Select two works of art that are at least 25 years old that illustrate ideas about gender, race, and ideology. You can use the following:
- Magazines and newspaper articles
- Print advertisements, billboards, and so forth
- Comic books
- Television shows and commercials
- Printed CD covers
- Traditional visual art
Write a 750- to 1,050-word paper where you describe how the aesthetics of the art might change if it employed different ideas regarding gender, race, or ideology. For instance, you might consider the following:
- How might the content change if the protagonist of a popular detective show, such as Thomas Magnum of Magnum PI, Lt. Columbo of Columbo, Jim Rockford of The Rockford Files, or Steve McGarrett of Hawaii Five-O, were black or female?
- How might the relationship of Ralph and Alice Kramden of The Honeymooners be different if they were of mixed race, or the wife worked while the husband stayed home?
- How would the relationships of famous couples, such as Lucy and Ricky Ricardo of I Love Lucy, Rob and Laura Petrie from The Dick Van Dyke Show, or Samantha and Darrin Stephens of Bewitched, be different if set in the present day?
- How differently would the families of famous sitcoms, such as the Bradys of The Brady Bunch, the Clampett family in The Beverly Hillbillies, or the Cleavers in Leave it to Beaver, be portrayed if set in the present day?
- How might magazine ads that portray women as homemakers be perceived if the man was in the kitchen and the woman was returning from work?
Explain how ideas about gender, race, and ideology are viewed through the lens of aesthetics.
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.