I really want to do a figure study, this is just a preliminary idea sketch and not by any means the final product, but this is the route I want to go with this home project.
I honestly have no plan for this project. All I know is that dirt and oil can symbolize gluttony and filth, which is what I want to have in this project. I've debated many different ways of going about this and I've hit a dead end... help
Protest art as seen in these two articles is mainly used as a supplement to actual human protest, meaning the physical presence of large groups of like-minded people in response to an issue. But in another sense, it is its own political entity that makes its own powerful statements to the world on what it thinks is right and wrong.
In the instance involving the inflatable brick, personally I don't think it's an effective piece because it's execution is, if I understand its methodology correctly, dangerous. Protest art should be just that: art that gives visible resistance to a topic or issue. This does not entail anyone or anything being harmed in the transmission of this message or mantra. Putting people in danger will have the opposite effect than what the artists would have wanted; the public would condemn them and their cause for resorting to such dangerous tactics.
The feminist art featured in the second article to me is fairly effective at communicating the frustration with men in the past and in current times. I do think that the magazine cover piece was especially clever, using a story about women trapped in DC museum basements to symbolize the hidden art by women, and society's validation of male artists more than female artists.