In 2016, HistoryPLUSArt launched a new webinar series intent on discovering how to enforce social change through a look at history and art history. To kick off that series, focus highlighted the revolutionary but accommodating Early Renaissance period artists who struggled through crises like the Black Death and the Crusading wars of the late middle ages.
Artists like Masaccio struggled against the same challenges we face today with the media: who judges acceptable and unacceptable forms of art, journalism, and literature? What is too controversial? And most important, how does one measure truth? Future webinars will include Classical and Medieval period artists.