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Author Prendez, Jacob Eric, author.
Title The art of rebellion : social justice and Chicano visual arts / by Jacob Eric Prendez.
Published [Northridge, California] : California State University, Northridge, 2012.

 Electronic Book  E184 .Z95 2012 P74eb    ONLINE
Description 1 online resource (vi, 85 pages) : illustrations, color.
Content Type text
still image
Format online resource
File Characteristics text file PDF
Thesis M.A. California State University, Northridge 2012.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 81-85).
Summary This project examines the use and impact that Chicano visual arts have made on social justice movements, in addition to its current influence. The focus in this research is the art that inspires social change, mass movements and that is at its core subversive, revolutionary and speaks and belongs to the masses. The use and implementation of revolutionary and protest art can be used to mobilize communities and mass movements. Critical to this project was the importance of understanding social justice and protest art of the past, as well as understanding what drives Chicano political artists today. The research project was conducted through art based inquiry and discourse analysis. The author focuses on four main art genres: Mexican muralists, social realists and the Federal Arts Project, the art of the Chicano movement, and a new wave of Chicana/o artists and street art. From these genres of art several key pieces were selected to deconstruct and conduct a contextual analysis. The goal of the discourse analysis was to better understand the aesthetics and work done by the artists as well as the themes, the ideas, and the criticism. For the arts based inquiry the author examined how society relates to art work and focuses on his art work as a primary means of inquiry. Another part of this creative project was an exhibition of the author's political and social justice artwork. The exhibit consisted of seven digital art pieces, and original 12 paintings revolving around themes of immigrant rights, Arizona legislation, the Raza Studies, Chicano culture and the Dream Act. The author will also exhibit 4 paintings as part of the "Norman Rockwell in Post Racial America" series, which challenges the notion of "Americana" and asks if there is such a thing as post racial America.
Note Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (viewed on January 15, 2013).
Subject Hispanic American art.
Emigration and immigration law -- United States -- Art.
Local Subject Dissertations, Academic -- CSUN -- Chicana and Chicano Studies.
OCLC number 850941591