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The Tragedy of Famine of 1946-1947 in Bessarabia in the Artistic Project “The Hunger” by Yona Tukuser

Tatiana Shevchuk
Last modified: 2017-05-29


The article presents an analysis of the art project of the Bulgarian artist Yona Tukuser “The Hungry”, dedicated to the tragic events of 1946-1947 in Bessarabia, connected with an artificially organized famine. Yona's paintings make us think not only about the terrible death of innocent people who died, a significant percentage of whom were children, but also about the problem of the spiritual fall of people, who have fallen to cannibalism. The artist makes you think about the question of where the intellectual limit is, after which the mental state changes and the person turns into an animal under the influence of hunger.