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Idealism versus RealismIdealism vs. Realism
Many people upon viewing the pieces of great illusionary value from wish to attain a naturalistic artistic style. Before initiating this endeavor however, one must consider a few things such as their favorite elements of such an art style, who their audience is, and what the subject matter is.
All these questions are important in the consideration of a truly realistic style, and the choice of whether or not an idealist style would be more acceptable. Is the artist aiming for beauty or accuracy? In the case of beauty, an idealistic style is favorable. This style emphasizes symmetry, correct geometric proportion, figure, and composition. Meanwhile the artist who engages in realism must first realize that most human faces are hardly ever symmetrical, or free of pores and wrinkles, body shapes have imperfections here and there, an
Art is an ever moving, changing process that all artists collectively go through. The artwork the artist creates and the use of plastic elements are a means to an end for the process of art. Tacked onto this is the lasting impression of the artwork, an expression of the artist’s vision that serves as a catalyst of the skill once expressed and the biological immortality once followed through. For the sake of this span of writings, the primary focus will be on the interpretations of visual art.
In the previous section, the definition of artwork is described as containing many diverse components. As well as the elements that define good and bad art is dependent subjective for each spectator of the work. What one person may think is vulgar and primitive, another may see as innovative and genius. For this reason, it is difficult find overlap for a collective audience of different tastes and influences what good artwork means.
Sensuality is one way that overlap is seen, an elem
MercyOh sweet God how the grassland
ignites in moonlight tonight
I must thank you for creating
her tangled fingers' slow pace
through the handsome rain Her
trochaic kinesthesia to rhythms
in Stravinsky's The Rite of
Spring Is this how you meant
for us to love you Yahweh
Tumbling clumsily down hills
of sheets into perpetually
immutable silence I could love
you like that I think I've been
practicing on this Savanna
for days and months Lost in
her crystal canvas Rolling crests
and troughs And when she touches
me Oh fair Lord I'm dragged into
your city past Gethsemane's
pulsing green and gold
Please hold us together
under this luminous stretch
Oh Father We are live
unclothed Our reflections awash
with the skin of your sun
Blood BrothersBrookie always holds my hand when we cross the street. She's never given a reason for it, she just does it. It's become this unspoken rule with us that whenever we cross the street together, she slips her hand in mine and I lace my fingers through hers and we walk hand-in-hand until we reach the other side and she drops her hand and we both wipe our palms on our jeans. Brookie's a little scared of crossing the street. Her poppa died in a car crash when we were six. He was a pedestrian. She's never gotten over it.
Brookie is my best friend going on sixteen years now, which is pretty impressive considering we're both sixteen. We don't have some cute little story about how we were born in the same hospital on the same day or about how our mothers were best friends long before they were pregnant with us and somehow passed on that bond while we were still in utero. No, Brookie and I met the same way ever
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