The Characteristics of the Palestanian Poster from 2008 To 2018

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Suhad Hamdan Humidan
Mastika bin Lamat

Abstract

Aims: Understanding the connection between form and content in the artwork contributes in the development of art tools. In addition to the development of tools and effective trends when teaching this type of arts, which is capable of building a creative personality that, keeps the national cause pivotal in the artwork by preserving the popular heritage and the traditional heritage of the Palestinian people. Therefore, the study aims to investigate the relation between the content and form of the Palestinian posters in the recent decade.

Study Design and Methodology: The study is qualitative deductive research approach that relies of systematic content analysis based on descriptive discussion of the characteristics of the artwork. The last decade is chosen, as it is a significant series of events from the Palestinian struggle. Choosing the sample of poster and designing a tool for data analysis is main part of the study. 

Results: Posters of “”Gaza War 2012” time slot have a heavy use of text to deliver the message which weaken the poster design. This time slot is a drawback of the continuous enhancement of the linkage between form and content, between graphics, text, and message.  Posters of “”Gaza War 2014” time slot have a heavy use of colors and poster objects to deliver the message which weaken the poster design. While there is and advanced use of graphics components, but the impact on the content and message is not advanced in the same level. Posters of “”Al-Aqsa Intifada - 2017” time slot have a heavy use of colors and poster objects to deliver the message which weaken the poster design. While there is and advanced use of graphics components, but the impact on the content and message is not advanced in the same level.

Conclusion: Palestinian artists focused on the form more than the content when designing posters and the researcher attributed this to many reasons and factors. The most important of which are related to the Palestinian society and the changes that have taken place in the region where those variables were linked to social, economic, or political factors. The nature of the Palestinian struggle mad the Palestinian artists in a stressful and reacting act, therefore his artworks become more products of works of art, especially from art posters in response to the sudden events.

Keywords:
Content, form, poster, Palestine, Gaza, intifada, art analysis

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How to Cite
Humidan, S., & Lamat, M. (2019). The Characteristics of the Palestanian Poster from 2008 To 2018. Asian Research Journal of Arts & Social Sciences, 8(1), 1-15. https://doi.org/10.9734/ARJASS/2019/45649
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Original Research Article