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By David Ganezer
Observer Staff Writer 

Artwork From Tragedy of Russia Ukraine War: Turning Hell Into Beauty

Iconography of the Russia Ukraine War

 

March 18, 2022

"You probably know that this woman in the photo and her unborn child died after the Russians fired on a maternity hospital in Mariupol. Now the icons look like this". Oleksandra Maviicvhuk, Head of the Ukraine Center for human rights, on Twitter.

Some first rate artwork is emerging from the Russian invasion of Ukraine, which began on February 24, 2022. ""Eastern Orthodox more than Roman Catholics, believe (images, paintings of fallen innocents) qualify as icons, in that they (are) visible images depicting heavenly beings and, in the case of the cherubim, used to indirectly indicate God's presence above the Ark (of the Covenant)" tweeted Koolynx Valtitude.

"You probably know that this woman in the photo and her unborn child died after the Russians fired on a maternity hospital in Mariupol. Now the icons look like this". Oleksandra Maviicvhuk, Head of the Ukraine Center for human rights, on Twitter. "Almost every second one Ukrainian child becomes a refugee - UNICEF stated. Since the beginning of the war on February 24, about 1.5 million children have left Ukraine."

As Russian bombs drop, Ukrainians unite to protect precious artworks. "There is an egomaniac in Moscow who doesn't care about killing children, let alone destroying art," said Ihor Kozhan, the director of the grand gallery opposite Lviv's opera house.

Olga is an Etsy artist in Kharkiv Ukraine whom we found on Etsy. She posted the following:

Olga, an artist, sells her work on Etsy.

Hello, my name is Olga, I am from Ukraine, Kharkiv city. Unfortunately now I can not send my oil paintings on canvas. But I took photos of my paintings, by downloading these photos you can make a print of my painting, the one you like.(Instant download media file).

All of you know about what is happening in my country and every day I see so many warm words from kind people from all over the world. Know, this is very important for me, and I will always remember your kindness.

Sorry and thank you, for your understanding! God bless you all! Let peace come in my country, Ukraine! 💙💛 https://www.etsy.com/listing/1173746908/stand-with-ukraine-my-name-is-olga-i-am?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=ukrainian+sellers&ref=sc_gallery-1-3&pop=1&listing_id=1173746908&listing_slug=stand-with-ukraine-my-name-is-olga-i-am&plkey=2bd70c4b03359acb02700918237f65e9ae1c5c7b%3A1173746908

 

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