Look at it this way.
A painting never started a war.
“I am representing paint first of all” (John Marin).
Any kind of painting demands no violence including but not limited to corporate violence, sports violence, police violence, pesticide violence, fast food violence.
Let’s make a rule that any day a black bear crosses the road in front of you becomes a national holiday.
“I happened to be thinking of the innocence of trees, and then a grid came into my mind and I thought it represented innocence, and I still do, and so I painted it and then I was satisfied.”(Agnes Martin)