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Week 2: Posters, Comics, and Paintings

Posters and Propaganda

Influential Wartime Posters
Top ten WW2 Propaganda Posters
Some of the Most Famous/Iconic Posters

Modern Poster Campaigns
Guerrilla Girls

Art Spiegelman’s Maus: A Different Type of Holocaust Literature

Maus review with sample panels

Interview with Art Spiegelman (Video)
Maus Sample Panels: image 1, image 2, image 3, image 4

Shake Girl -Graphic Novel detailing stories of violence against women

Liberty Leading the People -Eugene Delecroix
Banksy Gallery
Banksy Article

Flow -What Is It?
Flow. The Secret to Happiness


Week 1/ Day 2: Homework -Paintings, Exhibitions, Installations, Murals, and Stills

Homework due printed on paper at the start of next class:

1. Read/Look at the following links:
Favela Painting Project Home
Can Paint Promote Social Change?
(Blog Article, Favela Paint Project, Brazil)

Links to Art, Installations, Exhibits, and Crafts attempting to promote/create positive social change

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Naomi Bar

Le Dejeuner sur l’Herbe is a painting by Eduard Manet that directly challenges the “acceptable” representation of the woman at that time, donating power to the female figure of the painting which, ultimately, becomes the subject matter of the composition. The painting, originally titled Le Bain (The Bath), is a large oil canvas created in the 1860s which is now found in the Musée d’Orsay in Paris. It was submitted in 1863 at what became the Salon des Refusés. Continue reading

Millais & The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood

Before I go ahead and talk about the painting I chose, I think it best to elucidate a bit on the style.

The Pre-Raphaelites

The Brotherhood of Pre-Raphaelites was founded by a group of painters, poets and critics that believed that the Classical compositions, those of Raphael in particular, had been corrupting; hence, the name Pre-Raphaelite. They were objectors to the influence of the English Royal Academy of Arts, whom they considered conventional and conformist. In contrast, they wanted to return to the detailed and colorful compositions of the Italian and Flemish Quattrocento.
Their work was considered controversial in part because they had kept their existence a secret until their first exhibition at the Royal Academy in 1849. However, it was their rejection of the conventional style, the use of a common signature of P.R.B. (which obviously stood for the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood), and the “reality” of the subjects portrayed which caused outrage among the critics.
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Mardi “Tuesday”

Good Day Classmates!

I am Mardi Vartabedian.  Yes, Mardi with a D.

I am from Chicago, Illinois  in a neighborhood located on the northwest side.  I am the youngest with one old brother && two sisters.  I have always had the interest to travel abroad, which why I am in Roma right now.  Likewise, my sister lived in Australia for a couple of years and my parents have traveled all over the world, I knew it was my turn to join the journey.

I attend Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin ( very different from Italy let me just say ). My major is Advertising with a minor in Studio Art & Design.  Recently, I took two courses, one involved with visual communication and design and the second focused on drawing and painting.   As a thriving artist,  my passion for the arts has grown to be my life.  Rather going to museums, concerts, galleries, or even looking at a piece of art for hours, I have come to realization that visual communication will always be a part of my past, present, and future life.

With a hidden talent in art, I love jewelry and my favorite food is avocados.  Quite bizarre.  Also, I have an obsession with trees!  Overall, I’m eager to learn about the creative side of the world.  Nice to meet all of you!  Ciao.