Where’s the anti-war art?

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How can art respond to war? Picasso, Goya and Kathe Kollwitz
were witnesses to war who produced powerful antiwar imagery that gives vent to human anger and sorrow at war’s cruelty. Who’s going to pick up the tools today and make antiwar art for us? Who’s got the guts to make hot, political art in this cool, postmodern world? Maybe the best we can do is the cyber posters or comic strips, like Tom Tomorrow’s, pictured here, that poke fun at Bush. And maybe cyber art is the appropriate response for this war being played live on tv in our living rooms.
Mad Magazine poster
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–Roberta

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anti-war, art, kathe kollwitz, pablo picasso

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