The Role of Propaganda in Art History (EN-CUR-755)

A teaching scenario which will help the teacher to enable students to learn about the powerful propaganda role of the artwork in the techniques of emotional manipulation of observers throughout history, from ancient Egypt to modern consumer society. At the end of the scenario, through a practical task, the students will design a product which they will promote through their own media campaign using the propaganda techniques they have learned.

The learning scenario corresponds with the topics of art and design, history, marketing, economics, social sciences and psychology. Study of the relationship between art and social power from several points of view (expression of power and social position, understanding of the propaganda possibilities of art in religious and secular works of different societies/periods) is incorporated into Croatian art history curriculum for high school 4th grade classes.

Author: Ivan Hajek

Age of students: 17-18

Subject and topic: Art, History, Citizenship, Social science

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This learning scenario has been developed during the “ Digital Education with Cultural heritage 2023″ online course. The course aimed to improve teachers’ understanding of cultural heritage in order to efficiently integrate it into their lessons and practices. The course can be accessed here.

Share Alike 4.0: the featured image used to illustrate this article has been found on Europeana and has been provided by the Europeana 1914-1918.

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