New ideas from the past

To develop new ideas, it can be worthwhile to look into the past for inspiration. Visual representations have played a role in conflicts, controversies, and power struggles over the course of history, but these roles have varied from case to case.

This presentation is a loose collection of commented images from the last 1000 years that stand as examples for the complex relationship between conflict and visual portrayals of many different kinds.

Many of these images are not only original in terms of visual technique but also in how they related to their subjects and how they try to intervene.


One Response to “New ideas from the past”

  1. Thanks very much Bernhard, very nice selection !
    I cannot help but add the more recent (1999) famous map by artist Mark Lombardi linking G Bush, O Bin Laden and the first Iraq war :

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