The Met Breuer is celebrating its new gift of Leon Golub’s breath-taking epic Giantomachy II with an exhibition of a fine selection of the artist’s paintings and works on paper. Perhaps no other post-war artist has consistently exposed the depravity of war and the corrupting violence that it begets with such ferocious savagery. Crude and direct, raw and unrefined, Golub’s dense and meaty lacerations of victims and oppressors of conflict hit all-too close to home. Sinewy wrists, blood-shot eyes, flayed skin – these are testaments of conflicts past and present – they tell of the physical and psychological torment of conflict, the innate cruelty of man and his apparent inability to learn from history. Here is a haunting early charcoal drawing from 1947 where, in communion with Jean Dubuffet, Otto Dix, Käthe Kollwitz and Georg Grosz, Golub declares that any physical attack is also an irreparable assault on the mind.  At Met Breuer through May 27.