About The Cloak
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From its concept in 1980, The Cloak (previously known as The Coat of Peace), is perhaps one of Anna Chromy’s most profound works of art. Signifying everything invisible, the empty cloak is a reflection of human character and its ability to infiltrate our world with change, both good and bad.
Unity between all people of the world, regardless of religion, race and political beliefs, to nurture the one thing we all have in common: life and our planet.
- Help Humankind find its way out of the present economic and environmental deadlock
- Use our Conscience to create a sustainable World Order
- Involve all citizens of the Globe in defining a world Conscience for future generations
“I thought of a cloak to help protect children of the world from exploitation and harm”. Anna Chromy
In the words of Philippe Cruysmans, Art critic of Le Figaro, Paris: “Impossible to remain indifference in front of this ample silhouette, this drape weighed down with all the stress in the world, this attitude of pensive despondency, this fathomless sadness symbolised solely by a monastic cloak from which emerge two tired hands, the two exhausted feet of a wayfarer.
But what an intense reflection in this motionless mobile! Under the bronze frock, hides a soul, disembodied but alive, invisible image of the intangible that survives corruption and stimulates hope.
I love, in Anna Chromy, this never-ending passage from the pleasant to the severe, from laughter to tears, from the fleeting to the eternal.”
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