The horrific visions of Ukraine’s best loved artist | Curio

The horrific visions of Ukraine’s best loved artist

10 mins | Mar 30, 2022

Maria Prymachenko's depictions of a genocide. Prymachenko's seemingly happy scenes of rural life were hailed by artists like Picasso and deeply revered by fellow Ukrainians. But look closer, and you see the terror unleashed on her country by Stalin. As Ukraine faces yet another Russian menace, Jonathan Jones here explores how her work has once again become a national symbol, duplicated at rallies worldwide.

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