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Re: Artists as heros
[ Thread ][ Subject ][ Author ][ Date ]Dennis Freeman
Tue, 23 Nov 1999 17:45:49 -0700
I know Joseph already posted some good ones, with an emphasis on the 20th c.
Here are some more: Maria Martinez, who elevated the status of indigenous
artists & created an industry her people still rely on; Lee Krasner, who
lived in her husband's shadow (Jackson Pollock), all the while creating the
necc. conditions for his success & her own important work; George Catlin,
who brought the faces and culture of the first Americans to the attention of
European culture; Francisco Goya, who cut through the rhetoric of "glory" to
show the ugly face of war; Kathe Kollwitz, who put art in the service of
social justice; Thomas Nast, who did more than any reformer to indict
corruption through his catoons; Bill Mauldin, who made the WWII "dogface" a
real (and really funny) human being. There are many more. In every age,
artists have spoken for the issues and causes of the day, and that makes
them heroes. - DWF
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>> People who have contributed signifiantly or overcome great obstacles.
> I always want to encourage the use of artists as heros and heroines.
> So can you all please send me some other ideas???? >
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