However, the most important reason art is valuable to is because it teaches us about the past and human nature differently than anything else can, allowing people to grow and reflect as humans. Art teaches about the past. Past people, places, and events are the foundations of artwork to realist artists. Realism
Transcendentalism Essay In modern society it is important to be unique and have originality in order to be an individual. Emerson says that if we copy another person's work we are not reflecting on ourselves but just the experiences of another person. He teaches us that we should be unique, think for ourselves, be independent, and to be proud of ourselves. Also that if people are not original then they will just be repeating another person’s legacy and they will just be in their shadow and will not be ahead of them. There are many things in modern culture that is not original and are just copies of something from the old.
How Art Positively Impacts Contemporary Culture Art is one of the biggest influencers in today’s world. It has the ability to make positive changes in a number of ways. It is a powerful form of expression used all around the world. In Yo-yo Ma’s writing, “Necessary Edges: Art, Empathy, and Education”, Ma discusses the importance of integrating arts in society and education; this differs from Rhys Southan’s writing, “Is Art a Waste of Time”, for it talks about how the “Effective Altruism” movement does not see art as valuable because it does not make major contributions to society. Art is a tool used to communicate with people; this tool positively impacts contemporary culture, for it brings different cultures closer together, changes opinions, and it is useful in education.
It does not hide that artist have used self-portraiture to design “a carefully honed image, intended to appeal to a specific audience,” (“Portrait of the Artist”). Nevertheless it never goes further into how this has impacted the modern view of art and artists. Society is open to critique those who have created personas to attract fame and fortune in other industries such as film and music for superficial intent, however, in the institutional space there is no dialogue on the matter of this existence within the art world. A work like A self-portrait as an ox comes across as another self portrait with the artist designing a specific image of themself. There is no way to fathom whether the intent was to create this image as a way to critique self-absorption within art or a hypocritical piece to assert how humble the artist is.
The authentic nature of the painting is virtually gone. Leaving the audience feeling that the piece does not qualify as “art”. While the work itself is wonderful and delightfully realistic, the fact that it was so easy for Tim brings the audience to see that it didn't take much skill and or passion. While it was time consuming and Tim was determined the fact that it was not original, or skillful leaves the audience to see that the work does not fall under the category of art. The work lacked meaning.
This research was carried out not to only show awareness toward the society but also why people should take art seriously. Often times, we can see lots of people debating whether art is important or not. This happened because the lack of exposure and knowledge that has been taught to them. Art can help to shape the society and affect the society to broaden their view of perspective in life by referring on the artworks because each work of art can give different meanings to life. That is to say, not everyone can relate to a specific work of art on everything but there are always plenty more of them for they to appreciate and relate to themselves.
Levine says that when he used to teach in California, he never used to look at the clock to see when the class is ending, because he always heard the noise of shuffling books and noticed the strange expressions on the faces of the students in class who were ready to leave. I do agree with the author, I have experienced Singh,2 this behavior here in the U.S. Students pack their books and bag before the class is
Because of wars, financial crisis, terrorism and race issues, Rivera's Mural has something that makes many of us hopeful that one day we all will be united and be able to grow as a community. Rivera's ideologies give significance to breakthroughs of technology and opinions, but it shows how this can be better if we come together. The Mural of "Man at the Crossroads" should not be of one at a crossroad but rather a path of unity where one does not have to choose two great paths. Rivera's message was seen as means to question the validity of science or religion, capitalism or communism, or utopia or dystopia as a means to make people think what was really right, and the answer was anyone of them if you had a strong case to back it up (Anreus 210-211). In conclusion, "Man at the Crossroads" by Diego Rivera is quite a piece that shows that Man can have both if they decide to unite.
The line between art and technology is unclear. In this time period, both of them are united. Now artists use technology to create distinctive avenues and also to express themselves fully. It is true that Tim has created almost the similar picture and proved the use of technology in Vermeer’s picture but the thing is his painting does not have the elegance of the original. It seems very unrealistic and it needs the beautiful finishing that you would find in Vermeer’s paintings.
Unfortunately it has been difficult for me to continue to enjoy photography because I have not had the time to go out and explore different places to shoot photographs. Seeing that some of the children in the classroom were interested in photography, I decided to bring in my instant film camera. This was a perfect way for me to share something to the classroom that I am passionate about. During circle time, I taught the children in the classroom how the Polaroid camera works and explained to them the process of taking photographs with the camera. Using instant film is unique because unlike film photography, it does not need to be processed with chemicals or in a darkroom; the film develops right before your eyes.