In the article by Anthony F. C. Wallace, “The Hunger for Indian Land in Andrew Jackson’s America,” the reasons for America's need for Indian land is discussed. The purpose of this article is to explain the Indian removal that occurred under Andrew Jackson’s presidency. The thesis of this essay states that Americans kicked the Natives off of their land to fulfill a selfish desire to expand the cotton industry.
Capitalism has always been a subject of controversy throughout American history. As America expanded west and developed many new advancements in technology, more specifically the railroad, many people sought to make big profits out of the new and advantageous land. A common argument that historians often put forth about the settlement of the West was that big businesses and entrepreneurs had capitalized on the mostly untouched valuable resources of Western United States and had turned them into commodities thus destroying Native American society. Before America’s expansion into the West, Native American tribes lived in a society free of the capitalistic ideals, which in turn, made them less concerned about profit and more concerned about their
From the content of books to the songs on the radio, art serves to provide a reflection of the world. Behind every design, there are great chains connecting the art to the artist to the artist 's inspirations and so on as far as the eye can see. In Jonathan Lethem 's The Ecstasy of Influence: A Plagiarism, he emphasizes these unseen connections. "My search had led me from a movie, to a book, to a play, to a website, and back to a book." (Lethem 212). Here, Lethem describes the great journey he took as he attempted to track down the origin of a famous quote, but even this impressive path is nothing compared to all the influences that were combined in such a small piece of art. Every single artist that had touched the quote drew inspiration
The Native Americans need their land back . Money is a good way for them to solve their problems but not like having their land back . I believe land is better than money because it can change their life's in so many ways . It's a way of getting their dignity back after what happened to them causes by our people.
Therefore, in the perspective of understanding materialist art history by the discussion focused on the labor of the production line, different forms of arts then no longer refer to the product labeled and produced by the so-called ‘artistic genius’, but a product of complex relationship between social, economic and political sphere. (Klingender, 1943) To be more specific, the relationship between materialist art history and Marxist art history is demonstrated with the practice of artwork in relation to society, economy or politics, with detailed and specific analysis in the context of social cultures and the idea of class in the capitalist society. (D’Alleva, 2005) In a particular cultural environment, we can realize the outgrowth of the interactions between patrons and artists in a more complicated way. Art therefore is no longer believed to be the product made by the so-called artistic talents under the manifestation of
In the late 1800’s the Americas began to move westward. Along with moving westward there came struggles and hardships. There were multiple reasons for starting the westward expansion, such as the gold rush and the government bribes of land. While people moved, the ideals of Manifest Destiny occurred. ADD MORE INFORMATION ON THE GOLD RUSH!!!!
There were many events that led to the rapid change in ideas that the Colonies were more British pre-revolutionary war. The want for more land played a big role between the English and the British colonies. With the arrival of the English to the Native Americans, the English main focus was to displace the Native Americans and take over their land. With an unstable economy, left it easy for English to take over the land, leaving it hard for Native Americans. Many new challenges for the Native Americans soon followed the arrival of the English. In the early arrival of the English, there was an extreme competitive economic viewpoint. Unaware of the English’s’ intentions, the Native Americans did everything the English told them too. However,
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.
Finally, from the Hyde’s The Gift, the market brings two sides for the artists. On the one hand, artists enforce to share art work in the market for living. On the other hand, the market may obstruct artists to creative art works in order to catch the public’s
Whitely, Peter, 2002, Ties that Bind: Hopi Gift Culture and its First Encounter with the United States
In the article Introduction: Symposium on Cultural Sovereignty by Rebecca Tsosie, her symposium focuses on three main ideas. First, Tsosie discusses the various standpoints on sovereignty from David Matheson, Clauden Bates Arthur, and Kunani Nihipali, whose were Native Leaders. Furthermore, she describes the challenges in attaining cultural sovereignty and the critique on other perspectives of cultural sovereignty as well as better definitions of cultural sovereignty. Lastly, Tsosie list various strategies to restore cultural and political sovereignty. David Matheson defines cultural sovereignty as the fact that Native people have always been an autonomous nation. He proves his point by mentioning that Indians country had been created by a higher authority than this government. Specifically, to maintain cultural sovereignty, Matheson
The role of self-interest is heightened when Smith says, “It is not from the benevolence of the butcher that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest” (22). The butcher does not supply his assortment of meats based on his gregarious intentions; rather, he sells his supply in order to accumulate profit. If his quality of service is inadequate, then his demand will reduce, and he will not gain any profit. Hence, the butcher has to procure quality meat and sell it at a reasonable price to secure both parties’ satisfaction with each good. This pursuit of the individual profit motive is hindered by a misconception between value, and how its real and nominal values are suppressed by other social influences. Before delving into the actual meaning of value and its influence, one must understand the difference between real and nominal commodities. Nominal value is a reflection on the rate at which a currency can obtain a certain good, whereas real value focuses on the most precise measurement and estimation of labor and its commodities. In essence, real value is a direct correlation to the amount of input, or labor, that one has exerted in the production of his good or service. While the individual cannot solely determine his nominal value at any given time, he can calculate the real value of
Artwork is a form of self-expression from an artist based on life experience, or on something that the artist feels strongly about (Berenson, 87). The product of art can help others with similar experiences but not able to express the same feeling themselves. From the product of art, people can start drawing excitement, purpose as well as encouragement about the real thing being expressed. Through a piece of art, the artist can communicate a purpose, an emotion or an idea in their work. In this research paper, I compare two pieces of artwork; Madonna and child with the saints by Giovanni Bellini and Madonna and child with the two angels done by Fra Filippo Lippi. Madonna and child are amongst the most popular yet controversial topics in the Christian art.
The painter, the photographer, and the sculptor create their joy as if they are a child with a box of crayons. Forged in creativity, their piece growing closer to their heart and the viewers. Art heals, art helps, and art teaches. Without it, we are not human but with it, we can create galaxies. Art’s beneficial impact on communities is evident through effective health treatment, adaptive education, and economic gain.
Art can do lots of things that can create powerful and great changes in ourselves. Artist is someone that is so hard to read if we fail to understand them to interpret the underlying meaning behind their painting because it is their getaway to express their emotions and desires to the community.