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Relational Aesthetics, By Nicolas Bourriaud

- The term ‘Relational aesthetics’ was first mentioned in the catalog for Traffic, an exhibition curated by Nicolas Bourriaud that took place at the CAPC contemporary museum, Bordeaux in 1995. The exhibition however, was not well received amongst many critics who did not either understand or agree with Bourriards concept of Relational aesthetics, seeing it as quite a vague concept. Writer and Curator Carl Freedman 's article for frieze magazine was less than complimentary towards Bourriaud 's exhibition stating ‘’Traffic’ and Bourriaud’s concept of ‘relationality’ were just too unspecific to be capable of defining a new art, especially when so many of the works did little to support the exhibi...   [tags: Art, Aesthetics, Sociology, Fine art]

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African Aesthetics Of America 's Finest City

- ... One woman dressed in black with a blue and green striped skirt comes to the middle of the grassy stage, front and center to perform a mini solo in the halfway point of the routine. Her arms gracefully rotate up and over her head, creating an arc-like picture, several times at an even pace with the live musicians while her legs move at a pace twice as fast underneath her. The woman’s lower body shuffles across the natural, green landscape, with such control and energetic execution. The other performers and musicians join in with cheers of encouragement and enthusiasm, telling me that they are just as happy performing, as I am watching them dance....   [tags: Dance, Performance, Aesthetics]

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Postmodern Anxiety & the Aesthetics of Destruction

- Postmodern Anxiety & the Aesthetics of Destruction To borrow a term from the seminal postmodern scholarship of Ihab Hassan, we are living in a moment of indeterminacy. As linearity went the way of modernism, today's culture is one of interconnectivity, webs and networks. We privilege teamwork, democracy, easy and equal access to knowledge above all else. Aesthetics of art and the rhetoric of corporation (that is in turn borrowed from artistic practices) are changing as a result. Formalism has given way to more open creativity....   [tags: Aesthetics Information Essays]

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What Are Aesthetics?

- When questioning something as controversial as the possibility of a standard of aesthetic judgment, one must take into account the many different perspectives that already exist on the matter. For centuries now, some of the greatest philosophers such as David Hume and Immanuel Kant have attempted to answer this timeless question. However, understandings and interpretations of art are constantly evolving. This has made a clear concise answer difficult to find. Throughout this essay, I will discuss previous opinions and beliefs on the matter, primarily focusing on the ides of philosopher David Hume, then touching on Noel Carroll’s critique of Hume’s philosophy, and then go into further detail...   [tags: David Hume, Immanuel Kant, Philosophy]

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The Aesthetics of an Education

- The Aesthetics of an Education Consequently, it appears that an education that overlooks the critical mechanics of the language from where all knowledge is derived exists in vain. The Aesthetics of an Education is a critical summary of the essay entitled, "Defending against the In defendable," by Neil Postman. An exceptional English language understanding is essential to education in the American school system. Although the school systems' intent is closer to induction of students to politics....   [tags: Papers]

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What´s Postmodern Aesthetics?

- Postmodern aesthetics is a branch of philosophy that deals with the nature of art, beauty, and taste, with the creation and appreciation of what is considered beauty at the specific time/era.1 For example, during the Renaissance, women that were to be considered beautiful and sexy would have to have curves and voluptuous bodies as opposed to today’s size 0 beauty standards. This shows that points of view, perception and aesthetics change with each era. Etymologically, the word aesthetic comes from the greek verb αισθάνομαι, which means I perceive, I feel....   [tags: authorship, romans, greeks]

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The Aesthetics Of Learning That Is Incorporated Within The Classroom

- Introduction The literature review will discuss the aesthetics in learning that is incorporated in the classroom. different strategies to be more creativity, integrate arts, and challenges in the classroom. If arts are to be used in classrooms, it should accomplish all things the students can master in learning. All students process multiple intelligences in some areas of learning. The following are the seven: logical/mathematical, verbal/linguistic, interpersonal, existentialist, visual/spatial, interpersonal, body/kinesthetic, musical/rhythmic, and naturalist....   [tags: Intelligence, Education, Problem solving, Learning]

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Henrik Ibsen: His Two Aesthetics

- Henrik Ibsen was born in March of 1828 in the town of Skien, Norway. Ibsen spent most of his young life in poverty. At 16 years old, he moved to the town of Grimstad to apprentice for a future in pharmacy. Although Ibsen did not succeed in pharmacy school, his time spent in Grimstad still had importance because it was here that Ibsen discovered his knack for poetry. After spending several years in Grimstad learning and reading, Ibsen thought it time to head to Christiania. His intensions were to take entrance examinations for University in hopes to start his journey in career in literature....   [tags: Biography, Writer]

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Art and Aesthetics

- Art and Aesthetics Art is usually referred to as the visual arts, where a piece of work is judged through the aesthetics in which it creates. However, art refers to all human endeavors, including the product of oneÂ’s creative impulse. In other words, art does not have to be innovative to be good. I believe art is the communication of an idea, be it visual, musical, communicative or other. Art is the interplay between the conscious and unconscious part of our being, between what is real and what is an illusion; it is the voice of our soul through color and form in a constant search for connection with something beyond....   [tags: Art]

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Aesthetics Of Aging

- An Aesthetics Of Aging Recall, reader if ever in the mountains a mist has caught you, through which you could not see except as moles do through skin … Dante, Comedy1 ARGUMENT: THE RELEASE FROM THE BODILY EGO Many recent studies on visual culture highlight the representation of the body in photography as a signifier of social constructions. Photography however has always played an important part in the construction of the subject, a perspective that I suggest in what follows, one that combines analytical concepts with aspects of the phenomenology of perception, indispensable for the understanding of art works and of our relation to them....   [tags: Age Aging Visual]

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Aesthetic Emotion And Visual Emotion

- ... The combinations of these forms cause our aesthetic emotions. Bell emphasizes that if there is no such quality on a work of art it is useless because “we have no other means of recognizing a work of art than our feeling for it” and “[we] cannot react emotionally” (Bell 187). In his theory of art, he concludes that aesthetic emotions only occur by a quality all artworks have. However, Tolstoy has a different philosophical perspective on art. Philosophically, Bell mentions art is the concept of significant form but Tolstoy rejects this theory....   [tags: Art, Aesthetics, Emotion, Feeling]

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Aesthetics

- Aesthetics Kant defined aesthetic as both, “the analysis of taste and the analysis of sensible cognition or intuition” . Aesthesis, means “sensation”, the Greeks made a distinction between aesthesis autophues (natural sensation) and aesthesis epistemonike (acquired sensation). We may say that aesthetics is both the study of aesthetic objects and of the specific and subjective reactions of observers, readers, or audiences to the work of art. Aesthetics is necessarily interdisciplinary and may be interpretive, prescriptive, descriptive, or a combination of these....   [tags: Art]

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Aesthetics Of The Everyday : A Collection Of All Things Small And Mundane

- Aesthetics of the Everyday: A Collection of All Things Small and Mundane “Why do I bother to capture these tiny moments?” I ask myself looking back at photos consisting of a small army compiled from cups of coffee. From the first time I had access to a camera I have captured endless meals, outfits, beach days, and messy workspaces. The cultural phenomena surrounding these seemingly unimportant photographs has inspired me to explore the significance of capturing them. Together, my collection of mundane photographs contributes to a meshwork of media reflecting moments throughout my life....   [tags: Photography, Photograph, Camera, Espresso]

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The Aesthetics of Passion and Betrayal

- The Aesthetics of Passion and Betrayal In The Passion of Joan of Arc, Carl Theodor Dreyer uses the visuality of spatial relationships in each shot with the human face and its ability to convey unspoken emotion in his portrayal of the demise of Joan of Arc. Unlike most film, the message is almost entirely told by just the eyes and expressions of the actors. There is very little reliance upon props and background. The camera angles and close-up shooting accentuate emotions and reactions. The editing style is almost methodic in keeping the emotional pace; it is much like an argument, alternating images of Joan’s tenacity, and the judges’ contempt....   [tags: essays papers]

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The Aesthetics of Pop Music

- “It All Sounds The Same These Days!”      In just about every home in America at just about any given time the words: “It all sounds the same these days!” is uttered to a teenage child, while the mother is screaming “Turn it down!” in the background. The teenager storms to his bedroom and turns the radio up to full volume and thinks, “They just don’t get it!” Then proceeds to dance around the room singing into the hairbrush. This is the pleasure principal of pop music. Whether accredited to innocence or ignorance, a unreconciled naivety has survived this culture since its inception....   [tags: Popular Music]

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Ludwig Wittgenstein: Aesthetics and Beauty

- I disagree with Ludwig Wittgenstein when he states that aesthetics “draws one’s attention to certain features, to place things side by side so as to exhibit these features” because of the logic that gives birth to the thoughts that led to this statement. This logic questions the ability of a person to ascertain what “beauty” is, what contains the quality known as “beauty”, and the levels of beauty and how they can be measured and compared. Wittgenstein uses the metaphor of games to illustrate his points regarding aesthetics and beauty....   [tags: Ludwig Wittgenstein]

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A Brief History of Aesthetics

- A Brief History of Aesthetics Aesthetics is the theoretical study of the arts and related types of behavior and experience. It is traditionally regarded as a branch of philosophy, concerned with the understanding of beauty and its manifestations in art and nature. However, in the latter 20th century there developed a tendency to treat it as an independent science, concerned with investigating the phenomena of art and its place in human life. Yet, what in a field with a hazy line in between being classified as a science or study of beliefs is considered data for determining what can be studied....   [tags: essays papers]

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The Picture Of Dorian Gray : Aesthetics And Corruption Of The Pure Soul

- ... This “strange stirring” that Basil speaks of is the first indication of his sexual orientation and the infatuation he has towards his friend Dorian. However, Basil is not the only one shows signs of homosexual behavior. Lord Henry also insinuates that he is gay when he shares with Basil stories of him cheating on his wife and his views on women as “decorative sex” (Wilde 51). This ideology of Lord Henry, in turn, influences Dorian’s way of thinking and his entire sexuality. Joseph Carroll, author of the article "Aestheticism, Homoeroticism, and Christian Guilt in The Picture of Dorian Gray.", describes the narrative as “saturated with homoerotic sexual feeling”....   [tags: Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray]

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Aesthetics of Shock in Wordsworth

- Aesthetics of Shock in Wordsworth What say you, then, to times when half the city shall break out Full of one passion, vengeance, rage, or fear. To executions, to a street on fire, Mobs, riots, or rejoicing. From those sights Take one,--an annual festival, the Fair... --William Wordsworth, The Prelude (7:644-49). Walter Benjamin writes that, at the turn of the nineteenth century, "fear, revulsion and horror were the emotions which the big-city crowd aroused in those who first observed it" (174)....   [tags: Politics Charles Baudelaire Walter Benjamin Ess]

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Digital Image and How Can dDgital Aesthetics Be Described

- Where the digital represents exact order and precise control of virtual realities through mathematical dualities as symbolized in binary code or machine language, the "glitch" in digital art is an example of chaos in order, or the moment of singularity as expressed by space, time, & mind in the image. Olga Goriunova and Alexei Shulgin define the glitch as being symbolic of the first generation of web art or net art, the artistic expression of the global underground community in the dot.com era of the early internet’s birth and expansion....   [tags: technology]

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Appeal to Aesthetics in Death in Venice

- In the late 19th century decadence was a tremendously popular theme in European literature. In addition, the degeneracy of the individual and society at large was represented in numerous contemporary works by Mann. In Death in Venice, the theme of decadence caused by aestheticism appears through Gustav von Achenbach’s eccentric, specifically homoerotic, feelings towards a Polish boy named Tadzio. Although his feelings spring from a sound source, the boy’s aesthetic beauty, Aschenbach becomes decadent in how excessively zealous his feelings are, and his obsession ultimately leads to his literal and existential destruction....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Westernization Beauty and Japanese Aesthetics in Thousand Cranes by Yasunari Kawabata

- “Thousand Cranes introduces Western readers to unfamiliar aspects of Japanese culture and geography while they contrast pre- and post- World War II Japan. Kawabata succeeds in integrating Western literary techniques with Eastern spirit while achieving superb psychological fiction,“ (Moran). Yasunari Kawabata’s novel Thousand Cranes is set in a post-World War II time period, and the orphaned, main character, Kikuji becomes involved with Mrs. Ota, one of his father’s former mistresses, who ends up committing suicide....   [tags: culture, geography, world war I]

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Aesthetics Should Never Take Precedence Over Function

- Aesthetics Should Never Take Precedence Over Function From the early Greek temples of yesteryear, to the high-tech autonomous buildings of tomorrow, the question of whether the function of a building or its aesthetics qualities are more important has plagued the minds of architects around the world. Webster's II New College Dictionary (Please do not use the encyclopedia or the dictionary to open your essay--way too high school.) defines aesthetics as "The branch of philosophy that provides a theory of the beautiful and of the fine arts" (18)....   [tags: Architecture Architectural Essays]

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Aesthetics of Invisible Man, by Ralph Ellison

- Ralph Ellison painstakingly crafted a separate world in Invisible Man , a novel that succeeds because it is an intricate aesthetic creation -- humane, compassionate, and yet gloriously devoid of a moral. Social comment is neither the aim nor the drive of art, and Ellison did not attempt to document a plight. He created a place where race is reflected and distorted, where pithy generalities are dismissed, where personal and aesthetic prisms distill into an individualized, articulate consciousness -- it is impossible, not to mention foolish and simplistic, to attempt to exhort a moral from the specific circumstances of the narrator, who is not a cardboard martyr and who doesn't stand for anyon...   [tags: Invisible Man Essays]

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Monet Vs. Degas: Impressionist Aesthetics

- Although from the same artist group, these Impressionists originated from backgrounds that seemed worlds apart. Claude Monet, known as the “Master Impressionist” varied the themes in his artwork more than any other artist did. Monet’s work “Impression Sunrise”, of which the term “Impressionist” originates also gives rise to the title “Master Impressionist”. Edgar Degas started his career as an artist with nothing in common with Monet but the era in which they lived. From themes to brushstrokes and choices of colours, Monet and Degas started their relationship as Impressionist artists on opposite ends of the earth....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Self-Hatred and the Aesthetics of Beauty in The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

- Self-Hatred and the Aesthetics of Beauty in The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison Topic: Discuss the issues of self-hatred and the aesthetics of beauty in The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison. What role do they play in the novel and how do they relate to its theme. Self-hatred leads to self-destruction… Self-hatred is something that can thoroughly destroy an individual. As it was fictitiously evidenced in Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye, it can lead an individual to insanity. Toni Morrison raises the idea that racism and class can detrimentally influence people’s outlook on themselves....   [tags: The Bluest Eye]

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The History of Human Beauty

- Throughout history, civilizations have admired the beauty that the world has presented, but isn’t beauty held in the eye of the beholder. The word can be used to describe a variety of things. It can describe places, animals, objects, people and even ideas. However, the one beauty our society embraces today is human beauty. Because the perception of beauty differs from person to person, different ideas of beauty developed throughout history, which in turn formed standards for human beauty, and these standards have had a massive impact on today’s society....   [tags: Human Aesthetics]

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David Hume's Of the Standard of Taste

- Introduction Aesthetics is, to put it simply, the study of art, beauty, and judgments thereof. As society tends to not view art as a functional endeavour, this branch of study may seem pointless; in fact a well-known aesthete and self-proclaimed Professor of Aesthetics, Oscar Wilde, stated “All art is quite useless.” However, this sentence is misleading, and the same man also said "Aestheticism is a search after the signs of the beautiful. It is the science of the beautiful through which men seek the correlation of the arts....   [tags: aesthetics, subjectivism, perspective]

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Does ‘Musee de Beaux Arts’ or ‘Dover Beach’ Express Universal Truths about Suffering, Art, and Life?

- Aesthetics is a part of philosophy that pertains to the nature of beauty, art, and taste with the creation and appreciation of beauty. When speaking casually, if we describe a piece of literature, or picture, or anything as ‘aesthetically pleasing’ we usually are referring to the feeling of pleasure we get once looking at it. In this respect the sense of ‘aesthetic’ is loosely synonymous with that of ‘artistic’. Aesthetics derives from a Greek word meaning ‘things perceptible to the sense’, or ‘sensory impressions’....   [tags: Matthew Arnold, poetry, aesthetics]

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Split Sides an Analysis of Modern Dance

- “Who knows only his own generation remains always a child.” This quote from George Norlin echoes the edification that cultural exposure can offer. How does African dance relate to do modern dance. The two are so heterogeneous in their make-up that one would not think of them as having similarities. The truth, however, is that all dance forms are linked in some way or another; they all strengthen and sharpen each other. Modern dance has its roots in African dance with the emphasis placed on the connection of weight and gravity....   [tags: aesthetics, piece, movement, dance]

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How can Art be Defined

- The search for a definition of Art has been subject of a complex philosophical reflection incorporated; however, within different thematics because the very idea of Art is changeable as it relies on the culture and the tradition of a particular epoch. Etymologically, the word Aesthetics derives from the Greek àisthesis, which means perception by the senses. It used to refer as the study of the world of perceptions as the doctrine aimed to discover the complexity of perceptive knowledge. In ancient times, the concept of Art was closely related to the practice with the technique which Plato argued were, certainly, not positive....   [tags: aristotle, aesthetics, catharsis, artwork]

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The Picture of Dorian Grey, by Oscar Wilde

- Is it worth maintaining an ornately aesthetic life. Is it better to seek a moral lifestyle following society’s moral standards. With ideal appearances and superficial beauty, a decorated life can seem easier and more luxurious than a moral life. Leading a moral life is not as appealing to most people; and is filled with hardships and trouble over “doing the right thing”. One quality cannot be held without losing the other, due to their conflicting natures. While the novel The Picture of Dorian Gray brings out the central question “Is it better to pursue Aesthetics or Morality?” it describes the life of Dorian Gray, who constantly sought to maintain his appearance at the cost of his morals, a...   [tags: Aesthetics vs. Morality]

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The Picture of Dorian Grey, by Oscar Wilde

- Is it worth maintaining an ornately aesthetic life. Is it better to seek a moral lifestyle following society’s moral standards. With ideal appearances and superficial beauty, a decorated life can seem easier and more luxurious than a moral life. Leading a moral life is not as appealing to most people; and is filled with hardships and trouble over “doing the right thing”. One quality cannot be held without losing the other, due to their conflicting natures. While the novel The Picture of Dorian Gray brings out the central question “Is it better to pursue Aesthetics or Morality?” it describes the life of Dorian Gray, who constantly sought to maintain his appearance at the cost of his morals, a...   [tags: Aesthetics vs. Morality]

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Stephen Dedalus' Perception of Aesthetics in James Joyce’s novel A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

- Aesthetics is the philosophy of art. By appreciating the value of aesthetics, one can comprehend the meaning of the abstract notion of beauty. In James Joyce’s novel, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Stephen Dedalus’ perception of aesthetics is a key component in the main character’s pursuit of individuality and purpose. Through the use of literary techniques such as diction and tone, Joyce conveys the protagonist’s aesthetic development. This artistic growth, paralleled throughout the novel’s external structure with Dedalus’ coming of age, illustrates the life, purpose and aesthetic ambition of an artist: “To discover the mode of life or of art whereby the spirit can express itself...   [tags: essays research papers]

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Analysis Of The Book ' Call Me Caitlyn ' And Photographed By Annie Leibovitz

- “Look How Sexy She Is”: Deconstructing Caitlyn Jenner’s Femininity in Modern Day America In his 20/20 interview with Diane Sawyer on April 24, 2015, Bruce Jenner came out as a transgender woman, making her interview television’s “highest-ever rated newsmagazine telecast among adults 18-49 and adults 25-54.” Following her highly successful interview, Jenner’s emerging identity was revealed in a Vanity Fair cover interview by Buzz Bissinger. The magazine featured Jenner on its cover page, titled “Call Me Caitlyn” and photographed by Annie Leibovitz—the magazine’s first issue to feature an openly transgender woman....   [tags: Gender, Transgender, Woman, Aesthetics]

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The Mp3 Revolution And The Advent Of Piracy

- In this book, Stephen Witt discusses the MP3 revolution and the advent of piracy in the music industry. Witt mentions that music piracy has been in existence since the inception of the compact disk technology and although this has benefitted some individuals in the society, the original artists have suffered the most as they have not received the full benefits for their artistic work. Another critical factor that arises from this historical account is that the original manufacturers of the MP3 technology may have also been shortchanged in their efforts to reproduce content for future storage and use....   [tags: Art, Aesthetics, MP3, Artist]

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Analysis Of Death In Tristan and Story In A Mirror

- Both Thomas Mann’s novella “Tristan” (1902) and Ilse Aichinger’s much more abbreviated “Story in a Mirror” (1952) revolve around the topic of death; moreover, both treat their subjects in an aestheticized manner. However, they do so for the sake of achieving different effects. Mann’s purpose is to demonstrate that – for some characters at least – death can lose its emotional impact when it is juxtaposed with beauty and presented in an aesthetic manner; Aichinger’s, in contrast, accentuates the disturbing nature of death by juxtaposing it with the seemingly beautiful, yet ultimately dark imagery....   [tags: Literary Aesthetics, Contrasting Imagery]

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The Work Of Art During The Age Of Its Technological Reproducibility By Walter Benjamin

- In Walter Benjamin’s essay on “The Work of Art in the Age of Its Technological Reproducibility,” he examines the multiple concepts of tradition art and applies them to newer inventions of technology such as the camera and film. In the introduction to his essay, Benjamin clearly states that politics is an overriding concern, specifically fascism and how “the concepts which are introduced into the theory of art differ from those now current in that they are completely useless for the purpose of fascism....   [tags: Film, Art, Aesthetics, Fascism]

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The Judgement Of Taste Is Based Solely On Opinions And Feelings

- ... A person would also not want anything that does not affect them similarly – they only want things that reproduce the same emotions, and nothing to do with anything else. Therefore, what is found to be agreeable is enjoyed. Something that is agreeable is delighted by a stimulus, which is also found to be gratifying. What is good is a practical delight and is esteemed with approval. However, something that has beauty is pleasing. To have taste is to have a favorable opinion based on delight without having a person interest....   [tags: Sense, Emotion, Judgment, Aesthetics]

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Immanuel Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason

- The Transcendental Deductions of the pure concept of the understanding in Immanuel Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason, in its most general sense, explains how concepts relate a priori to objects in virtue of the fact that the power of knowing an object through representations is known as understanding. According to Kant, the foundation of all knowledge is the self, our own consciousness because without the self, experience is not possible. The purpose of this essay is to lay out Kant’s deduction of the pure concept of understanding and show how our concepts are not just empirical, but concepts a priori....   [tags: transcendental deductions, aesthetics]

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Ethics And Divine Command Theory

- Ethics Ethics relates to what is morally right or wrong (Velasquez, Thomson-Wadsworth, 2011). Different schools of thought exist concerning ethics defined by their moral principles. Despite the three schools of thoughts all concerned with what is morally right or wrong, Act-Utilitarianism seems to present a more plausible argument than Natural Law and Divine Command Theory. This is because: Act-Utilitarianism is considered as one of the best known and the most influential moral theories; it is one of the forms of consequentialism which defines whether the actions are moral relying on their effects in the future....   [tags: Morality, Ethics, Aesthetics, Religion]

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The Theatrical and Ritual Aesthetics of Signifying

- Signifying is a way people (usually in a weak position) use coded language to fool a person (usually in a position of power) who doesn’t understand the play on words. The origin of signifying goes back to the African tale of the Signifying Monkey. The Signifying Monkey is a trickster figure of Yoruba mythology; also called Esu-Elegbara in Nigeria and Legaba among the Fon in Dahomey. Signifying uses one word, preserves its original meaning, but puts another oppositional layer of meaning over it....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Response to Nomadic Subjects

- Brandotti's conception of the nomad, as a sort of allegory for post modernist subjectivity, is very interesting. It liberates the mind from the idea of nomadism being related to physical disconnectedness and movement, to something more akin to the cultural identity of the nomad, as being in a state of flux that does not fall into the psychological ruts and categories that typically govern our thought patterns. She demonstrates throughout the essay how we may apply this sort of thought to avoid ethnocentric patterns of thought when we concern ourselves with aesthetics, language, and even every day interactions....   [tags: thoguth, aesthetics, language, interactions]

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Personal And Specific Pleasures Obtained From Art

- Skye Tompkins Dr. McMahon HUM 2613 23 September 2015 Become Disinterested When looking at something in a disinterested way it can be labeled as casual. Aesthetic experiences happen everyday, multiple times a day. What humans notice, judge, and define as an aesthetic experience differs, though. Philosophers study and fight to best comprehend and explain the phenomenon of the aesthetic experiences that are constantly happening. Philosopher Hans-George Gadamer does not believe that aesthetics are personal and specific pleasures obtained from art, but that aesthetics is the study of what objectively clues one’s abstract awareness of art....   [tags: Art, Aesthetics, Philosophy, Immanuel Kant]

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British Art Critic And Philosopher, Clive Bell, Defended Abstract Art

- British art critic and philosopher, Clive Bell, defended abstract art. Abstract art is art without a recognizable subject, it does not relate to anything external or try to look like something. Bell’s aesthetic theory concentrated on aesthetic experience. In his book titled, “Art”, his main claim states that there is a certain uniquely aesthetic emotion that are evoked and there are certain qualities that a work of art contain that evoke aesthetic emotion. In the visual arts, what evokes this emotion are certain forms and relations of forms which include line and color....   [tags: Aesthetics, Immanuel Kant, Art, Psychology]

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The Influence of The Black Arts Movement

- The Black Arts Movement proved to be a very pivotal, and much needed moment in African-American literature to disrupt a past tradition of humble, prim, “decorous ambassadors” African-American novelist have been categorized as (Wright 1403). During the movement a shift occurred in the perspectives and understanding of African-American novelists and poets. The conscience of the those in literature seemed to have been awakened as they became aware of their social responsibility and influence in the African-American community....   [tags: a shift in aesthetics]

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The World Of Art And The Art World

- Introduction Throughout history, women around the world have struggled to obtain equal political, social, and economic standing with men. Consequently, this struggle has carried over into the art world and fields of aesthetics. Fifty-one percent of today’s visual artists are women, yet only 28% of museum solo exhibitions in eight selected museums featured female artists. The art community has a diversity problem, and it is highly important that feminist aesthetics are acknowledged and implemented under the general umbrella of aesthetics....   [tags: Art, Aesthetics, Fine art, Gender]

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The Role Of Artistic Practices During The 20th Century

- Historical Contex What is art. And what is social change. Are two debates that have intersected at various points in discussions about the role of art in society, for several years. One of the lines of contemporary art that has prevailed mainly in the US and Europe are the artistic practices related to the vindication of political and public in the art. However, when we analyzing this phenomenon we can see that the "social turn" in the art has a close relationship with common problematic in the theory and history of art, which can trace with greater force from the historical Avant-Garde of the first half of the twentieth century and subsequently, the Neo Avant-Garde....   [tags: Art, Aesthetics, Modernism, Postmodern art]

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Representations of Landscape

- Of all the questions that an exhibition focussing on landscape should raise, the most ironic yet fitting one of all would surely be: where indeed, to begin. As I wander through the locations that are represented in this exhibition (all of them scapes of some description) I realise that my response varies...in the first instances I gaze, drawn in by the finality of such a thing as a scene with definitive edges; I consider the specificity of each vista. On the third or fourth encounter I begin to glance: my visual experience of these scenes becomes more fleeting and my time in font of them, bound with them, shortens....   [tags: Exhibition, Nature, Aesthetics]

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Who Is An Artist For Success Or Demise?

- As an Art History major, I have begun to wonder what propelled artists, their intuition or their audience, to create the work that is now their legacy. Who is to decide whether an artist will be remembered for century’s past- the audience, deciding to lead the artist to success or demise. If an audience can have such an impact on an artist’s career, why do artists claim to not care about what others think of their work. A starving artist, who has never shied away from expression, and an artist, who conforms so has never revolutionized, work in the same art world, while yet are constantly put against one another....   [tags: Art, Arts, Aesthetics, Art critic]

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Translating Art Installation into ICT: Lessons Learned from an Experience at Workspace

- ... As shown in figure 2, others differences between Before I die and WishBoard are: people can personalize your message selecting a color, this is how we translated the colored chalk; the WishBoard installation is formed by a set of displays where users can read messages instead of chalkboards or walls. Figure 2. “Before I die” and WishBoard: a) leave a message (chalk versus phone); b) personalize message (chalk versus font); c) read messages (blackboard versus public screen). According to Farnham et al....   [tags: interactive digital art, relational aesthetics]

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Postmodernism : Postmodernism And Modernism

- ... Virtuality Virtuality is the value of having similar features/appearances of something, without sharing it 's imagined or real physical form, and is one of the many important components that make up a 2D/3D animation, without Virtuality there wouldn 't be any 2D, 3D animation films or games. There are a number of ways it can be defined, such as augmented Virtuality, psychosomatic Virtuality and virtual reality (gaming), virtual is one of the most contributing factors to 2D and 3D animation which has come to also be known as "modeling through use of computer", with the use of specific modeling software to mold a three-dimensional clone....   [tags: Art, Aesthetics, Virtual reality, Film]

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Art And Vision : Paul Crowther

- Paul Crowther, Phenomenologies of Art and Vision: A Post-Analytic Turn, Bloomsbury, 2013, pp. 195,b/w plates 14, cloth Whilst Crowther’s readers and the philosopher himself consider Phenomenologies of Art and Vision: A Post-Analytic Turn to be primarily a contribution to the field of aesthetics, which develops further his philosophical writing about visual art, we conclude that the book does a lot more than that. Crowther’s main point is that, if visual art is to be understood in ways going beyond the spectatorial viewpoint alone, art must be examined within both the analytic and phenomenological traditions of philosophy (page)....   [tags: Art, Aesthetics, Martin Heidegger, Fine art]

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Defining Art And Artworlds By Stephen Davies

- ... (4) He is analyzing the information in an unbiased and objective way. Through a series of scholarly definitions, he works towards a better understanding of art by trying to incorporate every aspect objectively. Though Davies begins to find flaws in each definition such as: not all art has to be understandable or laminate beauty, art traditions constraining new art possibilities, or all functionally beautiful pieces are not necessarily art-pieces, yet he does not change mood since it all becomes part of his research process....   [tags: Art, Aesthetics, Conceptual art, Fine art]

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The Neo Wittgensteinian Theory Of Art

- Among the many theories of art that have emerged over time, the theory I will defend in this paper is the Neo-Wittgensteinian theory of Art. I will defend this view against the following (two) objections: a) The “open concept” idea of art is too expansive, and b) the “family resemblance” theory of artworks is also too expansive. The Neo-Wittgensteinian theory of Art has been modeled mainly after the ideologies and teachings of Ludwig Wittgenstein, a philosopher and logician from Austria. Much of his work focuses on the validity of the use of language, which is applied to the argument I made in this paper....   [tags: Art, Visual arts, Aesthetics, Fine art]

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Aunt Jemima's Advertising Campaign from the Late 19th to the Late 20th Century

- In the late 1880's in Missouri two men named Chris L. Rutt and Charles G. Underwood created a revolutionary instant pancake flour mix. They created the trademark after visiting a theater and seeing women in blackface, aprons, and red bandanas doing a performance of a song entitled "Old Aunt Jemima." This popular song of the time inspired them to use this very image as their company logo. Rutt and Underwood used many different ways to exploit this new image. They used posters, live appearances, memorabilia, and of course on the product itself....   [tags: Aesthetics]

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Aa Theory By Clive Bell

- ... With regards to representation in artwork, Bell claims the artist who creates representation art is a failure. It is a sign of weakness in that the painter is “too feeble to create forms that provoke more than a little aesthetic emotion” (367). He mentions the example of an artist painting the scene of an execution. The artist will fail in creating significant form and provoking aesthetic emotion, so he will rely on provoking other types of emotion instead, such as pity, grief, or fear. If an artist is to rely upon using the emotions of life as the centerpiece for his art, this shows little inspiration and ambition (367)....   [tags: Art, Art critic, Aesthetics, Work of art]

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Thinking Outside the Box in "Ways of Seeing"

- A man and a woman lived inside a brick house for over 50 years. They had a fear of the outdoors so they never went outside and no one ever visit. The couple lived their life in solitude. The limited knowledge they had of places and things they shared with each other. The man had this concept of color everything was either black or white. The man would say that an object was white even if it was a light shade of yellow. He would also say that an object was black even if it was a dark shade of purple or blue....   [tags: Aesthetics]

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An Analysis of "between Cult and Culture: Bamiyan,

- An analysis of "Between Cult and Culture: Bamiyan, Islamic Iconoclasm, and the Museum," In "Between Cult and Culture: Bamiyan, Islamic Iconoclasm, and the Museum," Finbarr Barry Flood expresses many ideas concerning Islamic iconoclasm. His focus was on the ."..iconoclastic practices of Muslims living in the eastern Islamic world, especially Afghanistan and India." Flood discusses issues with traditional patterns considering Islamic iconoclasm and the "many paradoxes" that "complicate" our understanding of Islamic iconoclasm....   [tags: Aesthetics]

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Comparing Phaedrus And Plato And Schopenhaur : Breach Between Beauty And Morality

- Phaedrus and "Plato and Schopenhaur:" The Breach Between Beauty and Morality For Plato, beauty with a capital B can be attained when love begins with a reverential gaze. This reverence is key because it indicates that though love and Beauty may begin with the physical, there is also a reverence which alludes to a potential ascension into an appreciation of something deeper. However, in Alexander Nehamas ' article entitled "Plato or Schopenhaur" he notes a "breach between beauty and morality" (Nehamas 3), and this has taken place as a shift from how philosophers viewed beauty in Plato 's day compared to how people see it now has happened....   [tags: Aesthetics, Philosophy, Plato, Socrates]

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Oscar Wilde's Views on Art

- I'm at wit's end here; I've looked in countless periodicals, dictionaries, and reference books. I've been all over the internet, found some very interesting things that we needn't go into here, and don't even get me started on the thesaurus. All this research and I still can't find a good definition of the word art. This is an Extended Definition Essay. A definition is kind of an important thing to have, don't you think. Okay lets just calm down and look at this again. The most common definition I could find told me that art is a one syllable noun that means: expressions within a medium....   [tags: Aesthetics]

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An Analysis Of George Berkeley 's The Italian Renaissance

- George Berkeley said in his Principles of Human Knowledge, “Esse is percipe,” or, “To be is to be perceived” (Sobieszek). The human condition dictates that human beings are confined to their own body and experience, and can only perceive another’s experience through communication and individual expression. In a never ending bridge of communication between isolated minds, expression and body language can indicate one’s emotional or intellectual state where words fall short. Throughout history, people have sought to immortalize the human form and the human face; to see and be seen as they truly are within....   [tags: Renaissance, Florence, Art, Aesthetics]

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An Art Museum At Six Years Old

- Our childhoods are full of experiences most likely taken for granted. As children, we are forced to explore the world beyond through education, field trips, and observation but feelings of obligation build up. Strolling through an art museum at six years old was tedious; the only part that remains in memory is recess, lunch and being with peers. As schooling progressed, there was an emphasis on note-taking, documentation, and reflection at these museums. What was the one piece that spoke to you....   [tags: Art, Modernism, Human, Aesthetics]

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Shakespeare 's Transition Into The Digital World

- To begin a discussion about Shakespeare’s transition into the digital world as a place of value we must backtrack first into why Shakespeare is such a vital member of the cultural landscape. There are numerous answers to that question but I want to take a look at him within a certain framework. For the purpose of analysing him within a scope of a modernized digital version, the idea of ‘popular Shakespeare’ and his purpose within the social norms is a great jumping off point. As Kate McLuskie points out, that “academic analysis since the 1990s had addressed ‘popular Shakespeare’ or ‘Shakespeare without his language’ as critiques or challenges to the idea of uniquely valued ‘Shakespeare’: now...   [tags: Art, Culture, The Culture, Aesthetics]

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The Lamentation With Saints And A Donor

- Throughout the Renaissance, religion played a large role in the society. It was very common to make Christian-related paintings, for example, the crucifixion of the Christ or lamentations in late medieval Christ paintings at that time in order to spread the religion . Further explored by André Malraux, it is known within this period that art was made intentionally to tell a story, depicting a civilization through fiction, whereas their aesthetic value takes second place. One example that related to this argument is “The Lamentation with Saints and a Donor” by Bartolommeo Di Giovanni, a late Renaissance painting, made around 1480 – 1510 CE, a piece found in one ofs one of the collections at t...   [tags: Renaissance, Middle Ages, Aesthetics]

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The Paradox Of The World

- ... Alfred Schutz (1967) has shown that the idea of a common sense is in itself a matter of mutual agreement in the Durkheimian sense of the collective consciousness: “All our knowledge of the world, in common-sense as well as scientific thinking, involved constructs, i.e. a set of abstractions, generalizations, formalizations, idealizations specific to the respective level of thought organization” (Schutz 1967a, 5). For Schutz, the inter-subjective character of social reality is thus constructed on the basis of a “reciprocity of perspectives” between the subjective knowledge and experiences of the individual, against the subjectivity of the objectified collective consciousness and social or...   [tags: Aesthetics, Immanuel Kant, Anthropology]

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The Value Of Physical Beauty

- ... This effort to de-huminaze Caliban makes him “distinguished from other mortals” (Dryden 119). The treatment of his physical appearance is hyperbolic and often imagery-heavy providing a heavy emphasis on his gross appearance, which then contrasts and provides greater irony as Caliban recites what are often the most beautiful and poetic verses in the entire text. Caliban’s lines are incredibly profound and sophisticatedly rendered in iambic pentameter. What makes this contrast powerful is that often in the text, classically beautiful characters like Miranda are deemed that way because “beauty arose form the most exquisite harmony of all the parts of the moral being” (Coleridge, 122)....   [tags: Poetry, Beauty, Aesthetics]

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Universal Form of Communication

- The greatest and most understood form of communication in the world is not mathematics, or even the modern language, but the arts. The arts can be broken into three major sects, the musical arts, the visual arts, and the most widely understood the dramatic arts. Much debate can be consequent due to this decree, yet one argument can be drawn upon for this statement. An example of how drama can be universally experienced by all is if one is blind he or she can still experience the musical arts; however, if one is deaf, the ability to experience the visual arts can still be attained....   [tags: Aesthetics]

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The Metaphysical Agenda

- From the beginning of our time, the species of man has expressed himself/ herself through various mediums and proven devotion there in to various ideals . Since the cave paintings of the Upper Paleolithic some 40,000 years ago; past conceptualism into the most modern to post-modern work of today, the dawns of new methodology and concept shatters old and often unfavorable views of the reality. A system of one-up-manship had been desired, one capable of building new structures for society, by that society and into the next (Michael)....   [tags: Aesthetics]

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Art in Society

- Without art, the world would be a vast empty void of uncreative, unimaginative, non-colourful, bland society; Toast with no butter or topping; boring, life-draining death of the mind. Art is absolutely everywhere in everyday society, yet goes almost unnoticed and unappreciated by some; television, movies, music, stories, billboards, ads, even clothes and jewellery. These are all symbols of art or art in there own right, and without the Arts, there would be none of this. Art has created all these things that go unappreciated, has changed all the unimaginative, has manipulated the place we live into a more beautiful and wonderful place to live....   [tags: Aesthetics]

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Black Culture Needs A Motivating Force Behind Their Community

- The people of the black culture need a motivating force behind their community. They need a black aesthetic to motivate them and incline them to support the revolution. The black aesthetic itself will not be enough to motivate the people; they will need black art to help them understand what they are supporting. The art in the black culture needs an aesthetic to get the message across to its viewers and allow them to understand the meaning behind pieces of artwork. One of Ron Karenga’s points is how people need to respond positively to the artwork because it then shows that the artist got the main idea to the audience and helps to motivate them to support the revolution....   [tags: Art, Aesthetics, Black people, Need]

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Scruton 's Equivalency Thesis : Photography And Representation

- ... For instance, one may perceive a photograph and take profound aesthetic interest in the way in which a gossamer spider’s web reflects glimmers of sunlight. In this case, one cannot describe the photographer as the architect of such aesthetic interest, as her image is merely a means of engaging with the object. Meanwhile, if one were to contemplate a painting of the same scene, her aesthetic interest would be intertwined with observations regarding the artist’s intentions: ‘the painter has managed to convey the fragility of the web through intricate brushwork’, for example....   [tags: Photography, Art, Aesthetics, Immanuel Kant]

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Art Is A Medium Through Which Emotions And Ideas Can Be Conveyed

- Art is a medium through which emotions and ideas can be conveyed. Art is appreciated for its aesthetic value, as well as its ability to evoke emotions and both of these functions can be seen in the art displayed in chapels and museums around the world. To create an emotional connection, art in chapels lacks labels so the focus is strictly on the story portrayed in the painting or sculpture. The opposite stands true for art in museums where the purpose is to understand the art therefore labels are placed, however art in museums lacks the emotional connection that is present in chapels....   [tags: Emotion, Art, Aesthetics, Santa Barbara]

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Richard Huelsenbeck 's Manifesto - First German Dada Manifesto

- Although brief, Richard Huelsenbeck’s manifesto “First German Dada Manifesto” described a ground-breaking anti-establishment movement now known as Dadaism and how it changed the art world significantly. Richard Huelsenbeck was a founding member of the Berlin Dada group. In his manifesto, Huelsenbeck vividly describes some of the aims that the movement worked hard towards achieving. The aim of Dada art and activities was both to help to stop the war and to vent frustration with the nationalist and bourgeois conventions that had led to it....   [tags: Dada, Art, Marcel Duchamp, Aesthetics]

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Animal Eating As A Social Practice

- Question 1. (690 Words) Curnutt believes that the prima facie wrongness of animal-eating has not been defeated by additional factors which serve as the overriding reason. From his argument, David Curnutt claims that animal-eating is Ultima facia morally wrong. He further explains there are at least four grounds for overriding this wrong which include traditional-cultural, aesthetic, convenience, nutrition. First, Animal-eating is a social practice that embeds well in today 's culture. Slavery and racism used to be part of modern culture at their time of occurrence; however, having that status is not what makes practices morally right or wrong....   [tags: Morality, Immanuel Kant, Ethics, Aesthetics]

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Mass Marketing and Cultural Appropriation

- ... Cultural exchange must always be mutually made, between two different cultures (Uwujaren). The key is common understanding and equality (Uwujaren). It is one’s personal responsibility to, listen to those of marginalized cultures, comprehend the blatant and subtle ways their culture has been appropriated, and educate themselves on the proper ways to engage with these cultures (Uwujaren). As a result of appropriation, marginalized cultures face the bitter end. There is a history of viewing people of different cultures as exotic, uncivilized, barbaric, savage, and worthy of ridicule (“Culture Clash”)....   [tags: reducing cultural artifacts to mere aesthetics]

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A Visit At San Jose 's Center For Performing Arts

- ... The lighting influenced my mood subconsciously through color and intensity. The sets on the stage for the first half a second half suggested drastically different locations that made me imagine a different setting without even thinking about it and the costumes were bright and cheerful in the first half, where as in the second half, they were white and ghost-like. All of these elements were an aesthetic experience. I found this artwork to be very pleasing to the eye. All of the choreography flowed together gracefully....   [tags: Ballet, Pointe shoes, Aesthetics, En pointe]

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Plato 's Theory Of Knowledge And Wisdom

- Philosophy is the critical, generally systematic approach with a reliance on reasoned argument. The word itself comes from the Greek origin meaning "love of knowledge and wisdom". A famous and well known philosopher, Socrates and his talented student Plato, along with Plato 's best student Aristotle, dealt with the Aesthetic branch of philosophy. This meant they tried to define the aspects of art or beauty. Ever since the time of Ancient Greece and even far before them, people have been trying to answer the question: what is art....   [tags: Art, Aesthetics, Laurie Halse Anderson, Speak]

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The Ban Of Beauty Pageant

- Glitz, Glamour and ready to take the stage in front of the judges. Talents are shown and questions are answered to find the right girl to take home the crown. The judges gather together and select a winner. All these things are what go into Beauty Pageants but what happens to the loser, what happens to the young girl or women that is watching or participating in the pageant. These pageants based the winner of their beauty that is often enhance with make-up and fake tans. This places young girls into adult like situations and cause many problems in the long run for not only young girls but also women that is of age....   [tags: Beauty contest, Beauty, Aesthetics, Self-esteem]

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How Design And Fine Art

- What has fascinated me is how design and fine art are no longer discrete areas. It seems that so much design has morphed into fine art and vice-versa; advertising can look like contemporary art and architecture can look like sculpture. Clearly barriers have been broken down in more than just social and cultural norms in our Postmodernism era. Ideological relativism has reached out into the creative spheres and none more so than in Installation art, the area my Advanced Higher is engaging. However, after visiting Phyllida Barlow’s installation in The Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh I was aware that a different sensibility remains and there still seems to be a clear distinction between a “de...   [tags: Art, Visual arts, Aesthetics, Conceptual art]

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