10 Notable Times Art Influenced Politics

BLOUIN ARTINFO | Charles Shafaieh:

While in the middle of a presidential race filled with xenophobic rhetoric, political scandals, petty insults, and at times even the occasional debate about policy differences, it can be hard to remember that art has frequently had a substantive effect on politics. Here is a look at the visual art, theater, literature, and other works from the last century that have influenced new legal precedents, been used as tools in revolutionary uprisings, and even determined what mail was once allowed into America… Read more

Image: From left: C. Paul Jennewein’s “Spirit of Justice,” 1933; Francisco Goya’s “La Maja Desnuda,” ca. 1797-1800 (Library of Congress; Wikipedia; Denis Bochkarev)