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November 27, 2018

Daniel Chester French

Abraham Lincoln - Lincoln Memorial,  installed 1920


Political Art Topic : Political Stagecraft: Monuments and Memorials


The nineteen-foot tall statue of Abraham Lincoln emerged from the design of Massachusetts sculptor Daniel Ches...

October 19, 2018

Kasimir Malevich

Red Square (Painterly Realism of a Peasant Woman in Two Dimensions), 1915


Political Art Topic : Censorship


Kazimir Malevich was the founder of the artistic and philosophical school of Suprematism, and his ideas about forms and meaning i...

September 26, 2018

Political Art Topic: Censorship


Robert Mapplethorpe was an American photographer, known for his sensitive yet blunt treatment of controversial subject-matter in the large-scale, highly stylized black and white medium of photography.  (excerpt from Wikipedia)


September 13, 2018

Art Code: Art take Courage

Political Art Topic: Censorship


Ai Weiwei (Chinese: 艾未未; pinyin: Ài Wèiwèi,  English pronunciation (help·info); born 28 August 1957 in Beijing) is a Chinese contemporary artistand activist. His father's (Ai Qing) original surname was wr...

November 20, 2017

Born in the Prussian city of Königsberg (now Kaliningrad, Russia) in 1867, Käthe Kollwitz established herself in an art world dominated by men by developing an aesthetic vision centered on women and the working class. Her representations of women, including her frequen...

November 20, 2017

Guerrilla Girls is an anonymous group of radical feminist, female artists devoted to fighting sexism and racism within the art world.[1] The group formed in New York City in 1985 with the mission of bringing gender and racial inequality into focus within the greater ar...

October 3, 2017

Shirin Neshat (Persian: شیرین نشاط‎‎; born March 26, 1957) is an Iranian visual artist who lives in New York City, known primarily for her work in film, video and photography.[3] Her artwork centers on the contrasts between Islam and the West, femininity and masculinit...

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