1457 CcQ Part III

The third paragraph of article 1457 CcQ states that:

He is also liable, in certain cases, to reparation for injury caused to another by the act or fault of another person or by the act of things in his custody.

The law stipulates that we will also be held responsible for damages caused by the action of anything or anybody under our responsibility.

The idea of responsibility for the act of others is illustrated in the third painting by the presence of two beads, one large and one small, both tied together. The large bead is responsible for the motion of the smaller bead. If the smaller bead happens to break the law and falls through, the larger bead will automatically be pulled in along with it.

The larger bead cannot detach itself and continue on its way as if nothing has happened. As long as the broken segment of law has not been fixed, neither of the beads can continue on their way.

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56 x 71 cm
Acrylic on Canvas

8 Responses for “1457 CcQ III”

  1. Andrew B. Watt

    I think this is an elegant and beautiful painting. It helps me understand that I could try to express what I feel is true about teaching in paint and drawing.

    It also helps me understand that the idea of a corporation is bizarre. As a holder of stock, I should be legally liable for the actions of the companies in which I own shares. However, the nature of a limited liability corporation or a publicly traded stock in fact means that there is a built-in set of shears or scissors to cut the cord when the bead starts to fall…

  2. Hi Andrew. Thanks for your comments. Yeah, it’s an amazing process to lay down your understanding of a concept in painting and drawing. It also helps fuel creative analogical thinking. Moreover different viewers can pick up different meanings that look analogical.

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