What Art Means To Me
The tourism business, for instance, creates or renovates buildings as “sights” which have either never been used or can by no means be used for his or her ostensible objective. They are as an alternative re-purposed to entertain guests often by simulating cultural experiences. Buildings, historical past and sacred areas are thus made into commodities for buy.
Some entertainments, corresponding to at giant festivals (whether religious or secular), concerts, clubs, parties and celebrations, involve massive crowds. From earliest times, crowds at an entertainment have associated hazards and dangers, especially when mixed with the recreational consumption of intoxicants such as alcohol. The Ancient Greeks had Dionysian Mysteries, for instance, and the Romans had Saturnalia.
Martin Heidegger, “The Origin of the Work of Art”, in Poetry, Language, Thought, (Harper Perennial, 2001). See additionally Maurice Merleau-Ponty, “CÃ©zanne’s Doubt” in The Merleau-Ponty Aesthetics Reader, Galen Johnson and Michael Smith (eds), (Northwestern University Press, 1994) and John Russon, Bearing Witness to Epiphany, (State University of New York Press, 2009). In the 20th century, Pablo Picasso’s Guernica used arresting cubist strategies and stark monochromatic oils, to depict the harrowing penalties of a recent bombing of a small, ancient Basque town. Leon Golub’s Interrogation III , depicts a female nude, hooded detainee strapped to a chair, her legs open to disclose her sexual organs, surrounded by two tormentors dressed in everyday clothes.
Many forms of public humiliation also offered native entertainment in the past. Even capital punishment such as hanging and beheading, … Read More