Art for Heart's Sake

Topics: Respect, Hawaii, Fruit Pages: 3 (972 words) Published: March 23, 2013
The text under consideration is“Art for heart's Sake” written by an American sculptor, cartoonist and writer, Reuben Lucius Goldberg . He worked a lot as a cartoonist and some of his cartoons became highly popular, among his best works are Is there Doctor in the house?(1929), Rede Goldberg's Guide to Europe(1954) and I Made my Bed (1960) . The story is about an old sick man, about Mr.Ellsworth. He is very capricious and everybody are tired of his behavior. Once his doctor decides to employ a young promising artist who will teach him painting. Mr.Ellsworth is bad in painting but one of his picture is accepted for the Lathrop show and awarded 1000$. And finally this old man says that Art is nothing and he has bought the gallery where he won such prize. According to the change of the number of participants the text can be dievided in to 4 parts: The first is “Pineapple juice for Mr.Ellsworth”. When the male nurse Koppel persuades pineapple juice to Mr.Ellsworth, but he refuses to drink it. The second “Proposition for Mr.Ellsworth from his doctor”. In this part doctor Caswell comes to see Mr.Ellsworth and made him proposition to take up art. The third “Art lessons for Mr.Ellsworth from young and promising artist” This part about teaching Mr.Ellsworth drawing by Frank Swain- eighteen years old promising student. The fourth “First Landscape prize for Mr.Ellsworth” When the Lathrop Gallery prized 1,000$ Mr.Ellsworth for his masterpiece “Trees Dressed in White” The atmosphere of the text is ironical and sometimes it is humorous. For example when doctor Caswell said with supreme effort: “Congratulations, Mister Ellsworth”. Here we see how Caswell tells it without sincerity. Author shows that everything is a joke or a play for Mr.Ellsworth and also he shows , that money can do everything and he makes fun of it: if you have money you can do and get everything you want, for example prize of the Lathrop Gallery, maybe he needn’t money he just wants to proof that he is God...
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