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Modular reflections for TOK. Identify a piece of art which has communicated beauty to you, what precisely is this beauty and how is it that art manages to convey it?

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Name: Pranav Sharma (24) Class: 4.15 POD Modular Reflection 1 Immanuel Kant (1724 - 1804) said, "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder." "Eye" includes all the sense, as David Hume (1711 - 1776) said: "Beauty in things exists in the mind which contemplates them." Saying that beauty is in the mind of the beholder. Individuals have their own unique vision of the abstract, so they see art in different ways, judging its beauty by how well the expression meets their expectations. 1. Identify a piece of art which has communicated beauty to you, what precisely is this beauty and how is it that art manages to convey it? 2. If Art is about personal opinion, then why do we, as a society, rate some art as better than others? Why is art that were created centuries ago still well-known and valuable today? ...read more.


But there were various challenges in doing this instead of the traditional method. Hence, this painting reflects the creativity that Leonardo had, as well as the hard work and effort that he put into this work, hence showing the beauty of this artwork. Art is said to be expressing one's opinions to the world, however, we, as a society, rate art as better than others. This is because an important and influential person (of high status) might think that a particular piece of art is valuable, of high standard, or having a deep and meaningful purpose, hence he will fervently advertise it. His followers would, of course, not doubt his decision, and often follow behind his footsteps, hence becoming fond of the piece of art, and will start to promote it as well. Upon seeing the vast amount of positive response to that work of art, others will unknowingly start to appreciate it. ...read more.


I feel that I can obtain more information through my own perception, science and mathematics. However, I feel that the language arts is more useful than pictorial art. I think that the hidden messages hidden in pictures are usually not going to help me in life, which is why I think they are useless. On the other hand, art in the form of language is often used, whether in the written or oral form. People can easily obtain information through language arts, perception, science and mathematics, which is why other forms of art are not that important in gathering information. Compared to science and mathematics, art is able to show the history and culture of a certain place, or a certain religion. For example, the very first form of art includes sculptures and paintings on rocks and in caves made by prehistoric man. From these artworks, people are able to arrive at a conclusion about the lifestyle of the prehistoric man, including how they had lived, and their culture at that time. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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