Journal of Danubian Studies and Research, Vol 7, No 2 (2017)

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

Tetyana Shevchuk


The article presents an analysis of the art project of the Bulgarian artist Yona Tukuser “The Hunger”, dedicated to the tragic events of 1946-1947 in Bessarabia, connected with an unnaturally 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. The work can be useful to both theorists and practitioners in the field of Art and Cultural Studies. 


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