I just finished watching a great show on BBC4 about Russian art from the revolutionary period. It featured many of the artists that were part of the exhibition, I went to see back in April, in the Royal Academy.
It was very good, both the exhibition and the show. Sadly, many of them suffered and died, or were forced into exile during Stalin's reign of terror. However, their art is now being re-discovered and it proves something that I've come to believe. No matter how many wars, warmongers and dictators that strut their way through history or how much destruction they cause; in time, it is the work of the artists and artisans that survives and outlives them all.
Warmongers leave little of value and sadly, we still don't seem to have learned from all the lessons of history, that there are no winners in war.