Within the Lebanese nation protesting, numerous artists have taken their art tools and skills to express their stances the way they do best. These are the voices speaking in colors and drawings, and not just a few of them have made the walls of their cities or towns the canvas of their messages.
In normal times, this category of arts is designated as Cultural Resistance. It is when artists use their various mediums to express their criticism of certain political, economic, social, or other concerning circumstances in their community.
In modern days, it has also encompassed social media as a venue to transfer their artistic messages, and the new medium of graphic design has come to take its place among the traditional ones.
Not a pretty sight, true, but that is the main message of the artist, emphasizing what the political stage with its longtime leaders reflects, and how it looks and feels once we take a step back.
The caption on the wall, which translates into “We were all young,” is just another message of the very same common demand of the Revolution, and which comes here to say: They must let go of their seats and leave.
Simple and straight to the point, the graffiti states Beirut has spoken, making the strong statement that the Lebanese capital, representing the vast majority of its people, is standing on its demands.
This street art with the word Thouri, a verb in the feminine form, is a message of empowerment to the Lebanese woman to “revolt” with all her femininity, braving the attacks on her; here symbolized by the bombs.
The Whatsapp tax, which was in reality just the trigger that has unleashed the tsunami, manifested as well artistically in this street wall, with the artist here denouncing the hidden deal he or she imagined between the here-named politicians and the consequences on them.
Beautifully and artistically written in massive size, as massive as this Revolution has been, the used colors carry the main message of the artist -as we understand it. The Revolution is the resurrection of the nation from their soil and ashes up to the shiny sun of hope and light.
The video of this young Lebanese man in the army has gone viral and so did his photo that he became the sweetheart icon of the Lebanese Revolution. He did because he was spotted at one of the protests, shocking on his tears, at having to face his own people that he was trained to protect.
11. The Revolution is about to birth a new Lebanon
We assume no one has missed this one, as it has traveled across the oceans to be present in the protests of the diaspora: The protester kicking the system, and also the bravery of the women of the Lebanese revolution.
15. Fashion creativity: My cape is my Lebanese Flag
A strikingly expressive scene seen by the eyes of the photographer who immortalized it with this shot: A glass window shattered by attacks and a young woman standing bravely and proud right behind it with a statement shirt that says: “Beirut doesn’t die.”
A splendid art stating “Tripoli, the Bride of the Revolution” and which Instagram photo came with the following beautiful message, “Our revolution resurrected us, with our arms we build it, and our sky our blood calls, so let us respond.”
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