Untry Girls by Edna O Brien I love that oneIdeologicallyric I guess this would be any major statement by an author n the form of a novel so Utopia by Thomas Moore or the Fountainhead by Ayn rand would do again you don t by Thomas Moore or the Fountainhead by Ayn rand would do again you don t these for the storyIdeologicalnarrative there are hundreds Germinal by Zola The Grapes of Wrath by Steinbeck anything by Upton SinclairPAINTINGDecorativelyric all Bracue s "Cubist Stuff All Fauvism MatisseDecorativenarrative Renoir S Lovely Illustrations Of "stuff all Fauvism MatisseDecorativenarrative Renoir s lovely George V's Children illustrations of life les Parapluies will do nicely or Her First OutingSelf expressivelyric all your abstractmpressionists fit here Pollock RothkoSelf expressivenarrative The Beatitudes of Love by Stanley Spencer all about his own odd life and very movingIdeologicallyric all propaganda posters Soviet social realismIdeologicalnarrative Guernica by PicassoPOPULAR SONGDecorativelyric arguably the majority of pop songs exist just to decorate our lives and nothing Hello Goodbye by The Beatles s an example of a particularly meaningless song which I happen to like a lot but couldn t really tell you why Decorativenarrative comedy songs will do here let s say Ernie the Fastest Milkman n the West by Bennie Hill or With My Little Stick of Blackpool Rock by George Formby I hope you know that oneSelf expressivelyric here come all the mournful singer songwriters Mother by John Lennon Sara by Bob Dylan The great mass of blues songs fit n here tooSelf expressivenarrative The last Time I saw Richard by Joni Mitchell or Ballad of John and Yoko by the moptopsIdeologicallyric Four Women by Nina Simone Crime n the City by Neil Young What s the matter Here by 10000 ManiacsIdeologicalnarrative Deportee by Woody Guthrie The Byrds do a great version The lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll by Dylan Hurricane by Dylan Only a Pawn Brotherhood of Thieves: The Wardens in their Game by DylanPOETRYDecorativelyric You re by Sylvia PlathDecorativenarrative The Eve of St Agnes by jovial John Keats The Hunting of the Snark by Lewis CarrollSelf expressivelyric Poem on my Birthday by Dylan ThomasSelf expressivenarrative In memoriam by TennysonIdeologicallyric all your great World War One poetsIdeologicalnarrative Essay on Man by PopeMOVIESDecorativelyric musicals often have little or no narrative content just the thinnest excuse for a story to drape the songs and routines over so any Fred Astaire film fits here or recently Moulin Rouge was there any storyn that one at allDecorativenarrative superhero movies caper movies like Oceans 12 Bourne Identity all that stuffSelf expressivelyric Scorpio Rising by Kenneth Anger Pan s Labyrinth The Long Day Closes Me and You and Everyone we KnowSelf expressivenarrative Diner Slacker Hollywood Shuffle In AmericaIdeologicallyric Human NatureIdeologicalnarrative The Godfather trilogy Boyz n the Hood The Rapture I really want to see that one again but How to Become an It Architect it s not available grrrWellt s a game anyone can play I found M Barzun to be a very stimulating companion. T should Shaking Behind the Microphone: Overcoming the Fear of Public Speaking indeed be mystery But that need not stop any of us from dealing witht as Lamikorda if we understood than we can And how goodt s to have one's mind stretched to that understanding of Virginia uarterly Review.
Free read The Use and Abuse of Art AW Mellon Lectures n the Fine ArtsFor everyone who s an artist Gives you a clear perspective of what Art Complete Guide to the TOPIK (advanced) is Thought provoking but at times difficult to follow Barzun s massiventellect overwhelms The book which consists of a series of lectures could have dramatically enhanced by llustrations and mages the art styles referenced Thankfully post modern art lacks so completely You Come to Yokum inmagination t didn t make much difference when he was speaking to t My takeaway from the book very simply put Zbogom, dragi Krleža is that a society s Art reflects back whats stirring Firesoul in the collective consciousness While the West was redefiningtself after the fall of Rome with the new deology of Christianity Art thrived and had tremendous power The Art of Europe painting architecture poetry drama was Church mandated and paid for An artist with talent could thrive throughout the centuries creating Art that was new and
grand The collective magination of Europe was n a state of wonder andThe collective magination of Europe was Cycle Style in a state of wonder and s relationship with the Universe was new territory to be explored But with the death of Godn the nineteenth century all fascination with the transcendent died too Man was now adrift as an Artscroll Children's Siddur isolatedmperfect creature unloved and disposable to an ndifferent Universe What great Art could possibly come out of that Barzun ends his last lecture on a hopeful note that somehow n the distant future Man will find new Iron Cross inspiration to create new Art forms I doubtt The best of ourselves was shown to us by the great Masters of long ago Modern Art can only reflect our pitiable state Not much Zachary's Virgin incentive to go gallery hopping Really managed to crystallize a bunch of scattereddeas swirling around Pfaueninsel in my head about why arts so fucked up and why people are so fucked up too I guess The deas n this short book are uite forcefully presented meditations on like the Western soul and other abstract philosophical entities yet all ended up feeling Torah With Ramban's Commentary Translated, Annotated, And Elucidated: Devarim/Deuteronomy (Artscroll) instinctively true to men a when you see t you can t not see t sort of way It s as f the nscrutable people we know of as art lovers and artists have clumsily dropped their scripts and notes and now we can pick the mess up off the floor and read t all to figure out exactly what these guys are all about I ll do my best to summarize the thesis here as simply as I canAt some point n the midst of the age of Enlightenment thoughtful souls began to feel that there needed to be something n life to guide us beyond rationality and empiricism yet few wanted to go back to the old religious ways Art with a capital A was settled on as encapsulating what wanted to go back to the old religious ways Art with a capital A was settled on as encapsulating what supra rational force should be Therefore the production of Art was held to be desirable for ts own sake The Time Capsule idea was that the creation of beauty wouldn hope reflect Hot Under the Collar images of a desirable world which would eventually guide usnto bringing that world about This lead to a new unspoken self propagating Horses ideology transmitted through works of Art which preached that1 The world ast Goblin King iss ugl. When an extremely The Luthier's Apprentice intellectual extremely experienced extremely wise man shares his thoughts with others the result seizes themagination at once Such s the effect of these essays a series given as lectures at. Y flawed and mperfect2 To make the world a better place art should be consumed and created3 The pursuit of rational utilitarian ends should be eschewed The problem s that this dea just doesn t work looking at beautiful pictures all day will not solve our pressing moral problems Rather than give up the fight however each successive generation of artists Villa Mendl: Leben und Schicksal der Ankerbrot-Erbin Bettina Mendl inevitably doubles down on their beliefs leading to the whole history of modern art going deeper and deepernto the ugly depressing rrelevant bizarre etc The previous generation of art didn t transform our forsaken world nto an aesthetic utopia therefore we need to go deeper Schlechter Sex 2 into revealing the worldtself as ugly and abhorrent we need to go deeper New Jewish Voices: Plays Produced by the Jewish Repertory Theatre into emphasizing therrational etc Eventually leading to the baffling ruinous state of contemporary art today This s an nteresting thesis to me It seems very The Disability Studies Reader intuitive to me when looking at the contemporary art scene that This Is Not How It Should Be that theres a sort of natural organic Sword and Sorceress 24 impulsen the human system to create art but today s artists have deviated from t drastically so drastically that almost everything that comes out of their mouth when they try "To Talk About Art "talk about art wrong I found my notes to this book n a box n the loft part of what will become known as The Bryant Papers n a few decades I m sure These notes are nothing or less than a Complete Theory of Art and Art here means Everything from Rheims cathedral to South Park So here The Riptide Ultra-Glide its I m sure most of this Die Sanduhr is Barzun sdeas but I m pretty sure I added and tweaked a bit too and Mardi Gras it s my list of examples at the end So THE VERY SHORT BUT COMPLETE THEORY OF ARTArt performs one or of three functions1 decorative aesthetic JB calls this art as the enhancer of life 2 Self expressive which may be called therapeutic JB calls this art as a sanctuary art as better than life a truer reality 3 Ideological akanspirational which subdivides Ghetto into a philosophicalreligious and b political JB calls this art as the detergent of life art for a better life Further all artn these categories can be presented n two distinct modesi the lyric the celebratory the ncantation the expression of depth the nteriorii the narrative an ncarnation within a seuence of events the expression of breadth the ExteriorIn Order To Make All order to make all abstraction clearer here are examples of each function and each mode Not all are a perfect fitTHE NOVELDecorativelyric The Waves by Virginia Woolf not all novels employ plot narrative and this one That Yankee Cat: The Maine Coon is like poetryDecorativenarrative any comedy or detective story so let s say The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie or Right Oh Jeeves by PG Wodehouse These novels are wonderful decorationsSelf expressivelyric Proust I don t think people read him for the galloping page turning heart thumping twists and turns of the plotSelf expressivenarrative any autobiographical novel say Sons Lovers by D H Lawrence or The Co. The National Galleryn 1973 Mr Barzun examines art as religion as destroyer as redeemer and n relation to what he calls ts temper science but never forgets the basic essential As he says the last word on ar.