The anonymous author says his painting represents Ukraine today. "Ukrainians showed people of other countries that we are not afraid of anything. When the situation become very difficult, nobody surrenders," he wrote. (Anonymous via RFE/RL)
Amid the rubble and smoke-filled streets of Kiev, Ukraine's artists have been hard at work, endeavoring to capture this dramatic moment in their country's history. Rather than staying in the studio, artists have brought their easels, paintbrushes, and canvases to the streets and even onto the barricades. Many of them protesters themselves, they have also decorated their helmets and shields. Here is a selection of their work.