Picasso strays from depicting reality in the sense that the picture would be recognizable in the natural world, but instead Picasso represents reality with his subjective lens. Similar to the previous two paintings I have discussed, this painting engages and challenges the audience to understand a piece of art that has a multi-faceted meaning. At first it appears like chaotic figures with no real sense of direction. There is no central focus point and the viewer’s eyes scan the entire canvas searching for a logical story. Picasso has taken issues of modern society and incorporated it into his painting.
As it has been already said, the work of art makes us engage in our own mental activity, which results in our perception of it. For the unity of perception of the work of art one should be careful to a) establish an appropriate rhythm between doing and undergoing, where the basic components of aesthetic experience (cumulation, tension, conservation, anticipation and fulfillment) keep interacting with one another, generating sequences of relatonships; b) to investigate only the elements of the work in question without subjecting the work to the preconceived ideas. Perception of the work of art turns out to be the aesthetic experience itself, if the operations we have performed (doing and undergoing) achieve a final balance – that is to say if all the many-sided elements of the work have been fused into a shape. Only when the perception is ordered and clear it becomes an aesthetic experience that shall be felt as an expansion of ourselves. At the end of the chapter, dedicated to Dewey’s theory, Wolfgang Iser reasonably concludes: “Dewey’s argument has now come full circle” .
Besides, for producers, some of them may think that they fail to communicate with audience, yet some of them, and I also, think that if audience gives even little thoughts about our works after they are finish, we already carry the day. All in all, to be ambiguous is somewhat tricky because it could give a work attractiveness which is very important in creating an art work. Likewise, the alligator in "Blue Jeans" is not inserted just to provoke audience imagination about sex or to create romanticized scene. The alligator can also infer to a dangerous man, a dangerous life, something beastly and so on. In my opinion, both interpretations, an alligator-man as a representation of a hunter/womanizer or as a representation of wildlife, are possible and even can be merged together to understand the key role of an alligator-man in the
The reason that our culture is being appropriated is that we have given it room to be done so. Many post colonials tend to have an inferiority complex as a result of colonization and so because of this, our creative mindsets are directly aligned to create something that goes against who we are as we believe that we are inferior; why would an artist produce an inferior piece of work? And so because of this, we tend to whitewash our works, give them distinctly Eurocentric characteristics and location because well, “no one will read our work because it’s about black or African people.” I used to have this problem about two years ago. I was working on what I believed would be my first novel, highly influenced by Harry Potter, almost none of it could be traced back to me at all – in fact, if I were anybody else, I would never have believed a
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.
He ended up escaping and change his name to Douglass back then his name was Frederick Bailey. Douglass ended up getting invited to a slavery convention. All he wanted to do was make a change in this world and try to express his feelings towards racism I find his story so motivating especially because a lot of young people want equality in our country. Personally, i would want racism to be over because I would want a world where people just look up to each other and aren 't afraid to ask for help. Now you see so many young people that are too scared to talk in classes because they know how cruel some people are.
The author demonstrates this by stating that people are “more interested in what Van Gogh’s deranged hand did to his ear than what his incomparable eye saw in the sunlight at Arles” (Lapham). Lapham is trying to persuade the reader that we need to place the value of art back into its meaning and forget about how much money it is worth. He expands on this by demonstrating how placing the value of art in its monetary worth renders the art insignificant, for we are ignoring the message it is trying to relay. “Beauty is a Shoe” by Wendy Steiner focuses on the emphasis that is placed on beauty in art. Throughout the article Steiner speaks about how visual arts focus on aestheticism using women and ornaments to appeal to our primitive desires, rather than focusing on the meaning of the piece, with the meaning symbolizing the beauty of an artwork.
But it is not only his personal integrity as an artist, which is involved. The credibility of the world he is attempting to recreate will be called into question and he will defeat his own purpose if he is suspected of glossing over inconvenient facts. We cannot pretend that our past was one long, technicolour idyll. We have to admit that like other people's past ours had its good as well as its bad sides” (Achebe,
By this he means that ‘art’ does not want to be accessible only to a few “highly cultivated men” but instead also to ordinary people, like the people in the audience. By using words such as “cheerful freedom”, “open-heartedness” and “reality” in contrast with “sickens”, “selfishness” and “luxury” he creates the sense that the bad things happen because of the limitation of art and that the better things will come if only people learn to enjoy art. He then says that if art has a limit he “does not wish her to live” which is a strong exaggerated statement and was made to convince the audience of his argument. Morris relates “an honest artist” not sharing his work with “a rich man” who eats food in front of starving soldiers, this could also be interpreted as an exaggeration and might have been so by part of the audience, however the use of imagery would have added to his conviction. He ends his lecture on a powerful note, “I do not want art for a few, any more than education for a few, or freedom for a few”, by using the repetition and relating art to education and freedom he heightens the importance of art in the eyes of the audience as a final technique to persuade
African proverbs can convey wisdom, truth, a discovery of ideas, as well as life lesson.” Proverbs help to get rid of the belief that people from Africa are uneducated and barbarics who are unable to speak English due to the stigmatisation surrounding those who are the educated in a typical western manner. When these African proverbs are translated it is easy to see the life experiences and the intelligence that African people possess. This helps people from other societies understand that the one