Brilliant artwork results from a silly photo released by the White House of our President shooting at something in the distance. Maybe our rights to due process?
New AWA artist Childish Propaganda (likely not his real name) can now be found in the galleries here at AWA. He’s an artist in the UK who specializes in… well look at his gallery here. Welcome, CP.
If you are an artist who does artwork for justice, peace, or anything worthwhile and especially against war, contact us using the contact form here.
If you have joined us and have something to say (as in, writing) please contact us also. We are looking for new writing, poetry, whatever you can come up with. I’m too busy to add much here these days but I would not like to see this blog go neglected.
Video contributed by artist Brynjar Danielsson.
Do artists have an obligation to use their creativity and talents to do socially relevant art?
I feel that way, but most artists probably do not. One artist I know actually believes that the reason all artists should make art is to make themselves happy!
Personally, not to judge, but I can’t think of anything more trite than being given a talent and using it only to make yourself happy. At the very least, I do wish artists would use their creativity to make some percentage of their work socially relevant, even if the rest of it is to sell at an art fair (which I do) or make someone’s walls pretty.
OROZCO: Man of Fire is a one-hour documentary portrait of Mexican muralist José Clemente Orozco, whose Man of Fire fresco is known as the Sistine Chapel of the Americas. The documentary was directed, written and produced by Laurie Coyle and Rick Tejada-Flores.
In this trailer, Orozco‘s iconoclastic personality and the power of his painting is highlighted.
Orozco was a powerful social commentary painter with humanistic themes, most famous in the 1920s-1930s.
For more information on OROZCO: Man of Fire:
pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/episodes/jose-clemente-orozco/orozco-man-of-fire/82/ and for more information on Orozco see this page.
This video and art was submitted by artist Anthony Freda. You can see a larger version of “Droning On” in his gallery here at Antiwarartists.com.
USA Projects is an online community where accomplished artists can post projects, arts supporters can help fund projects with tax-deductible donations, and partner organizations can join in with Match Funds. I like what they do. See more information here.
We are looking for art submissions for our gallery here: Anti-war Artists, Environmental Artists, and Occupy Artists. We are also especially seeking out art for our upcoming art show in August, 2012.
There is now a website for the UPCOMING ONLINE ANTI-WAR ART show, and the show will TAKE PLACE on this site: ART SHOW SITE
The show will be awesome so spread the word. We are, as always, pushing for peace and environmental and economic justice before the next Presidential election. The anti-war movement has been lost in other movements lately, so this is an attempt to jump-start the movement! All kinds of art will be accepted, but we primarily want to emphasize anti-war art.
Submission deadline: August 15th. Check this site often for more information. I’ll be sending out emails to participating artists soon, but new anti-war and environmental artists are very welcome to be part of this.
Also wanted, as always, articles for this blog . . . . If you want an author account here, you must be a submitting artist. Just contact me and you can write articles or submit news about war, environmental topics, Occupy movement, etc.
This video was brought to my attention by the artist. The painting is called “Stretch The Strangle Hold” by American painter Joe Lovett
More info from the artist:
“Stretch the Strangle Hold, a new painting by American Painter Joe Lovett, a work spanning seven years from 2004 until its completion in 2011 protests the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Stretch the Strangle Hold is my response to the lie of war, my mission is to convey a visual message for the general public as well as a visual reminder that we as a global society have a responsibility to speak out against inhumanity, I seek the truth through artistic activism.”
For more info visit http://www.nvokestudios.com/slideshow/stsh.html
New exhibit in Las Vegas — “Keep on the Sunnyside”
Freda’s images of wry humor and ironic social commentary have been published in Time, The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, The New York Times OpEd page and many other publications. He has received recognition from American Illustration, The Society of Illustrators and Communication Arts illustration annuals.