Turmoil…..

Most artists would agree that art can be seen as a political tool, an expression of and influenced by world events….not just the obvious war artists, poets, musicians and photo journalists but fine artists have, since time immemorial, recorded the horror of war and the importance of peace, the turbulence of governments and peoples….my own favourites are Picasso and Rauschenberg.  Governments have also been known of course to see art and artists as a threat to regimes, targeted as subversive and cast to the margins of society. It would seem that today we have just as much turmoil as ever, particularly here in the UK and the artists’ job and role in society is as important as ever….

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