Thursday, October 29, 2009

weapons as art???

I am unsure of what to make of this latest series of works from Russian-based illustration studio, Geliografic - on the one hand it is rather beautiful.  Using classic still life motifs, they incorporated modern weaponry into the composition.  The paintings are full of life but the inclusion of guns, rocket launchers, grenades, etc. into the image is an interesting statement, one that is both intriguing and frightening at the same time.

I mean, what does this say about the world the we live in today; that the placing of instruments of death into the works is taken with such complacency.  Yet, on the other hand, they are also tools of protection but it is unfortunate that such things must exist in the first. place.  I suppose it is all a statement on the modern  world and its cynicism and apathy towards death and destruction. 

Alright, enough of my rambling thoughts.  See more HERE and after the cut.  Also check out the other amazing work from Geliographic at their WEBSITE



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