View Full Version : A satyrical vignette

02-22-2011, 06:01 AM
Unfortunately You should know enough of Italian political life (not really the best part of it anyway, should there be one) to better enjoy it.
onetheless I hope You like it as well.
I used the mouse and revieved some pictures of them to keep control on resemblance, but I had to elaborate their features myself to get different poses and expressions necessary to tell the story (a case of trasformismo, support changes).
The first one from the left is our President of the House of Deputies Gianfranco Fini, the third one our Prime Minister Silvio Berlsconi and the middle one an actor and deputy who, among others, but more outstandingly, is making fast pirouettes in this period to personally keep well afloat (with doubt result though on his reputation and success). :D:D:D

L Skylar Brown
02-22-2011, 06:29 AM
Most Amusing! And we Americans think our "politic" is a mess!

02-22-2011, 04:06 PM
Ah Cesare, you are so talented. Brilliant!

02-22-2011, 04:19 PM
Cesare, Cesare,

ah, you can do better for Berlusconi. C'mon.
I want to see him chasing the little 17 year old hooker around the room. :)
It was a gift from heaven for you to paint. Now get busy. :)

02-22-2011, 05:39 PM
Very funny Caesar. But then, maybe Albert has a point you will have to contend with. :D:D:D

02-22-2011, 09:40 PM
U.S. politic a comparable mess, dear Skylar? Wannaya kid? :D:D:D After the Romans Empire fall and since centuries, our politic was quite often not only a mess, but also operetta, comic and tragic opera, masks comedy, puppets show, mime show, pantomime and improvised (curtain-raiser?) acting. There was another possible title to this, but the pun would be even more internationally obscure than the term "trasformismo" one of our patented political inventions. Thank You!

Dear Sandra, I must take Your compliments about my talent in little doses or I may grow puffed up, supercilious ... and risk to become a politician. :D:p:p Thank You!

Dear Albert, You invite me to do the easiest and best fitting kind of vignette while I was trying a most sophisticated, edyfing and elevated form of satire ...:(:D:D:D You're absolutely right, but rather than chasing I've got a slightly different and more corresponding idea on that! ;):p:p:p Thank You!

Thank You, dear Byron. I will and it would be a successful vignette here too, notwithstanding we are submerged by this and much more humor thereabout.

Anyway, as you probably know, our politicians and public opinion is not really bound by candid or puritanical expectations about morally disputable issues concerning the behaviours on improper sexual affairs, lies and a few other sins as distiguished from crimes. The funny thing with Berlusconi's trial is that, among involved people, there's no self-declared or self-aware victim who's asking to get justice.:p
Therefore the main (and somehow evidence weakly supported) issue with Berlusconi is that judges were able to eventually pack a possible crime because of the girl's age while his habits were currently known and suspected by almost anyone. This awareness we have in Italy, since we don't rely too much on official statements of anyone, either Italian or foreigner, made so that Wikileaks discoveries on anyone and any involved country (substantially concerning U.S. reports and visions) made us smile here in Italy, because if those were U.S. diplomacy secret discoveries, they could have gathered them all cheaply over our bars. :D:D:D We were thus and consequently also a little upset by the violence and specious accusation against Assange whilst they had to tap on their ambassodirs and diplomats' heads for being so poorly smart. This also means that judiciary power can unfortunately be used as a weapon rather than for justice.
Another and grotesque example? Ford suited in Detroit - U.S. Ferrari (why that jurisdiction?) because the new F1 racing car the F150, was named like one of their pick-ups! Is there any reason why a Ferrari cannot use an F or the number 150 on a fully different car not aimed at being sold? Can Ford have the right to patent the Latin alphabet letter F and the Arabic notation number 150? Moreover who has the right to refrain Ferrari to celebrate the 150th year of the Unity of Italy the 150 was intented to?

02-23-2011, 04:25 AM
These are great Cesare another fine display of your ability.:):)

02-23-2011, 06:03 AM
Caesar, these are great, cant believe you can do this so well with your mouse, that just goes to show what a true artist can do, wonderful sketches:):):);););)

02-23-2011, 09:06 PM
Thank You, dear Amanda and Pat!
Decent use of the mouse is not that difficult as it may seem selecting the right sheer zoom depending on the length of the line to be traced. Moreove using the tilted pencil first is of help because You may even correct a little with the erase and You may eventially darken where appropriate for outlining.

02-24-2011, 10:56 PM
It is ridiculous for Ford to sue Ferrari. They are just jealous because the best cars in the world are made in Italy. :)
I always thought the war of Apples was silly between The Beatles and Apple computer for stealing the word apple.
We definitely have more than our share of scandals in the U.S.... a new one every week. How many politicians have been toppled by sexcapades, even Presidents are not immune of course. :)

02-24-2011, 11:42 PM
Thank You, dear Albert! You're right and we should be tougher against big political lies producing great damages and injustices and not to use fake legal issues as club against who may disturb an incompetent maneuverer.
The Ford issue more than ridiculous is disquieting and arrogant. Consider that in the past there was a Japanese car company that protected the whole Italian dictionary for use on its cars name. The dispute about use of a common patrimony word as apple You pointed out is another case.
Now I wonder first how can someone legitimately claim a general and wide right on a foreign and universal patrimony he didn't even contribute to form? Then there is also a more general question and issue on what is real intellectual property and how and to what extent it should be protected, especially when misery can be relieved somewhere.
Musicians and a number of pseudo-artists in various fields (a term I still think and use with much reluctance for anyone) are now over-protected and richly payed for not so special achievements, where great ones who immensely contributed to culture and art, science and technology died and maybe still die poor.
Moreover, a law either is internationally acknowledged, driving a similar national law version effective in each specific country, including rights and patents files, or the international law principles would state that jurisdiction depends on whose nationality has the possible guilty and where a crime was accomplished.
In the specific F150(Italia) case I therefore also wonder what has Detroit court to do with this ... :confused:

02-25-2011, 12:35 AM
A man asked a lawyer how much is your fee?
The lawyer said. "Fifty dollars for three questions."
The man said, "Isn't that a bit expensive?"
The lawyer said, "That will be fifty dollars."
"Wait a minute," said the man now a bit upset, "what was my third question?"
"You just asked it," said the lawyer. :)

02-25-2011, 12:52 AM
LOL :D Wonderful joke, dear Albert! ... and the worst for us here is that You cannot defend Yourself (by law) unless Yu're a lawyer, thus without paying one of them! :mad::p

02-25-2011, 05:02 AM
It is ridiculous for Ford to sue Ferrari. They are just jealous because the best cars in the world are made in Italy. :)
I always thought the war of Apples was silly between The Beatles and Apple computer for stealing the word apple.
We definitely have more than our share of scandals in the U.S.... a new one every week. How many politicians have been toppled by sexcapades, even Presidents are not immune of course. :)

I agree and was unaware that Ford was doing such a thing... As an American, that makes me feel the same way I do when my 6 y/o child says something inappropriate in public. I feel sometimes that these Goliath corporations are the government (at least in the U.S.). Money trumps governing.

Besides all that, these are fantastically rendered characters Caesar! You are an extremely talented artist...(and future politcian!) :D

02-25-2011, 09:47 PM
Thank You, dear Belvrog! Anyway I can hardly be a politician, dear mate. Also if I like joking, I'm a too serious guy to even think about in these times ...;):p