Answering questions about the time and place in which a work was created can provide context for a work of art. 17th century aristocrats commissioned Anthony van Dyck to paint portraits that emphasized the subjects’ best qualities. 21st century African-American artist, Kehinde Wiley, draws attention to race and identity by featuring black men in scenes traditionally occupied by white men. When juxtaposed with one another, the two artists’ works take on new meaning about who holds power.