Short but not so sweet post! “Artists Fear”

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I can not image what it must be like, to have to worry about the consequences of my actions as an artist when painting a story about how I feel, what I think and what I want to communicate through my art!  I cannot image…

Chinese Artists routinely court danger with their work and most exhibited their work in private for fear of being detained, being subjected to torture and imprisonment (Rao, M. 2014 June, 6).

Artist Yan Zhengxue Paiting Titled "89.6!!!! Tiananmen" Rao, M. (2014 June, 6). Huffpost Arts & Culture. Five Chinese Dissident Artists Who Aren’t Ai Weiwei. [Photo ID: courtesy Getty Images]Retrieved June 11, 2014 from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/10/chinese-dissident-artists_n_5474258.html?utm_hp_ref=arts&ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000027

Artist Yan Zhengxue Painting Titled “89.6!!!! Tiananmen” Rao, M. (2014 June, 6). Huffpost Arts & Culture. Five Chinese Dissident Artists Who Aren’t Ai Weiwei. [Photo ID: courtesy Getty Images]. Retrieved June 11, 2014 from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/10/chinese-dissident-artists_n_5474258.html?utm_hp_ref=arts&ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000027

“CAPTION INFO: After the Tiananmen Square massacre, Yan Zhengxue and his art turned sharply against the government. While imprisoned for two years for his dissident work, he painted almost 100 works, including this one. Titled “89.6!!!! Tiananmen,” it shows a blackened sun over a barren Tiananmen Square surrounded by black-oozing veins. Three goats stand in the middle of the square. “They represent the obedient ones, the only ones left alive,” he explained. (Photo by {Courtesy of Yan Zhengxue}) ” (Rao. 2014 June, 6).

 

Once again it can be demonstrated that art is a very powerful form of communication and greatly feared by some…

Reference:

Rao, M. (2014 June, 6). Huffpost Arts & Culture. Five Chinese Dissident Artists Who Aren’t Ai Weiwei. Retrieved June 11, 2014 from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/10/chinese-dissident-artists_n_5474258.html?utm_hp_ref=arts&ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000027

Whilst you are here – please check out my my home page!  I hope you will continue to join on my art therapy journey…Karen Robinson

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