Banners: Political Art
All art is political in the sense that it engages society in some way, either influencing or influenced by it. But some works speak more directly to concerns relating to human rights, corruption, the distribution of class, wealth or power—not every artist is moved by beauty.
First Half Term: Class Tasks
Useful support sheet for Guernica task / cover
Homework 1: Research an Issue
Homework 2: Sean Hillen Collage
Homework 3: Simplify an Image
Click the 'button' below to see the posters Fairey created for Bush's inauguration. There are also interesting links to other articles about the power of posters.
Listen to Shepard Fairey talk about the Obama 'Hope' poster.
If you have the resources and skills, attempt this Photoshop tutorial. Don't forget to 'screen grab' the steps you follow. (PC: print screen, Mac: cmd/shift/3)
Cover equipment: pencils, rulers, fine liners and colour pencils.