Click the small images above for larger pictures of the close-ups. On the phone, the three last are close-ups.
How long should we accept rape and sexual abuse? The #Metoo campaign has helped a lot to put the focus on this, but it's still a long, long way to go:
The facts remain (here based upon official statistics from Norway and the UK). It's only one out of ten of those being raped who goes to the police and report this crime. Yes, then we are down to ten percent.
Out of those who report a rape, only about one out of ten reported rapist who gets convicted. Do the math: This making rape the crime a criminal person is almost sure not to be sentenced for. The question should be: how long will we accept this lottery of the abused?
To put this painting in a historical context, I based the setup upon a painting by the Norwegian painter and writer Christian Krohg who in 1886 wrote the novel Albertine. The day after the publication of the novel, the book was confiscated by the police. In 1888 the Supreme Court of Norway upheld the confiscation of the book that told the story of the girl Albertine who was raped and from that became a prostitute.
In 1887 Krogh finished the painting Albertine at the Police Doctor's Waiting Room, a painting now at the National Gallery in Oslo.
BUT, this is 2018 - and rape is still the 'safest' crime criminals can get away with? Is this what we call a civilised society?
In front of the door on this painting, I painted a police, a judge and a politician - the same three on the blackboard on the wall.
The rest are the abused, the victims of rape. It's so many that's needed for one rapist to be convicted. Yes, it's so many people that I had to use the ancient technique of painting more persons behind each person.
My question is then: #Howlong will it take before these too will be #Metoo?
Lottery of the Abused, is when rape victims become a victim both by the rapist and by the constitutional state. It's time to say a clear and loud NO.
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