More on similarities of painting to writing
My daughter, a poet, objects to my title “Madonna, horrified by violence“. She thinks I am neglecting the opportunity to give information that the image alone cannot convey. “Madonna in the twenty-first century“ or “Modern Madonna” would please her more.
To me, these titles seem to possibly indicate only that the painting was painted in the early 21st century. Certainly, any one with an interest in history knows that horrible violence has existed throughout the centuries. Maybe the methods and tools in use today have greater reach but the attitudes, hatreds, and desire for power and gain are cultural and remain the same.