Weekly artist exploration/journaling series: Week 4 Part 3 of 3 GROSZ-TESQUE and STEADMANESQUE #GeorgeGrosz #arttherapy

Week 4 Part 3 of 3 GEORGE GROSZ

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Compare George Grosz to Ralph Steadman:

George Grosz, Pillars of Society, 1926
Ralph Steadman, cover art

It was my first encounter with the works of the German artist George Grosz, when I was in my twenties, which showed me that drawing need not just be a space-filler in a newspaper: in the hands of an honest man, drawing could be a weapon against evil….Look at [his drawings] and you know the world is sick. You may say that he was sick too — but it is a common mistake to believe that sick drawings indicate a sick mind, rather than a reflective indictment of society. His drawings scream indelibly of human depravity; they are an eloquently barbaric response to life and death, right through the First World War and into the wild, helpless excesses of 1920s Berlin, which rotted away the lives of all those caught up in its suicidal glee. – Ralph Steadman [source]

George Grosz, Blood Is The Best Sauce From The Portfolio God With Us
Ralph Steadman, Nixon and Agnew

Find an inane photo/portrait.  Cut it out and glue it in your journal.

Now exaggerate it; do a visual commentary on the corruption within.

Add a bit of Grosz.

A bit of Steadman.

See also:

35 PART daily journal exercise

Weekly artist exploration/journaling series INTRO

Weekly artist exploration/journaling series Week 1 parts 1-6 FRIDA KAHLO

Weekly artist exploration/journaling series Week 2 parts 1-6 PICASSO

Weekly artist exploration/journaling series Week 3 parts 1-5 LISA LARSON

Weekly artist exploration/journaling series Week 4 Part 1 NOTES: GEORGE GROSZ 

Weekly artist exploration/journaling series Week 4 Part 2 DISTORTED REALITY: GEORGE GROSZ

A treat:

Next artist:

Faith Ringgold!

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