posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 08:24 AM
First of all, and by advance, sorry for my poor english.
As an archaeologist, I have interest in the iconography of elites in ancient Rome (think about the megalographia of the Villa dei Misteri (Pompei),
etc...). We know that these people thought that the "summum" of elitism, as a social group way above the mass with shared intellectual and cultural
values, was to "hide" references to these values in iconography : painting, sculptures... with several levels of reading from the most obvious
ones, to other more complex to understand.
Some of them were in plain sight (public monument), other in privat parts, like a social test for your guests in your domus or villa. Whether they
were able to understand the hidden message(s), or not.
Yet, the hideous painting from this airport remember me this kind of mentality. Plain sight, like "Aha, thousands of them walk in front of this
painting every day, and they dont understand ! Poor idiots."
If it's really the meaning of this painting, it's a very poor attempt to make a parallel with the practices of an old elite.