Fat cats or pillars of society

by Kelvin Smith

pillars-of-society-by-george-grosz

Art can show fat cats and functionaries profiting from poverty and war, but it’s becoming more and more problematic to show royal or religious figures. Art that oversteps the mark can soon be labeled as degenerate or disloyal – even blasphemous.

I would venture to warn against too great intimacy with artists as it is very seductive and a little dangerous.

[Queen Victoria’s advice to her daughter Vicky, Crown Princess of Prussia]