Summary: Camille Paglia's 'Glittering Images'

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Krupali Parikh Mr. Benedetto Essay March 25th, 2018 Glittering Images by Camille Paglia Paglia wrote what she expected as a journey through art history since she trusts that individuals today have turned out to be visually overexposed by the media and detached from the past. She mentions that the American public schools have not being able to give right education to students regarding arts. I disagree with it because art is actually letting people unleash their hidden creativity rather than teaching them the right way to do it. Also, I believe that there is no right or wrong in arts because the main goal of art is letting your thoughts out on a paper or any other medium without worrying about the society. Also she claims the art curriculum …show more content…

Rather take other courses that are less theory based and more productive to help them improve their skills in art. It is important to learn the past history about original artists and their work to get inspiration from but if one’s style of art is different from that than what’s the point of taking that history course? New York's Museum of Modern Art in 1929, avant-garde art gained importance in US, helped by Mondrian and George Grosz, who were escaping the progress of Nazism. Relentlessly, the principles of pioneer craftsmanship wound up fundamental social presumptions for Americans situated toward the humanities. Also, she claims that the most important question about art is what lasts and why does it last? Maybe it is important to know the answers of those questions but art shouldn’t be questionable. Every art piece is important in its own way despite the fact of how long it lasted or not. If an art piece doesn’t lasts, it doesn’t mean it's not as important as the others. It must be important for someone which is not seen by other …show more content…

She is in contact with populist opinion and understands the overall population's doubt of modernism at a level as Andres Serrano's "Piss Christ" and Chris Ofili's porn-and fertilizer encrusted picture of "The Holy Virgin Mary." Therefore, I think that a vast piece of the plan of Glittering Images is to justify current modern art to cynics and to increment support for open funding for arts and humanities in America. At last, Glittering Images isn't simply one more journey through art history. It particularly lauds the esteem and heritage of Star Wars as it is cutting the edge of another definition in the artistic world. Camille Paglia is calling upon individuals who have constantly rejected Star Wars as a pop treat to rather observe the social development and aesthetic change made by the innovation behind the movies and their mastermind, George Lucas. I think that Paglia's conclusions about innovation as artistic media and the aesthetics of George Lucas will probably get more acknowledgment than from media critics. But, Star Wars fans have understood the social importance of George Lucas'

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  • Disagrees with camille paglia's claim that art is letting people unleash their hidden creativity rather than teaching them the right way to do it.
  • Analyzes how paglia dislikes political accuracy and believes that glittering images isn't simply one more journey through art history.
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