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From various sources discuss some possible uses of art as consciousness raising, self expression, liberation, exploration of the medium, etc. Illustrate your answer with two specific writers or artists as well as references.

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Rationales are emphasizes to assert the notion of art as consciousness raising.

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First of all, as you offer some basic examples to discuss some possible uses of art as consciousness raising, self expression, liberation, and exploration of the medium, I choose Dali as a perfect example from the art side. His art as depicted in his famous piece, "The Accommodations of Desire," at http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/works-of-art/1999.363.16 definitely adheres to these definitions. I feel like the mode of painting fully allows him to take the carnal and the psychological pleasures and impulses in life and his ...

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