HOW IS ART RELATED TO RELIGION AND POLITICS?

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HOW IS ART RELATED TO RELIGION AND POLITICS?

SOK Group 1.18 Gabriel Cassar 99304L Mariah Falzon 5605L Steven Gilson 341904L

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The influence they brought on ART

Throughout history politics and religion have transformed arts a lot. During the middle ages, the church had the most power and it affected are to the point where all art was to be related to religion.

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Well known Tragedies also influenced art

In quite recent times, like the Vietnam War influenced famous artists from the 1960s and 1970s. The effects during these times had artists picture the imagery of the vulnerability us humans have and that we are the monsters of our own creations.

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The effects on art

King staircase of the Fontainebleau Palace in France

The change of instability in the atmosphere also influenced artistic creations. Most artists produced art to make a living as the church became suspicious because of the struggle against Protestantism. 7 This means artists who produced inappropriate art were executed or trailed to find other artists.

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Restrictions of ART

The socialist’s rule of the former Soviet Union restricted the means of showing expressions through art so artists coul d only have produced art related to political propaganda. In the 16 th Century there was a time were changes in Europe regarding religious instability and political conversions deeply influenced fine arts created in that period.