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Chinese painter portrays Tibet self-immolators


February 20. 2013 1:48AM
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(AP) Beijing-based artist Liu Yi is working on a series of black-and-white portraits he knows will never be shown in a Chinese gallery. His varied subjects men and women, young and old, smiling and pensive have one thing in common: They are Tibetans who have set themselves on fire to protest repressive Chinese rule.


Liu wants to paint a portrait of each of the hundred-or-so Tibetans who have self-immolated over the past three years, as a way of bearing witness to one of the biggest waves of fiery protests in recent history. With each brushstroke, Liu is making a heartfelt plea: The burning must end.


When I'm painting, I'm thinking: 'Enough, enough, don't do this anymore. Stop,' said the soft-spoken artist who has completed 40 so far. That's enough.


Associated Press


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