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Badia Beasley
Art Appreciation 100-02
Instructor: Rediun Ovrebo
Week #11 Discussion Participation

Author: BADIA BEASLEY (bbeasley2)
Date: Wednesday, March 28, 2012 9:46am
Many of the images in this chapter were used for propaganda purposes, where do you see images or tools of propaganda today? Propaganda can be seen all around us, it is used to influence and persuade us to act or think in a certain way. Propaganda is used in politics most of the time, we see it when candidates are running for positions in government. When it comes to propaganda is has a negative association connected to it, the way it is used in today’s society opponents use it to sometimes insult one another. Most usage of propaganda plays off of a person’s emotion rather than their intellectual opinion. There are many images that display the usage of propaganda, the two most noticeable ones are the American recruiting poster of “Uncle Sam” and “Rosie the Riveter.” One of these posters was used to recruit soldiers during WWI and WWII and the other was used to help influence woman to take men jobs while they were away fighting in the war. The media promotes propaganda, it gets it to the person through different social networks.

Author: BADIA BEASLEY (bbeasley2)
Date: Wednesday, March 28, 2012 10:10am
How are war and peace presented now in contemporary mass media-in comic books, television shows, movies, or video games? Does one group or the other seem to have justice on its side? How are winners and losers presented? In today’s society war and peace is put on display for the mass public to be seen more than ever. War is glorified through movies, videos games, comic books and many more. Horrific images of war were first seen in the Civil War in North America of a “Dead Confederate Solider with Gun” this photograph no longer “romanticized” war but bought the reality of war through a black and white photograph. The video game “Call of Duty” is another display of war, it...
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