For something so ostensibly useless to society as a whole, the impact that art has on people is astounding, and the August 2017 art trends continue to show how art is truly indispensable to people, regardless of its material output. Some of history's most beloved and fascinating figures have been artists of one kind or another, from Homer to Austen on the page and from Velazquez to Picasso on the canvas. Art is a never ending source of humanity, as the trends from this month illuminate.
Sometimes, art is controversial — indeed, controversy is a thread that runs through many of the most famous works and exhibits in the world. One such example from this month is the 'Iron Ring' sculpture set to be built in Wales, which is being taken as a testament to Welsh subjugation during the middle ages.
Top 30 Art Trends in August
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