Contemporary Art and the Perceived Self-sufficiency of Urban Life


Essay, 2013

7 Pages, Grade: A


Abstract or Introduction

Seventeenth century scientists (Descartes, Bacon, and Newton) made discoveries that brought us scientific method and a vision of secular progress through technological achievement. But in this vision the purpose of knowledge was proposed as utilitarian, the domination of nature. The world we live in today is based on this vision of technological achievement.

Art, because it is not shackled by the purposes of science, has an important role to play in enhancing our awareness of the true nature of things. Its negotiations with the natural world are intuitive and imaginative and this can enable it to bring to light much that is concealed from our everyday perception.

Details

Title
Contemporary Art and the Perceived Self-sufficiency of Urban Life
Course
Issues in Contemporary Art
Grade
A
Author
Year
2013
Pages
7
Catalog Number
V298497
ISBN (eBook)
9783656948957
ISBN (Book)
9783656948964
File size
1368 KB
Language
English
Keywords
nature, art, science, urban, urban life, contemporary life, contemporary art, scientific progress, natural world, city life
Quote paper
Nandita Mukand (Author), 2013, Contemporary Art and the Perceived Self-sufficiency of Urban Life, Munich, GRIN Verlag, https://www.grin.com/document/298497

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