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Pawal Kuczynski

Iveta Peteraityt writes: "Observations of modern society, our habits and obsessions, are an important tool to have as we try to make sense of a rapidly changing world. Sometimes we need to step back, slow down and look at ourselves with fresh eyes. Only then do the absurdities and flaws that we seem to have accepted as the norm become evident, and we can begin to question them.

Polish artist Pawel Kuczynski is an absolute master of this, combining powerful social commentary and satire with beautifully illustrated pieces..."

Full Bored Panda Article  https://www.boredpanda.com/satirical-illustrations-polish-pawel-kuczynski/? utm_source=google&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=organic

Images  pawelkuczynski.com/prace/cartoons/

Article by Twisted Sifter and Images https://twistedsifter.com/2012/05/satirical-artwork-by-pawel-kuczynski/#:~:text=Pawel%20Kuczynski%20is%20a%20Polish,prizes%20and%20distinctions%20since%20then

Shirin Neshat

is a contemporary Iranian visual artist best known for her work in photography, video, and film 

(such as her 1999 film 'Rapture') which explore the relationship between women and the religious and cultural value systems of Islam.

Shirin Neshat | artnet

Bio  https://www.guggenheim.org/artwork/artist/shirin-neshat

Artworks   http://www.artnet.com/search/artworks/?q=Shirin%20Neshat

Video Excerpt https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=hagl4ibp86Q

Pablo Picasso

Excerpt from bio: "The somber (blue) period within which Picasso both personally experienced poverty and its effect on society right around him is characterized by paintings essentially monochromatic paintings in shades of blue and blue-green, only occasionally warmed by other colors."

Biography, Paintings, Quotes   https://www.pablopicasso.org/
Video   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nxes8pyHkJc

Guernica   https://www.museoreinasofia.es/en/collection/artwork/guernica

Picasso and Politics  https://www.tate.org.uk/tate-etc/issue-19-summer-2010/peace-and-politics-freedom

Kathe Kollwitz

Excerpt from Bio:  "In Munich the young artist experienced the breakthrough of naturalistic plein-air painting with depictions of the everyday life of ordinary people. (...)  She also took an interest in naturalistic literature and the issue of women’s rights in these works and started her exploration of gender issues." 


Biography  Käthe Kollwitz Museum Köln

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