Time to give African art its due respect

Knowledge Mushohwe Correspondent Since the days of the Renaissance art movement, art historians and critics have sought to use theory as a form of classification for artworks. Though theories have gi...
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The artist and his audience

Knowledge Mushohwe Art Zone The use of exaggeration or irony in an artwork for example is a sign that meaning can only be deduced if the viewer is able to identify and decode these techniques that ar...
Information providers, including bloggers, Facebook users and tweeters are among billions of new gatekeepers.

Exit gatekeepers, enter gatewatchers

Knowledge Mushohwe Correspondent The transformation of the linear, news communication model into masses of interlinked and complicated information avenues with no real leaders or authority has comple...

Building a sustainable online model

Knowledge Mushohwe Art Zone The newspaper industry is not just gloomy at the moment, its future appears to be hanging by the thread. News organisations are reporting depressed sales and advertising f...

Where is our own Django?

Knowledge Mushohwe Art Zone Late last year, Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and Dan Sterling combined their acting, directing and screenplay talents to produce the now controversial movie, The Interview. T...

Interpreting one’s own artwork

Knowledge Mushohwe Art Zone The old masters, such as Leonardo da Vinci, Rambrandt and Michelangelo did not need to explain their work. Most, particularly self portraits, religious relics and other co...
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The definititon of caricature

Knowledge Mushohwe Art Zone Caricature, a form of line art which is judgmental and contains critical content, appears mostly in the print media and is intended to address a specific problem through t...
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Art is meaningless without the viewer

Knowledge Mushohwe Art experts and critics have for decades relied on semiotics as the ideal tool for visual communication analysis. Semiotics, through the use of signs, provides meaning in two layer...
And with appropriate online marketing strategies and good partnerships, Zimbabwean visual arts has the capacity to take the world by storm

Visual communication in 2015

Knowledge Mushohwe Creating a website is relatively cheap and renting a ‘wall’ online is even cheaper — it is free. In the New Year, Zimbabwean artists may take their work to the Internet and a globa...

Sports photography and print journalism

Knowledge Mushohwe Correspondent It’s the Sunday afternoon Harare soccer fans have been waiting for. Dynamos versus Caps United will always be eagerly anticipated by both the Press and the public. Wh...

The changing role of our newspapers

Knowledge Mushohwe Art Zone In the 1980s, before the internet took over just about all of our lives, newspapers were proud to display the “exclusive” tag, each time they knew or presumed no other new...

Are we wrong to like Disney?

Knowledge Mushohwe Correspondent  Marvel comics, incorporating likeable all-American heroes such as Spiderman, Batman, the Fantastic Four, Wonder Woman, Thor, Superman and the Incredible Hulk have en...