Marcel Chirnoaga (1930 - 2008) was one of the most important contemporary Romanian artists, world-renowned for his original and profound style, although he was mostly a self-taught artist. His choice of subjects - mythological themes, fairytales, legends, animals, fantastic beings, literature - often led to criticism from those who wanted a more "realistic" approach, but Marcel Chirnoaga continued to work this way and enjoyed his success. Most of his large body of work - he created over 3000 compositions - are in the field of graphical arts and engravings, and nowadays even the modest sketches and drawings have impressive prices for a Romanian artist. He preffered to created series of works, with a general theme, such as "Unavoidable Monsters", "Dante's Inferno", "Don Quijote", "Apocalypse", "The Ten Comandments" and many others, each highly successful and popular. He also produced a small number of sculptures, graphics for postal stamps and mural paintings. (SOURCE)
Αλλά πάντα από την αποστα- σιοποιημένη ματιά της τέχνης
Εργα τέχνης που απεικονίζουν σκοτεινές πλευρές της ιστορίας και του ανθρώπινου ψυχισμού, όπως ωμή βία, ρατσισμό, κακοποίηση και σφαγές άλλων -ΔΕΝ ΠΡΕΠΕΙ ΝΑ ΛΟΓΟΚΡΙΝΟΝΤΑΙ!! Πρέπει να αντιμετωπίζουμε πρόσωπο με πρόσωπο την ωμότητα και να πασχίζουμε να την κατανοήσουμε με κριτικό και αποστασιοποιημένο τρόπο, αν θέλουμε να φτιάξουμε έναν καλύτερο κόσμο.
Graphics that depict dark aspects of history—such as violence, intolerance, racism, aggressive nationalism, war and atrocity, abuse of others and of the environment in general—have not been censored. We must confront such harsh images directly—and struggle to critically understand them—if we hope to ever make a better world. ocw.mit.edu