The Eagle has Landed

O Yemi Tubi (MOYAT)

Get in touch Like some of the old art masters Delacroix and Goya that spoke about social and political upheavals of their time in their works, I use this painti...

Width:

152 cm

Height:

121 cm

Like some of the old art masters Delacroix and Goya that spoke about social and political upheavals of their time in their works, I use this painting to speak about American involvement in most of the wars going on around the world at this time. “A work of art which did not begin in emotion is not art” so said Paul Cezanne; I was emotionally moved to pick up my brushes again by the horrors of war seen on television to do this painting.

This work was done in oil painting. I used Giant American Bald Eagle as a Chinook war plane to carry American soldiers into the war front. At the background of the painting, soldiers are parachuting down from war planes and at the bottom are burning houses and burning armoured tank. In the middle ground, I showed the soft side of an American soldier sobbing on a dead Iraqi baby wrapped in a blanket. Beside the sobbing soldier, I painted American soldiers leading away the natives accused of terrorism. Next to this are NATO forces engaging the insurgence in battle while the man in blue shirt, an innocent causality of war, lied on the ground in front of the NATO forces.

The images in the foreground convey the message of the painting.  I painted three women- A Syrian, an Afghan and an American; they all felt the horrors of war.  Since the horrors of war affect everyone, I use this painting to advocate for HAPPINESS and PEACE for every human race. American’s Dream of PEACE and pursuit of HAPPINESS should be for all humans.

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