Every painting has slightly differences when we looked at them even they were being drawn on the same thing. But photography does not contain this problem. The reality of photography is not based on the individual skill just like painting, but what we saw in the real as our eyes. Therefore, the new idea had appeared to redefined the art, especially painting. Painting concerns on the long reaction between the artist and the model, it’s very time consuming.
Film takes photography to another level. Film, or the cinema “is objectivity in time.” For the first time with film “the image of things is likewise the image of their duration, change mummified as it were”. Bazin argues "only the impassive lens, stripping its object of all those ways of seeing it, those piled- up preconceptions, that spiritual dust and grime with which my eyes have covered it, are able to present it in all its virginal purity to my attention and consequently to my love. By the power of photography, the natural image of a world that we neither know nor can know, nature at last does more than imitate art: she imitates the
Introduction Art is the expression of human creativity, skill and imagination. There are many different forms and types of visual art, from painting; to sculpting; to modeling; to photography and many more (Wikipedia). A lot of people around the world may not know about artists that change their artistic direction because of photography. People also may suggest that art is only about painting and drawing, but photography influenced painting by giving artists new tools; which then influenced the artists who experimented with colour, mass and lighting (Reference). But to what extent did the invention of photography influence the development of painting from the end of 19th century to 1930?
Its materialism restricts it because the experience is only visual which renders it more difficult to immerse the spectator into the quintessence of the painting, however, like music and poetry it can capture the essence of various objects. For example, Vermeer's Girl with a Pearl Earring captures the essence of "woman", however, it is not until after Nietzsche's philosophy that art can capture abstract concepts or emotions, which would have most probably raised its place in his hierarchy of art forms. Rothko's abstract paintings are a perfect example of how paintings can portray an abstract concept without depicting objects. Rothko was also a prime example of a Schopenhauerian genius in the sense that he completely disregarded whatever rules there were for painting and immersed himself into his art. In the words of Schopenhauer, "Only through pure contemplation...which becomes absorbed entirely in the object, are the ideas
The main problem with the debate over the definition of art is that nobody can construct an accurate and exhaustive definition for it. The concept of art is very abstract and subjective, as it depends on beauty, interpretation and pure emotion. At the same time, these ideas also depend on both the point of view and the mindset of the artist and the audience. While many would admire an abstract painting and may even identify certain feelings that the artwork was intended to evoke, others might not see any meaning or beauty behind
Hence, artistic creations are inseparable from the human lives and histories involved in their creation and consumption. Greenblatt’s views on textuality are central to the hermeneutical practice he advocates in the Poetics of Culture, which became popular in aesthetic circles as New Historicism.
In Plato’s mind, art was the impersonation of nature. Yet in the nineteenth century, photography assumed control over that capacity, and in the twentieth century, abstract art toppled the entire thought that art was about the portrayal, in another word, representation. Moreover, in spite of the fact that art implied ability and skill at an opportune time, the conceptual artist had brought their thoughts to a higher level of execution. Hence, what is art? Art has been identified by various philosophers and critics in different ways.
Firstly, the examination of the image for familiar patterns. This will be done by methods borrowed from the concept of "interikonizität", a German term that describes image-to-image relations (Loreck 2013: 7). This theory takes ideas from intertextuality and transports them to a methodological approach for image analysis (Loreck 2013: 7). The basic thesis is that citation, paraphrasing, and parodies of earlier artistic works is essential and natural to all types of art, and that thus art can be analyzed for these citations of other works to gain insight on meaning, purpose, and message (Loreck 2013: 8). Thus the examination of where these citations come from can give additional information about the intention of an image, and subsequently also about image
They recreate the human experience without explicitly giving viewers a backstory. This allows us to make up our own narrative. And while Walter Benjamin might say that these photographs are simply a “copy” in a world of reproductions, and it is true that the images have reproduced an experience, the work still feels authentic and original because no matter how many times a viewer comes back to look at it, its story may always be different and fresh. Whether or not Smith was intentionally translating teenagehood into photographs, her images are successful because they do this and so much more. Her dynamic compositions, and use of successful design concepts tell a story that allows her audience to fill in the blanks.
Reason, emotions, language, and imagination contributes in the production of these different types of artworks, based on the creative skills of each person. A painting can be the reflexion of a painter’s perspective, and his personal experience, Some people might think that artworks are not based on reason, and are just the painter’s imagination, however, they might be ignorant on the fact that everything in this world happens for a reason, even the tiniest organisms are created for a reason. Edvard Munch, a Norwegian painter know for his artwork the scream. Using his sense perception, this artist successfully painted one of the most famous paintings that the 21st century knows. Sight, according to Munch’s personal diaries, the idea for the modern art painting The Scream came to him while looking down over the Norwegian landscape from an elevation (Shabi).