¶ … Art Make a Difference?
The arts have been regarded as a "cure-all" for calamities of every variety. Integrating the Arts in school curriculum has proven to be good for student discipline and academic performance. The arts help improve physical and psychological well-being, and acts as a catalyst for social capital and completion of community goals (Guetzkow, 2002).
According to the famous philosophers; Hamlet and Socrates both described art as "a mirror held up to nature." "
The arts can hardly be defined specifically; no two scholars ever speak of them the same way and no two studies have ever yielded similar findings regarding the benefits of the Arts or how they affect us. However, it is undeniable that the very first scientists, architects and researchers had their roots tightly entwined with the Arts.
Raphael, The School of Athens, 1509 -- 11
There are very few paintings that have single-handedly revolutionized portrait making as the "School of Athens" run by Raphael did. Embodying the spirit of renaissance and bringing a new approach to how architectural spaces and...
Every Greek philosopher is depicted in this painting with a very clever usage of symbols that speak of each philosopher's story and contribution (Gottesman, 2015).
Titian, Venus of Urbino, 1538
Titian became notorious for depicting and producing works that often showed mythological subjects in an erotic and somewhat scandalous light. Titian opened the doors to a new kind of patronage and art history saw the royal and religious elite commissioning religious works as well as these tempting pieces of seduction, gratification, and indulgence. In his work, "The Venus of Urbino" breaks away from the traditional depiction of the goddess towards a more erotic, open and contemporary outlook, freed of allegorical trappings.(Gottesman, 2015).
Velazquez, Las Meninas, 1656
Artists had a presence but rarely in their paintings, Velazquez introduced the artist's presence in the composition. In the painting Las Meninas he has portrayed himself painting a portrait of the King and Queen of Spain. This delightful perspective has been a source of debate and new age composition for art historians for years. Velazquez's depiction of the King and Queen breaks away from the traditional style that persisted during that era and shows his subjects as spectators within the painting itself, recognized in the painting by their reflection in a…
Art Culture: Public Space Art Public art like that of Koon's Train (2011), Serra's Tilted Arc (1981), Lin's Vietnam Veterans Memorial (1981), and James' Sea Flower (1978), ignite discussion to the point of its modification, re-arrangement, or removal. The reason for this controversial treatment of public art is its ability to embrace a variety of aesthetic practices. The adoption of different aesthetic values like poster art, outdoor sculpture, earthworks, multimedia projections,
Children need special attention when dealing with traumas they might not fully understand. Thus art therapy has been proven to benefit the increasing number of children dealing with PTSD and other trauma related disorders creating fear and anxiety within the innocent child. Another major benefit of art therapy is that of the informal nature of the expression. Unlike language which is complicated through strict grammatical rules, artistic expression has
Art "Howl" and "Guernica" Outline The paper demonstrates the ways in which both pieces of art contemplate and express multiple themes, including those of religion, morality, happiness, life-affirmation, and freedom. "Howl" is a poem that is both a mourning and a celebration of life. "Guernica" is an expression of pain and war. Both works of art have many themes and many of the same themes. Ginserb, the 1950s, and "Howl" He composed the poem in the middle
Art "Sacrifice of Isaac" Analysis This paper will focus upon Lorenzo Ghiberti and one of his artistic works called "Sacrifice of Isaac." The paper will provide a context within which to explain and evaluate this sculpture. Referencing art history, world history, and the artist's personal history, the paper will explore and analyze "Sacrifice of Isaac" as a seminal work of a famous artist that serves as a masterpiece representing the entire artistic
Art Please take a close look at two paintings of storms: Watteau's the Storm painting comparison Watteau's the Storm and Delacroix's the Sea of Galilee The two paintings in question refer to different time periods in art history and more importantly, to different views about art and life. These views are also reflected in the style and the technique of the two paintings. Art is often a reflection of the times in which it
The traditional Western woman would not wear the mark of the warrior, the war paint, or other decorative markings. but, in the idealized world of the advertisement, a woman can as well be a warrior for a cause, as man a soldier for that in which he believes. As well, gender is used to contrast the softness and over-refinement of a highly technological and industrial world with the rigors