From Brushstrokes to Pixels: Analyzing the Evolution of Political Propaganda in Visual Media

Beshank Ahmed, Ala and N. Fatah, Shajwan and Abdalwahid Ahmed, Atta (2023) From Brushstrokes to Pixels: Analyzing the Evolution of Political Propaganda in Visual Media. Journal of Philology and Educational Sciences, 2 (1). pp. 54-67.

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Leaders, particularly those associated with fascist ideologies, employ visual media as a tool to construct and propagate certain doctrines within the general populace. In this scholarly endeavor, our pursuit revolves around elucidating the profound interplay between art and photography as potent instruments of persuasive communication. First, readers will meet a brief historical background of both mechanisms. Later, in the literature review, several studies will be presented in which critics have shed light on art and photography as effective ways for political propaganda, by analyzing their synergistic relationship and impact on individuals. The argument will be integrated with the works of both Roland Bathes and Walter Benjamin. In the final part of this paper, we provide a few visual representations of both Western and Eastern political figures – King Henry VIII, Napoleon Bonaparte, Adolf Hitler, and Saddam Hussein – who have framed the population’s perception through the impact of their artistic weaponry.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Propaganda Politics Art Photography Fascism
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JC Political theory
L Education > L Education (General)
N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
P Language and Literature > PE English
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Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2023 12:57
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2023 12:57

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