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Speaking Through Your Art

  1. 1. Speaking Through Your Art<br />Using Political and Social Issues as a Platform for your Art<br />
  2. 2. What is political art?<br />What are some examples of political art throughout history?<br /> How is political art used today?<br />Questions Covered in this Presentation <br />Image from Microsoft <br />
  3. 3. What is political art?<br />And how does it affect society?<br />
  4. 4. It is often assumed that political art refers to <br />Propaganda <br />Campaign Adds<br />Anything created by the government <br />But Political Art encompasses much more than just the art created by and for governmental purposes.<br />Breaking preconceptions…<br />
  5. 5. Visual Art that<br />Contains political subject matter<br />Takes a stand on an issue<br />Addresses a public concern<br />Awakens viewer sensitivity<br />Inspires Action<br />Political Art is…<br />German Nazi Propaganda<br />Abortion<br />Iwo Jima Memorial<br />
  6. 6. It can bring attention to an issue<br />Encourage certain emotions towards the artist or an organization/group<br />Sympathy<br />Anger<br />Pacify<br />Encourage change<br />Control a group of people<br />Honor an event, a person, or an idea<br />Its Effect on Society… <br />
  7. 7. What are some examples of political art throughout history?<br />Looking at Francisco de Goya, Pablo Picasso, and Robert Rauschenberg<br />
  8. 8. Official career reached height in 1808 <br />Disasters of War, a series of etchings<br />Recorded the violence and tragedy of Napoleon’s invasion of Spain<br />Francisco de Goya (1746-1828)<br />Etching of Francisco de Goya, Self Portrait<br />http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/240310/Francisco-de-Goya<br />
  9. 9. “No More”<br />Photo from http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/240310/Francisco-de-Goya<br />
  10. 10. “The Third of May 1808”<br />Photo from http://faculty.evansville.edu/rl29/art105/f01/art105-6.html<br />
  11. 11. Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)<br />“Guernica” (1937)<br />Picture from http://homepage.mac.com/dmhart/WarArt/StudyGuides/Picasso.html<br />
  12. 12. Guernica is a city in Spain which was bombed during the Spanish Civil War by the German Air force<br />Picasso’s first real political piece<br />One of the most famous war paintings of all time<br />Portrays the event from the point of view of the victims<br />Information from Hart, David M. "War and Art." David M. Hart's Webpage. N.p., 29 Jan. 2004. Web. 24 Feb. 2010. <http://homepage.mac.com/dmhart/WarArt/StudyGuides/Picasso.html>. <br />Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)<br />
  13. 13. Started an “artistic revolution”<br />Loved to use found objects in his art to make combines<br />Used imagesfrom society in his art to comment on modern society <br />Robert Rauschenberg (1925-2008)<br />Photo from http://devorzongallery.com/blog/?cat=20<br />
  14. 14. “Stop” (1963)<br />Photo from http://www.worldgallery.co.uk/art-print/Stop-(1963)-163264.html<br />
  15. 15. “Retroactive 1 (Kennedy)” <br />Photo from http://www.worldgallery.co.uk/art-print/Retroactive-I-%28Kennedy%29-162975.html<br />
  16. 16. “Pledge” (1968)<br />Photo from http://www.sauer-thompson.com/junkforcode/archives/2004_06.html<br />
  17. 17. How is political art used today?<br />How does it affect my life?<br />
  18. 18. Political Art, especially today, is more than just paintings, drawings, and sculptures<br />Most effective form of political art is dramatization <br />But there are many other forms such as<br />Music (Punk rock)<br />Film<br />Photography<br />Dance<br />And more<br />Images from Microsoft<br />
  19. 19. You personally can create something that addresses an issue<br />You receive these images everyday<br />What do you choose to do when you see them and how do you interpret them?<br />How does it effect my life?<br />Image from Microsoft<br />
  20. 20. What are some examples of current issues that could be used as a platform for your artwork?<br />
  21. 21. The War in Iraq/ War on Terror<br />The Health Care Reform<br />The economic state of the country<br />Government Spending<br />Homosexual Rights<br />Abortion<br />Global Warming<br />Issue Ideas to Get You Started…<br />Image from Microsoft <br />
  22. 22. Child Abuse<br />Teen Pregnancy<br />Pollution/ Going Green<br />Education Reform (ex. No Child Left Behind)<br />Obesity<br />Clean Water<br />Issue Ideas (continued…)<br />Image from Microsoft <br />
  23. 23. Those were just a few ideas to get you started.<br />So find something you are passionate about and…<br />
  24. 24. Get Creative!<br />
  25. 25. <ul><li>Slide 5: Information from http://www.ask.com/bar?q=Definition+of+the+Word+Political+Art&page=1&qsrc=6&dm=all&ab=5&u=http%3A%2F%2Fencyclopedia.farlex.com%2Fpolitical%2Bart&sg=1xodkGK0BXZDA8prq0K3CKy%2BzcGdD5sO2Sv9z%2Ba2Fmk%3D&tsp=1267067626858
  26. 26. http://www.ehow.com/about_4586293_political-art.html
  27. 27. German Propaganda from http://www.holocaustresearchproject.org/holoprelude/nazprop.html and Abortion from http://movieaddict.deviantart.com/art/abortion-38418274, Iwo Jima Memorial by Tim Rawlefrom http://www.flickr.com/photos/timrawle/</li></ul>Slide 6 and 18: Information from http://www.ehow.com/about_4586293_political-art.html<br />Slide 8: Information from http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/240310/Francisco-de-Goya<br />Slide 13: Information from http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/episodes/robert-rauschenberg/about-the-artist/49/<br />Work Cited: <br />