Art/PoliticsJanuary 3, 2008 at 7:04 pm | Posted in Art Show, exhibition, Lauren Reid, politics | Comments Off on Art/Politics
I have never had a huge urge in my life for politics. Sure, I don’t discount debates or look down on its importance in our world, I’m just not one for incessantly arguing topics with firm minds. So, while Matt checks out his mock-caucus at the Royale tonight, I thought I’d offer an artistic alternative (yet still keeping with the political theme).
Enter George Caleb Bingham and his painting “The County Election.” The exhibit shows the make-up of the entire painting through preliminary sketches. The website even has a neat game to match the preliminary sketches to the elements in the final product. Art in politics, politics in art!
George Caleb Bingham: The Making of “The County Election” is located in the Cohen Gallery (313) and runs until March 9th.