Cases for Political Art [12:54]

This video by The Art Assignment of PBS Digital Studios outlines some key political artworks.

This week we explore some of the most powerful artworks ever made, making the case for political art one work at a time. Pablo Picasso’s Guernica, Kathe Kollwitz’s prints, Kazimir Malevich’s Black Square, Iri and Toshi Maruki’s Hiroshima Panels, and Martha Rosler’s House Beautiful: Bringing the War Home photomontages. What do you think of as political art? And what are the artworks you’ve encountered that have had the greatest impact on the way you view the world?

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