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How does Art reflect & influence Culture?

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Tobias Kellogg

on 20 September 2013

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Transcript of How does Art reflect & influence Culture?

How does Art reflect & influence Culture?
Art reflects
Plato did not call painting, sculpture, pottery or architecture "art" but a skilled craft, calling works of art imitations of things in the world.
Art Portrays Culture
"Art is the best possible window into another culture."
"Art is the expression of the life of the community."
- John Dewey
Art Teaches
Historically, in European Cathedrals art was used to educate society. People could not read so Art was used to tell stories informing them about their religion.
"Gates of Paradise" by Lorenzo Ghiberti
Lorenzo Ghiberti, "Gates of Paradise", 1435, Florence, Italy. http://www.digital-images.net
(Accessed September 20, 2013).
Art Challenges
Art challenges culture to change.
Confronting Social issues.
"Guarded View" by Fred Wilson
Barbara Kruger
Fred Wilson, "Guarded View", 1991, New York. www.artobserver.com
(Accessed September 20, 2013).
Barbara Kruger, "Untitled (Your Gaze Hits The Side Of My Face)", 1981. http://www.arthistoryarchive.com
(Accessed September 20, 2013).
Art Portrays culture and its values
George Seurat
Andy Warhol
Georges Seurat, "A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of LA Grande Jatte", 1884-86, Chicago, Illinois,
www.artchive.com (Accessed September 20, 2013).
Andy Warhol, "John Lennon", 1985-86, www.artnet.com
(Accessed September 20, 2013).
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