art and entertainment

Pace University

Andres Serrano’s Piss Christ is a photograph of a crucifix, sacred to the Christian religion and representing Christ’s sacrifice and ultimate suffering, submerged in a glass of the artist’s own urine. The ensuing uproar led to comments within the United States Senate about public funding of the humanities. Graffiti artwork and other forms of street art are graphics and images that are spray-painted or stencilled on publicly viewable partitions, buildings, buses, trains, and bridges, normally with out permission.

For example, the 1878 Paris Exposition facilitated international cooperation about concepts, innovations and standards. Reading has been a supply of leisure for a very long time, particularly when different varieties, similar to performance entertainments, were (or are) both unavailable or too expensive. Even when the first purpose of the writing is to inform or instruct, reading is well-known for its capacity to distract from everyday worries. Both tales and data have been handed on through the tradition of orality and oral traditions survive in the form of performance poetry for instance.

Collections of stories, corresponding to Grimms’ Fairy Tales or these by Hans Christian Andersen, have been similarly influential. Originally revealed in the early nineteenth century, this collection of people stories considerably affect fashionable in style culture, which subsequently used its themes, images, symbols, and structural elements to create new entertainment forms.

Showing how tales are used to move the time and entertain an audience of travellers, Chaucer used pilgrims in his literary work The Canterbury Tales in the 14th century, as did Wu Cheng’en in the 16th century in Journey to the West. Even although journeys can now be completed a lot faster, stories are nonetheless advised to passengers en route in cars and aeroplanes both orally or delivered by some form of technology.

Epic narratives, poems, sagas and allegories from all cultures inform such gripping tales that they have impressed countless different tales in all types of entertainment. Examples embrace the Hindu Ramayana and Mahabharata; Homer’s Odyssey and Iliad; the first Arabic novel Hayy ibn Yaqdhan; the Persian epic Shahnameh; the Sagas of Icelanders and the celebrated Tale of the Genji.

Apart from the above, leisure may also be used for instructional purposes. If you’re a theatre buff, then this kind of leisure is true up your alley.