PROTECTING THE FLAG
Gebre Kristos Desta




Gebre Kristos paintings are remarkable not only for their technical and formal achievements but also for their symbolic power and psychological insight. He observed and commented upon the political strife of Ethiopians in a symbolically expressionistic way. His works can sometimes be very sophisticated for the general viewer, but even as such, they are a feast for the eyes, and are easier to digest and enjoy than some of the more complicated, distorted, and awkward compositions of other artists of his generation.

Entire article available upon request