A ‘Kiss’ amid the Syrian Civil war

“I want to discuss how the whole world could be interested in art and on the other hand two hundred people are killed every day in Syria. Goya created a work to immortalize the killing of hundreds of innocent Spanish citizens on May 3, 1808. How many May 3rds do we have in Syria today?”Tammam Azzam

Tammam is the Dubai-based Syrian artist whose photomontage (of Gustav Klimt’s ‘The Kiss’ on the façade of a Damascene house perforated by shelling) went viral on Facebook and other social networks. There is something about his art that I like, something that he himself never referred to: the fact that war is not just about suffering or destruction or the loss of life and loved ones…war is also about a million little and anonymous stories of love, hope and human beauty.

Check his artworks for yourself here (below).

2 thoughts on “A ‘Kiss’ amid the Syrian Civil war

  1. Thank you very much for your comment, and pleased to receive a reply from an artist whose work I admire like yourself. I would appreciate it if you could also contact me offline at vrazzaz@yahoo.com to discuss some issues, when and if your time allows of course.

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