Futile Metaphors: Contemporary Art and the Bomb

Burbridge, Benedict
May 2008
Photoworks;Spring/Summer2008, Issue 10, p44
The article looks at the iconic image of the nuclear explosion during August 6, 1945, and its impact upon the work of contemporary photographic artists. It notes that creation of the bomb and its visual record has changed the nature of artistic creation in terms of the destructive threat it represented. The role of the nuclear explosion is discussed in the works of artists Salvador Dali, Andy Warhol, and Roy Lichtenstein.


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