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Visions of the wounded
“There are three things that cannot be seen, even though they may be right in front of our eyes: the sun, genitals, and death“ Georges Bataille The child “A big part of contemporary art is not connected to anything. “It’s important for certain artists to respond to what’s going on in present time.” “Gottfried Helnwein is an artist whose work - “giant color portraits of stillborn babies, paintings that merge Nazi-archive photographs with pictures Helnwein has taken, enigmatic portrayals of apparently wounded or menaced children” - tends to provoke strong reactions, and in recent years, several individuals have expressed their displeasure with some of his images by defacing them” (Adding to the discussion artsjournal.com) Innocence lost by Anita Amirrezvani 04. August 2004 The Mercury News His new exhibit called “The Child,” through Nov. 28 at the California Palace of the Legion of Honor in San Francisco - Robert Flynn Johnson Curator in Charge : THE CHILD Works by Gottfried Helnwein

“There are three things that cannot be seen, even though they may be right in front of our eyes: the sun, genitals, and death“
Georges Bataille
The child

“A big part of contemporary art is not connected to anything. “It’s important for certain artists to respond to what’s going on in present time.”
“Gottfried Helnwein is an artist whose work - “giant color portraits of stillborn babies, paintings that merge Nazi-archive photographs with pictures Helnwein has taken, enigmatic portrayals of apparently wounded or menaced children” - tends to provoke strong reactions, and in recent years, several individuals have expressed their displeasure with some of his images by defacing them” (Adding to the discussion artsjournal.com)
Innocence lost by Anita Amirrezvani 04. August 2004 The Mercury News
His new exhibit called “The Child,” through Nov. 28 at the California Palace of the Legion of Honor in San Francisco - Robert Flynn Johnson Curator in Charge : THE CHILD Works by Gottfried Helnwein
Der Verwundete : le blessé d’Arno Brecker

To support his vision of ‘A One Thousand Year Reich‘, Hitler ordered an extensive building programme that saw the construction of sports arenas, stadiums and public monuments. Many of these were adorned with sculptures, mostly of neo-classical men and women, athletes and glorified heroes.
DER VERWUNDETE (littéralement Le Blessé) est une sculpture d’Arno Brecker qui s’est inspiré de la photo d’André Leducq, parue dans la presse, blessé à la suite d’une chute sur le Tour de France en 1930. (La statue d’André Leducq).
Artists confront war

“every good artist paints what he is“
Jackson Pollock (1912-1956)
The fog of war

Errol Morris (”The Fog of War“) : documentaire est l’histoire de l’Amérique vue par l’ancien Secrétaire de la Défense américaine, Robert S. McNamara : “Du bombardement de 100 000 civils japonais à Tokyo en 1945 au risque imminent de catastrophe nucléaire pendant la crise des missiles cubains, en passant par les effets dévastateurs de la guerre du Vietnam, The Fog of war examine la psychologie et les raisonnements des décisionnaires du gouvernement qui ont envoyé les hommes au combat.“
Gerhard Richter : “War cuts”
Gerhard Richter “created one of the most riveting works of modern political art with a series of paintings about the German terrorist group known as the Baader-Meinhof gang".
Gerhard Richter biography
“War Cut” : The book consists of collages: 216 photographic details of Mr. Richter’s 1987 painting “No. 648-2,” accompanied by an equal number of newspaper articles from The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung on March 20 and 21, 2003, the beginning days of the war.
Gerhard Richter Goes to War by JAN THORN-PRIKKER, New York Times, July 4, 2004
Sue Coe

Biography
Prints by Sue Coe: 1979 - present
Gulf War I MOBILize the Gulf Sue Coe 1990
Commitment to struggle : the art of Sue Coe
Photographer

Lothar Wolleh a photographer of modernity - (1930 -1979), was one of Germany’s most successful advertising photographers.
Articles

The Fine Art of Car Bombings June 20, 2004, The New York Times, by AMEI WALLACH
Beirut’s artists confront legacy of civil war by Samar Farah Christian Science Monitor Middle East: “A Letter From Beirut, Lebanon” - from the July 26, 2004 edition
Serb Artists Confront the War and the World Around Them By CHRIS HEDGES July 5, 1996 The New York Times
The Legacy of Absence: Cambodian artists confront the past
Crimes Against Humanity : Contemporary Artists Confront the Legacy of the Wehrmacht
Posters

Artists and the Posters of the Great War University of South Carolina
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