Influence Of Art On Art

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“Oh boy, am I glad to be a citizen of the United States of America!” says Disney’s Donald Duck as he wakes from a nightmare where he was under Hitler’s power (“Donald Versus Hitler” 31). Media and arts were used to show people who the “bad guys” were and who to side with. Artist’s used their art to express how they felt about politics by making fun of the leaders they didn’t like, such as the infamous Adolf Hitler (“Donald Versus Hitler 33). They used propaganda and eventually their opinionated art works caused new art to form. Politics affecting art movements during and post World War II was very important because new art movements, such as popular art, came out of it (“Movements is Twentieth Century Art” 2). It was also important that the …show more content…
People are continuing to remember World War II, and people are still making fun of those leaders, such as Adolf Hitler and Vladimir Lenin (“Movements of Twentieth Century Art” 6). Even in the media and film making industry, movies are still being made about World War II, such as “Pearl Harbor” directed by Michael Bay. Propaganda like in World War II, is still being used. Today, it’s used in commercials, but not so much during wars like during World War II. This is important because the same traditions are being used today but in different ways. World War II affected society in so many ways (“Movements of Twentieth Century Art” 1-7). After and during World War II a lot of people were having trouble with money. A lot of people needed help. Art has always been influenced by society so as the war was affecting citizens in society, society was affecting media and the arts (“Movements of Twentieth Century Art” 1-7). Artists were painting landscapes that were in shambles and places where disaster struck (“3 Modern Artists and Politics” 20). Lina from “Between Shades of Gray” “made [notes] of landmarks to draw for [her] Papa” (Sepetys 93). This was very important because people in the future could see how bad it was through the artist’s very detailed point of view (“3 Modern Artists and Politics” 20). These war paintings also helped to convince people that their country was impeccable, even though other countries that were …show more content…
Propaganda that was used in World War II caused and urged people to support their countries financially and even physically (“Donald Versus Hitler” 32). Art and war posters, such as Uncle Sam telling you he wants you in the army, gave power to the people and encouraged citizens of all countries to help their country out as well as their neighbors and fellow citizens (“WWII Propaganda” 9). Posters such as the famous “Keep Calm and Carry On” gave hope to people of the U.K. to continue their lives as if there was no tomorrow and Rosie the Riveter in the “We Can Do It” posters told all women that they could help, they were needed and they didn’t have to be stuck at home doing nothing to help their brothers, husbands, uncles, and fathers fighting in the war (“WWII Propaganda” 9). These posters encouraging women and other citizens were so important because women played a crucial part in American war industry. Politics affecting art was also very crucial because artists painted and photographed how stuff was in places such as Germany and in the concentration camps and ordinary people in other countries saw (“3 Modern Artists and Politics” 20). This pushed them to help their countries more because they were so against it. Politics and propaganda in art were so important during and post World War II because without it, the British, American, Canadian and more citizens wouldn’t have seen how it

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