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

Posted By Helen Morgan On February 6, 2013 @ 4:30 pm In Art | 2 Comments

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Syrian artist Tammam Azzam [1] has created this beautiful and haunting mural [2] on the side of a half-destroyed building in Syria [3]. The artist reproduced Gustav Klimt’s ‘The Kiss’ [4], 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 [5], 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.

+ Tammam Azzam [1]

Via Fadwebsite [6]

Image courtesy of Tammam Azzam on Facebook [7]


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[1] Tammam Azzam: http://www.ayyamgallery.com/artists/tammam-azzam/bio

[2] mural: http://inhabitat.com/tag/street-art/

[3] Syria: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syria

[4] Gustav Klimt’s ‘The Kiss’: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Kiss_(Klimt)

[5] artwork: http://inhabitat.com/art/

[6] Fadwebsite: http://www.fadwebsite.com/2013/02/03/syrian-artist-goes-viral-with-klimt%E2%80%99s-the-kiss/

[7] Tammam Azzam on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/tammam.azzam

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