, and other forms of social horrors. We talked about nudes and the effect it had and has on men. How certain paintings were refused because their themes were too close to the truth and also how female painters were regarded as less capable of producing art. It was explained how these themes continue into our present-day society. The chosen paintings in this lecture's slideshow became 'alive' because of our discussions. One forgets they are paintings and not photos. Wonderful lecture." -Trudi van Dorp, Benitachell