People who have held political power have frequently used art to make "public images" of them. Describe how at least two leaders have used art to improve their prestige, to make themselves more "in."
Choose one political leader from the past (prior to the 20th century) who used art to affect public perceptions of his/her power and image, and one leader of the 20th or 21st century who employed art in a similar way. Describe the efficiency or ineffectiveness of these efforts. Be specific in illustrating works or media that were used. How might history have turned out differently if these efforts had not been successful?