Friday, April 29, 2016

Caliban, by Ciana Pullen, 2007.

Caliban, by Ciana Pullen
Caliban, by Ciana Pullen. 2007. Acrylic on canvas, 24 x 36."
Caliban, from The Tempest by Shakespeare, was a man who lived on a deserted island. He was described as somehow monstrous, but he's a very ambiguous character. Some postmodern criticisms speculate that he is meant to be an expression of nonwhite race.