Geosophy Paper

Geosophy Paper - Bienvenido a Miami Zach Schatz Dr. Mosher...

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Bienvenido a Miami Zach Schatz Dr. Mosher - Section M001 Jackie Micieli – Section M003 April 6, 2011 Artists of all different cultures strive for perfection of their work, as the public only spends a matter of seconds to initially judge an artist’s masterpiece. The artist will
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laboriously work for years to perfect the sense of realism before allowing public consent. In order to capture the audience’s attention, there must be a certain level of believability in the artwork. This creates a sense of connection between the art and the public as realism is captured through the setting. In order to achieve the optimal level of realism, the artist must conduct a bit of research regarding the geography and spatiality of the setting. Through artistic rendering, the artist exercises selectivity of geography and spatiality, in turn creating geosophies and spatial imaginaries. This artistic setting is found in a wide variety of art ranging from classical to pop culture. One example of art that expresses both geosophies and spatial imaginaries is the song “Miami” by Will Smith. The lyrics of the song address geosophy as the artist reveals the perspective attitude about the place, Miami. Smith also expresses spatial imaginary through the connection of people and the development of relationships. Will Smith utilizes the artistic rendering of geography and spatiality in order to convey the message that Miami is the ideal destination for many different types of people. Through analysis of the song lyrics, it is evident that Will Smith holds a certain attitude about Miami, as it is a place to relax and enjoy oneself with luxuries. These geosophies link each line in the song from one to the next. One example of this can be found in the first line of the song: “Here I am in the place where I 'com let go.” Smith believes that this haven of relaxation is the ideal vacation destination as he alludes to the stress-free atmosphere. Later in the stanza he specifies as to the luxuries he experiences on his relaxing trip: “So we sip a little something leave the rest to spill / Me and Charlie at the bar running up a high bill / Nutin' less than ill when we dress to kill.” These lines refer to the fact that money is not an issue when he takes trips down to Miami. Smith 2
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expresses the belief that Miami is the place to spend money recklessly yet have fun and enjoy the time in the sun. The next geosophy found within the lyrics follows these lines of luxury spending as Smith says, “I only came for 2 days of playing / But every time I come I always wind up staying.” Smith recognizes that the luxuries of the city blind him from the rest of his life, as he never wants to leave. In the sixth stanza, Smith continues to discuss luxuries, similar to previous lines
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This note was uploaded on 02/07/2012 for the course GEO 117 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '10 term at Syracuse.

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