Illma Gore artist
Where do we draw the line? Is there a line? (there is no line) Body shaming someone as loathesome as Donald Trump might make some people feel empathy for a person who himself lacks any shred of empathy. That aside, mocking and hideous representations of nudes is hardly anything new in the art world. It's only that we so seldom see a male portrayed so unflatteringly. It's common, oh so very common, for women to be rendered as utter monsters. Case in point: De Kooning's 'Woman' -
Art has always been used to express both the obvious and the hidden recesses of the human psyche. It's been used to lash out, and whether that's a righteous attack or blasphemy, depends solely on your perspective. While I find the Micro Penis Trump amusing because I find him to be so terrible a Presidential candidate, I also recognize my own hypocrisy because I don't think that body shaming is ever valid.