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A Ukrainian artist uses 5,000 cartridges in her portrait of Vladimir Putin

Ukrainian artist Dariya Marchenko has created a portrait in her Kiev studio of Russian President Vladimir Putin named "The Face of War" with 5,000 cartridges brought from the frontline in eastern Ukraine. The portrait is accompanied by a book which will tell personal stories of people who helped her collect shells from the frontline.

Daria Marchenko calls her art approach philosophic symbolism where every element has its hidden meaning. In her works cartridges mean human's life that was brutally ended.

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Ukrainian artist Dariya Marchenko works in her studio at pictures consisting of cartridges brought from the frontline in eastern Ukraine.

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A pan with cartridges brought from the frontline in eastern Ukraine, is seen in Dariya Marchenko’s studio.

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Ukrainian artist Dariya Marchenko works places cartridges brought from the frontline in eastern Ukraine into her art piece.

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Ukrainian artist Dariya Marchenko works in her studio at pictures which consist of cartridges from eastern Ukraine.

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Dariya Marchenko places cartridges into her 2.4 x 1.7 meter painting.

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Light shining on a portrait of Russian President Vladimir Putin highights 5,000 cartridges used in the work.

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The final portrait of Russian President Vladimir Putin made out of 5,000 cartridges is shown.

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A closeup shows the details of the cartridge shells used.

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A visitor takes a photo of the portrait.

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