Work and the Work of Art:  Politics, History, and Marx

class 5 (oct. 2)

 Modern art:  politically engaged art, especially art that has leftist, radical, or progressive agenda and/or reflects the socioeconomic context of its creation.


  • What is the role of politics in art?
  • How are politics and style related?
  • Is legibility necessary in order to convey a political message?
  • Can good or modern or post-modern art ever be politically conservative? Or apolitical?
  • How do our own political views affect the way we interpret works of art?

Class 5 Presentation