Contact General Enquiries: crack crackmagazine. Information Jobs Advertising Terms of service. Words by: Augustin Macellari. Dinos Chapman is normally the quieter half of the Chapman Brothers. Conventional wisdom has it that their challenging work manifests in themselves as arrogance and a predilection for confrontation. Aside from a shared art practice, each brother also has an extracurricular activity.
Jake and Dinos Chapman
Jake & Dinos Chapman
Tate Etc 1 September They were especially haunted by the famous series of etchings known as The Disasters of War , in which Goya portrayed the atrocities he had witnessed in the Peninsular War between Spain and France —14 with a visceral horror. In the brothers re-created The Disasters of War as a series of miniature tableaux. With Dead Men! No longer the religious body, no longer redeemed by God. There is something troublingly artful about the arrangement of the figures. They have been posed by their murderers — as a warning to others — in a gruesome echo of the classical statue of Laocoon and his two sons writhing in the coils of a huge serpent.
What kind of sick, degraded stuff will go into it? And, more to the point, how do I get a copy? One image that Jake Chapman is looking at depicts a sweet, grinning boy sporting a helmet made from a folded newspaper and waving a homemade wooden sword. It's the very image of the kind of wholesome, Enid Blytonesque activity that parents hope their children will be engaged in during the summer holidays but, let's be honest, probably aren't. Of course, there's a twist.
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