Without this period of time, we wouldn’t have many works of art, literature, scientific principles, or the types of religion that we have today. The Scientific Revolution, Reformation, and Renaissance provided too many important ideas to just be looked over or forgotten. One of the most popular religions was formed, multiple scientific principles were found, and new techniques in art were created during this time. Without the Renaissance, we would not have the understanding of life and the world around us as we do today. Additionally, the Renaissance brought a change in thinking, as humanists, artists, authors, and religious figures all wanted to explore and make advancements in their respective topics.
In literature leading to this Renaissance time period, it is not uncommon to compare the understanding of the self to an understanding of the divine, but Mirandola revolutionized this thought when he began to differ other creatures from man. With doing this he states that
To the contemporary audience the whole enterprise seemed like youthful antagonism, hardly worthy of the name “art”. Art up until this point had always had subject matter but now the process, revealed by the artists brush strokes, is the subject matter. Abstract Expressionism was very new and extremely different visually but it relied heavily on past movements mainly: the Dadaist's reliance on chance, and the Surrealist's endorsement of Freudian theory that embraces the relevance of dreams, sexual drives and the authenticity of ego (unfiltered self-centeredness, i.e. narcissism), which this art expresses through "action." The key to understanding Abstract Expressionism is to understand the concept of "deep" from a 1950s dictionary.
After reading it, Mr. Notkins’ Artist Statement really opens your eyes as to what the piece is trying to convey and you change the way you thought the piece was assembled. The piece is much more obvious than other famous paintings and Notkins doesn’t seem to care about that. After reading the artist's statement my views and thoughts
In this particular case, utilitarianism seems to support a conclusion that goes against a fight humanity already fought during the civil rights movement. Williams transitions from this example into the discussion of something he calls “the precedent effect”. The fear of this effect is that certain horrendous utilitarian acts might encourage people to behave immorally because of the precedent that may be set by these actions. Even though Williams admits that the precedent effect would only occur if people where confused as to why utilitarian’s had to commit a horrendous act, Williams believes that this confusion is a very real possibility if utilitarianism is ever used in
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.
As a beginner in the art world, everything seems new and exciting, yet when boiling down to the specifics, I find myself getting lost in terminology. After much reading, I have gained a basic understanding for some of the terms that describe key attributes of works of art. Representational, abstract, nonrepresentational, style, form, and iconography are all terms necessary to understand before beginning to understand the world of art. Representational art is an embodiment of what the artist deems are the important details of the original image. This finished product could be a close likeness, or look hardly at all like the artists original inspiration, yet it remains a portrayal of an actual object.
In general, assessing whether an argument is a good one based on subtle changes in how you feel about a topic is accurate but in reality the argument lacks true components of an academic argument. During our course we have pined over the arguments in
Karen Quiroz Munoz Professor Buechele Midterm: Question 2 In this paper I will discuss the "Culture Industry" by Theodor Adorno and Max Horkheimer and why they argued that audience identification with the products of the culture industry was manipulation. Also I will discuss Adorno and Horkheimer 's views of the possibility to have "authentic" forms of art produced through the culture industry. And lastly, how they define true works of art. Adorno and Horkheimer take an interesting stance when it comes to the rise of new forms of mass media. They believed the 'art ' was being sold and becoming a commodity and in doing so losing its autonomous.
Many newly discovered ancient texts combined with the questioning spirit of the renaissance meant that historical criticism became meaningful, and still is to this day. Last but not least humanism did clearly affect the style of the arts and