In his essay “The Decay of Lying”, Oscar Wilde wrote, “No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist.” This prominent playwright believed that the purpose of art stood in distortion and adornment. However, in comparing Point Reyes Country Road by Asha Carolyn Young and Wheatfield with Crows by Vincent van Gogh, I made the conclusion that the Wilde’s statement is false. Many different forms of art exist, and whether it is realistic, abstract, or anything else; all art styles should be recognized as “art”. Although the style is different, the result that they provide to the audience is the same— a reaction in a human sense or emotion.
Although the reader of their poetry can distinguish several differences between the two poets, one will also notice that they both also shared similarities within their poetry. Wilfred Owen and Edward Thomas lived through one of the most historic and tragic events in history, and they produced poetry that portrayed hope and the real-life encounters of war, therefore; leaving their mark in history. On the third of March 1878, Edward Thomas was born in Lambeth, London. Thomas was the eldest of six boys to welsh parents. Thomas loved the outdoors due to the vastly beautiful landscapes he was raised on.
Murillo was also a Baroque painter and was considered one of the best of his time. In his early work he focused on light without changing the contrast too much. In 1640’s he changed his style to included subtle light changes while using transparent colors (arthistoria). The 1670s, when this painting was created, was considered Murillo's most creative time in his painting career (arthistoria).His paintings were described as the "vaporous style” because the brushwork was feathery, the pigment thin and the coloration cool and light like in Saint Thomas of Villanueva Giving Alms to the poor (nortonsimon). Depicted in this painting is St. Thomas de Villanueva who was known for his many acts of charity.
Janie had never had the opportunity to learn how to shoot a gun and doing so was an activity that she enjoyed and therefore she did it every day out of delight. In Janie’s past relationships she had never really gained new skills that she enjoyed using, Tea Cake gives Janie the chance to try new things and gain new experiences unlike her other husbands where she did only what she was told. Furthermore, when Janie and Tea Cake moved to the Everglades, Tea Cake had gotten a job working at a bean field, which he later was able to get Janie to work as well. Janie had only had one job prior to this, in which she worked in the store in Eatonville where she lived with Joe, and this job was one that she did not enjoy. While Tea Cake was asking Janie if she liked working in the field with him, Janie explained that working in the field is “mo’ nicer that settin’ round dese quarters all day.
The turning point in this book is when he found a magic eight ball, which Rodrick got for a present. Greg had never played with it before and he discovered it actually worked. “I was curious to see if it actually worked, so I gave it a try.” “I thought up a question and concentrated really hard, then gave the magic 8 ball a good shake.” “A few seconds later, this is what showed up in the window – it is certain.” I chose these sentences from the book as turning point in the story because after this events he most of the time asks the ball what to do which leads up to Greg and Rowley becoming best friends
Next, the figure portrayed in the picture is unique because it is an ordinary person, a hallmark of impressionism. In class, we learned that impressionism was not a style but a movement, and that the one defining element is an impression of a moment and how the artist perceives it. In Horse Bath, the combination of the size and figures produces an intriguing painting. Lastly, when studying this painting, the viewer notices the technical difficulty of the work. The size, perspective, and shadows are all perfectly captured in the picture.
I have a deep appreciation for the arts, but the family gift to draw and sculpt, feels to have skipped a generation, yet the desire to create did not. This desire to create, is what I appreciate so much regarding Natalie Roger’s artistic approach to person centered therapy. While Carol Rogers, definitely was hard core about having the group run the direction of the group with Natalie, she gave a bit more direction regarding what the art therapy portion may look like. Natalie felt it was appropriate to give guidelines for community group behavior, such as reminding group members there is no right or wrong way to create art. She would tell them they could choose to create, or be a bystander and experience the expressions vicariously, she would also tell them to take care of themselves – be aware of their bodies and feelings.
His ideas were the product of a diverse early career; all of his experiences pre-planning (pre-1958, essentially) informed his designs down the road. Having spent a lot of time farming, Olmsted was fond of, and personally felt a connection to, transcendental ideals. He valued man’s connection with nature as a divine and important part of life. Olmsted’s quintessential love of nature springing from his farming days was compounded, firstly, by his inspiration from Andrew Jackson Downing. Downing was a mid 19th century author who wrote best selling books about rural life.
I am Harry Stiles. I was a once a farmer. I’m still the same man who saw the growth of the city from a little community into a haven of light and music, people and cars, architecture and art. I remember the time as young boy, I never thought of going away from Abucay, a place where I was born. I loved how people live in there, how menfolk gather woods into big bundles to be sold in the big city, how gaily dressed women, sturdy and full of life, harvesting gabi and camote on the hillsides, putting them in big baskets which they carried on their backs as they went down the trails, and how the children use the green grass as their play area.