Artwork of the Week 38

38 1FROM WAR TO PEACE BY BIERAO CARLOS
 The artwork, From War to Peace, mirrors a transition from a period of war to a time of peace. This is clearly shown by the mixture of bright colours like yellow which represent peace, love and warmth and darker colours that represent hardship.

38 1FROM WAR TO PEACE BY BIERAO CARLOS
 The artwork, From War to Peace, mirrors a transition from a period of war to a time of peace. This is clearly shown by the mixture of bright colours like yellow which represent peace, love and warmth and darker colours that represent hardship.
Some of the individual faces in the painting look sad and seem to be in a lot of pain; however there is hope that there will be peace which can be seen through the leaves and the bright moon behind the figures which represents better times and peace after war.


38 2In a similar artwork by Bierao Carlos titled Peace lovers, the image shows hands hosting, elevating up a dove. A dove represents peace and as the hands elevate the dove, they are elevating peace. Moreover, the top of the image is endowed with bright, warm colours which all depict peace, love and tranquillity.
The figures bellow have warm energies about them which might be a sign that they are happy and are at peace. They are however surrounded by darker colours which may represent conflicts, but on top of the image are brighter colours which show that conflicts can be there but people must always look beyond their differences and strive to have love, peace and unity.
Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on the 21st of September. This day is devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.
This day is very important in this world where wars of insurgency are continuously destroying lives, infrastructure and displacing people from their homes rendering them as refugees.  This is even more intense in the world’s poorest and marginalised economies like Africa and the Middle East.  
This year’s celebrations are being celebrated under the theme “The Sustainable Development Goals: Building Blocks for Peace.”The Sustainable Development Goals are integral to achieving peace in our time, as development and peace are interdependent and mutually reinforcing. Their aims are to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure peace and prosperity for all.
Modern challenges of poverty, hunger, diminishing natural resources, water scarcity, social inequality, environmental degradation, diseases, corruption, racism and xenophobia, among others, pose challenges for peace and create fertile grounds for conflict.
In the quest for peace,  all nations must come together and work as one in order avoid conflicts and build peace and maintain mutually beneficial relations. Peace at home translates to peace in the community, in a nation and internationally hence everyone has a part to play in building and maintaining peace.

 

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Neville Starling

Neville Starling is a self-taught artist, born 1988 in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe where he maintains his full-time darkroom and studio. Motivated by his father’s windows of changed personality due to Alzheimer’s disease, Starling deconstructs time’s relationship with memory both individually and collectively. He examines notions Read More

Kudzanai ­Violet Hwami

Kudzanai-­Violet Hwami was born in Gutu, Zimbabwe in 1993, and lived in South Africa from the ages of 9 to 17. She currently lives and works in the UK. In 2016, the same year she graduated from Wimbledon College of Arts with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, she was awarded the Clyde & Co. Award and the Young Achiever of Read More

Cosmas Shiridzinomwa

Cosmas Shiridzinomwa was born in Harare, Zimbabwe. He completed his studies in Fine Art at the Harare Polytechnic in Zimbabwe in the mid-1990s where he majored in painting and has been painting ever since. His early themes range from his personal life’s highlights, social scenes and of late national and international Read More

Georgina Maxim

Georgina Maxim was born 1980 in Harare, Zimbabwe. Maxim is known for both working as artist and curator with over a decade of arts management and curatorial practice.  Maxim together with Misheck Masamvu co-founded Village Unhu in 2012, an artist collective space that has been providing studio spaces, exhibitions, Read More

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