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Saturday, January 16, 2016

Fire

For this week's Sunday Postcard Art Challenge - Fire.



This central figures are from a work by German artist Charlotte Salomon.  Sadly, she did not survive the fire.  Her work, however, lives on.

An excerpt from Wikipedia about the artist:

Charlotte Salomon (April 16, 1917 – October 10, 1943) was a German-Jewish artist born in Berlin. She is primarily remembered as the creator of an autobiographical series of paintings Leben? oder Theater?: EinSingspiel consisting of 769 individual works painted between 1941 and 1943 in the south of France, while Salomon was in hiding from the Nazis

In October 1943 she was captured and deported to Auschwitz, where she and her unborn child were gassed to death soon after her arrival.

5 comments:

  1. Wow! I love this piece!! Great images, colors, and words.

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  2. Very impressive work, Kim, both by Charlotte Salomon and by you for creating this postcard! Love the bit of history that you have included.

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  3. Very original and powerful inspiration!

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