In the 19th century many debates raged on the correct way to showcase a women’s body in a painting. “What was the relationship between women’s moral and sexual nature?” (pg. 272), artist worked to find a balance between these two concepts. A successful combination of these two topics can be seen in the can be seen in Eclogue by artist Kenyon Cox. Cox’s painting depicts four women naked and partially clothed lounging about together in a field. In the painting the women are youthful and in classical poses to make them appear more “innocent” as opposed being overtly sexual. This painting showed how American artist “attempted to downplay the sexual implications by making the women more youthful…as well as more idealized” (pg. 285) This painting
Lianne George was a writer for New York magazine and Metro TV, and a reporter on the arts for the National Post. Currently, she is a senior editor for Maclean’s, in which the article, “Why Are We Dressing Our Daughters Like This” was published. Maclean’s is a popular magazine which covers national and worldwide political and social issues concerning families in the United States and Canada. The targeted audience is educated, in the higher middle class, and around forty years old with an equal men and women reader ratio. In the article, George clearly shows how in society younger girls are shifting towards dressing more provocatively from marketers introducing them to sexual trends. Although George uses generalized ideas and doesn’t seem to have a strong voice on the topic of girls being dressed more sexually, her goal to raise awareness is effectively presented by constructing a common ground with the readers, and allowing the readers to critically think about the problem by providing contradictions.
The author approaches the question both as a man and a human raised in a humble background. It is essential to note that a woman would not want to be viewed as cattle in a farm or some merchandise on sale. Therefore, it raises the question as to how men should view women or not. The author questions himself why some women mimic dolls in their appearance if at all they do not want to be viewed as merchandise. Therefore, he gazes them and appreciates their beauty as an exhibition enthusiast would master painting or beautiful sculpture. The author questions why women would wear fancy clothes and attend beauty pageants for reasons other than attracting the attention of men. He also discusses the sexual influences and displays, which women in young adulthood experience with more dangerous inclinations to do evil manifested in advertising and
first, it provides the community of visual interesting visual of his history through "interactive exhibitions."
According to Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, the U.S. Department of Agriculture carries out programs of research, education, conservation, forestry, marketing, credit, export expansion, food distribution, production adjustment, grading and inspection, and development of rural areas ("Agriculture, Department of."). Nearly 100,000 people make up twenty-nine different agencies within the USDA. These people do their part to participate in the agricultural act of eating that Wendell Berry talks about in The Pleasures of Eating. Wendell Berry argues the importance of eating responsibly using the following rhetorical devices: pathos, ethos, repetition, and imagery.
We can trace back to the sculpture Venus of Willendorf, the nude female body has been viewed as given a function of entertainment for its convenience of carrying along. The female nudity also inspires pleasure and joviality to men. In Giorgione’s Pastoral Concert, the two naked females represent the imaging Muses of those two musicians, showing the pleasure and inspiration that women can brought to men. In some religious paintings, the nude body can portray the figures in mythology. Despite of all the various roles and goals the artists endowed to the naked figures in the paintings, the nude bodies have always been conveying artists’ pursuits of ultimate beauty and a mysterious sense of imagination. By comparing the Venus of Urbino and La Grande Odalisque, we can feel this kind of pursuit from Titian and Ingres.
) goes on to explain that today, cult value “would seem to demand that the work of art remain hidden”. In contrast to this idea of art remaining hidden in cult value, exhibition value contras this notion with mobility and being on public display (Benjamin, 1936: ). Benjamin (1936:
The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum showcases Mrs. Gardner 's collection to the public in greater Boston area. Each room functions as a pilgrimage, as one travels through various countries and time periods ending at the chapel and subsequently the Gothic room. In this paper, I will examine the Gothic room 's theme in relation to the placement of its objects. I will also evaluate the room 's strengths and challenges in serving the public, and how the practices employed in this room fit into the context of accessibility for the entire museum.
Anne McClintock wrote her essay “Gonad the Barbarian and the Venus Flytrap: Portraying the female and male orgasm” to examine pornography and how it has changed throughout history and its effects on how women perform as sexual beings. McClintock focuses on the various roles of pornography such as its emphasis on voyeurism, pleasure, and the male ego. She wants her readers to know that women are still not represented in pornography to satisfy their own desires, but they are there to cater to men and their subconscious. I will analyze how McClintock argues that due to the history of sexism towards women, the roles that men and women have in pornography are inherently different because of the societal belief that women are only seen as objects of sexual desire and are solely there to satisfy the male audience.
“wow!” I thought as I stood amazed trying to analyze the significance through each piece of art. Art has always been a form of expression. Although art has been seen as a way of freedom of speech; it did not begin to show up until the 1960’s when their art made by minorities started to be appreciated. MOLAA museum shows an important aspect of U.S. history. These exhibits exclusively made by chicano artists from Southern California, show freedom of speech and social problems such as immigration that the artists believe are present in the United States. These art pieces are aided by its use of objects, how it curates those objects, and use of space to create a relationship between viewer create many historical arguments about the significance
For people, especially younger children, a way to feel a strong connection to the past is through objects that representation of that time in history. For example, after my grandmother passed away, I received one of her many rosaries, allowing me to remember our bond and the influence she had in my life every time I hold her heirloom. In today’s world, one of the only places in which a person is able to see historic artifacts and feel the connection to the piece of history that it represents is a museum. With the vast amounts of electronics available to the public, people, especially of a younger age, find less time to visit a museum and to learn about their heritage. The results of nationwide poll conducted as a part of the survey of public participation in the arts shows that “21% of adults in 2013 visited” an museum, which is drastically lower than previous nears and is predicted to continuously drop
In this article, Dorothy Lippert, a Native American, covers the complex dynamic between Native Americans and museum collections, more specifically the archeologists that recover and archive the so called artifacts. This complex relationship between the artifacts, with the scientific importance and ability to educate, and the cultural importance of the artifacts to native peoples is one that is forever changing. Curators are in charge of putting together exhibits, but as Mrs. Lippert examines, the archaeologists that collect and find these artifacts have a unique relationship with these items. This relationship is unique because once archaeologists have control of an item, they decide what the item will be called, how they will classify the
In Susan Bordo’s article, “Beatuy (Re)Discovers the Male Body”, she wittingly posits the industry of male modeling seen through advertisements as well as consumerism and the male body. According to Bordo, she starts off pointing out that the male body is not seen equivalent to the female body. For example, she states that the male body is a “commercial representation” (168) while the female body is “an object of mainstream consumption” (168). The Calvin Klein underwear ad, being Bordo’s first sight of an ad with a male body, points out the difference in how he is posed. Bordo views the model offering himself away to the gaze of another (170), which is usually different from the norm of how guys are portrayed. Later, Bordo talks about how
When accumulating a collection of art, there are many considerations to take into account. Museum curators need to make the important decision of which new pieces to add on a regular basis. While there are hundreds of things to take into consideration when picking new art or artifacts to add to a museum, there are certain factors that matter above all else. These are the validity of the addition and the cost of it. They can make or break your collection depending on the precision and price of the piece.
As well as feeding off of the sources and material presented earlier in this paper, the analysis to come will also use Erving Goffman 's categorisation of gender to analyse how the women (and some men) are depicted on the front covers of Playboy and Good Housekeeping within said timeframe. In his study Gender Advertisements (Goffman, 1985), Goffman gathered hundreds of advertisements from magazines in various positions and poses and analysed poses and how they portrayed masculinity versus femininity. His way of analysing advertisement differentiates itself and makes a broader distinction of what is considered sexist or not, by showing much like the Heterosexual Script earlier on in the paper, what was considered appropriate roles for men and women.