"The Radical Notion of Democracy" and the Historical Battle for Democracy
The history of democracy is a long and complicated narrative, filled with both triumphs and defeats. From the emergence of ancient Greek democracy to the modern-day struggles to maintain the fragile balance between freedom and equality, democracy has had its fair share of obstacles. Artwork that celebrates and commemorates this tumultuous history is a powerful reminder of our collective progress. The exhibition “The Radical Notion of Democracy” by artist Monica Granier is a testament to the resilience of democracy and its ability to prevail even in the face of incredible adversity. The painting depicts a panoramic view of ancient Greek and Roman societies, as well as modern societies dealing with the challenges of democracy. We see the emergence of the Magna Carta and the fight for women’s suffrage, as well as the modern-day struggles for social justice and civil rights.