Art Garfunkel Essays

  • Im Just Snac Film Techniques

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    The Millenial Experience in I'm Just Snacking Gus Dapperton's film I'm Just Snacking, directed by Matthew Dillon Cohen, showcases Dapperton's song of the same title, a poetic dreamy-pop earworm about love, a la millennial. The film begins with Gus, played by the singer, throwing snack foods in the air and catching them in his mouth—while two women make out on a couch behind him. He joins in briefly, the song "I'm Just Snacking" starting as the soundtrack to the entire film, but quickly disengages

  • Comparison Of Paul Simon And Arthur Garfunkel

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    orn in 1941 only 3 weeks apart from each other, Paul Simon and Arthur Garfunkel became good friends in Forest Hill elementary school in Queens, New York. What was unknown to them at the time was that this friendship would eventually lead to them becoming major contributors to Folk Rock and music holistically. Their friendship extended past elementary school as they lived 3 blocks away from each other and attended the same high school, Parsons Junior High School, where they discovered their mutual

  • Analysis of 7 O'Clock News/Silent Night by Simon and Garfunkel

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    Analysis of 7 O'Clock News/Silent Night by Simon and Garfunkel In expressive arts we are studing the topics the 60’s. We listened to the song “7 O'clock News/Silent Night” Simon and Garfunkel. In 1956, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel were juniors at Forest Hills High School in New York City. They began playing together as a group called Tom and Jerry, with Simon as Jerry Landis and Garfunkel as Tom Graph, so called because he always liked to track hits on the pop charts. As seniors in 1957

  • Song Writing of Paul Simon

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    Bob Dylan's protest music. Simon was the first to use poetry as a style of songwriting, which has been a prominent feature of current songwriters. This style started to develop at a young age when Simon teamed up with high school friend, Art Garfunkel. Garfunkel was an excellent writer of songs also, and very well complemented Simon's style. Simon was heavy into doo-ops, teen songs, Elvis Pressley, and harmonicizing. He was also deeply into grass roots types of music, and he is the reason that

  • How Rococo and Neoclassicism Illustrate the Process of Deciding in their Paintings

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    clear that loyalty to government is stronger than the ties of friendship or acquaintance. By examining use of light, form, subject matter as well as other artistic elements, one can see how each artist conveys a message by utilizing their style of art. Although both Fragonard’s and David’s work convey different ideals through their style of painting, they are still able to use light in a very similar form. The viewer’s attention is directed on a specific point in the painting through the use

  • Decadence and Aestheticism

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    periods, the qualities that we find in the Greek, the Latin, the Decadence, an intense self consciousness, a restless curiosity in research , and a spiritual and moral perversity."(Altick Page 296). In Aestheticism, life is viewed as an art. Aesthetes found beauty in art and in whatever was attractive in the world. Altick said, "The connecting link was Rosetti, whose poetry and painting inspired the Aesthetes"(page 291). Art’s purpose for the Aesthete was for pleasure. The Aesthetics interpreted his

  • Art and Aesthetics

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    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

  • Artistic Expression in 18th and 19th Century America

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    to private indulgences, including art. The only type of art that was "acceptable", were portraits, almost exclusively of upper class citizens and clergy. Through the years leading up to the revolution, however, as the population became diversified, new ideas started to influence popular thought. There were many different cultures coexisting as well as different social classes. However, as was the standard in Europe, only the upper class people were part of the "art world". Look at paintings from

  • Evolution as a Creative Process

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    efficient beings possible. The same misconception can be carried over to art. The main questions being posed in this paper are: can evolution be viewed as a creative process like the art world? Can there be anything new in both art and evolution? In the history of any kind of art, whether visual, musical, or technological there are patterns that progress from the very simple to the more complex, the more successful forms of art are then recycled later on. This is much like the evolution of life on

  • The Experimental Film, Fallen Angels

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    The Experimental Film, Fallen Angels This experimental film makes use of a variety of camera shots to create a unique story that is at times funny, at times violent, and at times sad. It follows a man and a woman who are business partners; he is a hit man and she tells him the target. They are attracted to each other, but he does not want to start a relationship for fear it will destroy their business relationship. He finds another girl and in the end decides to end the business relationship because

  • Responsibility of the Artist in The Bluest Eye, Faith in a Tree, and Conversion of the Jews

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    Responsibility of the Artist in The Bluest Eye, Faith in a Tree, and Conversion of the Jews Toni Morrison, in her work, Rootedness: The Ancestor as Foundation, voices her opinion about the responsibility of the artist and proclaims that art should be political. I would like to examine Grace Paley and Phillip Roth's short stories and Toni Morrison's novel, The Bluest Eye. Each of these works can be considered political, and I believe they fit Morrison's idea of what literary fiction should be

  • The Perspective of Plato and Aristotle on the Value of Art

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    Plato and Aristotle on the Value of Art As literary critics, Plato and Aristotle disagree profoundly about the value of art in human society. Plato attempts to strip artists of the power and prominence they enjoy in his society, while Aristotle tries to develop a method of inquiry to determine the merits of an individual work of art. It is interesting to note that these two disparate notions of art are based upon the same fundamental assumption: that art is a form of mimesis, imitation. Both

  • The Relevance of Aristotle’s Poetics to the World Today

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    structure that we, as both the audience and the artist, rely on to understand and appreciate a work of art.  But, even though Ondaatje noticed the order necessary, he did not do what has been done before--offer an explanation, or rather, a definition of that order.  Over two-thousand years before Ondaatje wrote that line, Aristotle, in his Poetics, did attempt to define the order necessary for a work of art, whether it be literary, visual, or performance-based, to be successful.  But we, as modern critics

  • African American Artists

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    Camille Billops has found many different ways to express her artistic ability throughout her career. Her works that were done throughout her career was an expression of her life. Throughout the life of Camille she had many influences leading her into the art world. This paper has the artist going through her life coming up through the world as a student to a teacher then artist, and her works making her a legend. The way she met her husband and worked together to make the Hatch-Billops Collection. In her

  • Aesthetic Music Educatin and the Influence of Bennett Reimer

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    education centered on musical performance. The work of Reimer shows an influence of these thinkers and illustrates the essential benefits of a professional emphasis on aesthetics, the branch of philosophy especially devoted to studying the value of the arts. With guidance from aesthetics, music educators better understand the value of music and its fundamental role within the school curriculum. With its introduction, aesthetic education provided an understanding of authentic fundamental characteristics

  • Analyzing Moulin Rouge

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    Moulin Rouge is celebrated for its art direction, music, and performances. One of its biggest endeavors is the set design. With a combination of real sets and computer generated images, Moulin Rouge manages to showcases a 19th century Paris, France as a world of moral decadence but undeniable beauty. The set design further pushes the message of France, at this time, being a place of plague, poverty and sin; but also a place of art, music and beauty. In the introduction of the film, we see an elaborate

  • Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Artist of the Beautiful

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    two incidents of destruction of his project, receiving the despairing news of Annie's marriage to Robert, and long days and night of toil, Owen finally presents his product of a small machine as a belated-bridal gift to Annie. The story suggests that art is a personal pursuit of the artist's ideal that takes his or her imagination and intellect beyond the real world to see beauty. The artist strives to produce a materialized representation of his or her vision of beauty. This act of creativity involves

  • Transition from the Classical to the Christian Era

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    the Greeks. However, using their newly-crafted mechanism of logic, philosophers of Greek Civilization made deep inquiry into the concepts of time and space. Their conclusions had a profound effect on art. According to Leonard Shlain, author of Art & Physics, "Greek art was the first 'free' art -- free in the sense that its purpose was more aesthetic than religious or political." For the first time, there existed individual artwork... ... middle of paper ... ...Kepes writes in The Language

  • KaleidoscopeArt Behind Closed Doors

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    Angelou, “is to serve humanity. Art that does not increase our understanding of this particular journey or our ability to withstand this particular journey, which is life, is an exercise in futile indulgence” (Buchwalter 27). To expand on Angelou's analogy, because everyone experiences a different life journey, art is different to everyone. In other words, art is subjective to the viewer. The viewer creates his own definition of what is art and what is not art. Some may recognize the artistic

  • Art versus Pornography

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    Art versus Pornography Her head rests on her left knee, with her hands clasped on her ankle.  Locks of hair are thrown about in an auburn blaze.  Her tight rosy lips are as red as her cheeks.  Her dark-blue eyes reveal a half-seductive, half-submissive look.  Her legs are in a subdued spread-eagle formation, leaving her crotch area quite visible.  Her white panties leave little to the imagination. The sexual overtones are more than just a coincidence. Suspend your imagination for a minute