How do artists use symbols, words, and actions to convey political or social beliefs? How is art a catalyst for and a reflection of social change?
In this activity you will compare and contrast the actions of an artist with those of a political figure or a prominent social or cultural leader and either create an illustrated timeline or write an imaginary conversation between the two figures.
Click on each artist button at right to view detailed screens about the artist and his or her works. Be sure to click on all images, view all videos, read all documents, and use the zoom tool to look closely at the works of art.
catalyst, revolutionary, social change