Artists Against The War
ISBN: 1599290308
EAN13: 9781599290300
Language: English
Pages: 120
Dimensions: 0.9" H x 10.1" L x 8.3" W
Weight: 1.4 lbs.
Format: Hardcover

Artists Against The War

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Based on the 2008 Society of Illustrators' exhibit, Aritsts Against the War, Artists Against the Wars draws from the history of graphic protest and demonstrates the many ways that illustrators -- in comics, editorial cartoons, illustrations for magazine articles, and so on -- have reflected on the representations and misrepresentations of war, specifically the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The history of commercial illustration in the United States encompasses the images of artists like Charles Dana Gibson, Maxfield Parish, N.C. Wyeth, James Montgomery Flagg, Frederic Remington, and Norman Rockwell. These and many other artists helped to shape and define the American experience. After the Second World War, a divide grew between the worlds of illustration and fine art. Commercial publishers bankrolled illustrators to produce images on demand that were essential to marketing. Fine artists, meanwhile, generally struggled on their own to create unique and contemplative works of a decidedly non-mercantile nature.

Early on, some editorial illustrators, while still on paid assignments sponsored by commercial interests, managed to bridge this gap between illustration and high art--creating evocative works that told of real world events. Harper's Weekly employed Winslow Homer as a war correspondent, sending him to the front lines of the American Civil War to Read More chevron_right

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