British Museum

The British Museum

by María Magdalena Ziegler More than 260 years ago, in 1753, through the British Museum Act, the famous British Museum in London received royal consent and, thus, the world's first public national museum was instituted. It is only fair to remember that until that moment valuable collections of artistic and diverse objects were the exclusive …

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Museums, visitors, and records that shouldn’t be broken

When the visiting records are broken in one of the most important museums in the world, everyone should worry.

When art was truly revolutionary

by María Magdalena Ziegler  Perhaps there is no better source of political propaganda in the 20th century than the Bolshevik Revolution. The world was captivated by the epic of “a handful of workers” who had taken out of the way one of the most powerful empires on the planet, that of the immense Russia.  Not …

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Art, Censorship & WWI

by María Magdalena Ziegler Although in stories of battles and soldiers, it seems that there is no other possibility than big epic rhetoric when art displays war scenes, WWI proved the opposite. What is the alternative to the epic in representations of war in art then? Would it be possible to represent the cruel reality of …

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The Epic Lost: Art & WWI

The epic representation of a battle with the display of spirited horses, brave soldiers, and smoking cannons had been common in Western art during the 19th Century until WWI came along.