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.
Censorship of the arts is a highly debated and controversial subject that deals with what artistic content is deemed acceptable or unacceptable to the public in society, as well as the limitations of practicing artists’ rights to express themselves through art. In this regard, art should be a way to express one’s own opinions, but should not be used as a vessel for insensitive or malicious intent in dealing with topics such as race and religion. In this essay, I will be discussing this and two other reasons as to why artists should not be given absolute freedom in creating their artworks. These other reasons are that art may also cause controversy within society when dealing with topics unaccepted by conservative members of the public, such as political views that go against the norm, as well as shocking or, to some, disturbing content such as intense or extreme gore and nudity. While these are some reasons why art censorship can be justified, I will also be discussing a counter-argument to these reasons, which is that society should not shoot down views and opinions based solely on a minority that does not approve of them.
The idea of teaching the viewpoint of evolution is considered modernism. In teaching this idea of evolution, it is going against the law and that is exactly what Scopes did. This whole trial was going against traditionalism. It exposed a deep division in America between new scientific values and traditional religious values. People starting seeking a different and better way to represent reality and the world they lived in.
Some of the recurring themes in works of postmodern literature turned out to be paranoia, minimalism, metafiction and twists on heroism. Heroism came to be a debatable topic in analysis of postmodern literature because of the arguable diversity between the novels. However, it’s sole purpose was not just to entertain, but like most art, for the author to express themselves in a way they haven’t been able to. As a result, Catch-22 presents Yossarian as an anti-hero used by its author, Joseph Heller, to introduce his opinion on war, war heroes and the current social status of the United States. The altered perception of heroism, believed to be present in only some works of postmodern literature, is used to convey the author’s state of mind to the reader in an
Does Hughes ascribe too much value to these ordinary objects and places? Are there limitations to Hughes’ experimentation? Can experimentation in general fail, and what’s an example of a failed experiment with form? What harm could a failed experiment with form cause? So then, can a book also be a hat?
The Romantic Period was revolutionary in terms of breaking away from poetic traditions. Romantic Literature included a focus on the writer or narrators emotions and the inner world. It was a celebration of nature, beauty and imagination with an emphasis on the individual experience of the sublime, supernatural and mythological elements as well as the search for individual definitions of morality rather than blindly accepting religious beliefs. Part of the emotional and sentimental aspect of poets during the Romantic Period was because it followed the Enlightenment, which was an intellectual movement that emphasized reason above emotion. The Romantics did not agree with this point of view expressing that, to be human is to be emotional and irrational.
While some people argue that art censorship is for the good of humanity, others contend that is is injustice and it takes away freedom of expression. Before researching the topic, I swayed heavily on one side; however, after going into depth in the topic and becoming educated in the topic, I lay on the fence. I realized the censorship of art will last just as long as it has been around, but there does need to be better ways to take down someone else’s creation. Art censorship is commonly given with the excuse of necessity. Some argue that pieces of artwork are able to support and enhance stereotypes.
It does, however, clearly show an important aspect of the modernist culture: the desire to break away from the past, which was dominated by the emotionally charged art of Romanticism and the overly righteous moral standards of the Victorian age. To Marinetti, this feminine culture had to be put to an end. From a moral point of view, this may seem wrong, but like other modernists, Marinetti strives for the far
Similar to the Sandman, in our developing consciences, a symbol can take over the full function and the significance of what it symbolizes, manifesting as a fear, a morbid anxiety, or a repression in our minds. Conclusively, Freud ends his essay on the over-accentuation of psychical reality in comparison with physical reality, being closely allied to the belief in the omnipotence of thoughts and the power of manifestation of mental perception and identity. Freud leaves readers with a question of the uncanny and whether or not we have a familiar secret that has yet to be revealed to our developing
In fact it was rather modernism, as its name implies ,that tried to awake from the nightmare of history, self-consciously setting itself against the past, and rejecting mundane forms of historical understanding. Modernism doesn’t wholely favoured the simply historic narratives rather find truth is not evolutionary and progressive but something requiring analysis. Tracing the works of the modernist poets, especially the works of early twentieth century it should be voluntarily marked as art after the first world war which in time recorded all the emotional aspects of this crisis of longing despair, hopelessness, angst, paralysis and moreover a sense