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How would you paint a picture of something that’s not quite representable… like the sound of voices chanting, a spiritual vision, a childhood memory, or a dream that you can’t remember?
Whether responding to events in ancient Rome or contemporary Iraq, these artworks all take war as their theme.
These expressive funerary objects evolved from simple clay cylinders into animal, human, and building forms.
Complete mayhem! The violent scenes of this remarkable handscroll meld grisly horror with morbid humor.
Britain was at war, and its artists and writers represented a broad range of experiences.
The Nazis organized two exhibitions in 1937: one glorified “Aryan” art, and the other condemned everything else.
A sinister tale of bloodlust and nepotism led to the tragic events Goya depicts in “the first modern painting.”
This print wasn’t made public until long after Goya’s death, for fear of exposing his controversial political views.
Bare-breasted with a bayonet? Liberty leads a revolution that won’t be televised but will be seen in the Paris Salon.
Delacroix’s scene of Greek survivors is anything but heroic and offers no relief to the suffering depicted.