1.4.1 captures the essence of human struggle
and joy (emotions)/ social issues
126.96.36.199 develop empathy in people
1.4.2 challenge our views
1.6 A C Grayling "it does not exist in order to teach, to
urge a moral point, to entertain, to distract, to
amuse, to serve beauty, to support a revolution, to
disgust, to challenge, to stimulate or to cheer" it
depends on the artist's intention
1.6.1 Might not have any purpose to begin with; but
might be the result of artist's impulse to create
1.7 tool or end product?
1.8 It is often an attempt to capture an aspect of the world, to
draw attention to something about it, to comment on it, to
present a surprising or fresh angle on it, to represent it for
the sake of exploring something about it, or enjoying or
1.8.1 to provoke/shock
2.2.1 Still image that captures a moment for
people to reflect
188.8.131.52 non-interference of the photographer who wants to
capture a moment at the expense of helping others
Darcy Padilla's award-winning 18-year project documents the life and death of one woman, capturing in miniature the plight of America's 'permanent poor'
184.108.40.206.1 E.g. Kevin Carter was the recipient of a Pulitzer Prize for his
photograph depicting the 1993 famine in Sudan. He
committed suicide at the age of 33.
220.127.116.11 bystander to tragic event
2.2.4 Let us view matters/events in
different perspectives (challenge
2.2.5 platform for propaganda and
coverage of conflict
g. ISIS used the shocking viral image of a drowned 3-year-old boy as propaganda to threaten Syrians seeking refuge outside the country.
eg. ISIS used a photographer's photo called 'Gaza Cinderella', which shows a toy princess with what look like missiles soaring overhead and replaced the Cinderella with the ISIS flag to spread the word of their self-proclaimed Caliphate.
2.3.1 created a moment/scene
2.3.2 Paintings can provoke other
people's thoughts about some
of the world's major issues.
(what's wrong with the world
today with images that inspire
to think - to convey ridicule
through controversial images)
Example: Polish artist Pawel
Kuczynski creates satirical
paintings filled with
about the world today.
In one painting, he ridiculed/mocked democratic process of voting by placing herd of sheep going towards a voting box that has grass, making light of the world's obsession of facebook by using the icon of facebook as a confession box that has a loudspeaker
2.3.3 Paintings can allow other's to understand
the artist's better by showing them what
the artist's sees in his or her world. (the
abstract nature of art allows people of
disabilities to express their artistic talents)
xample: Vasily Kadinsky is an artist who suffers from synesthesia, hence he sees the world differently compared to others. Hence, through his paintings, we can understand that his world is very colourful and melodious.
3.1 Satire: Satire is a genre of literature, and
sometimes graphic and performing arts,
in which vices, follies, abuses, and
shortcomings are held up to ridicule,
ideally with the intent of shaming
individuals, corporations, government or
society itself, into improvement.