Freedom of Speech


Size: 27.6 H x 41.3 W x 0.8 in

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Painting: Oil and Gesso on Canvas.

When something difficult to convey, is art a better bridge builder / tells, than everything else.
In the art lies the word, the sound and the picture. I am a visual artist and uses the oil painting to express me.
For me freedom is something fundamental. The freedom to express what lies in my heart
I was born in Copenhagen but grew up in Norway. The last events are therefore near me.
The painting is from 2008 when the Danish newspapers, after killing threats, printed the Muhammad drawings in solidarity with the Jylland Post on February 12th. (First time in Jylland Post 2005)
The other countries in Europe / the world looked at this as unnecessary provocation. In Aftenposten, Norway there was a small note of what Danish newspapers had done.
I saw it as a necessity to protect our press freedom. We can not always agree with what is being printed, written, drawn, sung or painted. If we do not agree we have the freedom to argue.
After Paris, Europe woke up. My painting became even more relevant.
Unfortunately after Copenhagen it has not become less relevant.
It's understandable, but dangerous when you walk the easiest way when you get threatened. That's why everyone has to stand up for the press freedom!

Keywords: Political, Speech, Freedom, Liberty, Mirror, Muzzle, News, Newspaper

Subjects: Political

Styles: Realism

Mediums: Oil, Gesso

Materials: Canvas

Prints: Political Art Prints, Realism Art Prints, Oil Art Prints, Gesso Art Prints, Canvas Art Prints

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