Unformatted text preview: expected to feel from his paintings. The idea behind the scenes depicted are very harsh, but the feel that it was like a cartoon made it seem like any other adult-rated cartoon that is played on television, more specifically, the brutally comedic show Robot Chicken . He failed at making sure the viewer, me, is moved by the violence and is in turn more aware of and concerned about the cruelty within prisons. Very much unlike Tolstoy who believed that the artist’s viewpoint should “infect spectators or auditors” in order for it to be considered art, I undoubtedly believe that Botero’s paintings are art, despite how his paintings make me feel. I have respect for his artistry but his attempt at depicting the severity of the brutality within Abu Ghraib’s walls are certainly not as powerful as his initial intentions....
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