Painters, power and propaganda

When one hears about state-sponsored visual propaganda and elaborate parades, designed to cultivate patriotic pride, it’s easy to think about 20th century dictatorial regimes. But no totalitarian genius, no minister of propaganda would’ve conceived of the splendor, the scale, the sheer audacity of the grand civic myth, fostered by the Venetian Republic at its time. One of the earliest and most ... VIEW THE POST >>