Contemporary art is increasingly concerned with swaying the opinions of its viewer. To do so, the art employs various strategies to convey a political message. This book provides readers with the tools to decode and appreciate political art, a crucial and understudied direction in post-war art
Contemporary art is increasingly concerned with swaying the opinions of its viewier. To do so, the art employs various strategies to convey a political message. This book provides readers with the tools to decode and appreciate political art, a crucial and understudied direction in post-war art. From the postwar works of Pablo Picasso and Alexander Deineka to thie Border Film Project and(More)
About The Author
Claudia Mesch is Associate Professor at the School of Art, Arizona State University. Her publications include Joseph Beuys: The Reader (edited with Viola Michely, I.B. Tauris and MIT Press, 2007); and Modern Art at the Berlin Wall: Demarcating Culture in the Cold War Germanys (I.B. Tauris, 2008).
The subtitle of this small volume describes it best. The title is too ambitious. With a textbook approach, this volume tracks historical interactions of visual art with the pulse of political concerns in the recent Western world. Beginning with state-sponsored art of the Cold War era (Soviet realism and American abstract expressionism as tools of governmental policy),(More)
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