Olexander Klimenko | Virgin Mary With Child - SOLD
Virgin Mary With Child, 2022
Tempera on wood from Russian ammunition boxes rescued by Ukrainian soldiers from battlefields near Kyiv.
40x35cm | 15.7x13.8 inches
Many apocalyptic events have been taking place during the current war in Ukraine. The most traumatic of them are war crimes committed by Russian soldiers against civilians and children. In this icon, Christ in the arms of the Mother of God is depicted as a child, but with an adult look. In Ukraine, now many children have lost the opportunity to be children. And the Mother of God does not look at the Child, her face is turned towards the viewer. She is with Ukrainian women, understanding them like no one else, like the Mother of God and like a woman whose Child was brutally killed.
© Olexander Klimenko
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