Art News/News Art: Tsunami Art


Natural disasters have been affecting and shaping human life for as long as we’ve been around. Recent events such as today’s deadly earthquake in Japan and the potentially deadly tsunami headed for the West coast only bear this out, not to mention other recent disasters in Haiti (2010), Myanmar (2008), and of course our own Gulf Coast in the wake of Katrina (2005). As with any subject of great import to and impact on our lives and livelihoods, tsunamis have been popular with artists for generations, explored for their physical and metaphorical strength, terror, and beauty. Included below is but a small selection of what we, as artists, have made in reaction to this force of nature. 


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  • Very nice article. It's true that many pieces of art show tsunamis in their form of motion!

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