Premium Essay

Art for Heart`S Sake

In: English and Literature

Submitted By tunka12
Words 1271
Pages 6
Art for heart’s sake.

The Art for Heart’s sake was written by Reuben Lucius Goldberg (1883-1970). He was an American cartoonist, sculptor, author, engineer, and inventor, was born in San Francisco. Goldberg is best known for a series of popular cartoons he created depicting complex devices that perform simple tasks in indirect way. Rube Goldberg began practicing his art skills at the age of four when he traced illustrations from the humorous book History of the United States.
Among his best works are Is There a Doctor in the House? (1929), Rube Goldberg’s Guide to Europe (1954) and I made My Bed (1960). Art for Heart’s sake is about the old man Collis P. Ellsworth who has troubles with his health. Doctor Caswell offers him to take up painting, for a chance. In some time Ellsworth painted an awful picture which was no a work of art at all. To bewilderment of the doctor this painting was not only accepted for the Show at the Lathrop Gallery, but took the First Prize. The old man just explained that he had bought this gallery last month. The idea of this text is everything can be bought for money. Value of art will vanish if everyone foists his god-awful smudge as an eternal work of art. The text is written as a 3rd person narration with dialogues of the personages. This text can be divided into the following parts. The first is doctor’s suggestion to take up art. The second is Swain’s lessons. The third is about the Trees Dressed in White. The forth is the culminating point of the text. Ellsworth was awarded with the First Prize for his painting. The last one is Ellsworth’s confession. That he had bought the gallery, that’s all. The prevailing mood of the text is humorous. The author underlines the old man behaves like a child (he replied Nope on the male nurse suggestion many times. He colored the open spaces blue like a child playing with a picture...

Similar Documents

Premium Essay

The Nightingale and the Rose

...and some of them present animals as in fables. 809 0202 / ‫مجلة ديالى‬ ‫العدد الرابع و االربعون‬ The idea of having an animal as a sacrificial hero is shown in many of Oscar Wilde’s short stories. He developed this theme as a reaction towards his age which lacked, in his view, moral as well as human values. For this reason, he chooses a bird to be his tragic hero. He epitomizes this idea in such short stories like “The Nightingale and the Rose” and “The Happy Prince”. The heroes in these two short stories are birds: a swallow in “The Happy prince” and a nightingale in “The Nightingale and the Rose”. These creatures are usually known of their delicacy and frailty. But in these stories they function as sacrificial heroes for the sake of others and tolerate horrible conditions of death just to please people. “The Nightingale and the Rose” is one of Wilde’s best...

Words: 4196 - Pages: 17

Free Essay


...Salvador Ponce Lopez (May 27, 1911 – October 18, 1993), born in Currimao, Ilocos Norte, was an Ilokano writer, journalist, educator, diplomat, and statesman. He studied at the University of the Philippines and obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in English in 1931 and a Master of Arts degree, also in philosophy, in 1933. During his UP days, he became a drama critic for the Philippine Collegian and was a member of the Upsilon Sigma Phi. From 1933 to 1936, he taught literature and journalism at the University of Manila. He also became a daily columnist and magazine editor of the Philippine Herald until World War 2. In 1940, Lopez' essay "Literature and Society" won in the Commonwealth Literary Awards. This essay posited that art must have substance and that poet Jose Garcia Villa's adherence to "art for art's sake" is decadent. The essay provoked debates, the discussion centered on proletarian literature, i.e., engaged or committed literature versus the art for art’s sake literary orientation. He was appointed by President Diosdado Macapagal as Secretary of Foreign Affairs and was ambassador to the United Nations for six years before reassigned to France for seven years. Lopez was the president of the University of the Philippines from 1969 to 1975. And he established a system of democratic consultation in which decisions such as promotions and appointments were made through greater participation by the faculty and administrative personnel; he also reorganized U.P. into the......

Words: 2474 - Pages: 10

Free Essay


...Renaissance Humanism encompasses the philosophy that people are capable of truth and goodness. Much of this ideology and philosophy representing art and literature, whose roots are deeply planted in classic Latin, came to the forefront in the Fifteenth Century. Art and literature in the Fifteenth Century were a revival of “Greek and Roman studies, which emphasized the value of the classics for their own sake, rather than for their relevance to Christianity” (Hunter & Payne, 2003). Humanists believed that through the study of “…the classical study of text of ancient Greece and Rome” (Humanism, 2007) one would be able to improve on society as a whole. During previous periods, this type of teaching was kept mostly to theologians, authors and philosophers. During the Renaissance though, the people who had the means and desire to study classical art and literature were from a broad spectrum of royalty to merchants. The students were not studying for professional reasons but more so for pleasure. The interest in art broadened from works Classical Greece to what, at the time of the Renaissance, were referred to as contemporary works and existed as objects of learning or ideal beauty Literature had its foundation deep in classical roots and there are many similarities and contrasting points of view in their themes. One of the most significant documents of literature, during this period, was the theses (“intellectual propositions”) written by Giovanni Pico della......

Words: 2012 - Pages: 9

Free Essay


...Judge 1 Ashley Judge Marc Pietrzykowski ENGL 3100 28 July 2006 Mona Lisa Smile: Decoding the Pedagogies of 1953 at Wellesley College for Women During the time period in which this film takes place, it was a progressive concept to have women in the university, let alone having an entire university dedicated specifically for women. The main character Katherine Watson (played by Julia Roberts), however, did not see education as a privilege or a ‘finishing’ prize for women. During her first year as an art teacher at Wellesley, she tries to debunk the notion of female inferiority and subordination. She does this not only for the sake of her students, but for the sake of her work, her teaching, her art. Watson experiences the successes and failures of a variety of teaching methods to educate and counsel students in their lives and their intellectual development. These pedagogies include current-traditional, process, and feminist pedagogies. In addition to reviewing the pedagogy tactics, identifying how they function in the film, and determining the pedagogical accomplishments, a hypothetical syllabus will further explain the tactics, strengths or weaknesses, and the characteristics of the pedagogies. Judge 2 Current-Traditional Pedagogy Current-traditional pedagogy developed in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries and is based loosely on paragraph theory, where there is a rhetorical structure with set conventions that must be......

Words: 2779 - Pages: 12

Free Essay

Fundamentals of Ethics

...maintained, for one area overlaps into the others. A. Axiology: the study of value; the investigation of its nature, criteria, and metaphysical status. More often than not, the term "value theory" is used instead of "axiology" in contemporary discussions even though the term “theory of value” is used with respect to the value or price of goods and services in economics. Axiology is usually divided into two main parts. Ethics: the study of values in human behavior or the study of moral problems: e.g., (1) the rightness and wrongness of actions, (2) the kinds of things which are good or desirable, and (3) whether actions are blameworthy or praiseworthy. Æsthetics: the study of value in the arts or the inquiry into feelings, judgments, or standards of beauty and related concepts. Philosophy of art is concerned with judgments of sense, taste, and emotion. B. Epistemology: the study of knowledge. In particular, epistemology is the study of the nature, scope, and limits of human knowledge. C. Ontology or Metaphysics: the study of what is...

Words: 3455 - Pages: 14

Free Essay

Avangarde and Kitch

...Clement Greenberg, “Avant -Garde and Kitsch” (1939) One and the same civilization produces simultaneously two such different things as a poem by T. S. Eliot and a Tin Pan Alley song, or a painting by Braque and a Saturday Evening Post cover. All four are on the order of culture, and ostensibly, parts of the same culture and products of the same society. Here, however, their connection seems to end. A poem by Eliot and a poem by Eddie Guest - what perspective of culture is large enough to enable us to situate them in an enlightening relation to each other? Does the fact that a disparity such as this within the frame of a single cultural tradition, which is and has been taken for granted - does this fact indicate that the disparity is a part of the natural order of things? Or is it something entirely new, and particular to our age? The answer involves more than an investigation in aesthetics. It appears to me that it is necessary to examine more closely and with more originality than hitherto the relationship between aesthetic experience as met by the specific—not the generalized—individual, and the social and historical contexts in which that experience takes place. What is brought to light will answer, in addition to the question posed above, other and perhaps more important questions. I. A society, as it becomes less and less able, in the course of its development, to justify the inevitability of its particular forms, breaks up the accepted notions upon which artists and......

Words: 6419 - Pages: 26

Premium Essay

Importance of Music in Society

...“A well-rounded education is simply too vital to our students’ success to let the teaching of the arts and humanities erode.” -Secretary Duncan When thinking about the arts, including that of performing arts and music, we tend to glide over the subjects, and term it as a good “hobby,” and not something that can shape and mold a person into someone the community can benefit off of. Many have found these arts to be therapeutic, and a good way to escape from the temptations of doing wrong. In turn, the community itself has had an advantage. The streets are clear from loitering, theft, vandalism etc, and now are looking at a better community in which the individuals, who make up part of it, are actively trying to improve the community and not to harm it. The individual themselves, has become more aware of themselves and of those around them. They have become more appreciative of the arts, and understand different subjects better than individuals who have not been exposed to the arts. Art as it is now is still as beautiful as it was back in the renaissance time period. The only thing that has changed is the importance of it. It is also the first thing one may think of when referring to the “arts.” Although there are many different forms of art, the visual drawing is just as important as the different branches. Art has the ability through different Medias, but as murals especially to tell someone who is not familiar...

Words: 2221 - Pages: 9

Free Essay

Tintern Abbey

...These hedge-rows, hardly hedge-rows, little lines | | Of sportive wood run wild; these pastoral farms, | | Green to the very door; and wreathes of smoke | | Sent up, in silence, from among the trees, | | With some uncertain notice, as might seem, | 20 | Of vagrant dwellers in the houseless woods, | | Or of some hermit's cave, where by his fire | | The hermit sits alone. | |                                      Though absent long, | | These forms of beauty have not been to me, | | As is a landscape to a blind man's eye: | | But oft, in lonely rooms, and mid the din | | Of towns and cities, I have owed to them, | | In hours of weariness, sensations sweet, | | Felt in the blood, and felt along the heart, | | And passing even into my purer mind | 30 | With tranquil restoration:—feelings too | | Of unremembered...

Words: 1451 - Pages: 6

Premium Essay

Great Speeches

...Whether like it or not, some aspects of our lives are influenced by decisions made by anyone but us. Politics and political movements containing discourses could be listed under this category of decisions. It`s been a long while since public speakers are concerned with various dimensions of speech such as sounds, gestures, syntax, rhetoric, meanings, speech acts, moves, strategies and turns. In this paper our main focus is on the rhetoric of a speech. As we know where rhetoric is concerned we should inevitably deal with literature. In other words rhetoric is like a joint which connect literature with politics and establish a method of analyzing political speeches called polio-linguistic approach. Thus we can consider political discourses as pieces of literature. Literary techniques especially rhetorical devices serve as one of the most distinctive features of the greatest and most influential speeches of all time. There is no shortage of rhetorical devices used in these speeches, but we can prioritize them by count of repetitions in political discourses. In this study first I have represented the necessity of using these types of persuasive skills in political discourses, the methods within which politicians take advantages of these skills and the different sides of a successful speech. Then after a glance through different rhetorical devices, excerpts from four of the greatest speeches in history are provided with the rhetorical devices indicated in them. Finally a quite...

Words: 4138 - Pages: 17

Free Essay

Arrian Exercise

...ARRIAN EXERCISE ------------------------------------------------- Key: ------------------------------------------------- [E] = quote from Epictetus ------------------------------------------------- [S]= quote from Seneca ------------------------------------------------- [MA] =quote from Marcus Aurelius 1. Introduction –God, Oneself and the Three Topoi Know this, prokoptôn: God is the Soul, Creator and Sustainer of the Cosmos. Indeed one‘s mind (logos) is a fragment of God’s mind (the Divine Logos). One must go whither God wishes, whether or not one wants to. This is the Divine law of nature. However, to willingly go where God wills one is virtuous. A virtuous life is a life that accords with the nature of God and with one’s own nature. A truly happy life is a virtuous life. To live well, in all its myriad forms, and to secure eudaimonia ('happiness' or 'a flourishing life') is to be virtuous. Only through mastering one’s opinions, judgements, intentions and desires, can one be fully virtuous. The Three Topoi are three areas of study that help one in training to become good and noble, befitting all human beings, namely: “That concerning desires and aversions, so that he may never fail to get what he desires nor fall into what he would avoid (this corresponds with Stoic physics).” [E] “That concerning the impulse to act and not to act, and, in general, appropriate behaviour; so that he may act in an orderly manner and after due consideration, and not......

Words: 9965 - Pages: 40

Free Essay

Bonnie and Clyde

...were, grasping your attention, making your mind run full with imagination and placing yourself in the era owned by Bonnie and Clyde the 1930's. Bonnie Elizabeth Parker born October 01, 1910, Clyde Chestnut Barrow born March 24, 1909, both from Dallas, Texas and ambushed in Bienville Parrish, Louisiana on May 23, 1934 killed at least nine officers and other civilians, leaving Bonnie to always have her name placed first in the matter, as do to respect that ladies always come first. As most would lead you to believe by all the hype, what they say was a reality for the two young lovers, this let's the listener carry the idea of Bonnie and Clyde in all their fancy clothes, and broke all the rules of the norm. Bonnie and Clyde never feared the law and lived a life of infamous luxury keeping them on the run. Reality was different, Bonnie and Clyde and the Barrow gang lived a hard, uneasy life left by narrow escapes, botched robberies, injury, and murder. They became one of the first outlaw media stars after some photos of them fooling around with guns were found by police. Soon fame would turn sour and their lives end in a bloody police ambush, but their dramatic and untimely end would only add luster to their legend. Clyde other wise known as "Bud", had a great love for music, and Bonnie a much needed want for the arts, so much that she scouted herself with head shots to become...

Words: 956 - Pages: 4

Free Essay

You Life Change

...Upload your own Senior project research paper Article. a model_for_mt_with_students_with_emotional_and_behavioral_disorders_20… Senior project essay Music Therapy-MMR Benefits of music Music in schools wider still, and wider VH1's Save the Music Foundation Research paper 21st Century Skills In Music The Psychology of Music Did you know for music Music And Exercise Research Summary Music In Education Music education2 Music Education Music Education National Music Plan and Music Edhubs 49233144 music Senior Project Research Paper Rachel McFarland 2011-2012 Severson Pecha kucha project Senior project pictures Senior Project Work Log Senior Project Speech Brandon Ferrell 0 inShare Wordpress + Follow Music Education Research Paper by Brandonjferrell on Apr 18, 2012 292 views More… No comments yet Subscribe to commentsPost Comment Music Education Research Paper — Document Transcript 1. Ferrell 1Brandon FerrellMrs. TilleryAP Literature15 November 2011 Music Education “Music is the universal language of mankind.” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’srevelation about the universality of music applies even today in the education system ofAmerica. Over the last several years, funding for music education and even fine arts programs ingeneral has been decreasing among public school systems, on the basis that more money shouldbe spent teaching students academically applicable subjects in order to pass standardized tests.However, in a study by Amy......

Words: 2057 - Pages: 9

Premium Essay

Theology of the Body

...that these catecheses could be called “Human Love in the Divine Plan” or “The Redemption of the Body and the Sacramentality of Marriage.” B. Various scholars, in different language groupings, will generally break the theology of the body found in these 129 catecheses down into four main sections, others six. I think the most logical way to do so is to break it down into seven interrelated sections: 1) The Original Unity of Man and Woman as found in the Book of Genesis • 23 catecheses from September 5, 1979-April 9, 1980 2) Purity of Heart versus Concupiscence: Catechesis on the Sermon on the Mount • 27 catecheses from April 16 to December 10, 1980 3) St. Paul’s Teaching on the Human Body: Life according to the Spirit • 13 catechesis from December 17, 1980 to May 6, 1981 4) Marriage and celibacy in light of the resurrection of the body • 9 catechesis from November 11, 1981 to February 10, 1982 5) Virginity or celibacy for the sake of the Kingdom of Heaven • 14 catecheses from March 10, 1982 to July 21, 1982 6) The sacramentality of marriage based on Ephesians 5:22-33 • 27 catecheses from July 28, 1982 to July 4, 1984 7) Reflections on Humanae Vitae based on the redemption of the body and the sacramentality of marriage • 16 catechesis from July 11, 1984 to November 28, 1984 C. My aim is to summarize accurately and clearly the central themes that the Holy Father examines in each of the sections. This will help those who want to become familiar with the main......

Words: 32011 - Pages: 129

Premium Essay

Indian and the Dam

...This section will attempt to label the dispute. Define from a social stand point what is at the heart of this struggle. Asking is it ethnic, racial or cultural? Why is it important to solve? B. The political and economic affect 1. Loss of recreational use 2. Loss of hydroelectricity 3. Possible damages from Flooding 4. Possible political reactions from Indian communities (CNN, 2008) 5. Possible political reaction from the dependent communities This section will look at the possible effect on both the Indian and local communities that use the dam. What the actual ramifications of keeping the dam at low water levels would mean. Also explore the political drama that it could create of nothing is done. C. Possible Solutions 1. Monetary settlement (NY Times, 2009) 2. Relocation of site 3. Building Protective Structure 4. Leaving alone, status quo This section will look at possible solutions. The feasibility of each solution given. Also who would be responsible for the cost? IV. Conclusion: Address the need for mutual respect among different cultures and the importance of compromise during disputes. (CNN, 2013) The Indians and the Dam Struggles with the American Indian are well documented in history. From the time European colonist started to settled in the Americas, to the fierce battles over land in 1800’s and 1900’s, to modern day legal conflicts it seems the United States in one way or another finds......

Words: 2048 - Pages: 9

Premium Essay

Theme of Death in the Poetry of Dylan Thomas W.B. Yeats and T.S. Eliot.

...upon with dignity or as a magnanimous ideal. The poets that I have read and pondered deliver an array of insight on the topic; from its grotesqueness to its humbleness. They approach or meditate upon death with disgust as well as with nonchalance. Overall I think that although the poets each dissect and interpret our inevitable encounter in variation they all would agree in its mystery and finality. Death is a prevalent theme in the poetry of W.B. Yeats, T. S. Eliot and Dylan Thomas’s poetry. Each of them has examined death from varied angles. One’s perception doesn’t resemble with others. Eliot views death as a process to reach God. Moreover, he expresses his torment to observe the spiritual death of the modern people. On the other hand, Yeats exalts death in his poetry. In many of his poems, he recollects the memories of the heroes who laid down their life for the independence of Ireland. Besides, he cherished the notion that death will immortalize him. Yeats had a personal theory on art that art is...

Words: 2904 - Pages: 12