Put the Funk in Functions

This bottle is an example of art for delight. The reading explained that many times when useful objects are decorated, its purpose is for delight. This piece is an excellent example of delight because it depicts Apollo and Marsyas dancing and having a good time, while also being a medium for drinks (probably of the adult nature). The dancing scene on the outside leads me to believe that this bottle was used for parties. Furthermore, the reading stated that the colors used add to the aesthetics. The blues and reds on the bottle add to the aesthetics of this delightful art work.
Graffiti is often a great example of art for commentary. In the reading, art for commentary was described as either first-hand accounts of artists or a political statement. Upon further reading, this type of art is supposed to ignite some type of commentary between the viewers as well as get a reaction from its viewers. Graffiti is also interesting for this purpose because it is on public display to people that may never step foot in an art museum, inciting commentary from all different perspectives. This untitled work by Stencil Land depicts a couple getting married with gas masks on. This could be viewed as the artist’s way of telling the public that marriage is toxic.
What better way to give an example of art for religion than a sculpture of Buddha. In this stone carving, Buddha is offering protection. There are other figures in the scene as well, possibly other sprits or gods, or maybe even Buddha giving the figures protection. The date is another interesting this about this piece. It proves that art and religion in art have been around a very long time. One could even say that many of the reasons for art this old was for religion or rituals. This is a great example of art depicting a Buddhist god.
This is the ceremonial robe of Princess Deok-on Wonsam. The reason for this robe being in the Seok Juseon Memorial Museum is to commemorate the princess and to remember her for reasons unknown to this author. The robe itself is fairly basic and subtle. The robe may have been made somewhat plain to accentuate her natural beauty. This robe could be an iconic reminder of the Princess’ accomplishments and would be easy to remember with the basic color scheme. It is clear to me that if someone is important enough to be remembered by her robe, than it has become a commemorative piece of art.
This is an example of art for persuasion by the famous American artist Norman Rockwell. In this painting, he shows a soldier in the Army behind a telegraph station. This method of persuasion in art is still alive today. The message here is that the Army will teach and train you in the trade of telegraphing. One of the best perks of being in the military is that they will pay for your training and school. This is also one of the main reasons that I joined the Air Force. Persuasive art like this probably helped the enlistment of many needed soldiers in that time.
This self-portrait by Peter Paul Rubens is an example of self-expression in art. Unlike the book's example of the self-portrait that told a story about the artist, this example is more of a showcase of the artist's skills. Peter Paul Rubens is expressing and sort of "showing off" his skills as a painter. He portrays himself as calm, cool, and collected. The pillar on the left may even be expressing stability in his work or attitude. The artist may also be expressing that fact that he is left-handed, since his right hand has a glove and his left does not. His success and financial stability may also be expressed in the extravagant hat and clothing.
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