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The Shock and Awe in Art

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Detail shot of Cy Twombly’s piece that I saw in the Philadelphia Museum. The full painting can be seen below

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Some artists are known for their shocking or taboo imagery. Unfortunately, when this is the case, an immediate emotional response is all they can offer. Much as a loud continuous bang falls into silence over time.

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