Ultimately, Tolstoy’s definition of art relies on function and infectiousness. “The Function of art is the transmission of feeling: ‘If only the spectators or auditors are infected by the feelings which the author has felt, it is art,’” (Banach). This is a crucial point in Tolstoys theory. In order to accept this definition one must understand the higher purpose in art which seeks to unify the harmonies present in human nature which coexist in emotions and the creations of art. Real art is the manifestation of the human experience – because of its abstractness, art is only means of capturing the intangible concepts of emotions and feelings.
People may feel disrespected if they find out that the funds are used to support offensive work of art instead of using them to help solve some problems of the country. For me, the decision whether an artwork is censored or not, goes to the people viewing the “art”. Each of us has our own beliefs and we know what’s right from wrong. No one will get hurt if we find a certain art offensive. If we decide not to see
On the other end of the spectrum, if the film is not a prank, then we are drawn more toward what was trying to be said through the actual storyline of the film, instead of possible motives of those involved in creating it. The ideas proposed in the storyline are things like the significance and meaning of art, how things become canonical or just popular among a mass audience, and even what it is that makes an artist a meaningful creator of art. First looking at street art altogether is in itself a controversial matter. This is because a portion of the population sees this as no art form at all, but instead it
He describes Culture as, “... a matter of ideas and values, a collective cast of mind.” (227) Kuper believes things such as art, education, ceremony, traditions and other factors of societies should be studied for what they are instead of lumping them into the word culture. (x) Confining these factors to the word culture makes way for culture to be used as a tool to further Political agendas, instead of an analytical tool. Kuper presents us with a large body of evidence, hoping to prove that the word culture has taken on too heavy a burden and if we could get away from the word itself, maybe we could strip Anthropology of the racism, and political ties that the word now finds itself glued to. Geneologies Is the first section of Kuper's book. In this section Kuper sets the stage for the initial disagreement that would carry on and evolve
Ways of Seeing: The way I saw it John Berger’s first chapter puts into discussion the function of context in the way we see things, and its capability to change an individual’s perspective. Reading about these ideas applied to visual artifacts has indeed opened my eyes. Specifically the topic on mass reproduction of images where Berger discusses that the ability to reproduce works of art means that art is experienced in a decontextualized manner and in turn, ‘mystifying’ the image. Since all art are subjective, and there is no medium that can transfer all of the artist or designer’s intent, there will always be some level of mystification. I realize that the same can be said for music.
When considering his or her writing, society takes into account the author’s personality, taste, and passions. The author’s failing are also used to justify the failing of their work even though one rarely has anything to do with the other. Barthes argues that the “theological” (the message of the “Author”) meaning cannot be found in a single line of text. He believes that a culmination of cultures and ideas are laced together to form a multi-dimensional space. He goes on to further state that once the Author is identified with the work, a critic needs only to look at the Author to find the “meaning” behind the work.
The life of a Border Artist is full of difficulties, but for some is worth the struggle. Besides the challenges of making art that is appealing to the public, they must make art that is appealing to their culture and values. This struggle between values and the consumer’s demands is outlined by Gloria Andalzua in her essay, “Chicana Artists”. Stuart Ewen clearly depicts the beginning of this trend of art being integrated into people’s search for knowledge, along with reading and current events. The current trend in American culture for a horizontal knowledge base creates a greater need for types of art that were previously not in demand.
In the same way that the negative pole receives the current from the positive pole, the poet receives impulses from a world that is full of mystery and doubt, that the poet cannot explain, but which in his passive state of receptivity he does not feel the need to explain and can translate into art. Keats was also greatly influenced by Wordsworth during the period when the "Negative capability" letter was written but he has found fault with Wordsworth's formula of "egotistical sublime" because it talks of intellectual truths in art and gives a personality to the poet. It is difficult to establish precisely with whom an idea originated and exactly how much one writer was influenced by another. Definition: In a letter to his brothers, George and Thomas Keats, on December 21, 1817, Keats used the phrase negative capability for the first and only time. He writes: [S]everal things dovetailed (fit together tightly) in my mind, & at once it struck me, what quality went to form a Man of Achievement especially in Literature & which
Should the media be subject to censorship and regulation? explanation of what censorship and regulation is different types of censorship/regulation with examples to support sociological perspectives arguments for and against censorship in a democracy own opinion with justification Censorship of the media refers to ways of regulation and controlling the media that involve preventing or removing material from reaching its audience or restricting the audience being reached. The process takes a number of forms and is applies in a variety of situations. Censorship can be used by the government and regulatory bodies and can be brought about by the decisions and judgement of media professionals, known as self-censorship. Media owners might also be seen as exercising censorship when they seek to control content.
When we view and appreciate art, we have a visual experience with the artwork because the viewers can distinguish what the artist is attempting to produce. Saito believes that this is inappropriate for “moral reason”. She cites another philosopher named John Dewey to fuel her argument on viewing art. Dewey states that the moral function of art is “to remove prejudice, do away with the scales that keep the eye from seeing, tear away the veils due to wont and custom, and perfect the power to perceive.” In other terms, when we appreciate art in its terms it helps us understand what the artist is trying to convey in his/her artwork to us. This technique of viewing art cannot be used with viewing nature unless one believes that there is a creator of nature.