Monday, July 16, 2012

An Artists Cartoon
By Nicole Hodnett
Art is a term that describes a diverse range of human activities and the products of those activities.Art for Humanity expresses thought through art and poetry via the Dialogue Project.

A cartoon (from Italian “cartone”and dutch word”karton”meaning strong,heavy paper or pasteboard.

According to Media Manipulation, every politician, event and situation has been catapulted into the public sphere through a cartoonist’s eye. The juxtaposition of satire, humour and hard hitting facts give the reader an alternative view of the state of affairs.

According to Mail and Guardian online, Johnathan Shapiro has been South Africa’s foremost cartoonist on all things President Jacob Zuma.

Poet of the Dialogue project-Jan Beake
In his latest work on July 6th, the country into a frenzy over his depiction of the president as an erect penis with a showerhead on his head, standing in front of the Goodman gallery.

According to the Bill of Rights everyone has inherent dignity and the right to have their dignity respected and protected.
Poet of the Dialogue among organisations Project,Jan Beake feels a fascination by the way hope and expectations ,illusions and disillusions interfere in a person’s attempt to grasp reality. He describes reality as “hard to grasp”.

Cartoonist-Johnathan Shapiro
According to the Bill of rights everyone has inherent dignity and the right to have their dignity respected and protected

Director of Art for Humanity Jan Jordaan disagrees with the latest portrayal of cartoons.
“I would call it abuse of human rights, resulting in hate speech against an individual ‘he said.

Art historian E.H Gombrich stated, “Such is the power of a cartoon. At its highest, the cartoon solidifies the elusive flux of events into manageable or memorable myth”

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