The property that all works of art have in common is their existence within the institutional context of the “artworld”

Understanding institutional theory

Knowledge Mushohwe The art world is defined as an informal institution which embodies and encompasses the various formal and informal institutions within particular “artworld systems,” each of which ...

When art goes on trial . . .

Knowledge Mushohwe Rolf Harris, a well-known entertainer, painter and sculptor, was recently convicted and jailed by a British court for indecently assaulting four girls over his long career spanning...
SCHOOLS THAT ROCKED

The paradox of art education

Knowledge Mushohwe Art education has come a long way. In the past, particularly in post-independent Zimbabwe, there really was no difference between kindergarten art education and what was taught in ...
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Indicators for photography context

Knowledge Mushowe One obvious limitation of photographs, more than any other pictorial representation, is that they lack intentionality. In other words, photographs do not in any way hint on how a vi...
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The five senses and advertising

Knowledge Mushohwe Advertising may be described as a form of commercial mass communication designed to promote the sale of a product or service, or a message on behalf of an institution, organisation...
Above is a cartoon published at the height of the Salarygate scandal which also coincided with the Zifa elections.  It is the prerogative of the editor to  approve or reject a cartoon

Editors and their cartoonists

Editorial cartoonists do not always have the best of relations with the editors that approve their work. Once an editorial cartoon is drawn, the cartoonist normally takes the composition to editors f...
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Of editorial cartoons, censorship

The cartoonist’s open defiance does not only mean they are wilfully testing the limits of their freedom, but that he or she is also excited by the consequences of their actions.
ZIMPAPERS

Newspapers: Innovation equals survival

Knowledge Mushohwe When the radio was invented, many thought newspapers would be eventually elbowed out, but they survived. Television, incorporating what newspapers and the radio did, was thought to...

Where is Zanu-PF website

Knowledge Mushohwe THE internet is seen by many observers as the ultimate tool for facilitation of alternative for civil engagement, given the growing popularity of social media, the availability of ...
NEWSPAPERS

Newspapers’ lost opportunities

Knowledge Mushohwe Some sections of society attribute decline in newspaper readership to perceived drops in journalistic standards. Others feel the recent introduction of several competing daily and ...
Colours are symbolic in nature. Everything on earth is colourful, and uncovers a treasure of symbolism, such as the colour red which is now synonymous with St Valentine’s Day

Meaning of colour in graphic design

Knowledge Mushohwe One of the most important communication tools easily picked out by the human eye is colour. Colour is a part of every society and therefore influences cultural, social, political a...

Caricature and editorial cartoons

Knowledge Mushohwe What made an artist like Leonardo Da Vinci more complete was his desire to experiment. Like his contemporaries during the Renaissance era, his portfolio was dominated by artworks t...