Visual Arts: Themes in art

Finding works on themes: tips

art21

                 'Art 21: art in the twenty-first century' essays by Thelma Golden ... [et al.], introduction by Susan Sollins    'Art 21: art in the twenty-first century 2', interviews and essay by Susan Sollins, edited by Marybeth Sollins    'Art 21: art in the twenty-first century 3', interviews by Susan Sollins, edited by Maybeth Sollins, assistant curator Wendy Miller

Art in the Twenty-First Century (art21) series

A biennial television series focusing on contemporary visual art and artists from around the world. 2016 marks the eighth season.

Artist profiles are loosely grouped by theme:

  • place
  • spirituality
  • identity
  • consumption
  • stories
  • loss & desire
  • time
  • humor
  • power
  • memory
  • structures
  • play
  • romance
  • protest
  • ecology
  • paradox
  • compassion
  • fantasy
  • transformation
  • systems
  • change
  • balance
  • history
  • boundaries

More works on specific themes

Examples of works on specific themes in the Library collection