The art of the ruin

Standing ruins at archaeological sites can be more evocative for visitors than fully restored buildings. Many ruins, such as the Parthenon, the Roman forum, and elsewhere, have become popular tourist sites. More recent ruins, such as those created by armed conflict, provide more haunting reminders of the human capacity for destruction. This photo essay illustrates how artists have used ruins in their work.


Fallen cities: how artists have captured ruins, from Kabul to Rome – in pictures

By William James Stillman

The Guardian

August 25, 2016

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