How Art Is Born Out of Its Social Circumstances

To what extent is art born out of its religious, political, and/or social circumstances?

Focus your discussion on a narrower theme within the topic so that you can discuss this aspect as fully as possible within the length limit. Use specific examples of artworks to support and illustrate your discussion wherever relevant. You may refer to any artworks that you may have come across in the required readings or from other sources. For these examples, please be sure to provide images and an image list with full details.