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KAFKA by Jeff Burgess

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Frank Kafka was a Czech Jew with a deeply tommented soul but whose written words, written in an allegorical style, struck deep into the psyche of 20th Century man. He focused on the way man is essentially ‘pushed around’ by seemingly arbitrary and impersonal forces. It would be nice if we could say that his writtings only reflected certain events that occurred in the 20th century but unfortunately the same forces he beguiled in his work are opperative in relation to the 21st century man as well. As his work ‘The Trial’ portrays, he anticipates the way in which current society, as in the 30s, subjugates individual consciousness and will. The term ‘Kafkaesque’ has come to describe how totalitarian bureaucracy can become artitrary, inhuman, and ultimately humiliating to all those in society. The original image was taken from a 1069 magazine called ‘History of the 20th Century’ which included 96 weekely parts delivered every thursday and costing 75 cents Canadian. The specific section was titled: Literature: Commitment and Disillusion. Author unknown. Photographer not named.

I have been creating fusion photography for over 10 years and have been in numerous shows and galleries. My training includes courses in Digital Art and fine art. I continually work to improve my art and the craft of photography.

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  • Jeff Burgess
    Jeff Burgessabout 2 years ago

    I should also say that I wanted to break out of the ‘mold’ of presenting photographic works by the use of 1/3s which might also be appreciated as ‘totalitarian’ in its ‘dictatorial’ admonition. So all of the images are slightly off, as are the two main images and the presentation of the words is not asymetric as well. ‘Rage against the Regime’….

  • shadowlea
    shadowleaabout 2 years ago

    thought provoking work and art

  • Thanks. We’ll see how this plays with the RB audience and other visitors.

    – Jeff Burgess

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedabout 2 years ago

    01-15-13 Congratulations!
    Your outstanding work has been selected for a feature in ★ART UNIVERSE★

    Please click the banner and write a comment on your feature page – we would love that♥

  • Kira, thanks so much for the feature in Art Universe. I really appreciate that you found this work a daily dazzler. As you can see, I am venturing into uncharted territory and so getting this kind of feedback keeps me chugging along. Thanks again.

    – Jeff Burgess

  • flyrod
    flyrodabout 2 years ago

  • Hey. like this favoring……Thanks Flyrod.

    – Jeff Burgess

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