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Cultural Appropriation Destroys all that is Non-White

Consider this the dos and don’ts of cultural appropriation. This is a beginners guide to the differences between borrowing, cultural appropriation, and cultural misappropriation. Few are privy to the controversy behind President Obama’s 2008 campaign poster. The famous Hope (2008) image of President Obama isn’t a battle of candidates, but a battle surrounded by copyright laws and ethics.… Discover more

Black Art, Culture, and People: a Changing of the Guard

You can’t stop a speeding train, and we’ve been racing and outpacing the horse of white supremacy every day in every way. We are witnessing the changing of the guard visually via Black art. Rihanna While pasty flesh has been the standard of beauty, women of color have dealt with a dearth of makeup options,… Discover more

Mass Communication Example: Fried Chicken Strips

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?… Discover more

Michael Hermesh Lesser Known Artwork with Paint

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… Discover more

White Marble Possibly Initiated Contemporary Art

Beautiful white marble in the 17th Century may have inspired the marble sculpture and many other forms of sculpture in contemporary times. Sometimes the picture plane seems more like a large impenetrable door to a bank vault rather than a delicate transparent window. The surface of a work of art can either be inviting or… Discover more

Art Museum

Sure, if you even sneeze in the art museum or speak too loudly at The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art you’re glared at by half-dead museumgoers. If you get too close to the Lilly Pads to see those individual brushstrokes or if they really are moving, a burly security guards leaps out from behind… Discover more

Symbols of Oppression

David Hammons takes an uncommon approach towards standard white art practices and symbols of oppression. No one can deny the atrocities like murder, violence, poverty, starvation, political unfairness, and the denial of being human that Africans have faced coming to America. Anyone who does is probably a desperate and pathetic, though relentless, human slave owner, a… Discover more

Louise Bourgeois Paintings

Louise Bourgeois paintings and the elements of design they utilize are examples to all those who appreciate Contemporary Art. Yeah! Yeah! So there is a woman in the corner of a gallery in the BAMPFA giving birth to a little man made of blood-red gouache. Who cares?! As a matter of fact Louise Bourgeois’ The… Discover more

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