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Essay on Barbara Kruger

  • Submitted by: anonymous
  • on January 7, 2013
  • Category: Arts and Music
  • Length: 386 words

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Essay on Barbara Kruger

I am going to write an essay on Barbara Kruger. I will write about her works as graphic designer, the techniques she used , the colours, opened the artist's ongoing, political, social. The comments on religion, sex, racial and gender stereotypes, consumeriusm and most of the problems of our community and how she put it in her works. The other think that I am going to write is how her works have so in common with my future like graphic designer. The reasons I like her designs, how they inspired me and how I can learn from her to communicate with people with my works.
One contemporary artist whose works are very popular in mass media is Barbara Kruger. Her works are humorous in a self - referental way that exposes how our mindset on reality has become a function of social constructs. The media commoditized images, symbols and signs. I like how the aesthetics and style of her work play with simulara as they are made to look like a sign or billboards advertisement. It is really interesting how she challenges the unrealistic social ideals we hold about self-identity, beauty and self-worth. The way how she expose them as mere simulacrum.The techniques she used , the colours of black and white and how she can make amazing design just using pictures and words is amazing.   Kruger's works are direct and evoke an immediate response. Usually her style involves the cropping of a magazine or newspaper image enlarged in black and white.
Addressing issues of language and sign, Kruger has often been grouped with such feminist postmodern artists Jenny Holzer, Sherrie Levine, Martha Rosler, and Cindy Sherman. Like Holzer and Sherman, in particular, she uses the techniques of mass communication and advertising to explore gender and identity.
Much of Kruger's work engages the merging of found photographs from existing sources with pithy and aggressive text that involves the viewer in the struggle for power and control that her captions speak to. She...

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