A Space for Peace

Lauren Peressini 

In 1953, Winston Churchill won the Nobel Peace prize "for his mastery of historical and biographical description as well as for brilliant oratory in defending exalted human values."
Chu was a driving force behind an art movement which aimed to bring colour and positivity back to the streets of crisis ravaged Buenos Aires. His artwork features an engaging combination of character art, abstract geometric forms and organic lines.
Nourse’s paintings responded to a longing for simplicity in juxtaposition to industrialization. This image of a lower-class woman, her face in shadow, who has just finished nursing her baby, suggests absolute peace.
Beadwork on pieces such as this watch pocket was designed both to please tourist buyers and to give visual expression to Iroquoian traditions and beliefs. Spiral lines and groupings of flowers on branches represent the Tree of Peace.
Simberg explains the garden depicted here as, "the place where the dead end up before going to Heaven." He juxtaposes the fearfulness of the skeletons with the softness of the flowers so that people can view mortality in a new light. This creates a space for peace since death often worries people and knowing that they will be in a garden can create tranquility.
The mihrab is the most important element of any mosque because it indicates the direction of Mecca. The worshippers in the mosque stand facing the mihrab. In arabic in its inscirbed, The Prophet, peace be upon him, said, 'The Mosque is the dwelling place of the pious.'"
This painting depicts the societal advantages of peace played out in an idyllic landscape, where the figures are all peacefully enjoying themselves. The garden seems reminiscent of the garden of Eden.
Sculpture of a large door, partially open, comprising the Olympic rings on its two columns and “2000” inscribed on the lintel. At the top of this structure are four moving characters, holding the Olympic rings. This sculpture symbolizes, an open door to success and victory. It invites the people of the whole world to cross the threshold of the new millennium and puts the next Olympic Games into their hands.
Memento #5 is an elegy to the Civil Rights movement. The painting depicts a black angel standing at the center of a living room. The figure draws closed curtain, symbolically concluding a decade of peaceful civil disobedience. Behind the angel, at left and right, are the faces of President John F. Kennedy, Senator Robert F. Kennedy, the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X. Each year of the decade appears between the glitter strands, and fragments of the word "Remember" are also visible.
The statue exemplifies the overall roundness and softness that is characteristic of Baekje Buddhist sculpture. The Buddha has a very calm and peaceful smile on his plump face, and his shoulders are covered by a robe which flows down over his knees and pedestal.
Le Chahut, which directly translates to noise/uproar, depicts a Can Can performance. Can Can performances were a popular form of urban entertainment at the time in France and offered a sense of peace to the onlookers.
Peace of the Light produces radiant light effects as though it is a living organism and not simply an installation in an exhibition. “The light paints with me”, Bang Hai Ja writes in one of her poems, “it becomes my heart, I become the light. We both enter the painting…”. Through her work, Bang Hai Ja hopes to create a dialogue between silence, peace, and love.
In this work Jonas Rimša rendered almost everything he was able to find in Tahiti: beautiful women, exotic nature, vivid colors, a sense of peace, the gap from the urbanized life. Far from civilization,he was able to find great peace.
This document ensured that minorities would be protected, and their basic human rights secured, in peace treaties to come after the war. This was especially necessary following the Holocaust and tried to create a sense of peace for survivors and assure that such an atrocity would never occur again.
The peaceful setting contrasts sharply with the grim reality of the ongoing war that Athens was fighting against Sparta . The vase-painter attempted to create a sense of depth and landscape in the painting by adding faintly outlined rocks.
Each tear of the woman seen crying in this painting contains the image of Stephen Lawrence who was murdered in racially motivated action in London on April 22 1993. Ofili was inspired to create this masterpiece by Lawrence’s mother, Doreen. Some even speculate that the painting is a portrait of Doreen Lawrence. When the painting is viewed in a certain light, the words ‘RIP Stephen Lawrence’ can be seen.
During WWII, Japanese soldiers built fortresses within caves where they would wait for and then kill American soldiers as they approached the island. Seung Young Kim created this installation within one of those caves so that the word PEACE seemingly sits on the horizon.
The Rue Montorgueil, Paris, was painted by Claude Monet for a festival declared that year by the government celebrating "peace and work". This was one of the events organised for the third Universal Exhibition in Paris a few weeks after it opened, and intended to be a symbol of France’s recovery after the defeat of 1870.
The figure under the clock represents Peace. In her right hand she bears an olive branch and in her left a caduceus. A cornucopia (horn of plenty) extends from her hip to her left foot. This statue is the model for the cast bronze figure of Peace over the tympanum on the roof of the palace.
A portrait of Indian nationalist leader Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869 - 1948), popularly known as Mahatma Gandhi, whose policy of peaceful demonstration led India from British rule to independence, 1941. Gandhi is quite possibly the most popular promoter of peace.
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