After feedback from Emrys and Helen about the Contextual Studies 2 (ARF 501) Presentation I have spent some time thinking about Pain and Anger in Art. Pain doesn’t show up on a body scan and can’t be measured in a test. As a result, many chronic pain sufferers turn to art, opting to paint, draw or sculpt […]Read more "Pain and Anger in Art"
Narrative Art put simply tells a story, where the artist tells a story in the piece of artwork. Traditionally the Narrative Artist would make the assumption that the audience is familiar with the story he is telling, either from religion, myths or legends. In modern times, narrative art will tell a story or depict a […]Read more "Narrative Art"
Definition of feminism 1: the theory of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes 2: organized activity on behalf of women’s rights and interests feminist: play \ˈfe-mə-nist\noun or adjective feministic: play \ˌfe-mə-ˈni-stik\adjective https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/feminism What the Tate Says In 1971 the art historian Linda Nochlin published a groundbreaking essay Why Have There Been No […]Read more "Feminism"
Culture makes the nation. The arts are part of a single symbolic expressive logic that is in the closest possible connection with the identity of a nation…. The critical, self-critical consciousness of the artist who deserves the name contributes to the giving shape to identity. It is capable of opposing the challenge of foreign and […]Read more "Culture and Identity"
Censorship – the suppression of speech, public communication or other information which may be considered objectionable, harmful, sensitive, politically incorrect or inconvenient as determined by governments, media outlets, authorities or other groups or institutions. Censoship Presentation from Helen Jones Articles on Censorship Merriam-Webster defines censorship as “the practice of officially examining books, movies, etc., and […]Read more "Censorship"
Earth art, also referred to as Land art or Earthworks, is largely an American movement that uses the natural landscape to create site-specific structures, art forms, and sculptures. The movement was an outgrowth of Conceptualism and Minimalism: the beginnings of the environmental movement and the rampant commoditization of American art in the late 1960s influenced […]Read more "Landscape and Ideology"
Activism Presentation from Helen Jones ART & Activism: Dangerous Art All art is political in the sense that all art takes place in the public arena and engages with an already existing ideology. Yet there are times when art becomes dangerously political for both the artist and the viewers who engage with that art. Think of […]Read more "Art as Activism"
Artworks in which the human body is the central focus or medium. In the 1960s, contemporary artists such as Vito Acconci and Bruce Nauman reacted to Modernism’s rejection of the human form by focusing on the body, notably through performance. Other artists known for foregrounding the body include Matthew Barney and Marina Abramović. https://www.artsy.net/gene/the-body The […]Read more "The Body"
One compact definition is postmodernism rejects modernism’s grand narratives of artistic direction, eradicating the boundaries between high and low forms of art, and disrupting genre’s conventions with collision, collage, and fragmentation. Postmodern art holds all stances are unstable and insincere, and therefore irony, parody, and humor are the only positions critique or revision cannot overturn. […]Read more "Post Modernism"
humour-in-contemporary-art Key to understanding the humorous tactics of contemporary artists are the strategies of Surrealism, Dada, and Fluxus, as well as the satirical precedents set by artists like Francisco Goya, George Grosz, and John Heartfield, who were equally important as social critics as well as artists. Surrealists interwove puns, bawdy jokes, and punch line–esque titles […]Read more "Humour and Irony"