There are few instances when a person is influenced by something to the extent of questioning their life. Something that is so powerful that it can create emotion in all of the people who experience it. Artists fight to create this something in order to connect people through it. However, in today’s culture where fads come and go it is often difficult to find such works of art. Cultivated through the things that make us human, great art always finds a way to make an impact. Through art we can experience love, anger, fear and many other emotions. With an understanding of the human condition, artists can create things that contain inspiration for all. Great art can speak to people of different generations with new relevance; it is timeless.
Artwork means more than what one may see at first glance. There can be hidden meanings of the past or even hints of what their society was like. Each piece of art has something special including traits of the civilization; these traits are seen throughout history. With these traits we can tell what society we are looking at and experience the civilization 's unique culture. An example of a great piece of artwork contributing to society would be the Ishtar Gate in Babylon, this gate is very important within the Babylonian culture and expresses what their society treasured and valued along with the traits that this society had.
Artwork is important because it allows you to visually express your emotions through colorful even abstract. Art can even be a reflection of our society. Art shows diversity in a person’s life. That’s exactly what Romare Bearden, August Wilson, as well as myself portrayed into our collage. Without art we would not have true visual beauty. Art encourages kids to express themselves. Art speaks words you may not be able to say. Arts enable us to imagine the unimaginable, and to connect us to the past, present, and the future, sometimes even all at
As Niranjan Rajan (as mentioned in Tulani, 2016) observes that if potentially anybody can be an artist, this imply “the end of art” itself. Besides, social movements concern serious matter, while art most of the time is considered solely as a form of entertainment. With this statements in mind, it comes natural to think that art activism can hardly have an impact on real-world’s issue. Moreover, according to some of the most distinguished scholars such as Adorno and Baudirillard, art and media have been used by the elite to empower their status and spread an imperative ideology, for decades now. In fact, they sustain that by reinforcing the differences among class, race and gender people become oppressed by the mainstream canon and ideals, turning into completely alienated individuals. Therefore, if it is true that art and media can cause people to follow the mass, why it also should not motivate them to act for a change in the world they live
The tile of the article that I have chosen is “Courageous or spineless? Our actions -- or inactions -- decide for us”. This article is written by Leonard Pitts, Jr. Leonard Garvey Pitts, Jr. (born October 11, 1957) is an American commentator, journalist and novelist. He is a nationally-syndicated columnist and winner of the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for Commentary. He was originally hired by the Miami Herald to critique music, but within a few years he received his own column in which he dealt extensively with race, politics, and culture.
In conclusion, many people take the arts for granted when it comes to education of today’s students. They believe that the education of the arts is a waste of time and money, resulting in the failure of those classes being in schools for students. The arts open students to broader horizons, opportunity wise, success wise and learning wise. The arts are what keep our students of today and the future
Before a person becomes an artist they have to understand what artistic avenue a person wants to pursue.
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.
The first social function of art is when artists create places for some human purpose. Some reasons are for memories, others are for just sitting around and talking. A big thing that all artists create this with is the intention for people to gather at them and bring people closer together. One example is Stonehenge, which they think was created for a community gathering for that community to perform rituals. People in my generation may not know what Stonehenge is, but most of us through family members or either visiting it will know of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. The book talks about the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and how at the beginning people will barley notice the wall, but once you get walking further, the wall keeps growing, soon taller than the visitors with names upon names. This wall has a few unique features to it, one being that the path is downward sloping so the wall is built the same height all around with a level top. Another being that at the beginning it goes unnoticed, just like the war did when it was first starting out. The last is at the end, where the path slopes back upwards, after you turn a corner, you are either drawn to the Washington Monument or the Lincoln Memorial,
Throughout the film “Tim’s Vermeer”, the audience begins to question what the meaning of art is, often being altered by each viewer's perspective. There are many things that contribute to the meaning of art, many having to do solely on the audience. Art and the meaning are determined by our society and each person's input, what the audience considers art. For example the way that Vermeer's work was in watercolor, work like paintings, sculptures and drawings are typically considered art. Although, when the added knowledge of how Tim, and possible Vermeer’, painting was made comes up the audience begins to question if it should still be art. Because the audience determines what is and is not art, the viewer
Morals and ethics are both codes of conduct relating to right and wrong. Whilst ethics are dependent on an exterior source of rules, regulations and sometimes law, such as the code of conduct in a public space or a work place, morals can be defined as an individual’s own principles of right and wrong and can go against ethical rules. Morals, therefore, truly define an individual’s take on what is right and wrong, despite what ethical principles they may follow. An individual’s moral outlook may change as they become more aware of the world around them and learn more about issues which require moral attention. As it is produced by and for individuals with their own morals, art’s connection to both the Art World and reality, ties it up in all sorts of moral issues. The question of whether art can effect our moral outlook is asking whether an individual’s perception of right and wrong can be altered by experiencing a work of art. This essay will explore the moral effect of art on audiences, and question where the responsibility for this
Visual and performing arts tend to act as separate entities within the field of education; considerably isolated from the majority of academia, these sectors are often considered to be secondary or elective options after completing primary education. The arts are an essential part of a well-rounded education, however, when an institute begins a budgeting process, the arts are rarely considered a top priority. For example, during periods of recession many public schools within the United Stated were forced to cut visual, performing and musical arts programs, despite studies that proved the exposure to the arts to be beneficial for students both academically and in extracurricular activities.
It is important to study something in school that you enjoy but that is also useful in the real world. I have always been asked, “what's your major?”. I would answer art history and always got a response like, “what are you going to do with that?”. Most parents and students don’t feel that there is a good foundation from learning Art History. It is often heard from high school and college students (influenced by their parents) that to succeed you must major in science, technology, engineering, or business. They think studying liberal arts is a future of unemployment and uncertainty. But, it is important to override these belief because of the large opportunity for art majors in the world. My experiences as a child, influences, and mentors have inspired me to study art history at Belmont and I want to share my experiences and knowledge of my process. What drives you to study art and pursue a career in this impressive field?
Creativity can be defined as the willingness to be courageous, adventurous, daring and to try new things. Creative people take risks and produce some of the best ideas. When designing and making, creative work is likely to bring about original knowledge which will incur risk taking. Innovation and risk taking are skills that are close together, everyone that knows it have to deal with creating something new everyday.
“Arts education is critical for helping students develop creativity, critical thinking, and problem solving abilities” (Chernin). The arts can help people succeed. Art is a way that people can express themselves and share their beliefs. Arts in education can help people focus and attend. Fine arts are important because they make a huge impact on kids education, they make an impact on how people pursue their life careers, and it also helps with stress and anxiety.