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  1. Feb 2022
    1. The cartoon also has the specific aim of endorsing ratification of the Fifteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which was intended to guarantee that federal voting rights could not be denied on the basis of race.

      I think Thomas Nast really did do a good job depicting the message that was intended. The drawing which showed and displayed America as a melting pot, where everyone is seated comfortably and has a seat at the table. It shows that we all make up what America is today and that the diversity of our nation is what makes it beautiful, and that since we all make America what it is, we all should have the same equal rights.

  2. Nov 2021
  3. Nov 2020
    1. The fresco for a wall, for example, would be worked out first in a series of smaller sketches before the final design was drawn to full scale on huge sheets of paper (the “cartoon,” from the Italian cartone, meaning “big paper”). Cartoons came in for especially rough handling: to transfer their designs to the plaster, artists might score them with a sharp instrument, or outline the main figures with a series of pinpricks (“pouncing”), and then blow charcoal dust through the holes.
  4. Feb 2019
  5. Mar 2017
    1. who had previously complained of the Marxist concern with propaganda in art, them-selves wrote books in which they identified their esthetic with an anti-Fascist politics

      Interesting with the bit I had on Tim Kreider. Art is not just better propaganda, it can never not be propaganda.

    1. empting to mingle the two can produce only sterile off-spring.

      The cartoonist and essayist Tim Kreider wrote a piece (which, like a lot of his work, now seems to be gone from the Internet) arguing that, as a political cartoonist who has to balance political demagoguery and creating art, that the divide is fake. "Art" is not only more artistic, it also makes better propaganda than "propaganda." Political cartoons are a great example of how the balance between the two can work yet how rarely it does.

  6. Feb 2017
    1. male hecklers who threatened violence,

      This is only loosely related to Grimke's personal struggle, but I do want to point out that the women's suffrage movement did retaliate measure-for-measure. Edith Garrud, the woman in the cartoon trained her fellow suffragettes in judo and ambush tactics against the police that included barbed wire traps and escape artistry.

  7. Jan 2017
    1. since even the brightest Truth when Dogmatically dic1a1ed is apt 10 offem.l our Readers, and make them imag-ine their Liherly's impos'd on

      Seems relevant today. I've seen a lot of arguments about the proper tone and etiquette of online conversations about political issues, particularly shunning anything that pushes the opposition too hard. But as for Astell, I connect this with my earlier note on the fine line of early women's rhetoric. Look at early anti-suffrage propaganda, any suggestion of change can only result in terrible social destruction.

  8. Nov 2015
    1. "Freedom River" (1971), a cartoon parable narrated by Orson Welles. Cute, and its message is more pressing today. But they should have included a bit about how much of the nation was built by people who were here first, and others who were enslaved.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABKLirW24LE<br> Open Culture has a background story.