Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Peace and war..

 This year's annual St Georges Art exhibition had a profound effect on me. The standard of the artworks is always high and this year was no exception, however the serene atmosphere of the cathedral was the backdrop to an astonishing display of angst on canvas. Every generation has had disasters to deal with but the pressures and uncertainties that young people have to deal with today came through loud and clear.. cyberbullying, social media, violent video games etc were something I never had to deal with, not to mention climate change, global warming and the current pandemic tragedy. Government and big business around the world urgently need to do some reevaluating on what is important before it is too late and before we lose more precious young people to the ultimate act of depression. Take care and stay safe.. 

20 comments:

  1. Haunting exhibition. You are so right Grace, social media can be good but it can also be quite harmful for young people and their mental health, social pressures, etc. Our generation had such a different upbringing with a more carefree life I think.

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  2. It sounds like this exhibit really packs a punch. I agree, young people today have a lot to deal with. A lot more than I ever had. I couldn't agree more about government and big business.

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  3. Oh, Grace, for once (again...) I am glad I´m this old. Wonder and fear what my Nieces will have to go through!

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  4. ...I grew up during the Cold War, a difficult time, but it looks better in the rearview mirror.

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  5. Stops My In My Tracks - Thanx So Much For Sharing

    Cheers

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  6. Very haunting indeed. Young people today have to deal with a lot more serious issues than what I did.

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  7. I am so glad that I am not starting out now. Things were bad enough when I was growing up without adding in social media, etc!

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  8. Lovely art work, but the labels are a bit small to read. The artists seem talented.

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  9. Dearest Grace,
    Somehow funny for seeing the use of the Dutch word 'angst' = fear but it is accurate enough!
    Sad indeed, all the suicide and depression and our 'leaders' better start focussing on that soon.
    Hope you did read my reply to your comment...
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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  10. Nicely put Grace. The eagle sculpture is stunning.

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  11. The message is clear. Now the deeds.

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  12. Some more art under pressure... RIP, Freddie and David https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YoDh_gHDvkk

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  13. great pictures and intense words,thanks Grace! ew

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  14. It is a tough place to grow up in today our little blue planet.

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  15. Bit of a surreal exhibition to go in a church which I might add looks superb one to visit. Are you still in Lockdown

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  16. So many issues in today's world that people can pick to design art about.

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