In this ‘Ice Crem’ painting, Axell has tried to depict active, confident women who pursue satisfaction on their own terms by unabashedly enjoying her dessert.
It is important to note that her provocative paintings challenge artistic conventions by showcasing a liberated, playful spirit characteristic of the sexual revolution of the 1960s.
According to a Facebook user Shawn Smith, “I think that Facebook’s response is exactly the sort of thing that Evelyne Axell was shooting for when she created this image. Art should cause some sort of emotional response in the viewer, so good job Evelyne Axell.”
Another FB user Chuk T Gilroy expressed a completely contradicting view. Gilroy supported Facebook’s stand by saying, “The artist’s weak portrayal of thinly disguised sex acts is too cheap to be considered art, it’s about shock value. It is to art what breaking glass is to singing.”
The Philadelphia Museum of Art also took to Twitter to know whether or not people are agree with Facebook’s observation. Let us know what you think about the move taken by the social networking giant in the comment section below.
(Image: Philadelphia Museum Of Art)