Title: Name: Professor: Course: Institution: Date: Yes we CanQuestion 3 & 5 Art is dynamic in nature and it is versatile in its application. It has been used in politics and is still an essential tool in shaping opinions ideas and firmly held beliefs. Walking in busy cities we are normally greeted with big billboards promoting a certain idea message or even product. "Yes we can!" this were the mighty words of modern age of digital media digital art has emerged as an efficient marketing and advertising tool. Works CitedGraham Gordon. "Art and politics." The British Journal of Aesthetics 18.3 (2013): 228. Hewison Robert. Culture and Consensus (Routledge Revivals): England Art and Politics Since 1940. Routledge (2015):67. Poggi Christine. Inventing futurism: the art and politics of artificial optimism. Princeton University Press 2009. Willett John. Art and Politics in the Weimar Period: The New Sobriety. New York Pantheon Books (2009):78. [...]
www.artsy.net Click on the link above to visit Artsy's political arts page. Begin by reading the small paragraph at the beginning, and then scroll down and find an image that you can explore and discuss in class. When selecting your image, be sure you'll be able to find information about your piece as follows: what is the central message of this work of art? does it argue on behalf or against a particular event, idea, position or person? how does the subject matter (what you see) help get the artist's point/argument/idea across? how do the formal elements (line, color, texture, composition) help reinforce the message? are ideas of beauty in conflict with art that sends a political message? how does your chosen work relate to this issue? is visual art an effective tool for socio-political statements? are you likely to be more moved by an art image than words? why?