New forms of expression are shown through modernism. The modernism era began in the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century, after World War I. the studies that fostered modernism were psychological studies, physiological studies and studies in political theories, which can be shown through things like art. https://www.britannica.com/art/Modernism-art What makes modern art different from other art forms are the use of bright colors, new technologies and new materials. http://www.visual-arts-cork.com/modern-art.htm One of the important movements in modernism is the movement of Impressionism, which took place between the 1870 's and the 1880 's. Impressionism started the idea of taking light and color to create a more
Voltaire (1694-1778) was a French writer, historian and prominent philosophical figure whose ideas and writings left a mark on history. During his time, Voltaire’s theories sparked great controversy. In Voltaire’s best-known work Candide, he criticizes philosophical, religious, political, and social systems of the time which today we would unknowingly turn a blind eye to. Knowing the historical context of Candide, the reader’s understanding and interpretation of characters and ideas in it enhance the work by connecting them to the voices of history present in Voltaire’s time. For starters, the reader must be aware of historical events that had occurred and were occurring to understand the historical context of Candide.
Timothy Brook, wrote the book “Vermeer’s Hat” to construct history through the examination of paintings, or objects within paintings. Brook quotes James Elkins who argues that paintings are like puzzles. The puzzle needs to be solved to satisfy the world’s confusion. He also conceders a painting to be a window into the past, that shows differences and similarities. He points out the mechanical discoveries such as the magnetic compass, paper and gunpowder has changed the world.
The Execution of Romanticism in “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” Ambrose Bierce’s “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” is one of the most thought-provoking Civil War stories written in the 19th century. In this story, Bierce digs his pen into philosophical questions about “the nature of time and the nature of abnormal psychology” (Logan 102). Yet because of the story’s multifaceted poignancy, scholarship has debated whether it is a Romantic yarn, a Gothic tale, or something abruptly more cynical. I will argue that “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” is actually a transitional short story that explores how the rise of regionalism and realism during the Civil War led to the death of romanticism. In “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge,” the central character Peyton Farquhar functions as a symbol of romanticism.
He’s categorized as a giant, a monster, an outsider. Which very quickly introduced the abstract build. Lewis lets on the literary terms and themes to lead the story left and right; it holds the concept of what built it. When allegory is recognized it exploits a held future from Michael, or how a deus ex machina has a large & supportive quotient of The Blind Side as it finely combs the details of Michaels character, exposing more of the future outcome. These terms almost build a figurative skeletal structure.
Reed has been described by many scholars as being great, complex and contradictory. According to Robert for instance, intricacy is one of the most defining factors that distinguishes Reed’s work from that of a host of other poets (Robert 37). This poem in particular is much misunderstood by many readers. Robert describes it as dazzling, confusing and infuriating in almost all aspect (Robert 38). In general however, the poem is a dizzying mix of references to a wide range of things including the Old West, Egyptian methodology and history, African ritual, religion and jazz.
Glutton-Brock begins his book by stating that the popular subject of discussion, what is art. He states “everyone now is thinking or talking about the nature of art and aesthetic experience.” The nature of art and of beauty is confusing while also exciting. The problem about defining the nature of art and defining art in an atheistic sense makes it hard to pinpoint where the problem lies. The only clear assessment about art is in the past was that if reflected what was happening during that era.Tolstoy wrote about what he thought art was he himself saw the important of art, and how people reduced its significance to nothing. Art exists for itself, it shouldn’t be judged on it value, but for the effects, it gives to humanity whether if be social, poetical, or moral.
Twilight Twilight (1988) is perhaps Wiesel’s most complex literary work and it can be viewed as a sort of madness. The reader cannot formulate a clear picture of what happens to each patient after a certain point. This story is presented from a madman’s perspective, Raphael. It absolutely leaves the reader with puzzling questions about the world, oneself, faith, life, and even God. The Mountain Clinic resembles this sheer of madness.
Modernists experimented with literary expression and form, stick to Ezra Pound 's maxim to “Make it new”. This paper examines different methods that Ezra Pound used to break the boundaries of traditional poetry and the techniques he used to pave the way for later poets. To
In The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction, examining the shift from painting to an age of rapid reproduction of images and their increasing politicization, Walter Benjamin suggested that “The painter maintains in his work a natural distance from reality, the cameraman penetrates deeply into its web” (Benjamin XI). Benjamin’s idea is a helpful starting point for discussing some of the issues related to distance between artist and subject,, and the reader or viewer and artwork, in the two works. Benjamin’s statement bears verity in relation to “Bitumen”. For the speaker of “Bitumen”, the painters such as Friedrich and Turner work at a remove from reality, but this is precisely what the speaker identifies as problematic. The “natural distance” afforded to the painter separates them from the political implications of the depicted event as well as future action.
“If wit and wisdom; style and scholarship and requisites to passage through the pearly gates, Mr. Lewis will be among the angles” (The New Yorker qtd. In Lewis Cover). “Lewis, perhaps more than any other twentieth-century writer, forced those who listened to him and read his works to come to terms with their own philosophical presuppositions” (Los Angeles Times qtd. In Lewis Cover). Do you know the difference between the good, the bad, and the ugly?