“let’s stroll in the woods while the wolf is not here…” (French kids song)
She will have her photo on the “Wall of Dolls”
The “WALL OF DOLLS”, in the heart of MILAN, Italy, and in a very ordinary street, is a terrifying homage to the dozens women who were killed in Italy last year because of domestic violence. They all have their picture and their name on this wall. Many were pretty.
Title borrowed from the novel by Czech writer Jaroslav HASEK (1883-1923). Published in 4 tomes between 1921 and 1924, this absurd and satirical novel criticises military feat and the absurdity and carnage of wars. It features a Czech soldier with cretin enthusiasm during World War I.
Title borrowed from the great Soul Music singer Otis REDDING (1941-1967).
The violent acts perpetrated against women all over the world by Islamist Fundamentalists, the article by Carol MANN “Is Afghanistan heading towards a society without women ?” (www.carolmann.net September 15th, 2013), and the “Stop Acid Attacks” publications (www.facebook.com/StopAcidAttacks) inspired this painting.
The United Nations Genocide Convention (1948) defines genocide as “acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnic, racial or religious group.”
In memory of the mass killings of the Holocaust, the Armenian genocide, the Cambodian genocide, the Bosnian genocide, the Kurdish genocide, the Darfur genocide, the Rwandan genocide, and the Yazidi genocide by Daesh, notably.