Throughout the “long” nineteenth century – roughly, from the French Revolution through the beginning of World War I, artists engaged intimately with developments in politics, religion, industry, race and gender relations, and popular culture.
Write a three (3) paragraph minimum response addressing the following questions:
* Which artists and works of art – or entire styles/movements – best exemplify this trend of social commentary and/or documentation?
* How was art “used” to illuminate or, in some cases, criticize certain aspects of contemporary life?
* Did different preoccupations come with different eras?
* Were certain styles or genres more amenable to such an enterprise?