Art for Peace
an article by Fernando Morais (Cibelo)
As an artist, I try to interact through my work with the community, collaborating and developing small artistic projects that, without requiring money, can count on the participation of the community and its thematic framing. In this perspective, and with the objectivo to contribute to the world-wide movement in favor of peace, I have developed the initiatives you can see on the Internet at http://paz.home.sapo.pt.
[Editor's note: I have problems using Mozilla or Netscape browsers to see the images, but they are visible when I use an Internet Explorer browser.]
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The plastic arts can serve as a way to promote dialogue and reflection of subjects concerning peace, educating and guiding the young in the understanding of a world ever more globalized, where the politics does not always serve the interests of the peoples and sometimes leads to armed conflicts with drastic consequences for the populations, as the food crises, among others, that may happen in distant regions, but which become public knowledge through the social media.
Art, with its creative process, stimulates the artistic subject, raising reflection of the work that develops and to the internalization of the theme. It makes one interested to find the result that can be found through reading.
In the cultural diversity that marks the planet, the right to be different, the identification of belonging to a group, is sometimes questioned. By listening to others, one can then come to understand the values that characterize other social groups or peoples. Is it not possible that art can help people to understand these differences?
Question(s) related to this article:
Artistic expression, Can it help us understand the values of other groups and peoples?
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Latest reader comment:
CPNN has received the following addition to the article about Samrup Rachna from its author, Dr Anwer
How common language and common values , common hoistry , common heritage and common collective behaviours of the people of South Asia ( India and Pakistan ) can be utilized to bring them closer to achive common goal of peace and prosparity . The effort to highligh these commonalities is explained in a lecture on his forth comming book by Dr Anwer titled " Apni Boli Apna Samj" our own language and culture .
Kuch Khaas: Calligraphic Expression of Apni-Boli
Highlighting the commonalities between India and Paksitan will bring the people closer ? Our Language ( Hindi-Urdu) and our Smaj ( Culture+Society+Traditions) are same then where is the the problem ?