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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What is ‘Art’? Does the term describe a tangible object, experiential event, process, technique, medium, or creative skill? Does it imply attractive decoration, pleasant arrangement, and sound financial investment - or can art provoke, be unattractive, make people uncomfortable, and be fleeting? Today, Art is subjective, open to interpretation and encompasses the spectrum of the visual, literary, dance, and musical humanities - often overlapping one another. As such, Art and its practice can be all of the above and more. Post World War II, Modernist theories were waning and a general dissatisfaction was building in the United States and other westernized countries that ultimately led up to the cultural and social revolution of the 1960’s. The period also parallels a rise in relative wealth and subsequent mass consumption of commodities, education, and cultural activities within all the socioeconomic classes. Personal expression became acceptable and art practice exploded to include multiple fields of activity that Rosalind Krauss likens to “an extraordinary practice in elasticity”. Interest in ecology, performance, process, alternative materials, a loosening of social mores and experimentation with altered states of reality contributed to the rise of what is now known amply as Postmodernism. Civil rights, the anti-war movement, rise of feminism, and a political movement left of center created egalitarian entrances for many into various fields of study including Art. Nevertheless, similar to the current state of Western Civilization, not everyone appreciates an open multiplicity of voices often differing in viewpoints from safer, more conservative ones. It is in this context that artists Robert Smithson and Richard Serra bega...
The Atlantic’s article “Rewriting Art History” by Jacoba Urist, discussed the change of the AP course, art history, to revise the racial and cultural bias’ found in the art world. The author elucidates the racial divide in AP art history is caused by the lack of significant cultural artworks. The College Board held a meeting to ration the art history curriculum, instead of a largely Eurocentric focus, but target on more substantial art cultures. This leaves more opportunity for teachers to discuss the “definition of art, how it changes, and why particular artworks acquire meaning”, all subjects that are required by higher college courses. Jacoba Urist reminds the reader women and colored artists aren’t usually in history
Since ancient times, the word artist has acquired different connotations. It has been quite an inquiry to define it, and even with the most meticulous meanings, the word still has kept its mysterious singularity to define the whole purpose of a man. Being an artist is more than just a philosophy, and the concept belongs to a vast range of abilities of self expression. It has been said, that one of the most common abilities is that of being able to reinterpret experiences, societal pressures, adversities during childhood, successes and failures, and translate them into a creative form attractive to others (Nguyen, 2011). This specific ability is directly associated with the uniqueness the artist will start to develop during his career, and also constitute an important part in their formation as a person as they will be able to open and expose themselves into the fierce criticism or affable acceptance of the rest of the world.
I am a prospective art history major and visual studies minor. To me, art has been a passion rooted in my very soul and an inseparable part of my life ever since I started painting at nine years old. However, where I come from, pursuing art is rarely respected or supported. As a result, I spent both my freshmen and sophomore year as a STEM major. Yet throughout my freshmen year, experiencing art while visiting New York was the fountain of my happiness. I can still vividly remember the holiday windows, New York Fashion Week, and especially the artworks in countless galleries and museums I visited. Spurred by my thirst for art, I took an Asian art history course, where I got to examine how philosophy, politics and local culture shaped Asian art by studying monuments, paintings and calligraphy. Art sustained me through the many frustrations of academic pressure and cultural barriers, and I became determined to make art my life’s pursuit.
Art is a form of human expression. Art portrays various ideas, feelings such as love, happiness, boredom and sorrow. But sometimes, art is only considered as an extra elective within the school curriculum and just a waste of time. So here today at Palm Beach State college is an irritated professor, who also teaches at Palm Beach State college, Samantha Salzinger gave a speech on “The Importance of Art, ” presented on November 4, 2015, and she argues that art is an important subject and should deemed as a core class. Salzinger begins building her credibility with personal stories and reputable sources, convincing statistics and facts, and successfully engages the audiences
It is split up into sections, each containing definitions, historical context, factual examples, and in many cases addressed flaws. In the begging of the article, the author provides the readers with his intensions, and ends with a recapitulation, providing the readers with a list of art definitions as the last page. (5b) The article is structured around the concept of having an accurate definition of art and artworlds—analyzes how the earliest art was created by individuals who certainly did not possess the concept, to how modern artists’ decide to alternate the it. (6)The word “Defining” best crystalizes the article. A well-developed concept of art needs to have a stable definition. (7a) Davies supports his article with plenty of experts, but prominently himself, a professor of philosophy and humanities at the University of Auckland, since he contributes not only extensive definitions of art but addressed problems within them. Another prominent expert cited in the article is Robert Stecker, affiliated with the University of Wisconsin and Pennsylvania State University, who examines the meanings and values of contemporary art, and also explains how an artwork at time t if and only it is in one of the central art forms at t and is intended to fulfill a function art had at t then it is an excellent piece of art. Expert Monroe Beardsley, from Cornell University, provides classical statements of aesthetics, with concrete details of how artwork is an arrangement of conditions intended to be able to afford an aesthetic experience. (7b) There are some instances where logic was implied; art demonstrates emotions, skills, and quality. Another instance of logic is that the artworld does not necessarily contain core sets of art forms: fictional narratives, dramas, poetry, picturing, sculpting, music, song,
1. Earlier this semester I went to have a look around the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. Unlike my many previous trips to the museum, the trip I took on September 7th was very different, my friend Griffin and I were on a serious mission. From our favorites we sought out the perfect piece of art to write an essay about. Upon entering the Hall of European Art, I gazed up at one of my favorite paintings in the museum’s permanent collection; A Portrait of Sarah Siddons. During my time in high school, I went to the museum on several occasions, one of which was for an event hosted to help AP art students find the right college. Although I had no intention of attending a university for the pursuit of artistic studies, my visual arts teacher urged me
Many in the modern world seem to take great pride in the rapid pace which life holds for most of us. It is as if we might squeeze a few more precious moments of life's experience for ourselves if we move a bit faster. In reality, we rob ourselves of the enjoyment of the slow consideration of the phenomena we experience everyday. Art is something static which we might use to slow us in our perception of our world. It is not required that art be something static in motion but in thought. It is not something to be considered with only fleeting attention. A single painting could mean millions of different things to different people. It is the value of possibility and of perception that is so important. The Weatherspoon Art Museum at UNCG is a perfect example of the importance of this concept.
Taking this Art Appreciation class with such an amazing teacher made me look at art more broadly. So my experience through the museum the exhibits gave me an understanding of a culture that I didn’t know much about before. I have learned why artist makes art to create places for human purpose. To create extraordinary versions of the commonly seen and to commemorate moments in life that sometimes a picture just can’t capture. Art work also gives a tangible form of the unknown to feelings and ideas you never knew you could have. Artworks help to show us a vision and help us see the world in new ways. Now, because of this class I really look for content in artwork, and its subject matter as interpreted. I love to look for the message behind a work of art
In education today, art studies are not often viewed as a priority for students and they very frequently get cut from school’s curriculum due to a lack of proper funding. Howeve...
Edmund Burke Feldman was an Alumni Foundation Distinguished University Professor of Art at the University of Georgia. He was an art educator as well as an art historian. He has written several books about art including The Philosophy of Art Education, First Edition, 1995. The primary focus of this paper is to inform and show what Doctor Feldman thought was important to art teachers by correlating the practices of teaching art to the issues of philosophy Doctor Feldman wanted to bring together both subjects of art education and art teaching. He outlined the principle issues of art education and provided art teachers with a way of creating goals for teaching art.
Art is a very important part of humanity’s history, and it can be found anywhere from the walls of caves to the halls of museums. The artists that created these works of art were influenced by a multitude of factors including personal issues, politics, and other art movements. Frida Kahlo and Vincent van Gogh, two wildly popular artists, have left behind artwork, that to this day, influences and fascinates people around the world. Their painting styles and personal lives are vastly different, but both artists managed to capture the emotions that they were feeling and used them to create artwork.
Star Wars (1977) is one of the world’s most successful films of all time. It has made a terrific impact on popular culture since its release. Furthermore, Star Wars changed the narrative and aesthetic style of future Hollywood films. Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, illustrates how cinema has evolved since Fred Ott’s Sneeze (1894). Ultimately, this essay will explain the set up of Star Wars and how it connects to cinema history, in the point of views of the: narrative and cinematic style, genre, auteur theory and the global film industry.
For over two thousand years, various philosophers have questioned the influence of art in our society. They have used abstract reasoning, human emotions, and logic to go beyond this world in the search for answers about arts' existence. For philosophers, art was not viewed for its own beauty, but rather for the question of how art and artists can help make our society more stable for the next generation. Plato, a Greek philosopher who lived during 420-348 B.C. in Athens, and Aristotle, Plato’s student who argued against his beliefs, have no exceptions to the steps they had to take in order to understand the purpose of art and artists. Though these two philosophers made marvelous discoveries about the existence of art, artists, and aesthetic experience, Plato has made his works more controversial than Aristotle.
In today’s society anything can be considered “Art”. From the great sounds of a symphony, to the architecture of a modern structure, or even an elephant painting with its trunk, art is what the viewer perceives it to be. Individuals will always agree or disagree with the message behind a certain piece of art, as pieces can be offensive to some, but beautiful to others. Some argue that funding the arts in school is a waste of money, time, or a combination of both, but the benefits outweigh the negatives by far, due to a variety of reasons.