Force, the master puppetter

We, as people, chase after the one thing we can't ever fully grasp, Force. Now Force doesn't necessarily refer to the ability to do the strength one might have or even to the force exerted by gravity upon Earth, but more in the ability of taking control of one's own life force, the soul, and being the deciding factor as to where and how far that individual will go. Force is like a plague that invades humanity and can be considered the only epidemic that we’ve never found a cure for. No matter which way we look at it, we are all slaves to Force, and we do just about anything to be able to hold that Force, if even for just a brief moment. Force, in many ways, creates a zombiefied community. Zombies are essentially a walking corpse with no direct decision on the actions that individual takes. Someone always excerpts more Force than another, and this excess Force takes away all that makes that other individual human. Without the ability to speak for themselves and ultimately decide their fate, they are nothing more than a walking corpse; they are a puppet being controlled by someone that holds the strings. Chains created by Force bound us all. Force, comes in many shapes and forms. Force can be exerted in the form of arranged marriages, employers, slavery, commandments, religion, etc. In this gallery I will display Force, as seen in its various shapes and forms, throughout the history of time and its affect on those that had Force displayed against them. 

Crucifix with Donor, Circle of Jean Bapteur, 1440 - 1445, From the collection of: Palazzo Madama
Crucifixion is the process of taking ones life through the method of hanging the person onto a cross. This process, ultimately decided by law, held the power of death over thieves.
Power of Cossacks, Alexey Shichitov, 2014, From the collection of: The Sand Museum
During early war eras, the strongest warrior essentially held the fate of the weaker in their hands. They were the deciding factor between life and death for those below them.
"The fresh cavalier." The 'morning after' of an official who has received his first state order, Pavel Fedotov, 1846, From the collection of: The State Tretyakov Gallery
The Unequal Marriage, Vasily Pukirev, 1862, From the collection of: The State Tretyakov Gallery
"He spoke; the old man trembled and obeyed" - Weil, The Poem of Force. If we look close, we can see the ropes that are controlling the slaves, through the power of Force.
Civil War Poster, 39, Unknown. Signed by, 1937 - 1938, From the collection of: Museo Reina Sofia
"Force, in the hands of another, excises over the soul the same tyranny that extreme hunger does; for it possesses, and in perpetuo, the power of life and death" - Weil, The Poem of Force
The Candidate, Wolfgang Lettl, 1996, From the collection of: Lettl Collection
The Blinded Samson, Lovis Corinth, 1912, From the collection of: Alte Nationalgalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
Hermann and Dorothea, Wolfgang Lettl, 1981, From the collection of: Lettl Collection
We are all slaves to someones Force. Whether that be in the form of employment, or simply just following the law. We abide by someone else's saying.
Self-Portrait with Death Playing the Fiddle, Arnold Böcklin, 1872, From the collection of: Alte Nationalgalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
From the beginning of time, we have always been defenseless against death. Death is the ultimate Force over us, and we can never escape it.
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