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Holocaust Art

Haunting Portraits Honor The Holocaust's Female Victims

Posted 02.06.2014 | Arts

It's a subject filled with so much horror and sadness few artists can bear to address it. The atrocities that occurred in the concentration camps of G...

Going Home With Artist Gary Baseman

Tom Teicholz | Posted 06.28.2013 | Arts
Tom Teicholz

There's an old saying that goes something like this: We spend the first half of our lives running away from home and the rest trying to get back. Consider Homer, way back in ancient Greece. The same could be said of Gary Baseman, whose career retrospective opens this weekend.

Political Art Timeline, 1945-1966: Postwar Art of the Left

G. Roger Denson | Posted 02.06.2013 | Arts
G. Roger Denson

2011-12-03-Screenshot20111203at10.01.48AM.pngMost demarcations of historical epochs are necessarily vague. Not this one.

Can the Art of Victims and Collaborators Be Viewed Together?

G. Roger Denson | Posted 01.31.2012 | Arts
G. Roger Denson

2011-12-01-Screenshot20111201at2.44.04PM.pngTwo paintings show us how identity and freedom are the central human conditions governing the quality of a life.

Holocaust and Redemption in the Photography of Susan Silas

G. Roger Denson | Posted 05.27.2016 | Arts
G. Roger Denson

Susan Silas' series of photographed dead birds in various states of decay presents a singular case in point once we explore how the artist's brightly illuminated, exquisitely feathered corpses take on a surprisingly cathartic function in our need to mourn and to moralize.

Exhibit Finds Holocaust Reference in Art of 1947 Chicago Homicide Case

Menachem Wecker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Menachem Wecker

When Ben Shahn decided to create an allegory for the Holocaust, he may have racked his brain for the image that had affected him the most. He ultimately selected the Hickman children.