Werner Horvath: "War and Peace" (left outer part).
This is a part of a composition, which was created by Werner Horvath from 1992 to 2005 with some minor changes in 2010. It consists of 100 paintings, oil on canvas, each of them 50 x 40 cm in size. The paintings fit together like a puzzle and in this way new motives are formed. You find the "icons" of the 20th and the beginning 21st century, dealing with politics, society, philosophy and art, and also the big events of our time, starting with WW II and ending with the war against terrorism. Click on the thumbnails to enlarge the pictures.
In this particular part of the composition (above) you can see a snake and two figures, covering their eyes with their hand - a symbol for the loss of paradise.