Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Gone with the inspiration
Immitation, they say, is the highest form of flattery. That may be, but it sure isn't always flattering. And in case of artworks like Mandingo it smells more of desperation.
Still the vast number of more or less direct, and varyingly original or talented, quotes and imitations of the famous Gone with the wind motiv certainly underlines its continuing importance as a cultural pop icon.
In case you want to point out that it was just my personal lack of inspiration that led to this post let me just say:
"Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn!"