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Art and Politics in Contemporary Times of the 21st Century

Art and Politics in Contemporary Times of the 21st Century

How do art and politics strengthen in the 21st century? Revolutions can be seen in the long history of art. Politics surrounding bloodshed, dictatorships, and even religion are apparent in paintings and sculptures of the past. The Spanish War, the propaganda of Napolean, and even the scandals of the Pope are all evident with brushes… Discover more

Contemporary African Paintings and the Kenyan Art Scene

Contemporary African Paintings and the Kenyan Art Scene

For a young artist aspiring to showcase and sell their Contemporary African paintings or other creative visual arts in Kenya, the challenge of marketing and selling work is inescapable. From a lack of an informed local audience to an over-reliance on tourists as the primary target market for Contemporary African paintings, local artists are either… Discover more

Black Art, Culture, and People: a Changing of the Guard

Black Art, Culture, and People: a Changing of the Guard

You can’t stop a speeding train, and we’ve been racing and outpacing the horse of white supremacy every day in every way. We are witnessing the changing of the guard visually via Black art. Rihanna While pasty flesh has been the standard of beauty, women of color have dealt with a dearth of makeup options,… Discover more

Famous Art Parodies of Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel

Famous Art Parodies of Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel

Famous art parodies and parody paintings can be funny, but how and what else is going on behind the paint? It is a Postmodern world where nothing is new. Everyone has been down the endless amount of rabbit holes on the internet. People have all been on meme binges, looking at gifs for hours, or just… Discover more

Psychedelic Art that Raises Consciousness

Psychedelic Art that Raises Consciousness

Grey’s psychedelic art like his psychedelic posters and his psychedelic paintings are not only popular, but raise viewers’ levels of consciousness. Alex Grey is as close a rock star as you can get in the psychedelic art realm… The Columbus, Ohio native might be best known for his work on the album artwork for metal… Discover more

Beautiful Painted Women by Amber Vittoria

Beautiful Painted Women by Amber Vittoria

Keep Swimming is a piece of artwork with painted women that when I first viewed it, I was not too sure what I was observing at first glance. Later, as I took in the main focal points of the artwork, including the movement and limbs of the women in paintings, I was very intrigued. I… Discover more

Art Therapy and Healing Expressive Art

Art Therapy and Healing Expressive Art

Did you know that both viewing and creating expressive art can do healthful things for your mind, body, and soul? It’s called art therapy. It’s true, and it’s part of the reason that everyone should be enjoying expressive art. It’s the reason for art museums, art in school, and adult art classes. It’s the reason… Discover more

Will Cotton’s “Cotton” Candy Land and other Works

Will Cotton’s “Cotton” Candy Land and other Works

Will Cotton takes on Pop Art with an even more Contemporary approach. As has been noted for years, certain art movements become known for particular motifs, the Pre-Raphaelite’s appreciation for nature being a prime example. While not quite as respected as more traditional art genres, Pop Art also has its own set of themes. The… Discover more

Art Posters by Molly Crabapple are Politically Charged

Art Posters by Molly Crabapple are Politically Charged

Molly Crabapple is like a photojournalist capturing culture both good and evil in her fine art posters and poster art. There has been a long history of hybrids in the art world. Including collage that often shows up in fine art posters, which is made up entirely of the combination of disparate seemingly contradictory elements.… Discover more

Shirin Neshat Discusses Death and Gender

Shirin Neshat Discusses Death and Gender

Shirin Neshat uses her own life experiences to voice, via female art and identity art, the strife of women not just in Iran, but all over. Discrimination against women in the Middle East and across the world is so devastating and silencing that even works of female art done by female artists addressing the issue… Discover more

Protest Art both Historic and Contemporary

Protest Art both Historic and Contemporary

Makers of protest art have a long history of directing their pointed, vulgar, and assertive facial hair at patrons and governments while defying traditional oppression even in modern times with the Black Lives Matter art and other activist art. “I always try to say something with my art. I feel like art is truly the… Discover more

Barbara Kruger Feminist Art and American Identity

Barbara Kruger Feminist Art and American Identity

Feminist art by Barbara Kruger advocates that human identity used to be predetermined. How would Donald Trump respond to a note from a women reading, “We don’t need another hero?” (There’s one very interesting and ambiguous word in that sentence: we.) Would he see it as a message from “the people?” Or would he see it… Discover more

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