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Why Politics Is Art?

When we are writing, we should always keep in mind that we can write from a political point of view, or that we can focus on the subject matter itself. It doesn’t really matter if we are writing a children’s book or a political work. What is important is that the story you’re telling has an impact on people. There is something about writing that touches us so deeply and we all connect to our words.

A prime example of this is the news articles and print media that has been continuously published during our own country’s political campaign. Our national political campaigns have a lot to do with our nation’s art scene. We know that even though we have our differences, we can still find common ground. At the same time, some of us like to hold on to that sense of community that we once enjoyed. Politicians also give us something to talk about with our peers because they bring something new to the table.

Political campaigns are also meant to bring some clarity and focus to what is going on in the nation. This leads to an increase in art trends and movements that are more relevant to these issues. Just think about it, how much more accurate would political campaign speeches be if there were no right and left, but only a constant between them? The world would be a simpler place. That is why art is a very powerful medium that helps bring our politics down to the common man.


Political Campaigns And Art

Think about it for a moment. One of the best pieces of art I’ve ever seen was by Vincent Van Gogh. The final painting, Starry Night, had an incredible message. In it, a man dreams of his parents and brother, and he dreams of a world without war and famine. He dreams of a time when nothing is impossible. He is literally trying to create that world that we dream of in our own little way.

Many of the most famous political campaign posters were created by painters who knew their politics very well. Kennedy, Nixon, Carter, Reagan, and Mondale, all had strong political leanings behind them, and their imagery has not changed. Without those paintings, we wouldn’t be able to relate to their campaigns. They helped set the standard for political art at that time. The images helped push the national agenda, and their words set the standard for what politics should be.

When I was a teenager, George Bush Sr. and John Kerry ran against each other in the election of 1960. Each of them held some very strong political views, and while they both believed in freedom, the rhetoric became more heated as the campaign went on. It would have been interesting to see their art and their politics if they had been elected.

If there is a candidate you think would make a good politician, look to the political artist. How do they use their artistic skills to create an effect, that will influence you? That will help you understand why they choose to represent their politics in a way that is meaningful to their audience. They want to stir up emotion and provoke thought.

Politics is about taking the moral high ground. If art can be used to pull that off, then we may have found our next President. It is just a matter of whether a politician has what it takes to inspire the American public with their art. Politics is an art, and it has been for centuries.