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Exercise 5-2 - Hae Dong Yoo Prof Tara K...

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<Exercise 5> Hae Dong Yoo Prof. Tara K. Parmiter Writing the Essay November 29, 2006 Questioning the Canon: this is the ultimate Throughout her essays, Winterson pursues her readers to have tolerance of seeing “Otherness” in artworks. To experiment, to question the canon, to see the “Otherness,” and to embrace the artwork as it is, are the gradual objectives in her essays. In one of her essays art objects, she explains how to embrace artworks. She asserts: “We know that the universe is infinite, expanding and strangely complete, that it lacks nothing we need, but in spite of that knowledge, the tragic paradigm of human life is lack, loss, finality, a primitive doomsaying that has not been repealed by technology or medical science. The arts stand in the way of this doomsaying. Art objects. The nouns become an active force not a collector’s item. Art objects (Art Objects, 19).” Here, Winterson suggests the transition of the word form. In earlier parts she explains that people refuse to accept the new artistic trend or movements. Just because they are not familiar to the movement, they hold the traditional canon in making a judgment for the movement. Yet new art objects for such a trial, making a space where Otherness can breathe in the society. To the canons, Art objects. The mere suppression for the new artistic movements is shattered, and there replaces the tolerance for the Otherness. In this case, the word object is very important. In the beginning, art objects are just collector’s items for the canonical beauty. These arts bounded by canons are just stuffed idols, not lively creative figures. However arts become object to the canons,
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making a new ground for the otherness. Object can be both noun and verb, but Winterson prefers the word to be the verb, which gives life to the fixed objects. However, wouldn’t an artist consider his or her readers or viewers? Normally artists are dependent on their supporters for their living. If they continually object the
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