Macaque [(selfie)] Effect

The Macaque is the ‘other’, he cannot speak for himself he is spoken for. Worse thing, he might not even care. For all that we may take a light guess: he had fun and that was that. He has moved on. On the other hand the equipment belonged to David Slater without whose equipment the jolly loving Crested Black Macaque Monkey would not have been captured. Fairness has it that credit must be given where it is due – Macaque or Slater? My verdict: I think both made the image possible. … Read More Macaque [(selfie)] Effect

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Towards PLOSC and SLOSC Critic (part 1)

Abbreviated as PLOSC the Primary Level of Social Critique is transparent. Indeed Plosc could be thought of as the obvious aspects of what the work of art is about without recourse to the artist commentary on their own work to shine a torch ahead of us in aiding to reach a conclusion as to what the work is concerned with. Here our nearness to the culture and time that has given birth to the artist privileges us to be in step with the artist, to sort of ‘get him’.… Read More Towards PLOSC and SLOSC Critic (part 1)

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African Consciousness (revised Edit)

one was the fact that about 88 African states were colonized by 8 European countries who legitimized their rights to the resources of African States while their inhabitants suffered poverty and degradation and submission. Using slides and verbal enunciation Odora-Hopper also tied the entry of Europe into the continent with the age of imperialism (which was preceeded by missionary work) to expand Europe territorially and commercially. … Read More African Consciousness (revised Edit)

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Hierarchical specifications in Fish Eagle advertisement (revised edit)

The organization of Fish Eagle Advertisement in the sequence of hierarchical specification has a psychological effect in the mind of the viewer, to be specific the prospective customer and those who drink the brandy in that they immediately see the drink as superior in nature due to its identification with the predator. … Read More Hierarchical specifications in Fish Eagle advertisement (revised edit)

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Reorientation of Visual Arts Education in RSA

The Arts role in any Nation is crucial, the arts remind us of who we are: Through writing, performance and the Visual Arts. Without the Arts societies will lead an existence banal of the aesthetic. The arts alongside scientific discoveries narrated by historical accounts explain who we are from a creativity perspective. We would be soulless without them. The Arts have played a major role in liberating this country and continue to define it in the now.… Read More Reorientation of Visual Arts Education in RSA

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Today in South Africa there is a known fear that is slowly creeping back into our consciousness or perhaps should we say hatred for the ‘other’ for that matter. The powers that be has appealed to the masses that they must harness the positive energy from the remnants of the effects of the FIFA 2010 World Cup in each other to instill a feeling of African Unity, camaraderie and sharewood.
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Hosea Matlou: Towards Simplicity

Arriving in Gauteng – Tshwane in the new century Matlou hailed from Polokwane in Ga-Sekgopo district. His plans initially were to study Finance and accounting at Tshwane University of Technology (then Pretoria Technical College). With minimum training in the visual art received from sessions attended at a community based art project Matlou left the institution in middle of his second year level to pursue a full time career as an artist.… Read More Hosea Matlou: Towards Simplicity

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