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BANKSY: in Gaza

BANKSY: in Gaza

27 Feb 2015

Banksy has recently created new series of artworks that are brought to international attention via a satirical framed two-minute travel advert. This latest body of four murals focuses in on the devastating living conditions of those in the war-torn region of Gaza.

One of the artworks titled ‘Bomb Damage’ is inspired by the style of Rodin’s artwork ‘The Thinker’ and takes inspiration from the Greek mythological story of Niobe. A story, which a mother’s children were all, killed out of spite and the mother goes into mourning so deep she turns into stone.

This series of artwork is beautiful summarised within one of the murals in the form of a quote:

"If we wash our hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless we side with the powerful - we don't remain neutral"

This is not the first time he has made art in response to Israel-Palestine conflict. In 2005, he did a series of artworks including one that created an illusion of a crack in the West Bank from Israeli side revealing a painted paradise of palm tress, turquoise sea and a sandy beach.

You may watch his two-minute video below: