Best of 2013.

klimt

Photo via Facebook by Ihab Aljaby In response to the devastation in Syria from al-Assad’s regime, Damascus-born artist Tammam Azzam staged an incredible reimagining of “The Kiss” by Gustav Klimt, superimposed onto a war-torn building. Klimt’s masterpiece, which lays on top of a crumbling edifice riddled with bullet holes, reveals the country’s struggle between beauty and destruction, as people cope with a civil war that shows no signs of ending. The artist’s powerful image gives the hopeful feeling that beauty will win out, if we keep talking—either literally or visually—about what is happening in the region.

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