What does resistance look like?


Resistance isn’t always visible, but when we can see it in art, what does it look like? Step back through global art history and look at Delacroix’s Liberty Leading the People, Night Attack on the Sanjô Palace, Henry Oscar One Bull’s Custer’s War, Goya’s Disasters of War, and Kara Walker’s Darkytown Rebellion. Each revealing in disparate ways the experience of those who have struggled against systems of power.

Cite this page as: The Art Assignment, "What does resistance look like?," in Smarthistory, July 20, 2019, accessed October 13, 2019, https://smarthistory.org/resistance/.