Photography by Mary Farnstrom 2020

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The Surreal Movement Among Communist Mexican Artists

The Surrealism movement didn’t really take over the Mexican art world until the late 1930s, as Hitler’s power grew it became more and more evident that Europe was heading into another war and many progressive artists feared for their lives—some escaped to New York, others went south to Mexico. First up, we have the famous […]

Soutine Street (2001) by Samuel Bak
Soutine Street (2001) by Samuel Bak

The Lasting Effects of War on the World’s Perspectives

The Lasting Effects of War on the World’s Perspectives In this installment of Explorations in Art, my selection of artists is a little eclectic, but that was done intentionally. I wanted to show the audacity of expression through different perspectives. The rippling effects of World War II through the eyes of artists who are both […]

The Struggle III: Assassination (1969) by Jacob Lawrence
The Struggle III: Assassination (1969) by Jacob Lawrence

The Early 20th Century: The Age of Anxiety

It’s quite interesting to think that the first half of the twentieth century dealt with, at length, the same issues that persist today, even if they are presently not as violently represented. If we’re to be honest, the Age of Anxiety has not even begun to come to a close—the perpetual darkness of inhumanity, those […]

Lady Godiva (1897) by John Collier
Lady Godiva (1897) by John Collier

Romantic Perspectives and Preferences

There is something to be said about the swiftness in which trends affect the culture of everything—political unrest, as we saw in the last art analyzation brought artists together in a common theme. The stylized commentary made upon the state of the world around us is not unique to art, it is especially not unique […]

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EXPLORATIONS IN ART

Analysis & Appreciation of the Arts

THE GRIMOIRE

A Correspondence Compendium