Beyond The Barricades And Battles In Kyiv The Art Of Ukraine | Euronews, Le Mag

Protesting and painting has filled her days, sometimes she has done both at the same time. Her subjects used to be flowers but after taking part in a protest with her son her art changed. She became obsessed with capturing every aspect of the revolution. This is what an artist should do. You have to paint what touches you. And then it is going to touch other people, she said. At the height of the protests a group called The Maidan Artists was set up. Tanya Cheprasova who is an artist and teacher at the Ukrainian Art Academy spent most of the winter painting and protesting. She worked on canvas but also painted the helmets worn by protesters in their battles with the police. For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.euronews.com/2014/05/27/beyond-the-barricades-and-battles-in-kyiv-the-art-of-ukraine/