Osama bin Laden, Saddam Hussein and Muammar al-Qaddafi in art

One of the global players ( Osama bin Laden) has left the team recently: Another one (Al-Qaddafi) followed him soon...

Cheri Cherin: "Los Galacticos", acrylic on canvas, 144 x 220 cm, 2010.

Werner Horvath: "Clash of Civilizations I- III": "Osama bin Laden", 2001 - "George W. Bush", 2001 - "Saddam Hussein", 2003. Oil on canvas, 60 x 90 cm each.

Werner Horvath: "Destruction I - II": "Osama bin Laden", 2005 - "George W. Bush", 2005. Oil on canvas, 50 x 40 cm each.

It took ten years to get Osama. In killing Saddam Hussein George W. Bush was more successful:

Sapin-art: "Le terrorisme ennemi de le mondialisation". Acrylic colors on canvas, 120 x 165 cm, 2008. 

After the fall of Saddam's regime most of the portraits of the dictator were destroyed. But - isn't this also a loss of history and culture, comparable with the ruling out of the names of some pharaohs by the new ruling houses in ancient Egypt? 

Unknown artist: "Saddam Hussein gathering flowers". Oil on canvas, 100 x 80 cm, 2nd half of the 20th century.

Seal at the canvas of this painting. Dr. Walid  El Tamer, German citizen (living in Germany for 50 years) but born in Syria and well known as calligraph, translated the Arabic letters and said: "The seal contains the name: SAYYED AHMAD BIN HUSSEIN SAYYED".

Unknown artist: "Saddam Hussein". Oil on canvas, 60 x 50 cm, 2nd half of the 20th century. 

Werner Horvath: "Gulf War". Oil on canvas, 50 x 40 cm, 1993.

Khomeini, Saddam Hussein, George Bush and the flames of war in the first gulf-war. The beginning of the escalating clash of civilizations.

There are countless pictures of the Libyan leader Muammar al-Qaddafi in various poses on every street of Tripoli, and without any doubt they are done in the style of totalitarian art. 

Unknown artist: "Muammar Qaddafi". Oil on canvas, 90 x 60 cm, 2nd half of the 20th century. 

Werner Horvath: "Qaddafi and the Wallerts". Oil on canvas, 50 x 40 cm, 2000.

Werner Horvath: "Qaddafi, the Oil and Lockerbie". Oil on canvas, 90 x 60 cm, 2003.

Now revolution is taking place in Africa and no one knows how it will end:

Jean Claude Lofenia: "La fuite des vieux dictateurs d'Afrique - The Flight of the old African Dictators". Acrylic on canvas, 70 x 90 cm, 2011.

Werner Horvath: "Revolution in North-Africa". Oil on canvas, 55 x 95 cm, 2011.

Exhibitions of Werner Horvath