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Cleon Peterson

Posted by Liv Siddall,

Even if you’re not into the subject matter (pillage, blood, gore, violence, misogyny, horror, torture, pain) I can almost guarantee you will get something out of Cleon’s paintings. Aesthetically, they’re reminiscent of the violently narrative pots of ancient worlds, and are almost always monochrome – until of course when the scene depicted is what I can only describe as an orgy and the white turns to a painful red. As well as being impressively – and oppressively – huge, these paintings are a friendly reminder that although artistic styles may change through history _ horror, violent and pain never will. Happy Tuesday!


Posted by Liv Siddall

Liv joined It’s Nice That as an intern in 2011 and is now one of our editors. She oversees itsnicethat.com and has a particular interest in illustration, photography and music videos. She also runs our London listings site This At There, and is a regular on our Studio Audience podcast.