Paying the price of art

Knowledge Mushohwe Art Zone  A logo characteristically represents the mission, ambition, values, or ethos of an organisation or brand. As such, graphic designers bestowed with the responsibility of c...
Dub poet Mutabaruka is one artist known for his odd dress code and  dislike for shoes

Of artists and life imitating art

Knowledge Mushohwe Art Zone Most people outside the art world are frequently repulsed by artists’ personalities, including hairstyles, clothing and choices of recreational activities. A number of my ...

Can an all-round artist ever exist?

Knowledge Mushohwe Abstract A good number of visual artists’ skills are not restricted to one genre. For example, Munyaradzi Mazarire, an Epworth-based artist, does not just draw, paint, sculpt and d...

Is Graphic Design a dying art?

Knowledge Mushohwe Trained visual artists complain that their craft has now been devalued because armature designers are cropping up on every street corner. The educated and experienced creative pers...

Understanding infographics

Knowledge Mushohwe Correspondent IN recent times, information graphics, or infographics have become an accepted and relevant form of newspaper art. In the wider context, an infographic is a visual me...
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Rethinking art education

Knowledge Mushohwe Today, every form of education is in danger of becoming obsolete if its principals ignore the three important factors — the effect of technological changes on teaching practice, th...
The main purpose of art is to have the ability to communicate with an audience, and the longer the conversation is, the better

Fluency in visual communication

Knowledge Mushohwe Correspondent A picture is said to be worth a thousand words. The use of visual elements to convey meaning or an idea, commonly termed “graphicacy”, is considered as important as l...
Claude Monet

Tracing the roots of ‘rebel’ art

Knowledge Mushohwe Art & About Impressionism indeed became a catalyst for mass production and a tool for the acceptance of art as a part and parcel of the community where it is created.

On non-verbal communication in cartoons

Sign language plays a big role in the development of editorial cartoons. Essentially, editorial cartoons are snapshots of an imagined or actual scene frozen in time. Depiction of facial features and ...
Zimbabwe’s stone sculpture is highly prized in overseas markets and even in South Africa

The art of making a living

Knowledge Mushohwe Correspondent Shona sculpture is highly regarded in Western Europe, the United States and even in neighbouring South Africa and the Internet may be used as a vehicle to help the ma...

The portrait and its treatment by artists

Knowledge Mushohwe Correspondent Portraiture, the recording of an individual’s appearance and personality, particularly in a painting or sculpture, has often been a work incorporating two statements,...
One of several heart stock images available on Getty Images. Image banking is now a multi-billion-dollar industry that has entirely transformed the world of media images

Image banks and the Zimbabwean market

Knowledge Mushohwe Correspondent Getty Images’ values fit in well with the new global corporate ideology, while negative characteristics in some photographs point at the possible risks to this ideolo...
Some cartoonists such as Zapiro from South Africa, opposed to President Mugabe's rule, have been waiting to celebrate his fall for a long time

When political cartoons become personal

Knowledge Mushohwe Political cartoonists do not have comfort zones. Their work has to drift into new territories and display their dexterity everyday if they are to retain their relevance. Floating a...

Fare thee well, Master Pashapa

Knowledge Mushohwe Correspondent In August 2003, the newly-established Chinhoyi University of Technology welcomed about a dozen new students to the Faculty of Life Long Learning. The students were to...
Internet users go online all the time and their appetite for news has to be quenched not once or twice daily, but 24 hours a day and seven days a week

Online news never goes to sleep

Knowledge Mushohwe Correspondent Giving the online platform a distinct feel sets it apart from its traditional counterpart and gives the latter a fighting chance on a competitive market where several...