Revolutionary art and artists are not a new concept; it has been around the art world for more than many centuries. Taking the art in hand to raise your voice against the injustice made by political or social norms are common. From IMPRESSIONISM, POST-IMPRESSIONISM, CUBISM, SURREALISM, KINETIC ART, and many more have attracted and influenced many people aboard. In the following post, we will see a few of the World’s most revolutionary artists. Without much further ado, let us dive into the post, shall we?
1. Marina Abramović (b. 1946)
Marina Abramović is a world-renowned stage photographer. One of her most controversial photographs was ‘Carrying the Skeleton,’ which was taken in the year 2008. She is a Serbian- New York based photographer who is best known for her revolutionary ideas. Her main theme was to depict the oblivious relationship between the mental and the physical states of a human being. Her art has attracted a lot of visitors and has been into controversy. Marina Abramovic has also bagged 2010 MoMA performance retrospective The Artist Is Present.
2. Shirin Neshat (b. 1957)
The second revolutionary artist is none other than the one made a significant impact by a series of photos called the Women of Allah (1993-97). The photos are highly contradictory where you can see black and white photos of sculptures and denoting various poetic lines under them. Her revolution stand was against social norms, especially concerning gender, politics, and social issues. All these issues depict the life of Islamic society.
3. Kara Walker (b. 1969)
The third one on the list is none other than the greatest artist who made a revolutionary step by making huge sculpture in the Domino Sugar factory in Brooklyn. The state is so tall and is made from foam blocks and white sugar. Over the years, the sculpture has attracted a lot of visitors, especially Beyonce. Her central theme was to depict the white supremacist movement and gun culture in the US. She has also made a tremendous effort to portray a female slave, which is made in the factory. She has put all her thoughts into actions and made her point clear to the audience.
4. Édouard Manet (1832-1883)
The next one has gone through a lot of gossip and controversy matter. He may be the one that stepped up and made a revolutionary group called the Impressionist group. Even though he had a vivid knowledge and roots in Realism and Naturalism, the boy turned out to be an artist that made a massive leap in the bohemian lifestyle.
The above given are only a few of the many painters, sculptures, and photos of the revolutionary icons of society. If you are planning to become an artist or a photographer, the best way to depict the problem is through your art. Keep moving forward; you will surely win the battle one day.