The Japanese were considered archaic and anile according to the Europeans (Baker 199). Their artistic expression and reasons for the subject matter usage were constantly changing and refitting the most recent alterations in society (Gregg 757). They strive to find new ways of "representing the intrinsic beauty of nature as a higher synthesis of modern realism and characterism" (Microsoft). Symbolism and realism, "classical restraint and romantic passion" were elements attempting to apply itself to the primitive style and were used to reveal significant affinities (Microsoft). Japanese painting, concerning artistic expression, was the preferred art form and was used to deal with mental tensions and inner thoughts.
My argument is that the concept of Orientalism is a Western misconception ... ... middle of paper ... ...t. Misinformation and prejudice are various outcomes of popular culture’s illustration of foreign cultures. Yet, when discussing the origins and impact of Orientalism, the concept continues to be bolstered by the trendy era of technology. The illustration of the Orient is currently being viewed on television, in films, and on the World Wide Web. These representations of the Orient are available in a lot of condensed forms, and are simpler and more effective than before. The concept of Orientalism is a European created mirror reflecting itself.
Lee further avows that the modernization theory has been considerably discredited within the past two decades and its true meaning has further been relativized. In this regard, if modernity shall not be condemned for all the disastrous consequences it brought through its unrestrained influence, then a better reflection should be employed in examining its achievement and discursive conception. In Lee’s perspective, instead of regarding modernity as an emancipatory project, it should be viewed from an angle of authority and influence, which are focused on “the novel modality of power and domination.” The Koreans were also subjected to the oppressive Japanese rule in their search for modernity. The essay explains extensively, the meaning of the phrase “the novel modality of power” as used by Lee. Lee’s perspective on the novel modality of power and domination stems from the undemocratic and repressive nature of the Japanese rule.
Recently, too, there is growing controversy over gender roles in Japan. An American friend recently complained bitterly over the pervasiveness of sadistic, (heterosexual) male-oriented Japanese pornography in Japan. She says that the message that women are sexual objects has become almost epidemic in Japanese culture, and that male chauvenism is everywhere. Many career women in Japan seem to be so disgusted with things that they refuse to marry. And too many men are expected to sacrifice themselves to their jobs, to the point of having no family involvement.
The misreading of design languages is not just an issue among layperson, designers also been affected during the international cooperation. Naturally, there are gaps existing between different cultures (Jones, 2011). For example, the masterpieces of Japanese director Akira Kurosawa considered as the portraits of ideological conflicts and exhibits individual’s sacrifices for feudalism. But on their Western re-making versions, the heroism and anarchism were been emphasized instead. Just like the differences between Samurai and cowboy, design languages and signals are preforming in different way from east to west.
The artist used different colors of pastel creating an abstract work of art. The colors used were pink, yellow, white, blue, and a few other colors. I was pleased to look at this painting because it was bright and beautiful. The design elements of the painting are different compared to most paintings because it is an abstract expressionism. Since there is not distinct lines in the painting, I believe this painting can be described as having chaotic
Media within our society constantly degrades women and sends negative messages about the ways in which women should be treated; women are becoming objectified in the sense they are viewed as objects with little value. The media, which seems to endlessly show women as sexual objects, has the capability of limiting a woman’s potential and damaging their self worth. More often than not the media depicts the way people go about their daily life. People look at the media to determine how they should dress, act and in some cases even how they should perform sexually. “…there are the fashion magazines that focus on beauty, attracting and satisfying men, self-improvement, and (occasionally) work and politics.
Robert Baker, in his essay “Pricks and Chicks”, argues that the identification of women reflects our conception of them, and because our conception of women is male chauvinistic, the root of our problem lies with the conception of sex in general. In this essay I will argue that the words that we use to refer to women such as; bitch, cunt, babe, etc. are almost purely negative in the views of the female gender. These words usually refer to something dirty and sexual, and this association between these words and women shows that we define women as well as something dirty and sexual. Not only do these words objectify women, but they also contend to keep women at a social stand-still, by forbidding them to have any true progress in the competition of the sexes.
It sets them up to look unique and attractive but the bad part is that it is related to the sexual part of a woman. The woman in the picture has many attributes that attracts people. Like having no clothes and lying in a sexual position which gets a lot of people 's attention. It exposes women and it makes them look much less dominant to men because they are an easy target. My personal perspective is that ending this sort of pleasure towards men in particular will make them less seductive to women or the other way
Arjun Appadurai’s Modernity at Large investigated the dimension... ... middle of paper ... ... challenge to the major assumptions about globalisation and the west to the rest traditional vector. Not only is it a transnational journey of a commodity, it is also a journey of Japanese popular culture and its ability to resonate in the hearts and minds of global consumers. This globalisation of Japanese popular culture emanates through Appadurai’s notion of scapes, in technoscapes, mediascapes, consumerscapes and ultimately, ideoscapes, creating new flows of global culture. Works Cited Lecture notes Wink on pink course reader article In Godzilla's footsteps: Japanese pop culture icons on the global stage Tsutsui, William M; Ito, Michiko. (Eds).