Cartoonists’ treatment of the face

Knowledge Mushowe When the Daily News was launched in 1999, and followed by the establishment of several daily papers in quick succession, new editorial cartooning vacancies were opening up in newsro...
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Intellectual property rights and art

Artists have a reputation of being unique. But in spite of their eagerness to attain exclusive status, there are basic artistic and literary statutes that they need to observe to ensure appropriate p...

Where art meets philosophy

Knowledge Mushohwe Dadaism, a cultural movement that was born during the war and matured after the fall of the Nazi regime, was a direct protest against human suffering, propagating the idea of rejec...
The biggest enemy for young, budding drawing artists is the colouring book because of its instructions and restrictions

Drawing: The original art genre

Knowledge Mushohwe Of course the camera was not yet invented, but the drawings served as useful visual information to populations that were largely illiterate. The arrival of the camera somewhat redu...

From idea to finished product

Knowledge Mushohwe Anyone can have art lessons, but not everyone can be an artist. It is a strong belief among many that artists are born and not made. In any art class, there is always a clear disti...

There’s no substitute for self-criticism

Knowledge Mushohwe Visual art is a communication model initiated by an artist and presented to a targeted audience. There are no quality controllers or content regulators throughout the creative proc...
The editorial cartoon has the savage ability to depict a person or situation in unflattering caricature

Editorial cartoons a mirror of society

Knowledge Mushohwe In the broadest sense, an editorial cartoon is described as consisting of two principal elements, namely graphic art, and commentary. This definition is, however, too broad and enc...
When looking at an image for marketing, one has to pose the question: “How much value do all the components of the picture add to the combined context and objective of the design?”

Unpacking role of imagery in marketing

Knowledge Mushohwe The most important aspect of graphic design for marketing is the objective. Most companies employ design with the sole intention of exposing their products or services to the publi...
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On your marks, get set . . . !

Knowledge Mushohwe However, not all cartoons have this unique quality because some scarcely make reference to specific events. But one editorial cartoon published by The Herald on May 16, 2008, makin...

There can be no art without style

Knowledge Mushohwe Audiences of an artwork may laud or criticise it but links should be noticeable between one piece of work and another by the same artist. For instance, Baroque movement painter Ram...

Art, the creative process

Knowledge Mushohwe Anyone can have art lessons, but not everyone can be an artist. It is a strong belief among many that artists are born and not made. In any art class, there is always a clear disti...

The era of Inforgraphics in Zim

Knowledge Mushohwe An infographic has the ability to show things under the surface, such as mining procedures, human anatomy and building designs. It helps the reader to conceptualise how something i...