In the book “What is Art?” written by Leo Tolstoy, Tolstoy said that art is the uniting of the subjective with the objective, of nature with reason, of the unconscious with the conscious, and therefore art is the highest means of knowledge. Meaning that art is factors for unity of every perception, creature, and therefore art is knowledgeable. In contrast, Pablo Picasso saw the art in different perspective. Picasso said that art is a lie that brings us nearer to the truth. Meaning that art is just a lie that looks like the truth, and therefore cannot be the unity of nature.
Axel Contreras Professor Mendoza English 1301 SP4 October 3, 2017 The Value of Art Art is a significant part of our everyday lives typically involving all forms of entertainment and the way in which we express ourselves. I thoroughly enjoy trying to find the meaning in many forms of art due to my lack of talent in that area, but it only allows me to have a deeper appreciation for it. It is for this reason that I have chosen to analyze the topic of arts and letters, and to gain insight on what art truly is. “Lady in a Veil” written by Lewis H. Lapham, consists of contrasting what people believe to be the value of art and what they convey it to be. He begins by quoting Tolstoy whom referred to art as a means of sharing one’s feelings with others,
Aspects of beauty being a necessary component were dismissed. This Dadaist practice of displacing objects from their standard setting and signifying them as art - was used extensively by future assemblage and Pop-artists.I will illustrate through examples how the ‘readymade’ or everyday object, like Duchamp’s urinal, spoke to the existence of modernization. Although Dada only survived for a few years its impact was considerable. Thesis Statement The notion of beauty has become significantly detached from the definition of art due to the Anti Art movements altered attitudes towards aesthetics. Research questions: The following research questions will guide the study and literature review- In contemporary Art, are most works of art typically viewed as anti-aesthetic?
The beauty of art helps us recognize and enjoy what gives our lives, as human beings, meaning and value. Sometimes it 's pleasurable. Sometimes it 's painful. But whenever art is beautiful, it is beautiful because it shows us what 's real. So what 's this reality that
Art is really hard to explain, as what Picasso wrote,that we who are trying to explain pictures are usually barking up the wrong tree,saying that we all have our own meanings, definitions and symbols. It doesn’t mean that if we have a different judgment to an art that doesn’t mean we don’t know how to manipulate ideas and conventions. Its because according to Clifford Geertz, people don’t stop talking about art simply because the importance of art enables us to talk about it and makes us gather more ideas making us realize that we all have different experiences and beliefs in life.. For example is the Yoruba art of the west Africa, Clifford stated that what would happen if the Yoruba society back then didn’t have concern of the thinness of
In The Republic, Plato writes about his thoughts on good, justice, and how we can achieve it. He starts off by stating that for human happiness and to live the best life philosopher-kings are needed. Not everyone can become a philosopher; certain people simply are non-philosophers also called lovers of sights and sounds. Plato makes the distinction between lovers of wisdom(philosophers) and lovers of sights and sounds clear using beauty as an example. Non-philosophers see ''fine tones and colours and forms and all the artificial products that are made out of them''(476b) but are unable to see or to understand absolute beauty.
Artists can empower viewers and artworks which “have a narrative function can require the viewer to participate in the construction of meaning through the interpretation of its visual and narrative clues.”(storybook) In the sense that individual perceptions of an artwork can contribute to the overall meaning regarding the subject matter. Artists can relate to the everyday and seek inspiration in the banal, playing a very large and important role in society. For Kentridge it has allowed him to investigate the past and express his feelings regarding his countries conflict and empathise with those who also lived through these times and were greatly affected . "The political interest in what happens in South Africa is very much part of the work.not initially illustrating a society that one lives in, but allows what happens there to be part of the work, William Kentridge ( art 21). When one thinks of the role artists have played throughout the years and the ability they have to preserve the past and record history, long before photography ever existed.
Economic, ecological and affordability elements were always taken into consideration for the making of a good design. Referring to Walter Gropius' Manifesto (1919) “The ultimate goal of all art is the building! The ornamentation of the building was once the main purpose of the visual arts, and they were considered indispensable parts of the great building. Today, they exist in complacent isolation, from which they can only be salvaged by the purposeful and cooperative endeavours of all artisans. Architects, painters and sculptors must learn a new way of seeing and understanding the composite character of the building, both as a totality and in terms of its parts.
Since in the early century, beauty has been used in that manner by the Greek society. It was used to portray morally admirable characters, high social status society, and technically useful things. Due to its various usage, beauty has become undefined. In this case, many philosophers were triggered to study and criticize the metaphysics of beauty. Philosophers such as Pythagoras, Plato, Aristotle, contributed their concept of beauty and tried to associate it with their practices.
But art is not only that. It is connected with every single detail of the human experience, it is connected to life and is able to go beyond what we are able to perceive at first glance, thus showing what otherwise would be hidden. Because of its multiple abilities, art has been used by many writers in order