Obelisk Art History
Themes in Art

Politics

Art isn't always about personal expression or the pursuit of truth. Art has often been propaganda — in service of dictators, to fuel revolution, and to document the horrors of war. For good or evil, art history is full of politics.

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3

Currency

2

Executions

2

Justice

4

Law

19

Military

124

Political Works

11

Propaganda

23

Royalty

5

The Course of Empire

7

The Peasant War

1

Throne

4

Victory

27

War

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