Photography Cropping Rules in Black Lives Matter Photos

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Looking can be dangerous and photography cropping rules can be just one of the things that makes this practice risky. One must tread┬ácarefully around powerful images. Images with strong content and forceful meaning can influence people’s opinions in unexpected ways. Many of these strong, sometimes even dangerous images can be seen today. The many artistic … Read more

Mass Communication Example: Fried Chicken Strips

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Power constructs can be seen in and are reinforced by this mass communication example of Annie, the Popeys spokesperson. Why is it that the the mass communication example of Popeye the white sailor man is portrayed as, aside from his poor depth of vision, a physically-fit, spinach-eating, babe magnet? What are people supposed to think? … Read more

Graffiti Art and Culturally Iconic Wall Murals

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Wall murals can be literal giants and Dede is an expert at making this kind of graffiti art. Giants need Band Aids once in a while too. Band Aids make most people think of the commercials that feature that cute little kid who scraped his knee, giant graffiti wall murals. These wall murals are actually … Read more

Michael Hermesh Lesser Known Artwork with Paint

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Michael Hermesh’s most famous fine art is sculpture, but works also with paint producing the same wonderfully morbid feeling seen in any other artwork of his. Like great architecture, there are ideas that have existed nearly as long as humans have spoken in full sentences. One of the main ones being the idea that the … Read more

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Protest Art both Historic and Contemporary

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Makers of protest art have a long history of directing their pointed, vulgar, and assertive facial hair at patrons and governments while defying traditional oppression even in modern times with the Black Lives Matter art and other activist art. “I always try to say something with my art. I feel like art is truly the … Read more

African American Art Time Machines

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The difference between African American art and time machines used to be that one requires a participant to go back in time, but Hank Willis Thomas has changed all that. Survivors of Bloody Sunday have a palpable memory of that violent day in Black history. They have explosive emotions in response to the terror that … Read more

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