🎨 MONUMENT TO THE UNBORN WAR HERO 💥

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MONUMENT TO THE UNBORN WAR HERO

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MONUMENT TO THE UNBORN WAR HERO - acrylic on canvas - 1975

One painting that seems to summarize Rapp’s attitude is his
MONUMENT TO THE UNBORN WAR HERO.
A large painting which includes scenes of brutality; tyranny; the soldier in various historical periods; images of Hitler; human sculls; alarming pictures of wolves; warplanes overhead and a very bold nude female figure giving birth to what appears to be a crucified figure of man. It is his visual summary of the consequences of war.
Rapp is an accomplished artist, and like so many European artists who have settled in Canada, he has a strong command of modern surrealist imagery.
Excerpt from the critique by J. Brooks Joyner, Editor Visual Arts, The Albertan, Saturday, May 29th, 1976 -
this was the year after I had painted this piece

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Sehr cool!!!!

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thank you - at that time, it was the largest painting I did. What bugs me is that I don't remember what happened to it. The images I got from it are from a 8x10 inch paper copy. But for most work from that period I have no record at all!

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what happened to the painting?

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Beats me, I don't remember. At that time I had a contract with the Gallery in Canada (they used to purchase outright, but didn't pay much). Since then, they retired. From that period, seventies and eighties, I have only a few records, and only a few photos (analog, of course) - such as this one and a handful more out of at least a couple of hundred works. Most of my stuff from that time is not recorded in any way or form.

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Das ist ja bei Dir nichts neues dass Du nicht weisst wo Deine Werke sind :-D

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Was ich in den letzten Jahren produzierte ist genau vermerkt, aber die 70/80 Jahre sind zwar meine größte Produktivität, aber keine Fotos und/oder Belege. In den nächsten zwei Jahrzehnten habe ich dann nicht viel gemacht (nur sehr wenig, und einige Ausstellungen), erst seit ich nach Österreich zurückkam bin ich wieder tätig geworden.

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That's life :-D

Very expressive. This has made my day, thanks for sharing:)

Nice light on virtual horizon...