Welcome to Scribd, the world's digital library. Read, publish, and share books and documents. See more
Download
Standard view
Full view
of .
Look up keyword
Like this
23Activity
0 of .
Results for:
No results containing your search query
P. 1
The Essential Artist (sample reader)

The Essential Artist (sample reader)

Ratings: (0)|Views: 702 |Likes:
Published by Duane Aubin
An exploration of the definition of art; an assessment of the artistic merit in heavy metal and hip hop in the context of the history of art; and an outlook on the future of art.

[Please be advised, this book deals with mature subject matter, contains material that will be offensive to some, and is not appropriate for children].

As revision is currently ongoing, I welcome comments and feedback, thanks much.
An exploration of the definition of art; an assessment of the artistic merit in heavy metal and hip hop in the context of the history of art; and an outlook on the future of art.

[Please be advised, this book deals with mature subject matter, contains material that will be offensive to some, and is not appropriate for children].

As revision is currently ongoing, I welcome comments and feedback, thanks much.

More info:

Published by: Duane Aubin on Jun 29, 2010
Copyright:Traditional Copyright: All rights reserved

Availability:

Read on Scribd mobile: iPhone, iPad and Android.
download as PDF or read online from Scribd
See more
See less

01/27/2013

pdf

 
 
The Essential Artist
Necessary Voice in Every AgeDuane Aubin
v4.4
 
 
Table of Contents
INTRODUCTION ........................................................................................................................ 3 ART IS…IN SEARCH OF DEFINITION ....................................................................................... 4DESCRIPTIONS IN THE DUST: ART SPEAKS IN ANCIENT EGYPT.............................................20BRUSHES OF BRILLIANCE ...................................................................................................... 34 A
RT
S
PEAKS FROM
S
PAIN
......................................................................................................... 34
Pablo Picasso ................................................................................................................ 34 
 
Salvador Dali ..................................................................................................................40 
 C
 ANADIAN
C
ONTENT
:
 
T
HE
G
ROUP OF
S
EVEN
................................................................................. 47
The Problem .................................................................................................................. 47 
 
The Solution ...................................................................................................................52 
 
The Aftermath ................................................................................................................ 56 
 
The Legacy ....................................................................................................................57 
 THE POWER OF THE PEN ...................................................................................................... 59E
NGLISH
E
LOQUENCE
:
 
T
HE
P
OETS
.............................................................................................59
The King James Version .................................................................................................60 
 
Wordsworth - Precursor to Freedom .............................................................................61 
  A
MERICAN
M
UCKRAKERS
:
 
 A
RT
G
OES TO
 W
 ASHINGTON
..................................................................... 67
Upton Sinclair .................................................................................................................67 
 
Ralph Nader ...................................................................................................................68 
 
Michael Moore ............................................................................................................... 69 
  ART GETS SHRILL: ASSESSING HEAVY METAL AND HIP HOP ................................................ 72H
EAVY
M
ETAL
.......................................................................................................................72H
IP
H
OP
..............................................................................................................................80 ART SPEAKS ON: DOES THE PAST SPEAK OF ART’S FUTURE? .............................................97B
IOLOGY
,
 
P
HYSIOLOGY
............................................................................................................ 97M
ORE
S
HRILL
M
USIC
............................................................................................................ 100M
ORE
S
HRILL
M
OVIES
.......................................................................................................... 105C
 AN THE POLITICIANS HANDLE
I
T
? ........................................................................................... 107T
HE MORE THINGS CHANGE
,
THE MORE THEY STAY THE SAME
......................................................... 112 W
HAT WILL CHANGE FIRST
? .................................................................................................... 115 APPENDIX ........................................................................................................................... 116INDEX ................................................................................................................................. 124BILBLIOGRAPHY ................................................................................................................. 128
 
 3
Introduction
Do we need artists? Is art important? Artists’ contributions to society’s well-being may be, on thesurface, difficult to objectively quantify, but if we just got rid of art altogether, would we miss it?This book was originally a research paper exploring the question, “Are heavy metal and hip hopart?” I came to realize that, in order to make an informed opinion, I’d first need to grapple withthe more fundamental question, “
what is art? 
This took me on quite a journey. From the anthropological, historical and social to the political,economical and commercial, a study of the arts is a study of the history of the humanexperience, including its highs and lows. While I will repeat it at a more appropriate point, Imust say here that this process was, at times, uncomfortable, for a number of reasons. I waschallenged to confront some realities and deal with some controversial issues in as objective amanner as I could. Some may not agree with my methods, but if I couldn’t submit to theprocess, I certainly couldn’t recommend that process to any other person. As such, please bewarned:
this book contains mature subject matter which will be offensive to some and is neither appropriate for children nor recommended for the squeamish 
.Now, sure, the title of this book betrays the tentative conclusion, but I’ll appeal to the old adage -“getting there is half the fun” - and invite you to share the journey with me. I have tried not tomake it an overly long journey; and assume no pretense that I’ve covered all the bases.Hopefully, it will be useful as somewhat more of a handbook in helping you just get startedalong your own journey of discovery.

Activity (23)

You've already reviewed this. Edit your review.
1 thousand reads
1 hundred reads
banarisali liked this
yasav liked this
ali liked this
c liked this
kloo72 liked this
Alex Butcher liked this

You're Reading a Free Preview

Download
scribd
/*********** DO NOT ALTER ANYTHING BELOW THIS LINE ! ************/ var s_code=s.t();if(s_code)document.write(s_code)//-->