CAROL MAN

Chinese X Jewish cultures

The Story Must be Told III

Dimension: 100x100cm

Media: Acrylic on Canvas

Year of completion: 2016

Hannah Senesh was a paratrooper trained to rescue Jews during the Holocaust. Captured and killed by the Nazi’s at 22, she is still a national heroine in Israel.

Qiu Jin was a Chinese revolutionary, feminist and writer. She was executed after a failed uprising against the Qing dynasty at the age of 31, and she is considered a national heroine in China.

Through their brief but noteworthy lives, Senesh and Qiu became a symbol of idealism and self-sacrifice. Their poems, made famous in part because of their unfortunate death, reveal a woman imbued with hope, even in the face of adverse circumstances.   Quotes from their works are used in this painting.

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This entry was posted on November 15, 2016 by in Paintings.

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