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Mark Bradford at the Venice Biennale: Art that challenges the world, rather than merely depicting the world

Mark Bradford at the Venice Biennale: Art that challenges the world, rather than merely depicting the world

Art of the apocalypse: Otto Dix's hellish first world war visions – in pictures

Art of the apocalypse: Otto Dix's hellish first world war visions – in pictures

Der Krieg Dead man in the mud (Toter im Schlamm) Mud defined a soldier's experience on the Western Front. He marched in it, slept in it, fought in it and often died in it. For the artist it offered rich textures which Dix captured nicely with aquatint.

Cradle Heads 2 (detail), 2008 etched  into photograph - Dryden Goodwin

Drawing Projects: Dryden Goodwin interview

"Man at the Crossroads was a fresco by Diego Rivera in the Rockefeller Center, New York. The painting was controversial because it included an image of Lenin and a Soviet Russian May Day parade. Despite protests from artists, Nelson Rockefeller ordered its destruction before it was completed."  This is one my favorite works; every time I see it I notice something different. How about you?

"Man at the Crossroads was a fresco by Diego Rivera in the Rockefeller Center, New York. The painting was controversial because it included an image of Lenin and a Soviet Russian May Day parade. Despite protests from artists, Nelson Rockefeller ordered its destruction before it was completed." This is one my favorite works; every time I see it I notice something different. How about you?