A visual exploration of otherism through political artwork throught history
This image reflects how the Other is depicted in art. A horrifying, inhuman creature. The artist use dark color and grotesque reds to give this deformed person a more horrifying appeal.
This is an artistic reflection of how the hero is depicted, compared to the previous image, he is human, strong and dressed heroically and voulnurabally with his hand behind his back and his left hand on his chest.
Political cartoons in this era reflected the warzone that society had become. Otherism is highly present in world war two as international enemies were created out of other nations.
Apartheid reflects otherism in africa by showing the african as the enemy while the white people tried to control them. This reflects worldwide racism that is all surrounded on the basis of the other.
The hero, or the us in the us vs, them relationship, is always depicted as beautiful inoccent and kind, as this roman soldier is. The soldier is in a voulnerable position to make him seem more human
Around the time of world war one, political cartoons were used to show strength in the heroism, to promote warfare and preferance for their own nation
In this poster, it reflects the other as inhumane. this is a perfect example as the enemy (germany) is dehumanized as a skeleton, which are typically seen as scary and evil.
Again, depicting germany as the enemy or the other is reflected as just a hand, playing with countries like a toy. they make the hand as demeaning and terrorizing the other countries.
This cartoon is interesting because it makes writers the enemy in war. they dehumanize the act of righting as an act of war to install fear into ht people and limit their freedom of speech
the enemy constantly is depicted in the same symbolism that the enemy is larger than the human, as seen in this cartoon and other ones. This makes the other seem monstrous and destructive.
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