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  • Literature As Art
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    Without knowing first what art is, we will not be able to tell what good is art. Having studied several different definitions of art, I am most satisfied with Tolstoy's definition of art from his essay "What is Art" (pckt pg. 21). According to Tolstoy, art is a form of communication, a vehicle which the artist can use to communicate his feelings and emotion; it is a "means of intercourse between man and man" (pckt pg. 23). Tolstoy's definition of art is hardly based on the beauty of the work, ra...
  • Plato's Antagonistic View Towards The Written Art
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    Oh, Divine Poetry In his Republic, Plato seems to condemn art, especially written art, as evil and does not allow its presence in his ideal polis. Plato writes that art has the power to corrupt and teach its audience ignoble ways. He writes that it can only ever be an imitation of reality and thus is far from the true and the 'Good'. Interestingly, however, in his Phaedrus, Plato seems to speak opposite this view of art as evil. In fact, he proclaims inspiration by the Muses divine - actually cl...
  • Use Of Iconographic Symbols In Art
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    Iconography Iconography, in art history, the study of subject matter in art. The meaning of works of art is often conveyed by the specific objects or figures that the artist chooses to portray; the purpose of iconography is to identify, classify, and explain these objects. Iconography is particularly important in the study of religious and allegorical painting, where many of the objects that are pictured crosses, skulls, books, or candles, for example have special significance, which is often ob...
  • Cloths And Wall Hangings In Her Gallery
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    Assignment 2 ARH 102/F/101/3 Marcia S nyman Student no: 0497-4085 Theme: Art marketing structures and strategies Introduction: Craft in context: 'Craft objects have universal attraction that crosses cultural and geographic borders and transcends time'. (Susan Shells chop / Wendy Goldblatt / Doreen Hemp 2002) The global interest in the traditions of other nations is supported by the worldwide desire to travel, as well as by programmes and articles in the media. The form, the volume and the integr...
  • Materiality Of The Art Object
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    MODULE TITLE: perspective on practice MA ART AND DESIGN NET WORK 2002/2003 PAINTING YAN ZHENG conceptual art explained Art has always been arises out of previous art, pertinacious survival, and development of traditions. The succession of step from Impressionism, through Cubism, Matisse and Mondrian, up to Abstract Expressionism could be seen as a development of the means and possibilities of painting itself. The Minimal and Conceptual art from the 1970's through to the 1990's. Over these years ...
  • Edge Art The Crafts Practice
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    Are we regressing? We as humans in a society consumed by bigger, better, faster, stronger more powerful things have finally realised we are losing what has made us human in the first place- what makes us, us and the personalised human touch. Craft is emerging no longer with the stigma of just being something bored, uneducated housewives just sat around doing in quilting bees, knitting circles and craft corners while their husbands in the role of the breadwinner brought home the bacon. But at wha...
  • Archaic And Inuit
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    The connection between humans and the creation of art is deep and spans all cultures. From almost the first emergence of Homo sapiens over 32,000 years ago art work has been found and documented. Fast-forward to present day, pockets of people still exists whom share similarities in live style so close to that of archaic people that the resemblance between art styles is astonishing. The Inuit where, until the emergence of market art, were just such a people. I will present three main similarities...
  • Every Single Piece Of Art
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    My Visit to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art was an exciting experience; the surroundings area is a very well take care place. Following directions in the exhibition report by Mrs. Cervantes Y reina. I walked through the exhibition area for the first time. My impression was the admiration of every object, but a Carved Vessel on the Mesoamerica section, captured my attention. On my second walked I really admired some other art pieces, except for the Carved Vessel that continued to intrigued m...
  • Art Piece
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    Dennis and Andrew Smith have a special relationship in addition to their father / son relationship. They create masterpieces together. Dennis began as a sculptor generally crafting structures that resembled flying machines. His work focuses on the poetry of life. He has said, "Your art is a poetic expression of your anxiety or ecstasy". Andrew's many abilities with moving parts have enabled the structures to "come to life"; he adds the kinetics. "I like to incorporate moving elements into my scu...
  • Historical Nature Of Art
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    John Berger, in his book of essays, "Ways of Seeing", offers provocative reasoning why the historical nature of art is critically important to both the individual and society. He argues that the most significant aspect of viewing art is its historical significance, not as a relic, but as a personal testimonial of a specific time and place. Berger boldly criticizes what he calls the "mystification" of visual art, created by elite classes. He argues that, in effort to maintain the status quo of a ...
  • Lines Show
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    This particular poem was written by Lord de Tabley in 1870. This poem is a very interesting interpretation of human nature and all its faults, it also looks at how people only look skin deep and they do not see the reality in their world. The first stanza introduces the whole poem to the reader and shows the reader what the style of the poem is going to be like. For example, 'THE thing itself was rough and crudely done, Cut in coarse stone, spitefully placed aside' This line is very intriguing a...

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