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Political and historical Painting


History painting has been for centuries the noblest genre of painting. It was meant to depict and exacerbate the major historical events of a state, an age or a government, such as great battles, coronations of emperors or historical treaties. Today, political and historical painting is not at the service of authorities anymore, but rather a means to question the establishment and make people think of the abuses of governments and of the social issues of our time. Modernity witnessed the rise in popularity of the figure of the politically committed artist and today, numerous contemporary artists deal with political issues in their works. It is no surprise that in countries with a difficult political climate such as Russia or China artists produce a great number of works conveying powerful political and historical messages. Yue Minjun, Yang Fanzhi, Yan Pei Min or Alexander Kosolapov are just a few examples. When browsing Artsper's key artists, do not miss Sergio Birga's works 

Art has always been closely linked to politics, and to this day has an important historic function. It can aid in remembrance; denounce or support powers and public opinions; act as a witness to great moments in history; adhere to or refute the efforts of censorship; or even be weaponised, most notably by means of propaganda.  Whatever the period, whatever the movement, politically engaged art remains a central pillar of Art History. From Banksy to Obey, including the likes of Picasso and classical paintings, discover our extensive selection of historical and political paintings. 

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