Disney tells stories about pretty girls and princes who meet each other once and fall in love. This indirectly implants in children’s mind that appearance and materialism does matter, which might lead to vanity. For instance, the Hunchback of Notre Dame shows us that no matter how caring and kind Quasimodo is, Esmeralda and Phoebus are one couple because they are adequately good-looking. Another research has shown that in Disney classic movies, female characters are praised for their appearances (55%) and only 11% are for their abilities; however, Disney has changed their practice as in the millennial Disney movies, women are commented on their skills and abilities more (40%). (Guo 2016) In my opinion, despite the changes, children could barely realise as my niece still wants to be Elsa or Rapunzel because they are pretty.
The term is derived from the Latin “modo”, meaning “just now” (Mastin). Used in literature, it was a deliberate philosophical and practical estrangement or divergence from the past, taking form in any various innovative movements and styles. It was a general movement in literature that stressed newness and stylistic innovations to reflect modern life (World Book Encyclopedia 685). The Modernist Period began in the twentieth century and was marked by sudden and unexpected breaks with traditional ways of viewing and interacting with the world (Rahn). Initially, the movement
This revolutionary style marked the end of the Renaissance dominated era, and the beginning of the modern art. The Cubist art movement broke from centuries of tradition in their painting by rejecting the single viewpoint. Instead they used an analytical system in which three-dimensional subjects were fragmented and redefined from several
Eliot does with his 1911 poem “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”. On the other hand, late modernists offer observations on the implications modernism has on everyday life, interacting with modernity in a less profound way than their high modernist counterparts. For example, late modernist W.H. Auden’s poem “Spain” acts as a testament of modern life. Unlike high modernism, late modernism leaves the reader to draw their own conclusions regarding the impacts of modernity.
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.
In Kansas he made a cartoon called Alice and Wonderland. He wanted to “Use it as a pilot film to sell a series of these Alice Comedies to a distributor.” (Disney-History). Then, he realized he wanted to move on to a bigger dream and further on it and do all-cartoon and not just stop at Alice cartoons. He made a new cartoon called Oswald the Lucky Rabbit. Once production was set the people he was working with went behind his back, signed a contract without him and tried taking it from him, (Disney-History).
the family, sometimes even oppressed, has to take care of themselves but in the course of the story reaches high self-esteem which leads to a happy ending i.e. marrying a prince or finding a treasure. One of the Grimm’s most popular stories Cinderella, which I will later on analyze in more detail, is the perfect example for a story like that. Oppressed and enslaved by her stepmother and stepsisters, Cinderella has to live a life without love and affection, which changes radically when magic helps her to marry a prince and live happily ever after. This change, from an enslaved servant without rights to a princess is an ordinary transformation of a fairy tale heroine.
Modernism is a revolutionary movement that affected world war one and the huge breakthrough in technology. Modernism extended from 1890 to 1940 reaching its peak between 1920-1930. Modernism refers to a radical shift in aesthetic and cultural sensibilities evident in the art and literature of the post-world war one period. Modernism, thus, marks a distinctive break with Victorian morality rejecting the nineteenth-century optimism, and presenting a profoundly pessimistic picture of a culture in disarray. Modernism is a revolt against the conservative values of realism, and a rejection of tradition and its reprise, and the certainty of enlightenment thinking.
What is Post Modernism? Post Modernism was “any of a number of trends or movements in the arts and literature developing in the 1970s in reaction to or rejection of the dogma, principles, or practices of established modernism, especially a movement in architecture and the decorative arts running counter to the practice and influence of the International Style and encouraging the use of elements from historical vernacular styles and often playful illusion, decoration, and complexity” (http://www.dictionary.com) When it came to art, pop art was seen as the forefront of the movement, as this was established by Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol but other artists who explored post modernism include Jeff Koons who created sculptures of giant balloon
This was a period of postmodernism because the modern art movement of the early and mid 20th century was changed by new materials and environmental preservation. “From 1975 onward, late modernist projects were guided by the conviction that rationalist architecture had yet to be fully realized. Designers sought to integrated modern technology with formal elements derived from the basic grid.” (graphic design history) Also, many designers chose to use industrial materials in their designs during this time period, like stainless steel in their art pieces or architecture. This followed a Japanese design philosophy of “doing more with