Art & Democracy: Madrid/Barcelona/Bilbao


Beyond the political poster and the large mural, was there a painterly art in the pre-digital age that found a fitting place on the street and the square, the quintessential citizen venues where democracy and populist politics first emerged? And is there a political praxis which may yield visual works of enduring value without sacrificing the imperative of communicability inherent in humanistic pursuits? Since the1960s such questions concerned committed Spanish artists in all styles (Tàpies, Genovés, Ibarrola, Saura, Equipo Crónica). Like Goya before them, these painters tried to help their society transition from tyranny to more inclusive forms of participation.
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  • LIT 717S
  • SPANISH 717S
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