Art in the Age of Term Paper

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There are expressed their feelings through different work of art such as filming. Through films, they used actors and actresses to manipulate the story of the film. And thus through the facial expressions and their actions people watching it can get the whole picture of what the story was all about. One of the first to sense this transformation of the actor by the test performance was Pirandello (Benjamin 1937). It was through the film actor that critics understand the moral of the story. Through time, the film was enhanced, it was first a silent film where the artists acts and try to relay the message through his actions but now, there are sounds that help the actor easily and accurately relay the message. His feelings as well the manner of his delivery through the sounds can very well understand the message of the story.

Technology boomed and changes came in rapidly, films used camera to exactly imitate the actions of the artist as well as the work of art where it can mass reproduce them. As Benjamin (1937) quoted "Demonstrating that the artistic uses of photography are identical to its scientific uses - these two dimensions having usually been separated until now - will be one of the revolutionary functions of film." Films have taken place outside. Before the revolutionary period, films are only constrained in one place but with modernization films can be taken outside and in different places. With the help of new filming equipments it has been possible to shoot even in different conditions. With the completeness of film, all aspects and message conveyed are clear to the audience.

Benjamin (1937) quoted "By means of its technological structure, film has freed the physical shock effect - which Dadaism had kept wrapped, as it were, inside the moral shock effect - from this wrapping." Dadaism is a European artistic and literary movement of the early 20th century founded on a rejection of traditional artistic and cultural values (MS Encarta 2005). Slowly the cultural values that we inherit had be rejected and forgotten. Artworks were made for commercialism and the quality of it became useless because the material being used now have lost its value. Different kinds of art came, but it loses the value of these arts because of there has been no uniqueness and meaning in most of it. Art can be created in an instant and can be reproduced for so many times but the concentration and evaluation was impossible to take time.

Benjamin's writings put all his quotations usually on the end of every chapter which made him a unique writer because he would leave the reader with something to think about.

Bibliography

Benjamin, W. (1937) "The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction" [Online] Available at: http://pages.emerson.edu/Courses/spring00/in123/workofart/benjamin.htm#value

Blunden, A. (1998) "Translated: The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction" UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television [Online] Available at: http://www.marxists.org/reference/subject/philosophy/works/ge/benjamin.htm

MS Encarta (2005) "Dada" Reference Library Microsoft Corporation.

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Bibliography

Benjamin, W. (1937) "The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction" [Online] Available at: http://pages.emerson.edu/Courses/spring00/in123/workofart/benjamin.htm#value

Blunden, A. (1998) "Translated: The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction" UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television [Online] Available at: http://www.marxists.org/reference/subject/philosophy/works/ge/benjamin.htm

MS Encarta (2005) "Dada" Reference Library Microsoft Corporation.

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