Art

This board surveys a number of influential artists, and it explores the role of art as a means of working out public memory, criticizing the status quo, and…
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Picasso: Weapon of Choice
"The best art is political and you ought to be able to make it unquestionably political and irrevocably beautiful at the same time."  ~ Toni Morrison Art, Good Things, Toni Morrison, Morrison, Best, Cool Art, Beautiful, Make It
"The best art is political and you ought to be able to make it unquestionably political and irrevocably beautiful at the same time." ~ Toni Morrison
"The opinion that art should have nothing to do with politics is itself a political attitude."  ~ George Orwell Poems, Collage, Quotes, Meant To Be, Opinion, Words, Verses, George Orwell
"The opinion that art should have nothing to do with politics is itself a political attitude." ~ George Orwell
a black and white drawing of a woman with an afro
I wanted to write a poem that rhymes but revolution doesn't lend itself to be-bopping then my neighbor who thinks I hate asked - do you ever write tree poems - I like trees so I thought I'll write a beautiful green tree poem peeked from my window to check the image noticed the school yard was covered with asphalt no green - no trees grow in manhattan then, well, I thought the sky I'll do a big blue sky poem but all the clouds have winged... ~ Nikki Giovanni, "For Saundra," 1968
a button on a wall that says dial down the feminism, contact in by own determination
"Dial Down the Feminism" - Last week one of my art teachers suggested I 'dial down the feminism.' Today I showed him my newest piece. ~ @alexbertanades, February 2018.
a man with glasses is looking at the camera and has a quote on it that says, art helps us identify with one another and expands our nation
"Art helps us identify with one another and expands our notion of we -- from the local to the global." ~ Olafur Eliasson
a sign on the wall that says when racism & sexism are no longer fashionable, what will your art collection be worth?
When Racism & Sexism Are No Longer Fashionable, What Will Your Art Collection Be Worth? ~ Guerrilla Girls
a group of people sitting on top of a red couch in front of a crowd
"Art is presented as politicallly neutral as though it is not shaped by a reality of domination." ~ Bell Hooks, Reel to Real: Race, Sex and Class at the Movies Source: Saved by the bell hooks, on Tumblr (http://savedbythe-bellhooks.tumblr.com/post/111117946253/source-reel-to-real-race-sex-and-class-at-the)
a black and white photo with a quote from james baldwin on the subject of this image
"Artists are here to disturb the peace." ~ James Baldwin
a woman wearing a hat with the words how can you be an artist and not reflect the times?
"How can you be an artist and not reflect the times?" ~ Nina Simone
graffiti on the side of a wall with a fist up sign painted on it's face
"Revolution" Artist: Brandan Odums As a part of Project Be, Odums painted this graffiti-style mural inside the ruined remains of the Florida public housing development in the 9th Ward. — in New Orleans, Louisiana.
graffiti on the side of a building with words written all over it and an image of a woman's face
"There's no excuse for the young people not knowing who the heroes and heroines are." ~ Nina Simone Artist: Brandan Odums As a part of Project Be, Odums painted this graffiti-style mural inside the ruined remains of the Florida public housing development in the 9th Ward. -- New Orleans, Louisiana.
a drawing of a man pointing to the sky with his hand up in front of him
"Race is performative!" ~ Saul Williams Artist: Ron Wimberly (https://medium.com/the-nib/)
a drawing of a woman wearing glasses and a hoodie with a quote on it
"You have to be taught to be second class. You're not born that way." ~ Lena Horne Artist: Ron Wimberly (https://medium.com/the-nib/)
"Art or vandalism? Who fuckn cares?" Outdoor, Installation Art, Olds, Explore, Melbourne Australia
"Art or vandalism? Who fuckn cares?"