Oh my gosh.
This is the best piece I have seen today.
Vision- This is really scary imagery. The smear of blood isn't too much or too little. It's perfect to show death but not make it the center of the piece. The storm in the background would, in other cases, be cliche, but here it fits perfectly.
Originality- I have never seen anything like this. Not many are brave enough to base art off genocide, and the few who do usually fail horribly and manage to offend someone. However, this doesn't do that. Most people with this idea would have made the focus of it, but the focus here is excellent. It's focusing on that it's a train car on its "last stop" (great analogy, by the way) where people died.
Technique- Also amazing. It's almost quality enough to be a picture taken by a camera. Every raindrop can be seen, the grass is also detailed, and the cannons and other war accessories can be seen.
Impact- I believe I speak for everyone who has seen this when I say this gave me chills. The description helps that along, with being "the end of the line." This piece will stay in my mind for a while.
Thank you for making this wonderfully scary masterpiece.
....and I'm honored to be a part of it. Thank you.
Well, I'd have to say, that I was a bit hesitant at first. As stated, I'm a bit of a history buff and that era has always fascinated me, even though it's far from pretty. I just wanted to do a piece that reflected a horror that actually happened despite many who say it didn't. Not a tribute, but a graphic reminder I guess. I greatly appreciate the critique and the time spent in writing and looking at my work. As with any artist, I like to contribute in some small way. So again, thank you very much for your words. I'm happy that your group is out here for many to see. A very positive thing you have there.