If someone goes out and buys some art for their house they want it to look nice hanging on their wall for themselves and anyone else to see. Henri Matisse and Francis Bacon are two very different artists. Matisse liked to paint thin and pretty paintings while Bacon liked to paint think and ugly paintings. Matisse liked to use patterns that often drew your attention to them more than what might be going on in the painting unlike most other paintings. They patterns were almost too much to look at
It also brought insecurity of what would happen to citizens through the unintentional effect of luxury. Luxury was historically seen as a feminine thing, the fear was that the difference between a citizen and soldier would become like the difference between man and woman. Use king examples and fix. Key Figures Christopher Berry was very passionate about the idea of luxury. He believed that certain products, such as tampons, should have a higher tax because they are a luxury.
In my paper I will include the historical information about China and how they set the bar for everyone else to begin the book burning, as well as why they did what they did. Nye, V., & Barco, K. (2012). True Stories of Censorship Battles in America's Libraries. (pp.73,102) Chicago: ALA Editions. In the specific chapters of this book it explains what falls under the broad category of Censorship, and what exactly the American Library Association (ALA) does about it.
It’s gone from propaganda to idealistic to cynical, each shift corresponding to political events in history coming from Mao’s anti-bourgeois campaign to the Open Door Policy to the Tiananmen Square Incident of 1989. Considering the positive economic impact, ambivalent cultural impact, and limited social influence, I would say that contemporary Chinese art does not have an overarching positive or negative impact. It’s just not that simple. Art is elusive and so subjective – it’s hard to say if a more mocking art style is beneficial or harmful for society. Personally, as someone who loves art, I think that as long as art is meaningful and daring, it is beautiful, and this is exactly what contemporary Chinese art is.
This internationalization of style, though, held only in courtly and upper-class urban societies, and even there, an elite foreigner might be embarrassed by the cut of his clothes when he visited another country. One factor that helped establish the new international styles at court was aristocratic marriage alliances.” (Bleiberg) Courtly people decided to focus their fashion styles on internationals of older regional styles. Many people had different views of the upper-classes’ way of fashion. Some people believed that all the change in their ways of fashion caused the body to be viewed more as an object than as a human being. Fashion played a large role with wealthy people, but not with common people or peasants.
The Elizabethan Sumptuary Laws determined the colors, fabrics, and styles of the clothes citizens could wear in order to control costs and define the class system. An example of how specific colors and materials were reserved for certain social classes is explained by how “Bright and dark colours were generally more expensive to produce and therefore limited to higher status clothing”(Alchin 1). This rule generally exhibits a basic ideology of wealthier people receiving higher quality items, but it also demonstrates the restriction against the fashion of poorer people. Although the wardrobe of some Elizabethan people appeared simple, the laws that they follow were often quite complicated. An example of how complex the fashion laws could become is shown through how “Gentlewomen attendant upon duchesses, marquises, countesses may wear, in their liveries given them by their mistresses, as the wives of those that may depend £100 by the year and are so valued ut supra” (Alchin 1).
Basil worshipped Dorian’s and art’s beauty too much. When Sybil performed badly, Dorian thought her beauty was diminished and he ended things with her. The Picture showed that not only Wilde did not just challenge the society’s beliefs; but he seemed to promote his own
The art world is based on exclusivity, which means a large number of people should feel excluded. Art itself supports elitism because only people who can afford the luxury of owning and studying art can buy it and practice it. Historically in Pakistan, art has been enjoyed as a mark of superiority by the upper class. In arts in Pakistan the taste is fused by a small community that decides on what’s good and what’s bad. Sometimes good art is praised, and sometimes bad art is admired just as much.
“blood” means that the soldiers are using their lives to protect the palace, it was also an apparent contrast with the palace which usually are supposed to be the symbol of clean and noble. Then it is obvious that the rich lived in palace and the soldiers served the palace for the rich with blood. Thus, the rich is different than the other people since the rich can order the other people to serve themselves by their
Diverse audiences praise contemporary art for its creativity and uniqueness. However, many oppose this new era for the arts, seeing only a steep drop in artistic quality. Contemporary art has indeed given us too much artwork with apparent lack of craftsmanship or outright crudity. This is not to say that all of today’s art is bad, merely that too much of the art that is glorified simply is undeserving. Yet these critics must realize one important reason for the so-called artistic decline: art is a reflection of its time.