Last week, I blogged about some common terms you may come across when viewing/discussing political art. There where too many to list in a single post.
ABOVE: Sheppard Fairy, Barack Obama “Hope” poster
COMMON POLITICAL ART TERMS – PART 2
Misogyny – The hatred or mistrust of women, most often by men.
Narrative – A fictional or nonfictional account of connected events in a sequence of words or pictures.
Parody – An imitative work created for comic relief or ridicule.
Popular Culture – Cultural activities or commercial products that are geared to the tastes of the general population.
Race – A classification system which organizes people based upon their physical appearance or geographical lineages.
Satire – A genre that criticizes individuals, corporations, governments, or societies with humor, irony or ridicule.
Segregation – The enforced separation of people into racial groups in day to day life.
Social Construct – A social phenomenon or category that is created and developed by society, but does not exist in the world.
Socialism – A socio-economic system where the production and distribution of goods are controlled by the government instead of private enterprise.
Stereotype – An oversimplified assumption about specific types of individuals or certain ways of doing things.
Sustainable – A system or resource that maintains its own viability and allows for continual reuse, without depletion.
Symbol – A form, sign, or emblem that represents, stands for, or suggests an idea or emotion.
Utopian – An idea or system of political or social perfection.