Pictures, Tweets, and Youtube of Protest – January 2017

 

 

 

 

Demonstrators protest on the National Mall in Washington, DC, for the Women's march on January 21, 2017. Hundreds of thousands of protesters spearheaded by women's rights groups demonstrated across the US to send a defiant message to US President Donald Trump. / AFP / Andrew CABALLERO-REYNOLDS (Photo credit should read ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP/Getty Images)
Demonstrators protest on the National Mall in Washington, DC, for the Women’s march on January 21, 2017.
Hundreds of thousands of protesters spearheaded by women’s rights groups demonstrated across the US to send a defiant message to US President Donald Trump. / AFP / Andrew CABALLERO-REYNOLDS (Photo credit should read ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP/Getty Images)

 

 

Protesters hang a banner during the Bears/Vikings game at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Sunday, January 1, 2017 (Adam Hoge / WGN Radio)
Protesters hang a banner during the Bears/Vikings game at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Sunday, January 1, 2017 (Adam Hoge / WGN Radio) (#NoDAPL)

 

Iranian Artist Ali Esmaeilipour

Ali Esmaeilipour Celebration with or Without You (2013) Acrylic on Linen & Gold Silver Leaf on Wood
Ali Esmaeilipour
Celebration with or Without You (2013)
Acrylic on Linen & Gold Silver Leaf on Wood

 

Ali Esmaeilipour was born in Iran.  He was also trained in Iran, before moving to Singapore in 1988.  Here is an excerpt from an interview Artling:

“Being an artist means to re-create the world as you see it, so that people can understand the meaning of your life” states Ali Esmaeilipour. For almost three decades now, Ali Esmaeilipour has been inviting you into his inner realm by means of his canvas. Personal objects, rendered in a realistic yet lyrical manner, are often the focus of his paintings. The body of his work has often been categorized as “still life” but this remains a label Ali disagrees with. Objects, he states, are the principal players in Ali’s paintings because they are visual representations of a thought or a sentiment, and their combination enables Ali to create both an emotional depth and a sense of time that is almost tangible to the beholder.

See more of Ali Esmaeilipour’s work on his website and on Instagram.