Te Breath of Chernobyl
Series "Bells of Chernobyl"
1987
Graphics
Pastel
Whatman
63 x 37 cm

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Another summer motive, which at first glance looks optimistic: the bird’s nest in the tall grass. So life goes on? But looking closely, we notice that the eggs in the nest are blackened and the chicks will never hatch... The grass around is burned out, and its stems are broken, just as the fates of the people who lived here are broken too. Dead nests. Dead houses. Dead zone...

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Petr Zaharovich Yemets is the Ukrainian artist, painter. Since the first days of the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant he had been directly in the thirty-kilometer exclusion zone for three years. He worked as a liquidator of t... More
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