Artist as a martyr / political activist

Petr Andreevich Pavlensky is a Russian conceptual artist and political activist. Self-harming art

Petr Andreevich Pavlensky, a 21st century Russian conceptual artist and political activist sealed his lips in protest for Pussy Riots. In the late 18th century (neo-classicism), Jacques-Louise David comments on the political situation during the French Revolution and paints The Death of Marat. Features of neo-classicism: stories of high moral values; self-sacrifice; uncompromising clarity of a narrative.

 

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