is possibly the most heart rending painting I've ever
seen. Yamashita Masato
created his nightmarish artwork based upon what he
witnessed on August 9th in Hiroshima. In his own words
he stated: "With no one to help her, a girl died
leaning on the bank of the Enko river."
thought of this poor girl - her eyes burned out and
her body lacerated and scorched - trembling alone
in pain and fear... is simply unbearable.
than any other picture I know of, this artwork sums
up the utter horror and futility of war.