Art In Theodore James's 'Great Lake Fire'

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The piece, Great Lake Fire, by Theodore James was on display at The B.O.B. Art has many definitions, some of which are controversial and do not agree with one another. However, Frank Lloyd right describes art as, a “discovery” and “development” of “nature into beautiful forms” (Wright). These photographs moved onto stained glass moved into a half circle shape is the representation of nature. The power of the sun beating down onto the earth is nothing comparable to humans, it is not explainable, but all humans feel it. That was part of the natural beauty imposed by these pictures of the beautiful sunset cascading onto Lake Michigan. This does not necessarily mean that this is a piece of art, for a piece of art is not simply a picture in the middle of a page, rather a mathematical and calculated representation of something deeper. These shots of the setting sun is not for the happiness of how a sun makes the watcher feel but rather it is a concern. Art is meant to start a discussion, it is not supposed to be agreeable by everyone, which is the beauty of it (Detrick). This art piece is shot in a frame of mind that…show more content…
Lawrence Nannery from Frostburg University, explains that high art has a “complexity of formal properties” he also explains that, “Low art has no history.” He claims that high art is “deeply related to morality” (Frostburg University). Under these definitions the piece does not constitute as a high art form. The reason being, it is too simple, if you look really closely and try to grasp at the overall concept it works, however, it does not reach the depths of high art as described by Nannery. This art form that is tried by James is creative, but does not induce something bigger than itself. Finally, as it usually has consist of something questioning the human spirit, it attempts to do this, coming up

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