Plato's Imitation Of Art

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Plato have siad that “art is imitation”. But what is the object of imitation? I would say that the main imitation object is something that we can see in the reality, such as the nature. Also, he counted art as “a copy of copy”. In Plato’s mind, he thought the ideal connot see by us. Therefore, those things that we can see is dedfinitely imperfect. Perfecttion is only exist in the process of chasing perfection. As the above mentioned, art is a duplication of visibale things. Then, art becomes a dummy of copy. It means it will lose so many details because of the reproduction. That is “imitation of appearance” in Plato 's phrase. It is impoosible for those visible things equal to the ideal one. Our eyes are not believable and always fool us.…show more content…
Their work is realistic and aim to look like the same as the real thing. The camera obscure helps them a lot. Photography is subjective. The angle, lighting and the frame all of these elememt are the desision of the photographer. Artists will use different medium to present their ideal message and make it to visible images, video, scultute and so on. Photography is one of these midia. Though those medium, the finall work cannot be the ideal one. Artists show their inner self, worldview and the thinking of the reality in their work. Photography provide a plattfrom of communication between the photographer and object, artist and the viewer. Artists may need to transfer their concept in a simpify way so that people can understand easily. Art can evoke our feelings. Good photography can free our sympathies and strike a chord. Art may influence our concisous, personality and ever behavior. It can be very dangerous if we abuse…show more content…
There are only a pepper and with curved on the bottom, but not a hard table. The main object is very obvious, the pepper. The pepper is conquer the great majorty part of the photo. It is also the cnter of the interset. It is bright in the front and darker in the background to create a sense of perspective. It is harmony and unity. The tittle is match to the content. This pepper only has the no. with no name. He seems to classify peppers by the no. like prisoners in prisons. The pepper is looks like human body in the photograh. Therefore I think the message of it is living things just like human beings. All of us need water and air. We will grow gradually and die eventally. This work has a seroius style due to the color choice and lighting tension. The size of Pepper No. 30 is larger than a nomal size of a real pepper. The surface of the pepper is smooth but with cancave and convex. It looks like firm muscles. We can see a lot of curved lines. It blured the boundary of ideal and
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