“Sins of the Fathers”, by Marc Stolfi

“Sins of the Fathers”, – charcoal wash on gessoed paper ″ x ” (click on image to expand)

The German soldier is a veteran of the Eastern Front- the brutal, horrific fight in Russia circa 1942. He has seen things that no human has seen before. The drawing captures the moment when the soldier realizes he may be fighting for the wrong side. He sees that there is only survival and that the high ideals are false. The piles of tumbled skulls behind him is a testament to the brutality of war.

Marc D. Stolfi · Wrong Way Studio, Torrington, CT www.WrongWayStudio.com · www.facebook.com/WrongWayStudio

1 Comment

  1. Jeff Schweitzer

    The look in the soldier’s eyes is stirring–it is so incredibly saddening but I cannot focus on any other part of the piece other than those eyes. Ubiquitous liberal zeitgeist aside, this is moving commentary on the paradox of war–it is as much a part of the human psyche as the drive to procreate. I see the soldier returning home to his fraulein, having children, and helping to rebuild his community–all the while remaining cognizant of the horrors of war and only partially aware of the wisdom he has gained that guides his decisions and influences the people in his life.

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