Literary movements were making huge strides in development as the Harlem Renaissance was underway in Northeastern America and the Lost Generation was emerging in Europe. In Paris all kinds of art movements such as the Cubists, Surrealists, and jazz culture were prominent as well. The Great Gatsby featured a lot of these cultural changes and the norms during this time period. In particular, Fitzgerald demonstrates the emptiness and lack of morals in the wealthy upper class through his characters as well as represents their carelessness and rather whimsical materialistic lifestyle. However, one of the more positive aspects of this society is also represented in this novel, as well as many other works produced by this group.
Street art and Graffiti serve as a platform for artists across the world to express themselves, utilizing it to transmit personal visions, values, and opinions. For years people around the world have decorated public spaces illegally with their art work. One particular hot spot of such art is the vibrant Mediterranean city of Barcelona. Artist from around the world travel to Barcelona in hopes of exhibiting their distinct style of art work while portraying their views. In the following years after Franco’s dictatorship there was a cultural boom in Spain’s art forms of graffiti and street art.
James witnessed the consequences that life brings with drugs, alcohol, violence and lack of education which helped him realize that he needed to change how he was as a person. In The Color of Water James noticed he needed a new beginning by saying “I needed to see some new faces, a fresh start. ”(page 177) Their family moved to Delaware and James found music.
Michelangelo Pistoletto Michelangelo Pistoletto, an Italian Sculptor, Conceptual, and Performance artist was born on June 25, 1933 in Biella, Italy. Michelangelo Pistoletto was born into an artistic family. With an Affinity for drawing his mother enrolled him in Armando Testa’s prestigious advertising school at age 18. After being in school and learning, a more contemporary art style he began to experiment on works of self-portraiture. Pistoletto’s love for contemporary art grew and soon he found his true talent, his reflection.
His early interest in photography started when one day his older brother, Frank, told him that he would give him his Diana Camera if he got a base hit in one of his games. Unfortunately, he did not hit the ball BUT he did get on base because he got hit in the shoulder, so he got to walk onto first base. He still ended up getting the camera. (Mark Seliger)
1. I feel that forgiveness is not for the other person, it’s a process that provides you the energy and the self-confidence to move on. One reason why is forgiveness is not for the other is because in my experience, forgiveness is a situation where serious harm has been done to you physically or mentally. The next steps are finding a way to relieve your conscious of the harm caused.
In the 1920’s there was a lack of Canadian art in the country, the art was all European. The beautiful scenery was too difficult to be painted, until The Group of Seven joined together and impacted the future of Canadian art. The Group of Seven were a group of men who would rent paintings out to people just for they could use the money to buy painting supplies. They wanted to prove that the scenery could be brought to life and shown to the world.
The Holocaust impacted Vladek’s life by affecting his views on topics such as money, connecting with his own son, and not being able to open up and create relationships with others. Vladek’s survival in the Holocaust changed him for both the better and the worse; Vladek’s resourcefulness stuck with him during the Holocaust and after the Holocaust. He has a large amount of money in his bank account because he always saves his money. But, The Holocaust affected Vladek by not being able to create connections with others.
During the trend, many artists rose including Church with the landscape paintings. Everyone was urbanizing and it was rare to find such a serene place like Catskill, New York. Church made it happen when he attended art school while being a student of Thomas Cole, who was also an emerged artist from the 1800s. This painting is oil on canvas and it was painted by the Hudson River.
They do not develop a strong relationship with him before he ultimately dies, though, because they saved his life, a small relationship does develop. In Sparks’ novel, when he knows he will die soon, Ira calls his lawyer and sets up an art auction, inviting not only art critics and collectors from around the world, but also Luke and Sophia. This surprised me, as a reader, because Sparks does not show much of a relationship between the pair and Ira after they rescue him; although it may be assumed he invited them because they saved his life and learned his story through the letter they found in the destroyed car. In the movie, Luke and Sophia find Ira as they return from their first date, at the beginning of the movie. After Luke pulls Ira out of his burning truck, he mumbles one word: “box”, leading Sophia into the burning car to retrieve what she learns is a box of letters.
Upton Sinclair was an only child born on September 20, 1878. He was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. Even though his name was respected in the South from his great-grandfathers fame in the War of 1812, Upton Sinclair grew up in a family without much money. Any profit his father made was spent on alcohol. Living in poverty, the family moved often, unable to pay rent.
Rutherford B Hayes He was instrumental during reconstruction and served as president from 1877 to 1881. He believed in meritocratic governance and was against racial discrimination. On October 4, 1822, Delaware, Ohio added Rutherford B. Hayes to its citizenry. His father's death preceded his birth by 10 weeks leaving Sophia, Hayes' mother, to raise the family alone.
Ned Kelly – an under privileged Victim Ned Kelly – a scandalous, outback bushranger living in poverty with 12 siblings and widowed mother. Ned generated many controversial commentaries from the public due to his indecent behaviour. Some suggest he was a hero for seeking refuge from authority, and some say he was a victim of poverty and family loss. Ned Kelly is undeniably a victim.
Marcus Jamal Hopson, also known as Hopsin, is a lyricist and a rapper who believes that not knowing is okay but not trying to learn is not and that being strange is okay. First, he states, “At the end of the day it doesn’t matter what anybody else thinks as long as you’re happy.” This shows how he doesn’t care about people thinking he is strange or weird as long as happiness is the main goal. “You wanna succeed. You have to try or one day you’ll get older and regret it all because you can’t provide.”
At the age of ten, Edward Isham threw the first punch that led down the long road of a violent lifestyle (Bolton, 1). He grew up without a mother and with an alcoholic and a womanizer role model of a father (Bolton, 102). Unlike most, Isham was uneducated and not involved in the church after being kicked out of both (Bolton, 2). His far from average and tumultuous childhood mirrored his far from average life (Bolton, 101). Edward Isham’s life was not one of a typical poor white man because of his work circumstances, his relationships, and his extremely violent lifestyle.