#Propaganda

Neoclassicism

Portraits of Catherine the Great, Empress of all the Russias

Catherine the Great (1729-1796) ruled almost the entire second half of the 18th century. Her reign was very successful on the world arena and gave...

Elizaveta Ermakova 8 May 2021

Mannerism

Queen Elizabeth I – Portraits of the Last Tudor Rose

Queen Elizabeth I (1533-1603) was the only surviving child of King Henry VIII of England and his second wife Anne Boleyn. Being a girl was hard...

Sarah Mills 7 May 2021

Design

Soviet Space Art. Posters of Propaganda and Progress

You can't have an Astronomy and Art week without looking at some Soviet space posters! Here is a small selection of our favorites together with some...

Marta Wiktoria Bryll 15 December 2020

21st century

Yan Pei Ming and His Mop Brush of History

It's not a joke. Yan Pei Ming, a contemporary painter, uses a pretty extraordinary tool, which reminds me more of house renovation squads rather than...

Magda Michalska 1 December 2020

European Art

Power and Propaganda – The British Royal Portraits

Royal portraiture is a centuries old tradition, but it might be called the forerunner of the posed selfie – an artfully curated image which is...

Candy Bedworth 28 November 2020

Fashion

Wearing the Message: Changing the World One Outfit at a Time

From the original silk banners worn by the Suffragettes, through to slogan T-shirts, we often quite literally wear our protest message. This...

Candy Bedworth 24 November 2020

History

Art of the Spanish Civil War: Political Propaganda and the Modernist Avant-Garde

April 1, 1939 marked not only the end of the Spanish Civil War but also the fall of the Second Spanish Republic. The victory of General Francisco...

Kacper Grass 1 April 2019