Madonna, horrified by violence, pastel and gouache, 31x25in., originally uploaded by ahtravis.
Painting complete. Issue still rages.
Great, Alix. The color is intrigueing. I am mesmerized by the hand and the scream with the little figure hanging around her neck.
Horrifying how she leans or is thrown nearly off the canvas; her mouth and head seem perfect to me, as does all the explosive movement.
As for the raging issue, I admire you for taking it on, yet can imagine how it may devour. Recently watched the documentary “The Good Fight” about the Lincoln Brigade – Americans who volunteered to fight Franco’s Fascism in Spain in the 1930’s- and realized that even before TV images, many Americans were outraged and committed their lives to ending the horror of violence “on the other side of the world.”
Oh, oh, oh… yes, this is powerful.
I see a series beginning here, if you have the strength to go on……..
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