Fine Art

Artists Transforming Weapons into Powerful Messages of Nonviolence


In honor of Gandhi’s birthday and International Day of Nonviolence, check out these incredible works of art promoting peace around the world. On October 2, the birthday of nonviolence philosophy activist Mahatma Gandhi, the United Nations commemorates International Day of Nonviolence. It is meant to reaffirm the universal desire for a nonviolent existence and a culture of peace, tolerance and understanding. The nonviolence philosophy started by Gandhi is continuously present in the art world, as artists of various backgrounds and disciplines create works promoting pacifism and peace. For International Day of Nonviolence, here’s a look at seven artists who use the weapons of war and conflict to create impactful art, thus transforming their associated narrative. 1. Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd’s ‘Nonviolence’ Sculpture In 1980, singer, songwriter and peace activist John Lennon was shot and killed outside his New York City home. To honor Lennon and his vision of a peaceful world,        …read more