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Published 1 year ago with 7 Comments

Hiroshima smile by Martinus

110 cm * 110 cm - Acrylic on canvas, mixed techniques

  • Hiroshima smile

    Bombing the living hell out of a country, burning down cities, ignoring pleas for a seize fire, just for the sake of some scientists, industrialists and mainly politicians. All in the name of democracy and freedom. What freedom does a mushroomcloud win? What terror is a second one? Scarred for life I try to smile. The last thing I saw was a flash of light. My family? Gone. My city? Gone. My life? Destroyed. Times 250.000. Two bombs. One flag. Defamed.

 

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  • Appaloosa
    +4

    Are there characters hidden in the hair?

    • Maternitus (edited 1 year ago)
      +4

      Not on purpose, no. I painted the layers of hair rather loosely.

      i̶n̶h̶a̶l̶e̶s̶̶ sips his coffee

      But now you mention it... ;-)

      • Appaloosa
        +5

        It is scary and provocative as art should be.

        • Appaloosa
          +4

          Calligraphy and painting are closely related, as is handwriting. When done well, it is art to me.

          • Maternitus (edited 1 year ago)
            +5

            With a long carreer as graffiti writer I think the lines somehow have that distinctive motion and shaping in them.

            It is scary because she is a victim as victims come: wounded, blinded by atrocities, full of hatred but trying to contain herself. She was a subject to idiocies of a few people from the other side of the planet. She is a number of conflict. Collateral. On the one hand I feel empathy, compassion for the girl, but all at the same time I feel pure hatred for the perpetrator.

            • Appaloosa
              +4

              “I am a member of a fragile species, still new to the earth, the youngest creatures of any scale, here only a few moments as evolutionary time is measured, a juvenile species, a child of a species. We are only tentatively set in place, error prone, at risk of fumbling, in real danger at the moment of leaving behind only a thin layer of of our fossils, radioactive at that.” ― Lewis Thomas, Fragile Species

  • drunkenninja
    +4

    This is as beautiful as it is creepy, well done!

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