“His creativity is that of the genuine artist, no matter in what field he may be working” stated Joseph Goebbels.(43) The quote referring to Adolf Hitler which believed that political leadership, which was more like a dictatorship shouldn’t be referred to as a political science (Staatswissenschaft) but as stagecraft (Staatskunst). During his dictatorship, Hitler took it upon himself to classify artworks that were deemed acceptable and unacceptable for Germany. Hitler set up two artwork exhibits which were known as the Grosse Deutsche Kunstaustsellung and Entartete Kunst -degenerate art-.(19) “Degenerate” art was defined as artwork that confused the human senses of natural form and or had no artistic skills. Hitler also felt that this type of artwork offended German feelings. There are two paintings by unknown artists that would be referred to as artworks A & B, these works will exemplify what classified as degenerate and what was acceptable. Artwork A is a perfect example of cubism, in which the “recognizable world of senses” (Modern Art Movements by Gloria K. Fiero), was disassembled then reassembled in an abstracted form. Instead of showing objects from one viewpoint, the artist depicts the subject matter in multiple viewpoints to give the subject greater context. Artwork A seems to be a war or battle of some sort. Based off of the tank and all of the soldiers firing in the same direction towards the left, the enemy must be approaching. The soldiers are positioned in what looks like a moat or fort with their guns drawn and firing. The battle looks as if it’s taking place within the woods or a meadow configured off of what I assume to be trees present in the scene. The battle must have been going on for a long time from the observation of the dense smoke in the air.. In Hitler’s point of view this would be classified as degenerate because of the fact that the figures are almost geometrical, the subjects of the artwork intersect at random angles removing the sense of depth, in that the background and object planes combine with one another to create a shallow space. The artwork lacks visual clarity, in that the objects within the space are not easily identifiable and requires a bit of concentration or a closer look in order to figure out where one figure ended and the other one began. Hitler would make sure that this painting would be placed in the Entartete Kunst exhibit because of the unnatural subject matter and the “lack of artistic skill”. Artwork B on the other hand would be displayed in the Grosse Deutsche Kunstaustsellung exhibit because the subject matter in this painting is very clear and the figures have all the human-like concepts. Artwork B depicts a woman perceived to be stranded in the middle of the ocean. Her being unconscious on the little mass of land and the way her arms are positioned gives off the message that she is in distress. The presence of little angels flying above her, one of them is reaching towards her as she lays unconscious can be perceived to be guardian angels and are there to make sure she is guided to safety or to take her to the afterlife.. According to…
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…
Contrary to what most people think, the Statue of Zeus actually stands at 12.8 metres in height and was made from a wooden frame and required extreme care because Olympia was a very warm place and humidity could potentially damage the delicate art. Olive oil was regularly applied to the statue to keep the wood from degenerating, it was also and totally covered in ivory/gold panels. The statue itself was destroyed by fire in the fifth century CE with no copies ever to be tracked back. All the…
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…
Christina Narvaez 1/26/13 Mrs.Gigilo period 9
Picasso was a Spanish painter, draughtsman, and sculptor. He is one of the most recognized figures in 20th-century art. He is best known for co-founding the Cubist movement and for the wide variety of styles embodied in his work. Among most famous Pablo Picasso paintings are the proto-Cubist Les Demoiselle (1907) andGuernica (1937), his portrayal of the German bombing of Guernica during the Spanish Civil War.
T.O.K Commentary: The Arts
November, 24th 2013
“God is really only another artist. He invented the Giraffe, the elephant and the cat. He has no real style. He just goes on trying other things” Pablo Picasso
The way that god or a greater power was able to construct a human body, so detailed which is still in discovery, can be considered artistic as art is an idea which when constructed is an inspiration. The example of the body shows the essence of art in the world, it is a talent…
In visual arts we use three main content areas. We use these areas in both practical studies and the critical and historical studies it is very important to become familiar with the language used in visual arts.
The language can be broken down into three main areas:
Art working/ practice
The frames are like the lenses in glasses. We use them to give different interpretive understandings to our investigations in visual arts, and both critical…
Case Report; Macular Degeneration
OTR 532: Evaluations of Older Adults
July 1st, 2013
Case Report: Age-Related Macular Degeneration
As a person ages their visual feedback can be affected by many factors. A specific condition that can interfere with an individuals occupational performance is age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Macular degeneration is a progressive physical breakdown of the macula, which is part of the retina. There are two forms…
in Guangzhou China. I am majoring Art in my college, and I am here to write this letter for pursuing advanced art studies in the University of California. I believe those studies are indispensable for my future career development and will benefit me for my art studies.
I chose art as my intended major because I love art and beauty. Art is everywhere in my life. I studied art in my country. Art already became my favorite course and enjoyed spending time in the art studio and drawing was always the…
Purpose: to persuade the audience to openly express themselves through visual art, poetry, and music.
Thesis Statement: today we will persuade you to express yourself through a form of art such as: Visual art, Poetry, or Music.
I. Attention Getter: open with musical play, a poem, visual art
II. Relevancy Statement: people may think that they already express themselves through art by writing and visual art, but expressing it openly and frequently, may help you in a way