I'm 18 years old and I major in Liberal Arts and Sciences in NY. I love photography, writing and graphic design. I can write about any topic given to me as it is my ultimate passion.
Contemporary and Modern Art, as I soon discovered through my theme of ‘distortion’ and ‘fragmentation,' are closely linked in both the concept and technique. They also both portray emotion such as agony, emptiness, and desperation. In the art world, a distortion is any change made by an artist to the size, shape, or visual character to a form, to express an idea, convey a feeling or enhance visual impact. I have always been fascinated by a style based on exaggerating elements of the human form. My aim was to differentiate between artistic exaggeration of elements and turn this concept into an artwork. If art is what is to be seen, rather than what is seen, then any amount of distortion should be acceptable. My intent was to create purpose in the use of distortion; to use distorted bodies and contorted faces to advance the composition and make a creative statement. A large source of inspiration was my visits to galleries, such as MOMA, Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, V1 Gallery and NY Carlsberg Glyptotek in Copenhagen, with memories of the lengthening of fingers and necks in the work of John Singer Sargent and the shocking grotesque forms of Francis Bacon. I, therefore, decided to focus on and contrast the work of a contemporary artist and a modern artist of the twentieth century, choosing the work of Jesse Draxler and Francis Bacon, that both use distortion to enhance an emotional portrayal in their work.
Imagine if you were forced to marry an unknown man or woman just because it's part of your culture, or simply just to follow your parents' wishes. Would you go along with it because it's part of your tradition, or would you stand up for your human rights? Arranged marriages are marriages that are planned by the parents of the bride and groom—in which they have little or no say and their opinions are usually ignored. Child marriage is a form of arranged marriages as female children are paired up with older males by their parents, for their own safety. However, it is seen to be violating human rights, especially women's rights as they deny a girl's right to health, choice, to live free from violent action and education.
Many people on this beautiful, miraculous planet that has been taken advantage of for so many centuries don't know what is really out there in the wild. What do you think about when someone refers to the word "nature"? Do you think about flowers or apple trees? Do you think about insects or sea animals? Or do you truly wonder, what is really out there?
One thing leads to the next, As Hope is replaced By agonizing threats; Life is at risk, Because it's in our deceiving hands;
Multiculturalism is often criticized for breeding tension and social conflict. However, critics of multiculturalism have argued this case in different ways depending on the political tradition from which they come. On the other hand, multiculturalists strongly reject this view arguing that multiculturalism is in fact a way of relieving tension and reducing social conflict.
Living in the 21st century means living in an age built on technology and on the internet. Teenagers today are deeply absorbed into their phones and most of their time is spent on social media like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc. What today’s generation is not consciously aware of is that the media is controlling not only our opinions but also our lifestyle in both positive and negative ways.
Take a second and think about all the movies you watch and have watched, the cartoons, the Disney movies, and the comedies on TV. Remember when you sang along with those Disney characters that you were so fond of, the very funny moments you watched of an overweight actor fall over because of their size, think about all those cartoons you watched when the girl with the glasses was considered the nerdy one, and the girl with the pink outfit was the appealing one. Music, movies, tv shows, magazines, and advertisements promote gender stereotypes to children where in today's world children are more involved with the internet, and, therefore, more affected by media. The images and stories kids see in the media play a significant role in framing their sense of "acceptable" in society.
If many of you did not know, many youngsters when they finish high school are forced into the military for two years, and wasting precious time they could be spending on their studies and Uni. Why should boys at the age of 17, 18 and 19 have no other choice but to follow this protocol of their country? When girls finish high school, their next step is to go to college, while boys are stuck for one or two years in the army in order to finish and legally leave the country and study abroad.