As a thoroughly modern example of “art for politics sake,” the House of Representatives of the U.S. Congress has hung in its collection a painting entitled “Bring Our Mom Back,” created by a young artist currently living in Virginia, originally from Guatemala.
The artist, a seventeen-year-old, is one of the winners of the 2019 Congressional Art Competition for high school students. Although the painting does not relate to his own experiences, he says, “I had seen some images online of children separated from their families and I thought that was an important issue to highlight.”
The U.S. House of Representatives apparently agrees.
For more, see BBC.com.