Questioning the legality of appropriation

Knowledge Mushohwe Art Zone Creators of any products, including artists should by now be aware of what constitutes copyright laws. Some artworks, however, appear to ignore the statutes that govern wo...

Colour theory, meaning

Knowledge Mushohwe Art Zone Graphic design, like any other form of art, reflects society and its colour usage is tied to how its targeted audience interprets meaning. Colour meaning is well grounded ...

Image banks blur advertising industry

Knowledge Mushohwe Art Zone It has now become standard practice for graphic designers working on advertising materials to seek ‘inspiration’ from the internet. During concept development, designers, ...
“The whole is greater than the sum of the parts”, is a phrase often used to explain the Gestalt principles

Perception in visual communication

Knowledge Mushohwe Art Zone Some historians feel the ability of humans to complete visuals using information that would otherwise not be provided is a survival instinct that has for many years allowe...
An artist’s dress code may also be related to one’s identification with his/her culture

Artists, their dressing, personalities

Knowledge Mushohwe Art Zone THERE is no universal dress code for artists. However, it is not uncommon for artists’ choice of apparel to be branded ‘funny’, appalling, strange or too casual because of...

Children and art education

Knowledge Mushohwe Art Zone IN 1949, the American National Art Education Association issued an interesting policy regarding art education. The statement read in part, “Art experiences are essential t...
Crafters developing cheap duplicable artefacts are unlikely to go away immediately or anytime soon, thus jeopardising creativity

The stone sculpture ‘vendors’

Knowledge Mushohwe Art Zone Back in 1990, Syne Chikove, then the editor of the now defunct, The Artist tackled a problem that was only starting then, but has become even more widespread today.
Every work of art has a price. Renowned artists like Dominic Benhura sell their work at a high price

Putting a price on artworks

Knowledge Mushowe Art Zone SOME artworks are sold for millions of dollars. But some, like the majority of contemporary Zimbabwean artworks, change hands for a song. What makes a Van Gogh worth millio...
CARICATURE

Exaggeration key to caricature

Knowledge Mushohwe Correspondent “As a weapon, caricature is much stronger than a poem or a painting. In order to reach masses, it should be realised that caricature is the short cut in order to say ...
Clement Greenberg

Art theory and implication

Knowledge Mushohwe Art Zone Formalist criticism of art is based upon an aesthetic assessment of artworks that gives priority to such formal elements as line, shape, and colour at the expense of repre...
Vector art is now widely viewed as a viable alternative to the more traditional raster-based image use

Image alternatives in the virtual world

Knowledge Mushohwe Art Zone Drawing using the computer is one of the new techniques in artistic expression and judging from the expansion of the Internet users’ base, a market for such digital art ex...