Holding the Hand of Disney

Walt Disney’s Magic Kingdom contains Cinderella’s castle, an iconic landmark at the heart of the Disney World and Disneyland theme parks. In a circle-gated garden stands the bronze statue Partners.

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A Bombing and a Broken Leg

In October 2012 Bauer launched its ad campaign “Own the Moment.” Part of this campaign, the advertisement in figure 1 was released on June 6, 2013. 

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Art, a Tool for the Politician

George Caleb Bingham was a mid-nineteenth-century American artist who began his career as a portrait painter, but soon found interest in landscape and genre painting. 

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Tumbling into Facebook

Since social media platforms for image sharing each represent a unique form of audiencing, images get reinvented as they travel between online contexts.

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Embracing Cultural Differences

Joseph Henry Sharp’s In Winter’s Embrace (1905) depicts a snow-covered prairie occupied by a few teepees, horses and indigenous people. 

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Kubrick and the Cats

With whiskers, pointy ears, a fake eyelash, and a bowler hat, Catwork Orange (figure 1) is an amusing parody of the poster for Stanley Kubrick’s film 1971 A Clockwork Orange (figure 2).

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Gifford and the Luminist Style

Sanford Robinson Gifford created A Study of Morning on Haverstraw Bay, Hudson River in 1866 (figure 1). It is a Luminist oil on canvas at the Colby College Museum of Art.

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Foreign Attraction

In early 2014 the women’s clothing company Kate Spade released advertisements promoting their spring line, which centered around the theme of the Italian island Capri.

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Thomas Moran: Business Man or Romantic Painter?

Thomas Moran painted ­Morning, Outskirts of Venice in 1907, when Venice was saturated with mass tourism and communications (figure 1).

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Strength: The New Beauty

MAC (Makeup-Art Cosmetics) created an advertisement for their spring 2013 “Strength Collection” that appeared in fashion magazines (figure 1).

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All the King’s Men

In November 2005 as part of their “We Are All Witnesses” campaign, Nike created an advertisement that featured Lebron James (figure 1).

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All Types of Greatness

Released on June 31, 2012 and filmed in London, Ohio, a video for Nike’s “Find Your Greatness” campaign by Lance Acord represents all of Nike’s products (figure 1).

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Robinson’s Impressionist Compositionality

Theodore Robinson was an American painter whose work was influenced directly by the techniques of French Impressionism.

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Wealth’s Audio Mobility

Posted on V-Moda’s website in 2014, the advertisement for V-Moda’s Vamp Verza in figure 1 includes an iPhone 4S, a V-Moda Metallo case, a V-Moda Vamp Verza, V-Moda M-100 Headphones, and a modern tube amplifier.

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Eastern Religion in Psychedelic Rock Culture

Jimi Hendrix was a pioneer in the psychedelic rock era whose music influenced millions of those involved in the hippy culture of the 1960s.

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The Endless Image

In 1963 John Van Hamersveld, an art student at the time, was asked to create a poster for an upcoming surf film, The Endless Summer, in exchange for $150 (Berg). 

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