Monday, November 16, 2009

Secondary Role in art

The turmoil that the modern movement had in the arts changed many of the factors that new artists assembled in their works of art. These new artists shifted their use of color, perspective, and other elements to new visualizations that were very different from the classical movement of art. They completely turned all the procedures that the old masters used for their art, to express the drastic change in which their societies were going through. The introduction to plastics, machinery, electricity, and more was too big for people to take in; therefore, artists used new means to portray this new atmosphere and way of life. Color was used to personify strong human emotion and perspective was used to amplify this emotion; artists were not interested in creating perfect and classical motifs but instead, they created new controversial works of art that put into question the real meaning of what art or even what life should be like.

Artists are not worried about showing their brush strokes or their imperfectness in portraying an object; they are actually emphasizing these flaws to transmit a new message that can either be about the positive and negative outcomes of the introduction to the modern life. Overall, all the old beliefs that the Enlightenment and other movements had over society were put into question as new ideals were discovered through science, war, and the industrial revolution.

Today we are still trying to portray that new role in art by creating more diverse and new art movements that have come to portray a feeling or setting in today's world. The creation of computers, digital technology, and the Internet are big tools that most artists use to portray the world in which we live in. Everyday, new works of art such as a painting of a dot in the middle of a canvas can be considered to be art. Moreover, the Internet and digital technology have helped spread art for everybody, no matter where they are from. Art is now available for anybody who has a computer; there is no need to go to a museum or fly to another country to study a certain painting.

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