Jules de Balincourt

U.S World Studies III

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U.S World Studies III
Jules de Balincourt
U.S World Studies III
2005
Oil, Acrylic and Enamel on Panel
150 x 183cm
In US World Studies III, Jules de Balincourt turns national politics into a game of formalist composition. Rendering the entire country in Republican red (die hard Democrat zones are given a muddy rouge cover up), and allocating each state with coloured bands of financial affiliation, Jules de Balincourt presents a nation artistically adjusted for visual (if not political) harmony. Placed against a white ground, and elegantly framed with black contours, Jules de Balincourt clumsily imitates the style of maps found in 20th century text books: suggesting a wilful and humorous alteration of official history.

     
 


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