Bravo! Barbarism deserves no art !

BarbarismDeservesNoArt  .

‘A 63-year-old faces charges of criminal damage after scratching Thomas Gainsborough’s The Morning Walk at the National Gallery in London, prompting a scuffle and a two-hour part closure of the museum.

Keith [raw talent] Gregory, the suspected vandal [or artist], described by police as having no fixed abode, will appear at Westminster magistrates court on Monday.

The painting, formally known as, Mr and Mrs. William Hallett, which shows a young, wealthy couple walking in the countryside with a dog beside them, could potentially be fully restored.

“The damage is limited to two long scratches which have penetrated the paint layers but not the supporting canvas. The painting was removed from display and examined by the gallery’s conservators, who are now assessing next steps,” said a spokesperson for the National Gallery.

An eyewitness who posted about the incident on Reddit before the news broke, said the perpetrator was reported to have shouted that he had a bomb before defacing the canvas with a screwdriver and being overwhelmed by visitors and security. …’

Looks like this site wordpress is having sneaky can’t save draft issues.

Speaking of which  other than winterval mid-winter solstice, there is the vernal spring equinox where day and night…get even?

O’Alexandria, was there ever a city like you? For same coast, yet stable, was Carthage the great.


‘…An estimated 1.2 million men were homosexuals in Germany in 1928. Between 1933-45, an estimated 100,000 men were arrested as homosexuals, and of these, some 50,000 officially defined homosexuals were sentenced. Most of these men spent time in regular prisons, and an estimated 5,000 to 15,000 of the total sentenced were incarcerated in concentration camps.

How many of these 5,000 to 15,000 “175ers” perished in the concentration camps will probably never be known. Historical research to date has been very limited. One leading scholar, Ruediger Lautmann, believes that the death rate for “175ers” in the camps may have been as high as sixty percent. …

The vast majority of homosexual victims were males; lesbians were not subjected to systematic persecution. While lesbian bars were closed, few women are believed to have been arrested. Paragraph 175 did not mention female homosexuality. Lesbianism was seen by many Nazi officials as alien to the nature of the Aryan woman. In some cases, the police arrested lesbians as “asocials” or “prostitutes.” One woman, Henny Schermann, was arrested in 1940 in Frankfurt and was labeled “licentious Lesbian” on her mug shot; but she was also a “stateless Jew,” sufficient cause for deportation. …’

After the war, homosexual concentration camp prisoners were not acknowledged as victims of Nazi persecution, and reparations were refused. Under the Allied Military Government of Germany, some homosexuals were forced to serve out their terms of imprisonment, regardless of the time spent in concentration camps. The 1935 version of Paragraph 175 remained in effect in the Federal Republic (West Germany) until 1969, so that well after liberation, homosexuals continued to fear arrest and incarceration. ‘


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