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Does the highlighted sentence mean "The absence of male body in her paintings was in fact some kind of condemnation of male body and the brutality, violence, and conflict connected to its gender"?


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Their paintings are among the most powerful cultural statements against the Vietnam/American War and other military conflicts of the late twentieth century. Both are among art history’s most articulate artists on the subject of the physical brutality, violence, and conflict that characterize human existence and the male gender since antiquity. Spero in fact refused to represent the male body after the mid 1970s in her art; instead it remained a condemned absence for this very reason (source ).

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