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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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The Science Of Aesthetics And The Theory Of Art

- The science of aesthetics cannot be well-defined until a certain set of “rules” are distinguished. Only then, will a theory of art be able to be established that will satisfy a specific set of individuals. Even if a work of art depicts something absurd or uncommon, someone is bound to find enjoyment in it as every individual has different perceptions of what should be deemed “good” or “bad”. Once this absurdity has been acknowledged and accepted, a new theory will surely emerge. Tolstoy goes on to say that because the theory of art is founded on beauty, it will only satisfy a certain group of individuals....   [tags: Art, Aesthetics, Visual arts, Feeling]

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African Aesthetics Of America 's Finest City

- African Aesthetics in America’s Finest City I travel with my mother across town to explore and expand our dancing horizons. Several dances are performed throughout the beautiful city of San Diego. We trek across a long road to a red tent, pick up our passes and join the other spectators at our first stop of the day. The seventeenth annual Trolley Dances brings people of all ages, ethnicities, and dance knowledge to one place to experience “America’s Finest City” and some of the city’s most talented performers....   [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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Cultural Factors Of American Aesthetics

- An interesting topic that came about from the conversation with the respondent was cultural factors of American aesthetics. In particular, exterior home appearance and functioning. Our interviewee stated, “I do not have any particular interest in the aesthetics of a square green patch that you know, the American suburban home has.” This statement recognizes the belief that American culture in particular, suburban culture, does have an apparent view on the way lawns and home exteriors should be presented, as “square green patches” that might be valued higher in appearance than biological functioning....   [tags: Water, Water pollution, Environmentalism]

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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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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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Aesthetic Emotion And Visual Emotion

- Throughout many centuries, art is portrayed as the production of an object which supply us a particular kind of pleasure. Philosophers claim that aesthetic emotion is based on perception. It can be determined by an individual’s focus on a specific object. Bell defines art as significant form whereas Tolstoy defines art as communication of feelings. Bell believed all objects provoke aesthetic emotion by the elements of an artwork but Tolstoy would disagree. According to Bell, visual art evokes an emotional response from the audience through its qualities....   [tags: Art, Aesthetics, Emotion, Feeling]

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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

- The Picture of Dorian Gray: Aesthetics’ Corruption of the Pure Soul Oscar Wilde’s “The Picture of Dorian Gray” introduces the idea that aesthetics – the love and attraction to beauty- can taint the purest soul. The irony that this notion brings forth is evident in Wilde’s story of the young and beautiful Dorian Gray. The protagonist, Dorian Gray, is introduced to a life of luxury, egotistical ideals, and the ultimate appreciation of life and beauty with help from Lord Henry “Harry” Wotton. After witnessing Basil Hallward’s portrait painting of Dorian Gray, Lord Henry had the intense desire to meet the young man....   [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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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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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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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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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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Exploring The Spacious Realm Of The Beautiful

- In Introduction to Aesthetics, G.W.F. Hegel’s opening paragraphs describe the spacious realm of the beautiful, the relationship of beauty in both nature and art, and the limitation and defense of aesthetics. Hegel addresses that the proper way to express the meaning of aesthetics is to refer to it as Philosophy of Fine Art, however, once adopting this expression humans, “exclude the beauty of nature” (Hegel). As humans, it has become a way of life to use our senses to help describe the beauty of nature, animals and other people in our world....   [tags: Aesthetics, Philosophy, Mind, Art]

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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

- The judgement of taste is based solely on the opinions and feelings of the person affected by the object being viewed. This judgement is and can only be completely objective depending on individual feeling. Based on person judgement, the opinion formed while viewing a subject does nothing to contribute to the area of teaching or learning since the sentiment appeals to the senses. Only our personal interest to an object will determine our reactions and emotions felt from its existence. Beauty can only be determined by a person’s own personal feelings....   [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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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 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 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 Philosophy Of Jung And Heidegger 's Theory

- One of my favorite professor’s once said you should keep good sentences in your head; one good sentence that is always in my head is “the more specific you make something, the more universal it becomes.” I think my work relates to Jung and Heidegger’s theory mainly to their focus on the artistic practice as a way to be more conscious of the self and the individual in relation to the world. Although art is important for the artist to express something they know to the audience, it is also important for the artist to learn through the process....   [tags: Art, Aesthetics, Psychology, Fine art]

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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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Is Art A Freedom Of Expression And Through History

- Art is a freedom of expression and through history has often been at the forefront of controversial movements and pushing the boundaries of societal rules. Does art need to be considered and judged through not just an aesthetic lens, but also a moral one. Should we, as Plato suggested, supervise and control the worlds artists and prevent art from celebrating the immoral. These questions are often posed in the world of philosophy and the arts with varying attitudes through time. One of the most important things to remember is that morality is not necessarily the same around the world....   [tags: Morality, Aesthetics, Art, Value theory]

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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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Postmodernism : Postmodernism And Modernism

- Postmodernism Throughout the years there have been frequent cultural movements in the arts, one of them being postmodernism. This term is well-known as a description of an era, broad and multifaceted movement, postmodernism represents the departure from Modernism, Postmodernism describes a recognized use of the earlier time styles alongside the strong notion in the arts, architecture, literary criticisms, literature, cultures, and recognized use of the earlier time styles, that emerged later in the 19th and Throughout the years there have been frequent cultural movements in the arts, one of them being postmodernism....   [tags: Art, Aesthetics, Virtual reality, Film]

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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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Sonance Is A High End Speaker Company

- Sonance is a high-end speaker company with a strong history of innovation and product quality. One of the company’s recent example of their innovative talent is the Architectural speaker series. This is a high end speaker that is essentially invisible. While Sonance excels at providing the consumer a superior product, they struggle to maintain low manufacturing costs. In an effort to compete for more market share, Sonance has been targeting three markets, mass merchandisers, luxury home installers, and new housing developers....   [tags: Marketing, Luxury good, Aesthetics, Branding]

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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

- In the article “Defining Art and Artworlds” by Stephen Davies from The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, published in fall 2015, informs the readers that “[m]any of the late twentieth-century definitions of art were prompted by the challenge of controversial avant-garde works.” There are many contributions to consider before identifying any specific work as a piece of art. Establishing what exactly qualifies an art-piece will develop further contributions to the artworld, whether it is because of the piece’s aesthetic, skill, genre, intention, or tradition....   [tags: Art, Aesthetics, Conceptual art, Fine art]

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Visual Art And The Visual Arts

- Introduction Visual art is a term that is broad in meaning and describes an array of different elements that make up the category of what is depicted as art and what Americans transcend from art to be of philosophical value. Throughout American history, humans have been fascinated with the aesthetics, epistemology, ethics, metaphysics, and logic of art, and have adopted their understanding of these philosophies through global, historical, societal, and cultural context of the visual arts as a beginning form of language....   [tags: Art, Aesthetics, Fine art, Thomas Jefferson]

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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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Literary Research Report : Art Appreciation

- Literary Research Report: Art Appreciation Art is an integral part of society. It is imbedded deep within human culture and has been around since nearly the beginning of humankind. How people view art greatly differs, not only between cultures, but between individuals. So many different meanings can be extracted from a single piece of work, which leads to the complexity and beauty of art itself. The meaning behind a work of art is not always what is important to people, it can also be the aesthetics....   [tags: Art, Aesthetics, ART, Girl with a Pearl Earring]

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Aa Theory By Clive Bell

- AA theory by Clive Bell suggests the pinpoints the exact characteristic which makes a work true art. According to Bell, an artwork must produce “aesthetic emotion” (365). This aesthetic emotion is drawn from the form and formality of an artwork rather than whether or not it is aesthetically pleasing or how well it imitates what it is trying to depict. The relation of objects to each other, the colors used, and the qualities of the lines are seemingly more important than what emotion or idea the artwork is trying to provoke....   [tags: Art, Art critic, Aesthetics, Work of 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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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

- Accordingly, the paradox in Kant’s transcendental reunion with the world is not used “to refer to some realm beyond the phenomenal world, but to indicate the conditions of possibility for experiencing it” (Bell 1999, 19, my emphasis, and in Walsh 1975). In this context, the form (or representation) of the world is an aesthetic end in itself, and travelling becomes the means of connecting each world citizen to the wholeness of the world: “The form of the world is a real connection […] because it is a real whole” (Kant cited by Gaston 2013, 5)....   [tags: Aesthetics, Immanuel Kant, Anthropology]

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The Value Of Physical Beauty

- The value of physical beauty in literature is often hyperbolized and used as a signifier for romance, ingenuity and moral goodness. The subversion of this trope however, gives forth a more nuanced conversation on the role of physical appearance in society and more specifically how it connects to intellect and destiny. The reinvention of the subversion of beauty to reveal its connection, or lack there of to intellect, and to a tragic fate, can be seen along four texts of different genres, generations and social contexts....   [tags: Poetry, Beauty, Aesthetics]

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The Between Arts And Entertainment

- The qualifications for classifications as art, the connection between arts and entertainment, the relationship between business and the arts and the safety net of the non-profit classification are explored in the following paragraphs. What is art. The distinction between what the masses consider art is indeed changing. Gone are the days where only precise oil-paintings by a classical trained man in a black baret are exclusively classified as the only true form of art. Nowadays people are willing to label numerous activities that involve creative processes as “art.” After All what is art....   [tags: Art, Arts, Music, 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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