1. Consider the artworks you have discussed in the first four question sets. Which of these works was the most valuable to you, personally? And what makes that artwork so valuable to you? Personally, I liked the sculptor’s work. It was a gymnastic performance of a lady at the Olympics that was crafted by a well-known sculptor or Eleanor Cardozo. The art work was named Swathe. It belonged to a series of sculptures created on the bases of that particular event to elaborate its various aspects and sub-activities. These are some aspects that delineated my decision as I made my decision in which artwork was the most inspirational.
Following are the reasons which made me liked that work more than other forms or sets of artwork that I selected for my questions. Presentation and orientation: Sculptor emerged as a form of art that was more close to reality because of its characteristics – Mass and Space, two qualities of every object in the real world are either living or non-living. The convex nature of composition gave it an outlook of completeness, natural impression which is well connected but, most of all were the distinctive and unrestrained fragments that fulfilled the exclusivity that sealed its astonishing image.
The meticulous attention in crafting every single segment while forming the outlines and edges of this simple yet thorough with a distinctive. The photo of Swathe could provide only the front view of the piece yet from observation its undeniably magical. This piece identifies the exertion of creativity that is irrefutably pronounced when you observe the revealing effort and the final outcome. This was not, however the case with painting work that I selected (Waves).
With several factors that contributed in the complexity, yet refined and modified display that captured the audience with such manifestation. Communication: Swathe was highly communicative, most importantly due to its flawlessness. The ability to skillfully create and present such a torrential piece with a cautious connection yet perfectly secured attachment with viewers is beyond imagination. I’m still unable to put the exact words for a description of this mind baffling idea that brings numerous imaginable thoughts.
The image makes one ponder what could have been under that silky cover? Other details that capture attention with a great deal of consistency and harmony within the segments of art pieces are well amplified by the way it’s presented kneeling on the floor yet we’re fascinated by the before or after actions. At the same time those synchronized parts were transmitting the strong vibes which can easily bind the surroundings in harmony with the overall presentation. Could be, the artist can make it through to the minds of its viewer because of her profoundly articulated approach.
Representation: Swathe was a piece from a sequence of sculptures produced to epitomize Olympics gymnastic performances. It is commendable how the artist first visited the event with the sole purpose to observe and exploration that resulted in her magnificent artwork. Eleanor herself has been into the gymnastic. She has the first knowledge that is confirmed by every detail she validated in this piece. Its reaffirmed that her attentiveness studied the ongoing event and captured the real moments in her work.
Proper planning involved in this study made it perfectly well for a more fitting in this specific contemporary work. Further, it was not only the representation of a moment from a particular event, but, an acknowledgment to the cultural and the contemporary era (as the Olympics is globally recognized cultural event). Lastly, it was a dedication given to the human beauty which is always the main theme of Eleanor’s work.
2. What is your favorite form of art (painting, dance, poetry, film, etc. )? Why do you like it so much? What role does hat art form play in your own life? And what role does it play in the rest of society? In my opinion film is one of those few forms which fascinates me more in comparison to rest of the artistic types. Following are the reasons of ranking it in the top section of my art list. Defined Scope: Film or documentaries when produced, are always intended for a particular group of audiences. It can be a single group or can be more than one. Considering the script, the performance and appearance of the characters and other main or auxiliary material of the film are developed.
Whenever audience is identified, it’s easier to maneuver the key concepts and influence to control the effect of the presentation. Based on that knowledge and level of understanding of viewers, its unchallenging to customized convenience delivery intended with an effective message. Combination of Various Forms of Art: The film follows a comprehensive approach to make its way to its audiences. It is visual, audio art and at the same time could be seen as public art, performance art, literature, art, poetry, dance, etc. Thus, combining a various form of art in one place and using all these together to deliver a single message.
This is one of the main reasons of creating higher influence onto its audience as a number of arts categories are involved which may cater the needs of a diverse group. Therefore, it has increased opportunity to engage a wider community. Articulate and Concise Message: Film, no matter what topic they have selected – humanitarian, entertainment, political, religious, etc. , all have been a nutshelled in a summarized form of stories which might go in the series or sequels but each part of it remains within a defined time set.
The use of language and words make the message clear and leave no room for any ambiguity of assumption about the intention of movie’s producer/director of writer. MultiDimensional: As already mentioned above, movies tend to produce a multi dimensional effect. On the other hand, they are being used for the purpose of entertainment (aesthetic), at the same time they can help educate and informing people about certain issues, culture, practices, norms, ideologies, events etc. Meanwhile, this message is clear due to having a language element as an integral part.
Thus, leading to a more flexible engagement with audiences than other forms of art. 3. How is art connected to religion, or morality, or politics, or education, or science? Select one of these areas and explain what you see as its relationship with art. Then explain whether you think that relationship is good or bad, and why. Art is not confined to mere one sector, theme or subject. It is an attempt of creatively and intellectually composing various bodies. These may represent certain beliefs, thoughts, actions, process, events and much more.
There is a lot in the history that has been done in the name of religion. For example, the sculptures of religious icons, such as a sculpture of David created by a very well-known artist Michelangelo. A lot of architecture in Europe covers various religious histories from medieval times and later – Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Paris, 1163, Cathedral of Saint-Lazare, Autun CA, 1120-35. From Hindu history, it can be Hindu temple, Khajuraho, CA. 1000 and Shiva worship sanctuary of South Indian, Hindu Temple. Etc. Similarly, we can find the same for other religions Buddhist, Parses and Islam.
Talking about political representation of Art, Abbasids caliphate (750 -1258) in Baghdad and Samarra set a new trend for Islamic art and architecture – known as arabesque designs. These both cities were commercial capitals of that regime. Same way it goes with science and education and related forms. Philosophy and poetry are coined as a great form of art. The underlying messages in these two categories vary in their range. They can be with the purpose of educating, informing, inspiring, building morals and characters, explaining times periods, people live etc.
I will pick up education and I believe art carries a great amount of knowledge in it. Sometimes a piece can take you centuries back and connect people with previous worlds. Just one moment that has been captured or a series of those, all generate a thought process in a mind that intrigues people learn and find out more about those places, times, people, events, actions, processes, etc. So basically, it initiates a thought maneuvering point to learn and get informed through different forms of sculptures, paintings, architectures and other designs.
Other times in the form of literature and films explain the things by itself and people do not have to worry about decoding any hidden message. Thus, it leads people to learn, act and educate themselves on particular topics. 4. Return to the very first topic on the very first assignment. What is art? How did you define art then, and how would you define it now? If your view of art has changed, explain why; if it has not, explain why not. Either way, consider how your view of art has been affected by considering various works of art in the course.
This course has changed my views about the art. Previously, I did not know what actually could fall under the category of art. There is a huge list of things about which I used to think that they are created only for the purpose of entertainment. This is not the case now. I have learned to understand the purpose of those objects or things which is far beyond adding beauty to a place. In my opinion, art is an expression, attempted to convey through various mediums. These mediums are different depending on the time period and culture. It is capable of influencing one’s thoughts and concepts.
It also has a power to create an impact on the lives and minds. The following could be the features of an art that I have come to learn. Objectivity and Subjectivity: Art can be objective as well as subjective. There are no restaurants to limiting any art work with such perimeters. However, it is one of the most sophisticated forms of communicating a message with or without words. It allows its creator to stay objective and let the audience unfold as many meanings as they want. Besides that, it completely becomes subjective and presents a single of more aspects of one side of the coin and leaves the other.
Providing audience with the coils on either to accept what is presented or explore and find out more about the facts. Aesthetic and Meaningful: Each piece of art is more than just something decorative. It always is the result of some deep sightedness or some sights or ideas that we overlook in our routines. It is all about picking simple things and molding them into unique items-items that are outcome of ingenuity, devotion, sharp vision and thoughts. Repository: Art is mostly about what is happening or what already have taken place. It is always connected to an era and culture.
It is also a depiction of personal as well as collective values of a person or a community for a particular time. A collection of art today will be a memory for the generations tomorrow. It will make them learn about their past generations and their values. It will be same as, we have the memories of previous centuries that helped us to know, who we were, how we evolved and where we are heading now. Create connections: Last thing, I learnt about art is, it connects different cultures and times, helps finding commonalities and difference.
It appreciates diversity. Further, art speaks a universal language and therefore, everyone if paid a little attention, can understand of what is being said by the artist or the art piece. It describes and creates the chain effect between the events that have happened in the past. It also helps in seeing the reflection of certain things that were present in the past and are now being renewed and adopted. Lastly, it stirs stimulating experience, bring emotional effects and have the power to change lives of people with its great impact.