artists response to war

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ppt show from the Columbus Museum

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Art against War :

Art against War Art & Social Issues Artists have interpreted their thoughts about war for thousands of years. How have they done so?

Lets look at work created by artists during the 20th century about World War II. :

Lets look at work created by artists during the 20th century about World War II. Museum Purchases Derby Fund, from the Philip J. and Suzanne Schiller Collection of American Social Commentary Art 1930-1970

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With each image ask yourself: What do you see? How are the elements/principles of art utilized? Did they help communicate a message(s)? How? What is the artwork about? What mood or emotion do you feel when viewing the work? Do you think the artwork is persuasive? Why or why not? Is each message communicated well?

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Ben Shahn, Study for Goyescas , 1956. Watercolor on paper, 25 ½ x 30 in. . Museum Purchase, Derby Fund, from the Philip J. and Suzanne Schiller Collection of American Social Commentary Art 1930-1970

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James Guy, Black Flag, 1940. Oil on masonite, 10 x 26 in. Museum Purchase, Derby Fund, from the Philip J. and Suzanne Schiller Collection of American Social Commentary Art 1930-1970

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Joseph LeBoit, Tranquility, 1936. Etching and aquatint, 14 x 11 in. . Museum Purchase, Derby Fund, from the Philip J. and Suzanne Schiller Collection of American Social Commentary Art 1930-1970

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Rockwell Kent, Heavy Heavy Hangs Over Thy Head, 1946. Lithograph, 9 x 12 in. . Museum Purchase, Derby Fund, from the Philip J. and Suzanne Schiller Collection of American Social Commentary Art 1930-1970

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Each of these pieces is unique in style and media. The artists created these works of art in a twenty year period spanning from 1936-1956 . How are each of these pieces similar compositionally? How are each of these different? How is the content in each of these pieces similar or different?

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Compare and Contrast Museum Purchases Derby Fund, from the Philip J. and Suzanne Schiller Collection of American Social Commentary Art 1930-1970

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If you are interested in viewing additional works of art communicating ideas about war, you may wish to research the following artists: Maya Lin Kathe Kollowitz David Alfaro Siquieros Eugene Delacroix Pablo Picasso Francisco Goya Honoré-Victorin Daumier

This presentation is related to the American Collection of the Columbus Museum of Art For more information contact the Education Department at the Columbus Museum of Art 480 East Broad Street Columbus, Ohio 43215 614-221-6359 www.cmaohio.org www.artandsocialissues.com :

This presentation is related to the American Collection of the Columbus Museum of Art For more information contact the Education Department at the Columbus Museum of Art 480 East Broad Street Columbus, Ohio 43215 614-221-6359 www.cmaohio.org www.artandsocialissues.com

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