Art Enhances Our Environment
Ask me what art is and I could give you at least a hundred different answers. That is how wide art can be. It is the same as our environment, vast and unpredictable. I chose this purpose of art because I love how art gives more “touch” to a certain environment. Our environment is already stunning, art makes it `more striking. But what really amazes me in this certain purpose of art is how artists make people interested in their works by going beyond the easel. They associate art with the environment in a very sophisticated, yet sometimes odd, manner. I respect those artists who want people to “feel” the environment. To “feel” their works of art. “Art enhances our environment,” indeed, it does. I’ve been to a lot of places already and each and every one of those places had either statues, buildings, paintings, murals in or on them. Though at times people just pass by them, often they ignore them, I’m that person who would really want to “dig deep” on that certain piece of art. Though most of the time my mommy would scold me, I still break the rules and try to just focus on that piece of art not knowing that I already appreciate that certain place. That I already had that place etched in my memory because of that piece of art. That’s how strong art can affect a certain environment. And since its Christmas season, people have been setting up Christmas decorations everywhere. Christmas lights, lanterns, parols, and of course, the Christmas Tree. Those are simple reminders that Christmas is here and we should be celebrating. And what’s cool about these decorations is that, even though they are simple, they make that certain environment “memorable.” That is what I love about art, everything just sticks in your memory and it just tries its best to stay there.
The Eiffel Tower
La Tour Eiffel
Say “France” and there’s a ninety per cent chance the first thing that would pop in a person’s mind is this iron lady. Built in 1899, designed by engineer Gustave Eiffel, the tower was built as the entrance arch to the 1899 World’s Fair. Its construction lasted for almost two years, from 1897 to early 1899. It’s hard to miss since it stands 324 metres (1,063 ft.) tall. Its beauty and height is known world-wide, thus the most-visited paid monument in the whole world, global icon indeed. If you would want to take a look at it, it’s in Paris, France. This iron lady has been featured in millions of films, paintings, movies, books, even on stationeries. It’s not only a tower, it’s also an observation and radio broadcasting tower. Even though many of us can only see this beauty on pictures, on T.V., on magazines, it’s astounding how it amazes us. It’s a complicated piece of art. A tower that’s not just like any other tower. As you could see from the picture above, that tower is comprised of a variety of lines. Diagonals, straights, curves. The lines are what make this tower an artist’s masterpiece. The lines define strength and balance. The lines represent strength since the tower was supposed to be a reminder of the French Revolution. The presence of implied lines is also in the tower since a viewer could see various shapes from the tower. Just by looking at it in a picture, you would already know how sturdy it is. And the tower proves that it’s robust because it went through a lot of natural and man-made disasters. As for its colour, it’s “Bronze.” But during the night time, during special events and such, they put on lightings that make the Eiffel tower a sight to see at night. In art, unity means a certain object belongs in a certain group and this makes a piece of art more cohesive. The Eiffel Tower’s design is of triangulated sections which are repetitive. The tower is a balanced structure since the weight is supported by the ground. Its weight looks “equal” since the tower is built like a pyramid’s shape, the base is bigger than the top. The real reason this tower was built is to commemorate the...
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