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Katie Hardgrove, Duc Minh Tran, Nikesh Patel, Thomas Lem

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  1. 1. Men in Art and Design: Through the Ages<br />Katie HardgroveJohn TranNikeshPatelThomas Lem<br />
  2. 2. Statement<br />The portrayal of men in art and design has evolved over the years in many ways. One theme we have observed is the perfection of the male form according to embellishment, power, and prestige. <br />Fresh and Smooth: “Like a snake that is continually renewed”<br />
  3. 3. Benin Culture<br />“Clothes make the man”<br />Fine dressing are rank markers<br />
  4. 4. 14th-15th Century<br />Embellishment of:<br />Armor/Weaponry<br />Power/Strength<br />Majestic<br />Crown<br />Clothing<br />
  5. 5. 20th Century<br />Winston Churchill<br />Well-Groomed<br />Tuxedo<br />Bowtie<br />Chair = throne?<br />Position of power<br />Cigar = rich; prestige<br />
  6. 6. 20th Century<br />Adolf Hitler<br />Uniform shows status and power in military<br />Clean uniform = prestige<br />Position of power<br />Followers; leader<br />
  7. 7. 21st Century<br />Kanye West<br />Dressed as a pharaoh; kingliness; divinity<br />Women and men bow to him<br />
  8. 8. 21st Century<br />Well-Groomed<br />Suit<br />Watch<br />Center of Attention<br />Position of power and prestige<br />Cigar = rich; prestige<br />
  9. 9. Design/Architecture<br />Built by King<br />Social status<br />Royalty<br />Embellished<br />Large scale<br />Lavishing<br />Clean/white<br />
  10. 10. Design/Architecture<br />Mt. Rushmore<br />Powerful men<br />As strong and bold as the mountain they are carved in<br />Tourist attraction<br />Presidential prestige<br />Well-groomed<br />Fine line of sculpting<br />
  11. 11. Closing Statement<br />Throughout much of history, male art has revealed much level of prestige and social class<br />Dating back to Benin culture and throughout the 14th-21st century, male art has included a sense of power through embellishment and prestige<br />