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Tammam Azzam Recreates Klimt's 'The Kiss' on War-Torn Building in Syria

by , 02/06/13
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Syrian artist Tammam Azzam has created this beautiful and haunting mural on the side of a half-destroyed building in Syria. The artist reproduced Gustav Klimt’s ‘The Kiss’, incorporating sections of the wall that had been damaged in the war, and juxtaposing the strength and romance of the painting’s pose with the fragility already present in the building. The iconic artwork, which he calls ‘Freedom Graffiti’, is a magnificent reminder of the power of human imagination even in the midst of ongoing devastation. With Syria’s unrelenting tragedies and political upheaval, Azzam will continue to recreate moving masterpieces throughout the country’s war zones to bring glimmers of hope to those who remain.

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Image courtesy of Tammam Azzam on Facebook

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2 Comments

  1. Laura Barber September 5, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    I don’t care what happens, I would say that art can transcend cultures and their peoples minds. Thank you for painting this. I would be happy to be part of the same project of “The Kiss” here stateside. I did a watercolor of smaller magnitude, however, currently I believe that a mural on our American Soil 9/11 area block would be one site to mirror what your doing. Peace.Love. Kindness.

  2. Chasing the Donkey February 6, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    What a wonderful story!

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