Oil Paintings Gallery
|War in the Gulf |
the past few years I have been reading a
series of books on WWII focusing on
people's stories rather than on military
operations. This extensive reading became
part of my inspiration. It is
crucial to remind everyone of the dangers
of war: death, loss, suffering,
starvation, humiliation and deprivation
are only a few of the many consequences innocent people have go through.
The Great War was supposed to be the 'war to end all wars'. But an estimated ten million lives were lost.
WWII should have been set as a
devastating example which should never be
waged again, and yet politicians and leaders
don't seem to conserve what has been
gained with suffering.
There are lessons to be learnt from the experiences of other countries which have suffered prolonged onslaughts, attacks
of terrorism. But why don't we learn?
Man has always sought for
power, and empowerment implies domination.
through personal suffering does man have
a chance to regenerate. Since the
beginning of mankind man has always
fought for survival; when survival became
power, man began to widen his horizons to
the detriment of the weak. Money and
personal interest seem to be what draws
people towards war and destruction. But
only when everything is lost do they
realise the value of life. It is through
loss that people regenerate and gain
wisdom which, unfortunately, is never
appropriately passed on to the young.
200 x 140 cms
|The pain, the brutality, the excruciating agony of solidiers and civilians caught in the fury of battle
"When I despair, I remember that all through history
the ways of truth and love have always won. There have
been tyrants, and murderers, and for a time they can
seem invincible, but in the end they always fall.
Think of it... always."
"I cittadini del mondo non riescono neppure più a piangere le tragedie del
terrore: a una bomba segue un'autobomba, a ogni morto una vendetta che genera altri morti e altre vendette.
Nomi diversi – guerra, terrorismo, violenza – si traducono poi, tutti, in corpi umani fatti a pezzi e in pezzi di umanità perduti per sempre."