Good morning, shall we?
Today we will talk
•Art as Social Commentary
Art as Social Commentary
• What is Social Commentary?
• Why would you use art images instead of just
• What examples of art used as Social commentary
have you seen?
What Social Commentary was Mary Shelley
making when she wrote Frankenstein ?
Was Frankenstein more than just a scary
What was happening in Europe between
June 28th 1914→November 11th 1918 ?
World War 1 !
Did everyone’s lives go back to normal on
November 12th 1918 ?
Machine-gun Troop Advance 1916
The Card Players 1922
Otto Dix biography
Otto Dix Lunchtime in the Trenches
Kathe Kollwitz The Survivors 1922
What was going on in the United States from
1929→late 1930s ?
The Great Depression !
What was life like for many Americans during
The Migrant Mother 1936
Dorthea Lange biography
Dorthea Lange Bread Line
Dorthea Lange 1936
Luba Lukova: Metaphors for Social Justice
What Prejudice Looks like 1993
Please Stop Calling Us
Minorities! We All Know That's
Unfair Label With Negative
"HEAD ON" BY CAI GOU-QIANG running with the pack during real-estate bubble