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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.

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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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