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It is to avoid this impression offorce overcome that African art resorted to distortion of forms. By treating of such examples, one may illustrate subtle methods of ,coercion' and cohesion. To cope with the teddy-boy problem, many churches in Britain fornIed clubs. In these clubs they hoped to entice teddy boys by the provision of rock-and-roll music. Once these youths were so trapped, the churches expected so to influence, and so 'coerce' them as to reinstate their behaviour within the range of passable conduct.

Goya, for example, was responsible for signifIcant conscience-stricken and protest painting in which by paint and brush he lam­ basted the brutalities of the nineteenth-century ruling classes. Here he was not defending an ideology, but was exposing one to attack. In African art, too, society was oftell portrayed. It is the moralphilosophical preoccupation in tenns of which this portrayal was done which explains its typical power. It is this also which explains the characteristic distortion ofform in African art.

He also holds that it is only through the state to which an individual belongs that he can develop and preserve his fullness of being. And the ideal of liberty which he is able to propose to Prussian subjects is a spon­ taneous subjection to the State. Is it surprising that he should have 'explained' Luther's condemnation of the Peasants' War? Ranke, writing history, implements an ideological viewpolllt which he at the same time seeks to conceal. I have mentioned art as another of the subtle instruments of ideology.

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