Tuesday, 9 December 2008

Critical Studies - Essay preparation

Monday 8th Decmber
Critical studies has been pushed a little bit under the rug recentlybut the proposal is due in tomorrow so have spent all today researching my topic.
I have decided to write an essay addressing:
-If our environment influences the way we think?
-How past theorists have taken a psychoanalytic view on art
-Freud's theory of the ego and the id
-Why people will interpret different meanings from similar things
-Why maybe art is sometimes a form of repression

My essay title is :

"How does the way we perceive a work of art stem from our unconscious psyche?"

So far i've began to read "Leonardo: a memory of chldhood" by Freud and also "Art and psychoanalysis" by Peter Fuller.
Its actually quite interesting what some of them have to say about paintings and sculptures.
Moses and the Michelangelo has had so much debate all over its expression and the way the body has been sculpted. its pretty crazy.
I've also been reading into why the mona lisa smiles.
It all makes sense to me somehow, and i don't feel like writing the essay will be a chore. Which is a verrrrrrrrrrrrrrry good thing.

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