Protest and Fire

Dublin Core

Title

Protest and Fire

Description

Using saturated colors and interconnecting outlines, Carl E. Moore unites the work’s two subjects: a pair of figures and a large fire. The figure on the left presses her hands to her cheeks in a moment of intense emotion. The megaphone in the hands of the figure on the right establishes the setting as a protest, but he holds it to his side, entirely engaged by the sight in front of him. The year 2020 saw a resurgence of protests in response to law enforcement’s continued mistreatment and abuse of people of color. As the painting demonstrates, incidents of civil unrest can sometimes result in destructive events like fires, whether accidental or intentional. However, it is important to note that The Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project found that from May 24 to August 22, 2020, 93% of protests associated with the Black Lives Matter movement were peaceful and non-destructive.

Creator

Carl E. Moore

Source

Courtesy of the artist, Carl E. Moore

Date

2021

Rights

All rights are held by the artist, Carl E. Moore

Format

Acrylic on canvas, 48x48"

Identifier

L2021.1a

Files

DSC_0404.jpg

Reference

Protest and Fire, Carl E. Moore, 2021

Cite As

Carl E. Moore , “Protest and Fire,” AMUM Virtual Exhibitions, accessed May 25, 2024, https://amum.omeka.net/items/show/87.