Cesar Santos, (b 1982, US, Cuban American), Back

This powerful image deals with a US military personnel “back” from tour in Iraq etc. It is more haunting when you see it as a larger picture Think of what the subject has seen, shown in the eyes… Behind him a magazine suggests almost comics like childhood, while on the other side of him, his military uniform hangs on a chair and even suggests possibly missing comrades. He eats cereal with tense movements showing how the very normal can become a struggle for veterans with PTSD.  Visit his website.

Jonathan, 32x49in, oil on linen

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About kinneret

Hello, and welcome. I'm writing this blog under an alias. Why an alias? I started to write what may be described as an "American Gothic" novel (sort of Henry James/ Franz Kafka with violence) with some autobiographical details. ..when I started this blog I just decided to use the alias. This blog is about art and art history, but my interests also include literature, film analysis, psychology, forensic psychology, faerie tale analysis, cognitive therapy, cognitive linguistics, classical theater, World War II, and Russian and British history. My favorite writers include Kafka, the Brontes, and Philip K Dick. Thank you for reading this blog and I will happily reply to any comments.
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