John Jānis Šteins

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Laid to Rest

I came across this wood engraving the other day, although it looks more like a woodcut. The artist is Felix Vallotton, a Swiss painter and printmaker from the last century. Given the wonderful results of the American election yesterday, this image is certainly an apt commentary on the outgoing administration.

The title Le Mauvais Pas is a mountaineering term meaning a difficult place to climb. Of course this is a reference to the challenges that President Obama will have to overcome as a result of the mess left behind by the Republicans.

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