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How Falun Gong looks at arts

2009-04-08 Author:China Association for Cultic Studies

Li Hongzhi says that arts are degenerating into a tool for the venting of demon nature.


 "Since mankind's values are still sliding down, at present, the arts are now becoming real and concrete displays of mankind's demon nature. The arts are becoming a blasphemy of the sacred arts, they have completely become a tool for the venting of demon nature, and what they portray are demons, ghosts, and monsters." (Teaching the Fa at the Discussion on Creating Fine Art)


Li Hongzhi also claims that modern arts damage people's moral values so they are "all harmful garbage."


"They hang up a so-called modernistic piece and show it to people...In reality those things are all garbage that's harmful to people." (Teaching the Fa at the Discussion on Creating Fine Art)


"So, those so-called modern art things are usually not too good, because they are not only harmful to the painters but they also bring psychological harm to those who view the work, and they seriously damage people's moral values as well." (Teaching the Fa at the Discussion on Creating Fine Art)


Li Hongzhi even attacks Picasso and Van Gogh, accusing them of having destroyed human arts and cultures.


"The modern arts of recent times were arranged by some other kinds of gods – namely, the bunch that are of the old forces and that are trying to direct the Fa-rectification today. Why did a Van Gogh come along? Why did a Picasso come along? These people, too, were arranged by them to come, but they came to play a negative role, and the purpose was to have everything in mankind's culture become degenerate at the same time that mankind's morality was sliding downward. So those two people came to disrupt mankind's art. The purpose was to corrupt mankind's art – they came entirely to ruin mankind's culture. Mankind's art has gotten to the demonic state it's in today because of the foundation they laid back then for the so-called 'Modernism.'" (Teaching the Fa at the Discussion on Creating Fine Art)