The Science on Kanye West’s Portrait of “Power”
There are not many artists who exist today that are artistically driven to actually create art. That statement can never be said about Kanye West. Each and every time he comes to the table, it always feels as if he lays everything out and walks away with nothing. He seemingly appears to be an artist who actual cares about creating artistically driven creations. His latest visual work “The Portrait of Power” is indeed a visually creative and artistic piece of work. However, the Illuminati and Satanist conspiracy theorist have come out of the woodwork to label Kanye’s latest work as “satanic.” I’m not going to get into whether or not Kanye is a Mason or baby Illuminati member or if the visuals in this video is satanic in nature. However, I will give you a short breakdown of what the visuals are and what the song is talking about.
Kanye’s slow walk into an orgy of decadence and destruction is based on a Greek legend. The legend is about Damocles, a figure in Greek mythology that was a servant of Dionysus II. Damocles spoke to Dionysus one day about how fortunate he was to have so much power and fortune. Dionysus then offered to switch places with Damocles for a day so that he could experience the life for himself. Damocles happily agreed to the switch and a banquet was held that night with Damocles being treated as a king. However, toward the end of his meal Damocles noticed a sword hanging over his head by a single strand of horse hair. He no longer enjoyed any of the festivities for fear of the sword striking and killing him. Damocles immediately lost all interest in the king’s life of food and beautiful women. Dionysus had successfully allowed Damocles to experience the constant danger that comes with the power and fortune he had.
The pendant hanging from his neck is Egyptian God and son of Isis and Osiris, Horus. In Egyptian mythology, Horus was conceived through immaculate conception and was once the state God of Egypt.
In my opinion, nice visual and overall nice work but that’s just me.
What do you think and what do you see?