Archangels/Warriors from David Gareji, Georgia 12-13th century, bigger size
My eye hurt already when I came back from David Gareji and in the evening it became a terrible pain. Thanks to the great Georgian physicians Ramazi and Levani from Ortachala Hospital my eye got cured so far but I need to continue therapy for a couple of days.Edward Winkleman
wrote about the difficulty to define good political art. It seems, that both do not mix very well. First artists I was thinking of had been Käthe Kollwitz
and John Heartfield
. What about Joseph Beuys
? Wasn't he in a lot of his works attacking politics ?Hans Haake
! Gerhard Richter
with his zyklus of October 18, 1977 ?
Even Jonathan Meese
with his cooking of German myth of Ego, Erz, Stahl, Blut and Ehre ?
There was a nice article on Meese
, more on the artist and his environment than his art, called "Johnny und seine Mama" by Jacob Augstein
Very good Political Art made also Otari Chkhartishvili
(1938-2006), but that was, when it was dangerous to make it. Bigger Size
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