LESSON 3: Banksy’s famous artwork and controversy
Objective: Explaining an artist’s message
1. Search the internet and look at Banksy, Moblie Lovers, 2014 and Banksy, Slave Labour, 2012
2. Complete the following descriptions of Banksy’s artworks with 10 of the words below:
artworks – works of art – canvas – consumer society – sewing machine – society’s flaws – trick – controversial – cynical – ironic – cause controversy – keep secrecy – raise awareness – spark a debate – spray for change
Both are quite and seem to .
In both , Banksy sheds light on . With the first picture, Banksy denounces the and especially people’s addiction to their cellphones. Despite the intimate situation, they prefer looking at at their phones rather than at each other.
With the second picture, Banksy probably wants to about slave labour. The title and the flag make the whole artwork convey a message. The little boy is using the to sew British flags, which becomes a way for Banksy to about child labour during the preparation for the Olympic Games in London in May 2012.