Artists have been painting new anti-war murals in Buenos Aires following the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Argentine artist Maxi Bagnasco has painted an anti-war mural in Palermo that includes a portrait by AFP photographer Aris Messinis of a woman who was injured during Russian bombardment and invasion of Kiev. The victim is covered with bloodied bandages on her face.
The mural also includes an image from a photograph taken in 1972 during the Vietnam war that shows a naked Vietnamese girl crying with a U.S. soldier in the background. Maxi says the mural has an anti-war message in general rather than being specific to the Russia-Ukraine conflict.
Artist Anastasia Maxinova, who is known for her cartoon characters Bird not Egg, has painted a mural in Palermo featuring a figure holding an Ukraine flag. Anastasia’s mother lives in Kiev and the artworks shows solidarity for the country and its people following the Russian invasion of the Ukrainian capital.
All photos © Buenos Aires Street Art