In this week's lecture with Nick we looked at high modernity, and we looked at the introduction of abstract art and further pop art. The task for this blog was to re-create a version of Richard Hamilton's collage 'What makes today's homes so different, so appealing?' using elements of our 2019 culture and society.
Using photoshop I created this collage, in which I have tried to reflect many of the 'issues' or the everyday norm of life as it seems today. The main thing I have involved is Theresa May on the tv, representing Brexit which has obviously had a huge impact on society over the last couple years, and will continue to do so for the years yet to come. One of the main things with society nowadays for me is the numerous campaigns for saving the planet, but yet only a certain percentage of the world seem to care. To portray this I have included many protest campaigns such as fast fashion, and also the plastic protests - as seen on the MacBook and on the iPhone. The clothes delivery parcels lying at the side highlight to the audience that I feel as though people aren't taking these problems seriously. The figure I have included of someone meditating is to show that everyday the society seem to be very stressed and anxious, however, people need to start paying attention to the real problems in the world such as saving the planet that we live on. Instead of using an actual person, I created a silhouette to represent that people nowadays appear invisible - we live in a world that is so technologically based, that people are practically invisible and the art of physically communicating and using your voice is dying out. To further intensify this I included a famous political poster from Banksy on the wall, and to add a personal touch I included a Manchester bee poster which signifies a point in time where the country really did come together.