Terror and the Arts

Author: M. Hyvärinen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230614130

Category: Art

Page: 252

View: 186

This book advances the argument that the arts, from film and literature to painting and comics, offer qualitatively different readings of terror and trauma that endeavor to resist the exploitation and perpetuation of violence.
Arts and Terror

Author: Vladimir L. Marchenkov

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443862370

Category: Art

Page: 155

View: 278

This book examines the manifestations of terror in the arts. From classical tragedy to post-9/11 responses, terror – as an emotion, violent act, and state of the world – has been a preoccupation of artists in all genres. Using philosophy, art history, film studies, interdisciplinary arts, theatre studies, and musicology, the authors included here delve into this perennially contemporary theme to produce insights articulated in a variety of idioms: from traditional philosophical humanism to phenomenology to feminism. Their approaches may vary, but together they reinforce the notion that terror is a thread in the fabric of artistic expression as much as it has always been and, alas, remains a thread in the fabric of life.
On Art and War and Terror

Author: Alex Danchev

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748641383

Category: Art

Page: 256

View: 242

This book, a collection of Alex Danchev's essays on the theme of art, war and terror, offers a sustained demonstration of the way in which works of art can help us to explore the most difficult ethical and political issues of our time: war, terror, extermination, torture and abuse.It takes seriously the idea of the artist as moral witness to this realm, considering war photography, for example, as a form of humanitarian intervention. War poetry, war films and war diaries are also considered in a broad view of art, and of war. Kafka is drawn upon to address torture and abuse in the war on terror; Homer is utilised to analyse current talk of 'barbarisation'. The paintings of Gerhard Richter are used to investigate the terrorists of the Baader-Meinhof group, while the photographs of Don McCullin and the writings of Vassily Grossman and Primo Levi allow the author to propose an ethics of small acts of altruism.This book examines the nature of war over the last century, from the Great War to a particular focus on the current 'Global War on Terror'. It investigates what it means to be human in war, the cost it exacts and the ways of coping. Several of the essays therefore have a biographical focus.
Crimes of Art and Terror

Author: Frank Lentricchia

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226472089

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 200

View: 442

Do killers, artists, and terrorists need one another? In Crimes of Art and Terror, Frank Lentricchia and Jody McAuliffe explore the disturbing adjacency of literary creativity to violence and even political terror. Lentricchia and McAuliffe begin by anchoring their penetrating discussions in the events of 9/11 and the scandal provoked by composer Karlheinz Stockhausen's reference to the destruction of the World Trade Center as a great work of art, and they go on to show how political extremism and avant-garde artistic movements have fed upon each other for at least two centuries. Crimes of Art and Terror reveals how the desire beneath many romantic literary visions is that of a terrifying awakening that would undo the West's economic and cultural order. This is also the desire, of course, of what is called terrorism. As the authority of writers and artists recedes, it is criminals and terrorists, Lentricchia and McAuliffe suggest, who inherit this romantic, destructive tradition. Moving freely between the realms of high and popular culture, and fictional and actual criminals, the authors describe a web of impulses that catches an unnerving spirit. Lentricchia and McAuliffe's unorthodox approach pairs Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment with Martin Scorsese's King of Comedy and connects the real-life Unabomber to the surrealist Joseph Cornell and to the hero of Bret Easton Ellis's bestselling novel American Psycho. They evoke a desperate culture of art through thematic dialogues among authors and filmmakers as varied as Don DeLillo, Joseph Conrad, Francis Ford Coppola, Jean Genet, Frederick Douglass, Hermann Melville, and J. M. Synge, among others. And they conclude provocatively with an imagined conversation between Heinrich von Kleist and Mohamed Atta. The result is a brilliant and unflinching reckoning with the perilous proximity of the impulse to create transgressive art and the impulse to commit violence.
Arts and Terror

Author: Vladimir L. Marchenkov

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Pub

ISBN: 1443841617

Category: Art

Page: 155

View: 565

This book examines the manifestations of terror in the arts. From classical tragedy to post-9/11 responses, terror - as an emotion, violent act, and state of the world - has been a preoccupation of artists in all genres. Using philosophy, art history, film studies, interdisciplinary arts, theatre studies, and musicology, the authors included here delve into this perennially contemporary theme to produce insights articulated in a variety of idioms: from traditional philosophical humanism to phenomenology to feminism. Their approaches may vary, but together they reinforce the notion that terror is a thread in the fabric of artistic expression as much as it has always been and, alas, remains a thread in the fabric of life.
Terror and the Arts

Author: M. Hyvärinen

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 0230606717

Category: Art

Page: 252

View: 780

This book advances the argument that the arts, from film and literature to painting and comics, offer qualitatively different readings of terror and trauma that endeavor to resist the exploitation and perpetuation of violence.
Violence, the Arts, and Willa Cather

Author: Joseph R. Urgo

Publisher: Associated University Presse

ISBN: 0838641571

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 328

View: 908

Willa Cather was devoted to making art in the face of violence. Here, she emerges as a resource for survival in an age of terror, an artist who encourages her readers to feel at home in the nexus of creativity and terror, and to seek creative responses to the horror of human life.
Necklines

Author: Ewa Lajer-Burcharth

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300074212

Category: Art

Page: 400

View: 421

This book examines the crucial period in the painter's career as he struggled to save his neck and recast his identity in the aftermath of the Reign of Terror. Burcharth assesses his works in the context of the larger cultural and social formations emerging in France concluding with an interpretation of the unfinished portrait of Juliette Recamier.
Malady of Art: FEAR

Author: Jack White

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780557335459

Category:

Page: 284

View: 998

Malady of Art: FEAR is one of Jack White's most powerful art marketing books. He grabs fear by the neck, giving it a good choking. More artists are held back by fear than any other obstacle. Claim victory over your apprehension. Read Malady of Art: FEAR and you will have a good grasp on how to deal with trepidation in your life, opening the door to success in your art career.
Radical Perspectives in the Arts

Author: Lee Baxandall

Publisher: [Harmondsworth, Eng.] : Penguin

ISBN: UOM:39015046410604

Category: Art and society

Page: 416

View: 254

Essays by Herbert Marcuse, Jean-Paul Sartre, Fidel Castro, and others, examining the arts in relation to capitalism, class values, patronage and property, communism, freedom of expression, and the future.
On Art and War and Terror

Author: Alex Danchev

Publisher:

ISBN: 0748639152

Category: Art

Page: 242

View: 277

"This book, a collection of Alex Danchev's essays on the theme of art, war and terror, offers a sustained demonstration of the way in which works of art can help us to explore the most difficult ethical and political issues of our time: war, terror, extermination, torture and abuse. It takes seriously the idea of the artist as moral witness to this realm, considering war photography, for example, as a form of humanitarian intervention. War poetry, war films and war diaries are also considered in a broad view of art, and of war. Kafka is drawn upon to address torture and abuse in the war on terror; Homer is utilised to analyse current talk of 'barbarisation'. The paintings of Gerhard Richter are used to investigate the terrorists of the Baader-Meinhof group, while the photographs of Don McCullin and the writings of Vassily Grossman and Primo Levi allow the author to propose an ethics of small acts of altruism. This book examines the nature of war over the last century, from the Great War to a particular focus on the current 'Global War on Terror'. It investigates what it means to be human in war, the cost it exacts and the ways of coping. Several of the essays therefore have a biographical focus." -- Publisher's description.