The "Uncompromising Courage" Art Exhibit

PureInsight | August 23, 2004

Oil on Canvas: "Judgment" (detail) by Wang Weixing (52in X 69in), 2003

[] A fine arts exhibit with the theme "Uncompromising Courage" was held in the exhibition hall of Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, DC., on July 15-16, 2004.

A total of thirty-four works by ten artists were displayed in the exhibit. All the artists are Falun Gong practitioners. The Exhibit consisted of four sections: Heaven and Humanity in Harmonious Unity, Unnamed Tribulations, Uncompromising Perseverance and the Righteous Will Surely Triumph. By means of artistic expression and exquisite skill, the artists portrayed the brutal persecution that Falun Gong practitioners have been suffering over the past five years and their uncompromising courage demonstrated throughout the process. They also expressed their confidence that good (brightness) will ultimately triumph over evil (darkness).

Oil on canvas: "Homeless" by Shen Daci (36in X 48in), 2003

Three artists were present at the exhibit. They talked about how their works were produced, explained to the viewers the meanings of their works and the methods they used, and accepted interviews from the media.

Professor Zhang Kunlun explained that, through his work "Red Wall," he depicted Jiang's group's holistic suppression of Falun Gong practitioners from the top down by commanding layer upon layer of government, and from propaganda to the educational system. All of China is like a big prison restrained inside a high wall stained with blood. Even if all torture methods are used, they cannot change the hearts of Falun Gong practitioners who have understood the true value of life and universal truth. The red wall that symbolizes the Red Regime has cracks appearing in it. The wire nettings, cruel tortures and malicious police guards and so on are only the last of the darkness before the dawn awakens.

Another artist, Wang Zhiping, used classical painting techniques to portray the brutal torture that Falun Gong practitioners suffer. When depicting the facial expressions of Falun Gong practitioners who are suffering torture, there is no pain or sadness, but fearless courage and their steadfast belief in Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance. The painter, through the police's facial expressions and physical movements, particularly portrays the police's brutality, madness and unlimited nature while torturing Falun Gong practitioners.

Oil on Canvas: "Judgment" by Wang Weixing (52in X 69in), 2003

"Judgment" is one of the two giant paintings. The artist is Ms. Wang Weixing. With exquisite painting techniques, she depicted the scene of three lovely angels sending the main culprit of the persecution of Falun Gong into Hell.

The viewers of the art exhibit included Members of Congress people and their staff members working in the building, as well as tourists from different countries. They all expressed that they would help end the persecution soon.

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