The Agony of Art

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Rubén Belloso Adorna

The Agony of Art


138 × 92 cm | 54 1/4 × 36 in
Pastel on paper


This allegorical work aims to be a critique of the abuse suffered by figurative art and above all realism today by most sectors of contemporary art. I wanted to represent him as a martyr who is dying, after being beaten, stripped of his clothes and bound against his will. His expression denotes great sadness and resignation. He wears a white, spotless cloth, a symbol of honesty, that contrasts with her body full of dirt and wounds. In the foreground is a wristwatch, broken, in which time has stopped