war art’s troubling kinship with aspects of pornographic imagery Does the following context say "there were two groups of artworks. The first group by emphasizing the brutality of war and representing it as an spectacular show, conveyed some kind of similarity between war art and pornographic imagery. And the second group morally questioned the first group artworks"? Context; By the end of the Vietnam War, war had become regular television fodder and the atrocities and tragedies of conflict had become everyday viewing for many people across the world. Conflict was spectacle. In terms of war art this has resulted in two largely distinct bodies of work. The first panders to war art’s troubling kinship with aspects of pornographic imagery by emphasizing war’s brutality and presenting it as performance. The other evinces moral outrage that such things should be allowed to happen.
Aug 27, 2018 4:25 AM
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It means that during the Vietnam war/conflict, there was global TV coverage of the atrocities of war, and it became a normal everyday experience. To see it in our homes. The same way we would see/watch/enjoy all other forms of entertainment. There was at that time even some competition among the war photographers and television news crews. To get recognition for their "artistic?" photographs and depictions of the horrors. There was photography and news coverage, that concentrated on the horrors, without attempting to send a message (just selling news like pornographic magazines, pandering to peoples desires to see more of what they had become addicted to). And there was other photography and news coverage that; had a moral message attached to it. That evoked global moral outrage leading to the many anti war demonstrations, primarily in America. YES ONE GROUP QUESTIONED THE OTHER GROUPS WORK. Your assessment is correct.
August 27, 2018
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