World on fire / Wereld in brand
Oil on canvas on board
Signed lower left, nov. ’23
50 x 40 cm
€ 130,- incl. frame and CoA.
So much violence, fear and destruction in the world. In Ukraine, Gaza, Sudan – ordinary people suffering from the actions of overheated men who seek revenge, more power, more land … at the cost of mainly women and children. Sometimes it is too much to handle. I painted this in one afternoon, just to get all the violence out of my system, wondering why ‘leaders’ don’t learn from history …
This is how this painting came about. But when I look at it I see bright colours and a warm glow in the distance. Perhaps I am too sombre, too gloomy, perhaps there is hope …