Nizar Sabour. Places and Memories, War and Love

  • Art moves away from reality and invents something that maybe ultimately more accurate about the world than what a photograph can depict. - Howard Zinn, Artists in Times of War, 2007 // In times of wars and conflicts, the words of Zinn have a deeper meaning. Through art visual dimensions and aspects can be explored that are often missing from written reports or captured snapshots. This can be an image documentation or a reminder of how war shapes lives and places. In his set of etchings and triptych Der Krieg, the German artist and WWI veteran Otto Dix showed firsthand hellish visualizations of the horror he experienced as a front soldier. In response to the bombing of the Basque city of Guernica during the Spanish Civil War, Pablo Picasso created a masterpiece – and perhaps his most famous work ever: Guernica (1937) was regarded by many art critics as one of the most moving and powerful artistic anti-war statements in history.

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Author:Zeina Elcheikh
Publisher:ZZF - Centre for Contemporary History: Visual History
Place of publication:Potsdam
Document Type:Online Publication
Date of first Publication:2019/10/05
Release Date:2019/10/08
ZZF Chronological-Classification:ohne epochalen Schwerpunkt
ZZF Topic-Classification:unklar
ZZF Regional-Classification:Asien / Vorderasien / Golfregion
Licence (German):License LogoZZF - Clio Lizenz