Click on the Yahoo Group Logo below! It's a theme that runs through his work. I would dearly like to present a better reproduction here - any offers? This prisoner is adorned with body hair suggesting added maturity and strength. The fine, delicate quality of Cavelo's outer detailing seems particularly appropriate for this Far Eastern scenario but I'm not sure the blocked-in central figure works that well considering he is the focus of the drawing in every respect. The perpetrators are punished for their behavior, still, if you find this offensive, do NOT read it!
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Art Torture 1
It underlines his helpless humiliation, forced to bow his head to a young zealot of different persuasions. Cavelo has borrowed his concept here from the pulp literature illustration above, but has made significant alterations which elevate an already great concept to a higher level and it is superbly realised. Their naked suspension, stretched between two posts is pretty original, exposing them to attack as completely as it is possible to do. There's another interesting detail on his other side where one of the Priests is reaching out to touch the captive's body. There's clearly a sexual dimension to his humbling too, but it is expressed in the most indirect manner - by his open mouth and his kneeling position between the open legs of his captor - whose depiction I fancy is also showing a hint of arousal via the shaping of his rolled back sleeve. Send them to me and I'll place them here!
Reblogged 4 years ago from brightonboy-deactivated Originally from do-not-open-til-christmas. There's certainly no attempt here to airbrush away the suffering of the captive in his plight. I know many artists were upset with his colorizing and adding his name to their work, making it confusing as to who the artist was, at times. More subtly, the captive's right hand seems to be reaching behind in the general direction of one of his tormentors attractively packaged groin, as though seeking to win him over in the traditional way of gay men. By keeping them clothed in their military uniforms, Cavelo points out that they are agents of a powerful, impersonal and intransigent organisation and consequently the plight of the totally defenceless prisoner at their hands is quite hopeless. There's clearly a sexual dimension to his humbling too, but it is expressed in the most indirect manner - by his open mouth and his kneeling position between the open legs of his captor - whose depiction I fancy is also showing a hint of arousal via the shaping of his rolled back sleeve. A great deal of the drama comes from the impressive frame Cavelo has constructed to restrain the cowboy and he really looks as if he is hanging from it and suffering some discomfort from the tugging on his genitals too.