Art as unity With no boundaries or guidelines to be followed, art can be whatever one would want it to be. The lack of principals opens the door for all variations of people to place their opinion on each piece, the piece being the one thing that brings them together. Although one view may be different than the next, the single piece of art could be considered the constant in the relationship. I have found this to be true in my own life and also in the story of Rothko Eggs. Different styles of art attract different personalities and opinions; this is shown exceptionally in the story of Rothko eggs. The main character in the story prefers abstract art to realism, Realism being a style of art that is considered to be realistic. She expresses her disapproval for realism by explaining to us how everything is already “there”. From her explanation for this I can understand. In my experience at the art museum I also found my self with a negative attitude towards realism. This realistic style of art left me with little to think about. I believe this is what she referred to in the text when she explains how every thing is already there. The Ideas were already laid out on the canvas and gave my imagination no room to grow. Although I believe this style of art may take a higher level of skill, I found I had less appreciation for it in comparison to abstract art. In the book it describes her appreciation for the “room” found in abstract art. In my experience I also feel this way. Her meaning of the room found is that the art piece is open to your interpretations. This aspect of abstract art was very enjoyable to me. The emotions for the painting may be universal in its color or rhythm but each person paints their own attributes and feelings on to the piece at hand. I found myself connecting my emotion to the guided feel of the artists work. Most often abstract art comes with some small guidelines other than color, to guide you toward the general idea of the artist, however some artist do not. Rothko is an example of an artist with minimal guidelines. The large powdery squares of shaded blues I viewed from Rothko moved me. The simplistic shades brought me wistful and hopeful feelings. The way in witch the squares were shaded from a deep blue to a soft powder blue around the edge, reminded me of the ocean and home. The deep large color brought my mind to focus on how much I miss the ocean. As the painting softens up around the edge it stirred up the reassurance that I will be back home and back to the ocean. The girl in the story however was not moved by these paintings. She felt as if she should like Rothko but could not make a connection. I believe this shows a lack of confidence in her own life. When less is shown in a painting I feel it takes a self assure person to be able to relate their life to the painting. In the story of Rothko…
March 28, 2014
Unity vs Separation
Unity is the coming together of two or more groups as living in peace and harmony. Unity is when two or more group agreed to live together as one entity. Unity is the bound that hold us together in peace. According to the book of Ephesians 4:3 “Unity is the spirit in bound of peace”. Unity is the only thing that enables us to live together in peace. Unity is the only reason for a peaceful coexistence.
We are all product of unity or better called the union…
Why the Arts are so Important
Before we can talk about why they are important, I think that we must also talk about what exactly are the “arts”. Arts can be described as dance, music, painting, ceramics, photography, theater etc. It is not just the traditional art that most people think of, such as painting, ceramics and drawing.
According to the article “Why Arts Education is Crucial, and Who’s Doing it Best”, art education is important because it reaches us on so many levels. The article mentions…
things but it needs one important thing that holds the whole Empire or Union together and that is unity. Unity is defined as an undivided or unbroken completeness or totality according to Webster’s dictionary. For many this was hard to achieve for many reasons.
The Byzantine Empire was the Eastern Roman Empire after the Roman Empire split in 285 CE by Emperor Diocletian. This was significant to the unity of the Byzantine Empire for several reasons, both good and bad. This meant that the emperor had…
What is the definition of art? Did you know there are eight different types of art? I will
give two definitions of art and go over the eight different types there are.
Definition of Art:
1. The expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power (oxford…
Unity in the Church:
The Discord Between Christ and Doctrine
Torrey 202, On Knowing God
March 29, 2015
As the body of Christ, the Church's unity can be said to be a key aspect to the faith and integral for the Kingdom of God on earth. This unity is often challenged, whether by individual passions or by concerted opposing efforts from those beyond its walls. However, one less commonly known or stated enemy in within the church is that of theological opposition…
Characteristics Present in All Visual Art
All art has an aesthetic function. The main function of fine arts is aesthetic appreciation. Painting, drawing, and sculpture generally fall into this category. The applied arts function in both an aesthetic and utilitarian way. Forms such as a hand woven Navajo rug, a book illustration, and interior design fall into this category. Art critic Roy Fry has a good definition of aesthetic viewing in his book Vision and Design (London, 1920):…
Chicago State University
A Call for Unity
Criminal Justice 1200
Over the years we have seen and experienced many laws that have been created here in the United States and abroad. These laws imparted people in many ways positive and negatively. Many laws were just in the fact that they were created with no particular group or race of people in mind. The unjust laws were obvious in who and…
Colonists’ Evolution of Their Identity and Unity
The colonists experienced a revolution of their sense of identity and unity as Americans by the eve of the Revolution. Before the French and Indian War, colonists considered themselves British people living somewhere else. After the French and Indian War, Britain became more imposing on the colonists and few thought of themselves independent from Britain. Throughout the time period of 1763 to 1775 a sense of unity and identity showed up more prominent than…
Unity During the American Revolution
The American colonists from the period 1750 to 1776, had developed a sense of identity and unity as Americans, to a great extent. There were two distinct ideologies within the colonies; the Tory/Loyalists who were loyal to England and the Rebel/Patriots who wanted independence from England. Both groups were very fervent in their beliefs and ideologies. It is evident, however, that to a great extent, the majority of the colonists…