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Graphic Novel

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Graphic novels are a contemporary literature form of long stories told in comics format. They have the same characteristics of comics: multimodality, cartooning techniques and elements (panels, gutters).

Comics

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Comics (generally referring to comic books and comic strips) are a popular form of visual storytelling that combines still images and text.

Picturebook

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The picturebook is a storytelling medium that presents its text in both verbal and visual language. According to Barbara Bader (1976), a picturebook is words and illustrations in a total design, “an item of manufacture and a commercial product; a social, cultural, historic document; and foremost, an experience for a [reader / beholder]. As an art form it hinges on the interdependence of pictures and words, on the simultaneous display of two facing pages, and on the drama of the turning page” (ibid., p.1).

Arts

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Arts is originally related to art and as such refers to a skill and to creativity. In antiquity and in medieval European universities seven artes were considered important: grammar, logic, rhetoric, arithmetic, geometry, music and astronomy. From the 18th and 19th centuries on – the period of Romanticism and upcoming bourgeois society - the artist, the one who makes art, was regarded as someone with a special talent and authentic character.

How little clay men all over the world resist the Ukraine war

Article
Anna Francuzova
28/08/2023
9 minutes to read

This article explores participatory art as political resistance, blurring art and activism, fostering solidarity, and shaping global protests in "The Little Picketers of Russia" project during the Ukraine war. 

Image of Waterlicht by Daan Roosegaarde

The sublime in rising sea levels and related art

Paper
Marel van Andel
14/06/2023
12 minutes to read

This paper answers the question of whether the topic of rising sea levels in art can be seen as sublime. To come to a conclusion, theories by Burke and Salmose are used to analyze Daan Roosegaarde's Waterlicht as a case study.

Mural in Ukraine

War-damaged buildings as a canvas: Banksy’s art in Ukraine

Paper
Maaike Lobbezoo
15/05/2023
11 minutes to read

The anonymous artist Banksy has used the ruins of Ukrainian cities as his canvas to make a statement about the ongoing war. This article dives into the meaning of Banksy's art and how art can be a critical reflection of our world. 

Ukraine

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In this file we have compiled some of our authors' work relating to the war in Ukraine. 

Stephen King's mixed bag of a Fairy Tale (Stephen King)

Review
Vinicio Ntouvlis
29/03/2023
7 minutes to read

Stephen King's 65th novel is a loving tribute to the stories he grew up with, but does it have a worthwhile new one to offer?

APESHIT: The Carters versus Globalization and Art

Paper
Jaimy Pijpers
10/02/2023
10 minutes to read

An analysis of the music video of APESHIT by the Carters. The music video criticizes the Western monopolization of Art. This paper analyses the music video through the perspective of McDonaldization, Colonialism, Art history, and World Art.

East Side Gallery - globalized monument in one of Europe's capitals

Article
Gabriel Kuczyński
21/06/2023
12 minutes to read

East Side Gallery is one of the most famous landmarks in Berlin. For decades it has hosted a flow of ideas and critiques about Europe's troubled past. This essay explores its significance through the lens of globalization.