Sunday, October 12, 2008

Art and Censorship

There's a great discussion about art and censorship at the Looking Closer blog. Focus on the Family's review of Viva la Vida has black bars censoring certain areas of the album cover. Jeffrey Overstreet's thoughts in the comments are some of the most insightful I've read on the subject.

I reread the same review in the published magazine, Plugged In, which contained the same censorship of the famous painting. It's funny; I never noticed the detail of the album cover until the censored version was pointed out. I won't go into detail about my views on Plugged In, suffice to say, their review made me groan with frustration.

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