disagreeing with essentially most of the population in our country and saying that no they should not since it is a mans job. If a woman can do it then go for it, it is her choice and her life she is putting on the line, so if she wants to risk it, why not let her. Lastly one of the big changes being made in Muslim countries to give women more rights is the ability to drive. Women are finally being given more rights such as the ability to drive in some Muslim countries in the middle east which is a huge step forward but we still have a long way to go in order to obtain total equality. Lastly, art has been used in the past to change perspectives and spread ideas is with the renaissance in the 14 th century and with war propaganda such as Nazi propaganda. The renaissance originated in Italy in the town of Florence with artists like Leonardo Di Vinci, Michelangelo, Donatello, Botticelli, and Raphael. These were just a few of the more important artists during the renaissance. The renaissance was a time for the regeneration of ideas and to “revamp” the culture of that time. It is where perspective of art actually started to develop (The Telegraph). Another example of art being used in the past to change perspectives is during World War 2 with the Nazi Party. An artist in the town of Munich, created a painting called “Entarte Kunst” or “Degenerate Art” (Wide Walls). The paintings were the modern art of the time and most of the artists ended up getting in trouble. They got in trouble because the art was deemed
not German and Jewish and Communist (Wide Walls). The art has little to no value today but back then it was very important based on the fact that the Nazis were a big deal back then so considering the fact that these artists were brave enough to paint and express their ideas, it was a huge deal back then for them to do this. Art has been used in many ways past and present to change people’s perspectives and ideas about subjects relevant in their cultures. It has been used by everyone from feminist to environmentalist to important people in the past who used it to transform their culture. Art can, is, and has changed society and culture and will continue to keep doing it as long as it is relevant in society.
- Winter '16
- Heather Huffman