Assignment 5_Art (first draft w_corrections)

Assignment 5_Art (first draft w_corrections) - 9Chantel...

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9Chantel Wynter Writing 101 – Mike Stanish Assignment #5: Art Art can be defined on many different accounts and seen and seen through a variety of aspects as to what art really is.What art is and what one actually considers art formulates into different views depending on the Thereperson. There have been so many different views as to what can truly be considered art from what is not art at all. Everyone depicts art in their own way taking from the views of Plato, Socrates, Aristotle and Oscar Wilde. All these authors took on different aspects as to how they viewed art in their own aspect and neither Plato and Socrates ended up having similar thoughtsbeliefs while Aristotle and Wilde ended up feeling the exact opposite but with similar beliefs as wellthe same view. Actually accepting one meaning as to what art is is impossible due to the different mindsets of each person when interpreting a piece of art Really trying to figure what art is, is a difficult task at hand due to the fact that not everyone comes up with the same interpretations depending on what the art form is. When it comes to a certain piece of art Eeven I don’t might not agree with the views of these artists authors because I have my own interpretationviews on what I consider art. I may not even have the same interpretation as the artist themselves but that doesn’t mean what I’m seeing and how I feel is wrong of a certain piece of art. Even some things these authors may see as artistic are pretty much pointless to me and have no meaning because of the fact that I have a different view of on the piece ofart as well. When it comes to any piece of art this is exactly what happens due to how intriguing art is. According to Socrates who was an idealist uses an example to express his views of art believed that according to the introduction “The artist imitates the world of appearances and propagates untruth. Each work of art, whether in colors or materials or words, is merely a copy
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of a copy, as in a painting of a table…Art therefore a power for evil…” (558) He uses an example “It is the idea of the table that God has created, and it is the idea “table” that is consequently real. God is the maker of this ideal reality; each actual table, in contrast, is no more
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This essay was uploaded on 04/11/2008 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Stanish during the Fall '07 term at SUNY Buffalo.

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