Three ninety-nine for a Dole Whip? I wasn’t even buying the float, just the ice cream part! Sheesh, well, I guess it is Disney so it doesn’t hurt to spend that much on ice cream, right? Plus a Dole Whip isn’t just any ol’ ice cream, it’s legendary, one of the classic Disney treats. A must have. “Thank you, and have a magical day sir!” A nod in response from the cashier and I’m walking out of Adventureland, towards Cinderella’s Castle. It was just after the Electrical Parade and people were getting frantic to claim that perfect spot for the fireworks. There is no room to feel claustrophobic during this time in the Magic Kingdom, as the amount of people that were in the park before has magically doubled and transformed into a raging elephant caught in a tornado. It’s big, loud, somewhat terrifying, and if you get swept up in the wrong flow, you’ll get spit out in exactly the place where you don’t want to be at. As this is where I work and also come to play, I can navigate the storm pretty well by now. On this day however, I’m not even here to see the fireworks. My newfound favorite is the Celebrate the Magic projection that they do on the castle right before the fireworks. The goal was just to get in and out before the crowd. As I settle in to a spot I start to look at the people more closely. I mean, who doesn’t people watch? Disney is the perfect place for this too, as it is a gathering place for people from all reaches of the earth. The white noise of their voices and languages and accents all at once is a rare sound unlike any other. Some guests you’ll have a single serving conversation with and you’ll become single serving best friends for that moment. Now let me explain here. A single serving friend is someone that you do not know and will most likely never see again, but for a moment or a day even, can have a close connection to. When you come in contact with a person like this something just clicks and it feels like you’ve known them for a while. When that moment ends you don’t feel the loss of losing a friend but instead feel elated at making that sort of connection with a complete stranger. Believe me, it is a wonderful thing to experience in any setting. In my opinion being able to make friends like this is a great confidence boost and broadens horizons to different kinds of people. It gives you the chance to experience people that you normally wouldn’t be friends with. In the moment of Disney you feel like it doesn’t matter that you’re here alone because there is a mass amount of people to make single serving friends with all around you! While people watching, you can kind of pick out the easy-to-talk-to people and start off a conversation. The topic of how I work here, is a popular. They always seem so fascinated and have weird questions about Disney for me, and honestly that feeling of awe and fascination is mutual. Yes, I too STILL feel that way about Disney even though I work there. Yes, I do see the electrical parade and other festivities almost every night but does that make them any less magical for me? Absolutely not, Disney still provides me with magic and mystery that it does any other person. It is not part of this world but its own world entirely. So, here I was, secretly filled with utter glee at being able to see the projection on my off day, when suddenly, I overheard a family debating whether or not they could make it up main street to pick up their packages and back to the castle in time for the fireworks or not. “Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, Celebrate the Magic will begin in just 10 minutes.” The recorded voice announcer is another sound all too familiar to me now. After this comment I thought I’d chime in to the family’s conversation. “Hey guys! Trying to get to the front entrance? That’s gonna be a little hard right now.” A wink and a smile later, we all shared a laugh and engaged in small talk about how crowded it gets. This particular family consisted of three children, a
the assertion that since van Meegeren’s painting is aesthetically beautiful it is actually shows what a great artist Vermeer was. It is a testament to the original genius of Vermeer’s style and technique brought about in the 17th century.
In Dutton’s essay, “Artistic Crimes” he, like Lessing, agrees that the intrinsic aesthetic properties of a work of art are not changed by the revelation that the piece is actually a forgery. Dutton’s stance on the issue of why a forgery is wrong differs most from…
wide range as to what I think is Art. Abviously, you have the most common forms of Art which include paintings, sculptors, photography, etc. I think Art can be anything that someone can make that in return makes someone else appreciate it. For example; in my mind a nicely landscaped house is Art to me. That is something that has to be put together in one’s mind before it can actually be installed.
In more traditional Art I mostly respond to how the piece of Art makes me feel and what it makes…
when he was a little over one year old. Pollock's artistic journey began at the Manual Arts School in Los Angeles, California where he joined two of his brothers. From there, he went on to New York to attend the Art Students' League after being convinced by one of his brothers whom also attended the school.
Before moving into his own innovative style, Pollock would have to learn the formal rules of art, as every accomplished artist does.…
Art & Intention
When you look at this piece of art and try to understand it, it can be very confusing to a lot of viewers. Many viewers of this piece were offended by it. They were offended by it due to the fact that it has no female body in it and the viewer’s felt as though the painting was in a mocking like manor if you will. You see, back in this time when this painting was created, woman were considered fragile and needed to be shown things…
outside is a “gothic style” building. Gothic style is an “architectural style of the late middle ages, featuring high pointed spires and pointed arches” (Altshuler p109). After I was able to really look over the picture I realized that the building actually looks like a castle. It is made up of all brick with the 4 corners made up of high towers that also have high points on top. At the entrance of the building, has a high arch and it looks like there should be a drawstring bridge that should be lowered…
13 September 2013
Art Is Freedom
The novel Girl With a Pearl Earring, by Tracy Chevalier is about a sixteen year old girl, Griet, who faces the challange of being a housemaid who must adapt to her new lifestyle. Chevalier discloses art from the grinding of the pigment to the formation of background objects. In the novel, Chevalier explores how art is different to everyone, through painting, vision, and innocence.
Firstly, Johannes Vermeer is a dutch artist who…
December 7, 2014
My trip to the North Carolina Museum of Art was very memorable. It was kind of hard to pick a painting because they were so many that stood out to me. However, the one painting that stood out to me the most was, The Seine at Giverny, Morning Mists which was an oil work on canvas by Claude Monet. The 35 x 36 in. (88.9 x 91.4 cm) painting was a picture of the seine river early in the morning. Other than just painting a simple picture of the landscape…
“Roughly 75% of The Simpsons episodes are about Homer or Bart. That leaves about 25% for Marge, Lisa, Maggie, and every other character on the The Simpsons. What does that have to do with art history, and particularly the history of women artists?
Priority for men over women has been an ever-present issue in not only the American culture but also the world as well. When it was brought to my attention that during The Simpsons Homer and Bart are the focal point of seventy-five percent of…
November 8, 2013, outlines prehistoric cave and rock art, and the
reasons why they were made. Many art historians have had hypothesis on why cave art was
created, however, Clottes suggests that these inferences are wrong. He suggests that historians do
not take into account the fact that going into the deepest parts of caves, is something that is
strange. He asks why they paint in caves, not just what do these paintings mean.
This question is actually quite valid, as it will bring more insight and a more accurate…
Art Appreciation; “Dirty Pictures” and censorship
1. What are the three prongs in Miller v. California that our courts use to define “obscenity?
A.The average person, applying contemporary community standards, would find the work, taken as a whole, appeals to the prurient interest.
B.Content must actually be explicit in nature rather than just suggestive
C.Is obscene is it "lacks serious literary, artistic, political, or scientific value."
2. How do YOU feel about the images you’ve…