Music and other art forms often go hand in hand. Creativity is not just a one-note deal or rather it is not confined to a singular aspect or form. Oftentimes it is interlaced into many forms, such as, music, writing, artwork, fashion and much more. Like a tree, creativity grows and extends out into infinite directions rooting itself in society. One such artist is Brandon Boyd. During the day he is a contemporary artist and by night he is a singer-songwriter for an internationally recognized rock band, Incubus. Some of their songs include; “Pardon Me” form the album entitled, When Incubus Attacks Vol. 1, and “Drive, “Dig,” and “Oil and Water,” three of my favorites, from the album entitled, Monuments and Melodies and “Sad Sick Little World” from the album entitled, A Crow Left of the Murder. In a 2009 interview with CNN, Brandon said it best, when asked, “So what does art fulfill in you that you don’t get out of music?” ‘Boyd,’ to me, it's like the difference between a pen and a paintbrush. Music draws from almost the identical place as art does, which really is that intangible -- it's like you're pulling from the ether. I don't know where it comes from. Nobody really does. It sort of arrives when it wants to…I've been painting and drawing and taking pictures as long as I've been writing music -- and I've actually been drawing longer than I've been writing music. I didn't go around looking for it. It kind of found me. Brandon Boyd is the perfect example of creativity that spans into other art forms. Contemporary art is defined as, “The art of the late 20th and early 21st century…” This, according to Encyclopedia.com, along with this passage, “…[B]oth an outgrowth and a rejection of modern art . As the force and vigor of abst... ... middle of paper ... ...." The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2008. Encyclopedia.com. (December 2, 2011). http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1E1-cntmpryart.html "Modern art." Encyclopedia Britannica. Encyclopedia Britannica Online. Encyclopedia Britannica Inc., 2011. Web. 02 Dec. 2011. . Elkins, Carrie Ann, April Hall, Genator Hawkins, Danny Hendrix, and Jennifer Payne. "Modern Art." The University of North Carolina at Pembroke. University of North Carolina at Pembroke. Web. 20 Nov. 2011. . CNN, Denise Quan. "Incubus Front Man Brandon Boyd True to His Art - CNN." Featured Articles from CNN. CNN, 24 June 2009. Web. 20 Nov. 2011. .
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Music is something that allows people to express feelings and emotions that can’t be easily said out loud. Sonny in James Baldwin’s “SB” turns to music as a temporary getaway from his family conflicts and drug addiction. He said “it's the only thing I want to do” for the rest of his life, and it’s the only positive thing in his life (Baldwin 32). Though his brother sees jazz as a connection to Sonny’s drugs and detrimental to his life, Sonny
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Many people do not realize how similar poetry and music are. Both poetry and music are commonly known as an outlet for artists to express their emotions. Some similarities they both have are rhythm, expression, and emotion. Through those three components is it easy for the readers to understand what the message and feelings the artist is trying to portray. In Tracy K. Smiths book “Life on Mars” she expresses many emotions through her book such as grief, praise, and solace. It is common for many artists to get inspiration or ideas from other artists. For instance, Tracy K. Smith got plenty of inspiration from songwriter David Bowie in her book called
Music and literature have been known to either have a connection or some type of influence on each other’s artist. Many musical artist have based songs or pieces off their own favorite or famous literary scenes and or entire books, and many writers use music for inspiration for their work or find ways to incorporate music into their pieces. This relationship between literature and music has probably gone on since the beginning of storytelling and the relationship is still present and somewhat more relevant in today’s society, with so many connectivity to different literature and music being more accessible. There have been instances of a writer turned musicians or musicians turned writers, which has resulted in very interesting art and work being created. An example of this, is Ralph Ellison’s jazz influenced novel, Invisible Man. While also showing that how jazz music influenced Ellison by that the rise of jazz and Ellison’s love and understanding of it could help a jazz band and Invisible Man, be seen as almost identical if side by side.
According to www.merriam-webster.com, contemporary is defined as happening or beginning now or in recent times. When utilized in art and photography, it’s connoted as vague, obscure, and by definition always in flux. For some it signifies “cutting edge” – work that pushes the limitations of recognized practice, style, subject matter, mediums, or concepts.
Modernism gained form circa 1850, it proposed “new forms of art on the grounds that these were more appropriate to the (present) time. It is therefore characterised by constant innovation and a rejection of conservative values such as the realistic depiction of the world. This has led to experiments with form and to an emphasis on processes and materials. (TATE.org.uk, assessed 27 Oct 2014)
Understanding creativity is essential to understanding how biological decline of the brain impacts creativity as a cognitive ability. So how exactly does creativity work? Creativity is very abstract and it cannot be assessed physically, therefore psychologists have come up with models of how creativity works. One example is the creative cognition approach, which includes the Geneplore model of creative functioning (Finke et al., 1992). The main proposal was that many creative activities can be described as the first generation of ideas followed by an exploration of those ideas. These ideas are sometimes described as “pre-inventive” in the sense that they are either incomplete plans for some new product, tested solutions to difficult problems,
Along with Neil Young, I also discovered the beautiful landscapes of New England which I had previously thought I was numb to, having grown up on Cow Path 40 road, in the woods of southern Vermont. In high school, I began to recognize a new set of Ideals. Authenticity and honesty became more central to me, I became enthralled with visual arts. The harmonies of a landscape could absorb me as if I were a tourist to New England. Tied into all of this were folk music, country music, and a range of artists who really drove me to pursue my own passions. I don’t mean to claim that music has single-handedly changed or driven me, but just that I definitely can be moved by the integration of music into different aspects of my
My definition of art is an expression by an individual, put on canvas, sculpted, composed or built in a visual form; appreciated by others for its beauty and emotional power. Declaring something a piece of artwork is decided but the person who created it, but it is the viewer that determines whether that artwork is any good, and that view is constantly changing. The things that fascinated us once may not any longer. Although anything can be considered art, even a child’s drawing or ceramic green frog, for it to be considered great art, I believe the artist needs the skills to create, the creativity to give the artwork vitality, and the daring to use new techniques regardless of critics opinions.
To the casual viewer, Modern art is often shocking, amusing, indecipherable and unnerving because art has always been understood in terms of traditional representation. However at the turn of the nineteenth century, European artists began to rebel against the institution of classical art. To gain success as an artist in Europe up until this time, acceptance by the Royal Academies of Art was essential (Rosenfeld 2000). The approved style was that of classical antiquity depicting idealised historical, mythological and religious scenes and because the Academies controlled official patronage for artists, they set the rules for standards of “beauty” in art (Rosenfeld 2000). However with the rise of modernity in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, art theory evolved. Modernity in this period was characterised by rapid growth of industry and technology in the city, which meant substantial social and economic innovation across Europe. Feelings of anxiety and instability accompanied this rapid transformation (Sturken and Cartwright 2009, 449) and lead to a self-conscious awareness within artists and consumers alike. So strongly were the changes felt that artists began reinterpreting traditional subject matter to reflect this new modern age. Ultimately, Modern artists sought truth over beauty, a concept which encompassed both the physicality of painting as a medium as well as the artist’s sense of self in an endeavour to create “pure” art (Greenberg). Academic art strove to overcome the limitations of painting as a medium; surface flatness, canvas structure and properties of paint pigment (Kleiner 2009, 822), to create illusions of space and aesthetics. Modern artists reacted by emphasising the same properties to communicate original insights and observations. However, the popular notion that Modernism was a...