Dewey is persuaded that art is multifaceted. It not only invokes the beholder with visual stimulation, but through emotions also. He insists that real art is the experience of creating or encountering the object (p. 205). Work in turn is no longer a part of the experience, if it is nonexistent, therefore, it is a refined and rather intensified form of experience in life (p. 205). To illustrate, the artist is a producer a work of art and his work is experienced by the observer.
Art can be all things or art can be very little. It all comes down to whether this society and the people inhabiting it believes it is. Most of the time, art is something that appeals to the audience. Although, there are specific things that the audience wants to see when they look for art. There are also many things that the audience wants to know about the work.
Gothic Influences All throughout history, artists have persisted in finding the answer to the same question; can art truly influence our state of mind? Nevertheless, through trial and error, the answer to that question has always been resolved through one simple proclamation; yes. Artists have, whether intentional or not, the ability to transform our entire outlook on the world and our perceived purpose of being in it solely by using their artistic creations. Specifically, in Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray, Wilde implements the use of double characters, mistaken vs. actual identities, and love and death to reflect upon moral corruption, ultimately expressing the inevitable influence art has upon the human psyche. By manifesting the internalized deterioration of Dorian’s soul into a physical entity of art, Wilde implements the use of the portrait as a double character and exhibits the influence Dorian’s double has on his life.
They provided the protagonists the capability to change their minds and inspire them to go against the grain. The novel , Fahrenheit 451 and the film The Giver both have an underlying theme of curiosity and bravery. These works of art are great examples of post modernism as it pertains to a society that questions its mere existence. All belief systems and ideologies are developed for the purpose of controlling others in maintaining particular political and social systems. It challenges the flawed system instead of being trapped into a cycle of oppression and
Even today the debate continues. Should we allow this art in our museums or in our schools? That is what authors Beisel, Dunkel, and Kristol are each discussing and sharing in their works. Although they may each come to different conclusions as to whether or not art should be censored, they each use facts, studies, and personal examples, to show ethos, pathos, and logos, to prove their argument.These discussions about free expression and censorship all come down to an assessment of the values that society finds most important. The first article, talks about how Censorship raises the question of how an
Identity is defined as the fact of being who or what a person or thing is. Many people claim that through arts, we can find out an identity or identities of the artists. As everyone knows, art is a medium for us to express our thoughts and something we don’t wish to tell other people in person. It is an outlet for us to express ourselves. According to Gaskins (2010), art reflects what we feel, think, practice, believe, or imagine.
Art is the creative side of the mind releasing into a physical object that can inspire people and even its creator in ways that nothing else can. Therefore, creativity is to be used to fascinate others and bring others into the artist’s thoughts, patterns, and world. Alaina Fisher stands by this ideology by seeking to fulfill it within her works. Alaina Fisher seeks to bring fantasy into real life situations. Creativity is not something to be bottled up selfishly but to be expressed and shared with others.
Life is just like art with its many textures, colors, and styles to go along with it. And just as styles may change so do we as a people, a community, and as a country. Along with opinions about what is art and what makes it work, also comes opinions about what is this country, and what makes it work? Diversity in its people and the inevitable change that makes our nation. Naturally, there will be opposition to this kind of viewpoint.
The final gift is the fashioned work, for the world to see. Therefore a work of art is a fruit of the creative spirit. The reproduced gift has the power to reproduce the same gifted state within the audience which is how the inner gift is passed along. And, while being personal in nature, its dignity is increased only when it is being shared with, communicated to a larger and larger audience – not unlike a gift within the community. It belongs to the Zoë life where art is the symbolization of the expression and speech by which the larger self communicates and articulates itself.
Tanguy could be expressing an ultimate reality in this painting in his own cultural perspective. However, just like how Neumann explains it, although it can be represented differently, all aspect of art is related and is expressing the same bigger concept. In this case, it would be the ultimate reality or higher divine being. Personally, I would say that this piece can be considered expressionism because of how distorted the figures all seem. This is because “ultimate reality appears ‘breaking the prison of our form’...it breaks to pieces the surface of our own being and that of our world” (Tillich 232).