Question by dolphinsilversea01: How does art created for a dictator differ from art created for a freely elected leader?
Our political world is surrounded by art and images we put together with different meanings, (eg: a good leader). Leaders have used artwork to persuade us in many ways for many many years.
How does art created for a dictator differ from art created for a freely elected leader? In what was is it the same?
Answer by Efnissien
Well, you could argue that in a democratic state there’s a higher chance of unflattering art being produced. While under a dictator, unless you have a death wish, artwork tends to be an idealised form!