Human Desires and Power through the Arts Mirror and Blend of Personified Art
Art is a trigger for the mechanism of remembering. Artistic works are landmarks in the topography of collective memory. The purpose of this study is to examine human desires and power through the arts mirror and blend of personified art.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION1
1.2Research Aims and Objectives1
CHAPTER 2: LITERATURE REVIEW2
2.1Human Desires and Art2
2.2Human Desires and Beauty through the Arts3
2.3Beauty and society5
CHAPTER 3: METHODOLOGY9
CHAPTER 4: CONCLUSION12
CHAPTER 5: RESEARCH ETHICS13
CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION
Art can also literally reshape specific places in a direct, hands-on manner (Tarr 2003, p. 6). Through the use of abandoned objects, polka dots, and bright orange paint, urban environmental art projects such as Detroit's Heidelberg Project, Detroit Demolition and Disneyland (Project Orange) has visually called attention to blight and the flight of people, capital, and jobs. These projects have issued a direct challenge to the status quo. While people might like safe, comfortable art, controversial art may best effect change (Tarr 2003, p. 6). Geographers are working with artists and with children, asylum seekers, and racial minorities, and so on to develop explicitly political, collaborative art practices involving critical spatial practices to reshape places (Tarr 2003, p. 6).
Research Aims and Objectives
The objective of this research is to examine human desires and power through the arts mirror and blend of personified art.
CHAPTER 2: LITERATURE REVIEW
Art as a creative industry can also reshape geography. Recent economic geography literature has linked creative industries such as art with economic development. Richard Florida has argued that urban space should be transformed to draw footloose workers such as artists, engineers, writers, and entertainers (Tarr 2003, p. 6). These workers' talent, or human capital, can help cities build new-economy, high-technology, high-income industries. In addition to being a creative industry, art can attract needed talent to cities. Florida contended that cities that rank high in terms of factors such as coolness (measured by the availability of nightlife and cultural amenities such as art) and diversity, or openness to all people (i.e., racial, ethnic, and sexual minorities, immigrants), will attract the creative workforce they need to thrive in a post-industrial economy (Tarr 2003, p. 6).
Human Desires and Art
Art is not only concerned with physical space. It can express ideologies and shape social life. It can mirror human desires or reflect the impossibility of their realisation. And as there is an art of power there is also an anti-art of resistance (Thompson 2008, p. 899).
Charles Moore claims that art acts primarily on a symbolic level; however, the way people perceive it is based not only on their ability to read shared cultural signs but also on their own personal experience. For Moore, art is not simply physical but also psychological. In taking possession of a space, art inhabitant finds confirmation of his or her own identity in symbols of individual and historical memory (Thompson 2008, p. 899).
Charles Moore sees art as a projection of human experience and its basic task ...