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The Art & Nature Team Project: Art & Social Justice

This information pathfinder is designed to help students with library research for the Art & Nature Project in the ARH1000 & BSC1050 Learning Community. Claudia Scalise & Chris Migliaccio, Instructors.

Books and eBooks

Articles & More

Filippone, Christine. "Ecological systems thinking in the work of Linda Stein." Woman's Art Journal 34.1 (2013): 13+. Academic OneFile. Web. 15 Sept. 2014.

Spears, Dorothy. "Putting the Wrongs of History in Paint." New York Times 7 Feb. 2010: 26(L). Academic OneFile. Web. 15 Sept. 2014.



Art as Protest (eVideo 02:30). Gradually, artists begin exploring new angles and perspectives. In 1907 Picasso's "Les Demoiselles" captures the essence of two prostitutes dying of syphilis. Soon, artists like the Dadaists and Italian futurists use art to question the established order.

Pop Art and Andy Warhol (eVideo 01:04). In the 1960s, Andy Warhol creates the crisis of modern man, who more and more identifies with "the machine." His art depicts symbols and problems of American consumerism.

Goya Attacks Loss of Freedom (eVideo 04:15). Goya attacks the Inquisition and celebrates human individuality in his paintings. Supporting women's rights, he mocks the yoke of prearranged marriage and mercenary sex.

Hannah Höch: Dadaist (eVideo 04:41). Hannah Höch, a Dadaist, uses art to attack the society she detests. Her photomontage, “Cut With the Kitchen Knife” (1919), contains chaotic figures. It makes a monumental political statement.

George Grosz: Artist and Political Satirist (eVideo 04:44). In 1926 Grosz paints "Pillars of Society," a bitter attack on his enemies. He paints a wide social range of Berlin's subjects. He despairs that WWI did not end the old, wicked ways of government.

Serious Side of Art Nouveau (eVideo 04:30). At the 1900 World's Fair in Paris, Emile Gallé used his art to expose a rift in French society. He was a passionate believer and campaigner for social justice. He engraved glass with poetic quotations.