Journal 6: Do You Think Propaganda Can Be Art? Why Or Why Not? (Other (Not Listed) Sample)
1. Read the BBC article “Can Propaganda be Great Art?” (http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20130703-can-propaganda-be-great-art ), read Milton Glaser's editorial “Art and Propaganda” (https://www.thenation.com/article/art-and-propaganda/)
2. Take a photo of an example of propaganda you find out in the world.
2. Answer the following questions:
Do you think propaganda can be art? Why or why not? (Make sure you reference the assigned readings in your response.)
What visual did you select as an example of propaganda?
How is it propaganda?
Does it use iconography? Symbolism? Where? What does the iconography/ symbolism mean?
Journal Entry General Instructions:
Students will be given journal entry prompts every week based on the readings and multimedia materials (videos, podcasts) that they are required to read/ watch that week. Each journal entry will have a visual component and a written component. For each journal entry, you will need to:
Read/watch the required materials
Take a picture based on the specified prompt
Write a 300-500 word reflection based on the specified prompt (1-2 pages double spaced)
While 13 journal entry prompts will be provided throughout the semester, only 10 journal entry responses are required.
Journal entries must be turned as .doc, .docx, or .pdf format (the picture and the written reflection should be in the same file).
The purpose of this paper is to understand the art depicted through propaganda. Propaganda is intended to promote a political cause or point of view. The picture shown below was created by the War Office during 1914-1915 to illustrate the need for recruiting volunteers to increase the British army during the First World War. Thus, this paper provides an analysis of the art shown in the picture below:
During the First World War, the British army was small and it was challenging to recruit volunteers to become a part of the army. As a result, The Parliamentary Recruitment Committee was established and they were assigned the responsibility to start a campaign to attract people through posters and leaflets. Hence, this poster was created “Daddy, what did you do in the Great War?” to encourage men to volunteer in war. Men are often considered as earning wages for the family to feed them; however, this photograph shows that were instead motivated to volunteer leaving behind their families.
This is an example of iconography, where the image is created in a manner to send across a strong message. It defines the way in which considerable social pressure was brought to the men to volunteer in the war. It shows the sense of duty that a father has not only towards his family, but instead it sugge
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