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I have become Death, the destroyer of worlds

Milisha Auschwitz • Digital art, May 2022
About the artwork
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Art form: Digital art
Subject and objects: Portrait, Allegorical scene, Literary scene
Style of art: Expressionism
Technique: Digital art
Materials: Canvas
Date of creation: May 2022

Description of the artwork «I have become Death, the destroyer of worlds»

"We knew the world would never be the same again. Some laughed, some cried, most were silent. I remembered the lines from the Bhagavad-gita. Vishnu is trying to convince the prince to do his duty and, to impress him, takes his multi-armed form, saying, "I have become Death, the destroyer of worlds." I suppose we were all thinking along these lines at the time.

These are the words of Robert Oppenheimer, the father of the atomic bomb. Sometimes I rewatch a passage with these words, and it makes me cringe every time. There's a universal sorrow on his face.