In the 20th century, Pablo Picasso’s Guernica used arresting cubist strategies and stark monochromatic oils, to depict the harrowing consequences of a up to date bombing of a small, ancient Basque city. Leon Golub’s Interrogation III , depicts a female nude, hooded detainee strapped to a chair, her legs open to reveal her sexual organs, surrounded by two tormentors wearing on a regular basis clothes.
Andres Serrano’s Piss Christ is a photograph of a crucifix, sacred to the Christian faith and representing Christ’s sacrifice and ultimate struggling, submerged in a glass of the artist’s own urine. The resulting uproar led to comments in the United States Senate about public funding of the arts.
Also, art often depicts horrible images made for social, ethical, or thought-scary causes. For instance, Francisco Goya’s painting depicting the Spanish shootings of 3 May 1808 is a graphic depiction of a firing squad executing several pleading … Read More