by Enakshi Chatterjee
“Painting is not made to decorate apartments; it is an offensive and defensive instrument of war against the enemy.”-Pablo Picasso
From the Lascaux cave paintings, dating back almost 20,000 years, to Norman Rockwell’s painting of ‘Rosie the Riveter’, art has developed gradually into an extension of expression and a vessel of change.
The abolition of Imperial Russia and the inception of the Soviet Union saw the first crucial uprising of the 1900s and openly used art as tools of propaganda (see below). The socio-political landscape was also captured in George Orwell’s anti-utopian novel Animal Farm (1945). …
The destruction meted out by SARS-COV-2 has indiscriminately affected every individual and every organisation across the globe. The policies and decisions of the governments are presently being sorely tested. As the world grapples with this new pandemic, it is important to revisit past economic crises for applicable solutions.
The Twentieth-Century witnessed devastating events such as the two world wars and the Great Depression, which were followed by severe economic upheaval and political turbulence, and more significantly an increase in the relevance of the government’s intervention in matters of trade and commerce.
Prior to these happenings, classical liberalism was prevalent in…
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