Critiquing one's own work is a bit ingenuous so I'll use this opportunity to talk about approaches to art critique and why it is important to The ArtRight movement. The following is a general guide, I urge people on the Right to use this for discussion.
First, know the building blocks and language of visual art by being able to recognize these:
Elements of Art - color, form, line,shape, space, texture, and value
Principles of Art - balance (symmetrical and asymmetrical), emphasis, movement, proportion, rhythm, unity, and contrast
1. What is it: What do you see? What is it made of? What is the relation of the materials to the meaning? What Elements and Principles are at play?
2. What does it mean: What does the piece say? How do you know? Is the meaning clear? Does the piece give you cognitive dissonance? Is the piece successful in communicating it's meaning? What is the style of the piece?What is the context of this piece? What was the intent of the artist? What is the socio-political environment of this piece? What is the historic significance of this piece? Does this piece belong to or make reference to an artist/ art style/ art movement? Who is the audience of this piece? What Symbolism is present? Is there any irony in this piece? How could this artist have done a better job? How objective can you be in judging this work of art? How does it fit in (or not) with your personal set of values and beliefs?
3. Do you like it: Do the aesthetics of the piece suit your taste? How so? How does the piece make you feel? Why does it make you feel that way? Does the experience of this art resonate with you? How and/or Why (not)? Do you agree or disagree with the sentiment/ meaning of this piece? Why or why not? What is the social/ political/ cultural value of this piece? What would you title this piece? Is the artist very skillful in how the message is conveyed? How so (or not)? Would you buy this piece? Where does a work of art like this belong? If you could describe this piece to others what would you say?
The title of the piece above is "You WILL like this." It was a commission piece by https://www.minds.com/RebelRadio. I was asked to do a meme with Mark Zuckerberg and Angela Merkel doing the nazi salute. I put some thought into it, at first I thought this was a contradiction visually as Merkel is German and Zuckerberg Jewish. As I did more research into these two, adding to what I already knew I decided I wanted to focus on their relation to Globalism and shutting down free speech.
The nazi salute coming from a Jewish man creates a cognitive dissonance that, to some, negates the meaning and validity of the statement. This, I hope, is used to deconstruct the German-Jewish dichotomy that is deeply embedded in the Western Mind and reconstructs it as a matter of money and power versus freedom. The composition places Zuckerberg in the foreground with Merkel looking menacing in close up behind him. The piece is framed with a black line that implies a TV screen making sense of the difference in perspective between the two people. This same outline merges into the outline of Zuckerberg giving him the look that he is somehow floating off the face of the page. This graphic device takes him slightly out of Merkel's position. His uniform is that of a high ranking officer whereas Merkel's is less distinct however she is pinned with symbols and adorned with spikes so as to imply a position of much higher power. The color in the background appears to be flames. Could this be the flames of hell?
The medals and pins on these two figures are absolutely central to the meaning of the piece. This piece would not function to make a statement about the New World Order without these symbols. They include the Euro, Islam, the Facebook "Like" icon, NWO, LGBT and Antifa. Associating these two with these symbols makes a poignant statement, though perhaps oversimplified, that these two powerful people are in league with the enemies of the West, the enemies of Conservative and Nationalist values.