HOw do artists create art with
purpose and meaning?
This page is dedicated to examples of artworks with different meanings and messages collected by Ms. Axford. The aim is to inspire and generate ideas.
war and Conflicts
Combat Artist: Richard Johnson
Richard Johnson has been a graphics editor and news illustrator for publications such as The Washington Post and the National Post's Kandahar Journal. He has been a combat artist that has been sketching Canadian soldiers in recent wars. He was inspired by the work of Howard Brodie. Johnson talks about the power of sketching rather than just taking a photograph. He states at the end of his TEDx talk that a war zone is an absurd place to send an artist but it is an essential place to send an artist.
SAN DEIGO ART Museum
Below are images taken at the San Diego Art Museum some have links to artist statements but not all and some will be hard to read.