A resolute way to express the freedom by a syrian artist
According to the United Nations, more than 60,000 people have been killed so far inSyria’s devastating civil war. The thousands of photographs that have come out of this conflict are a powerful visual record of the violence being committed. And now, one digitally-manipulated image by a Syrian artist is capturing the Internet’s imagination.
Tammam Azzam, a Syrian-born artist who lives and works in Dubai, digitally superimposed Gustav Klimt’s The Kiss on a photograph of a bullet-ridden wall in an unidentified part of Syria. That image, titledFreedom Graffiti, has gone viral, with over 21,000 people sharing it on Facebook since London’s Saatchi Gallery shared it on Feb. 1.
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