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Blog Post # 1

Thanks to the article in the book, I was able to think about the video “How the art can help you analyze” from a different perspective. I learned how to better analyze given information and like in the case of art, take a deeper look beyond the obvious, analyze, and think about the rhetoric of the speech.

The three intellectual standards I would like to discuss are Significance, Logic, and Relevance. Questions bellow each of the categories in the book helped me out to better identify them.

The presenter Amy E. Herman in the video provided the ostensibly unimportant extent of art. Significance of the recording was in the illustration of the evidence, that art is not only seemingly visual pleasure, but can teach how to study affairs thoroughly, the detailed analysis generally, or formulation of the right questions. Specific examples of different kinds of occupations and the profit from learning how to analyze art were great ideas on how to bring near potential advantages of art to those, who don’t consider art as a way to improve personal skills.

The Logic, as the next intellectual standard was in the structure. The way how the content was put together, an example of the exploration of the art piece, and following examples of the situations when we can use gained patterns made complete sense. The natural flow from abstract thinking into practice was a logical process of the explanation and getting to the point.

Relevance is the last of the standards I would like to point out. The clear aim of understanding the main issue was flawless. All the examples were comprehensive and related to the topic.

All the noted aspects of analyzing art in the video were very important, helping to understand better the issue. It’s surely worth it to be aware of them.

How art can help you analyze

The question I chose is “How art can help you analyze”.

In my opinion, the presenters perfectly explained why art matters, and how it can help us to think deeper, beyond the visual and intellectual obvious indicias. At the beginning of the video, Amy E. Herman mentioned the ordinary prejudice of many people in our society that art doesn’t matter. To prove the opposite, Herman used three relatively different occupations which can profit thanks to analyzing art in general. Exemplary observation of the painting and implementation of these techniques in different situations demonstrated, how close studying of art can train the way of thinking, viewing, and exploring things and situations and how useful it can be in many completely different spheres.

Even I agreed with the statements in the video, I think that analyzing art can be even more interesting in the context of some kind of psychoanalysis of individuals. As it was mentioned above that one can say, the art doesn’t matter, and it’s just an unnecessary accessory. But could the chosen color, shape, or type of a particular piece of art suggest, what type of personality has the person owning a concrete piece of art? May the specific taste or reaction to the certain art piece provide the look into the mind or even the soul of the individual?

There are many points of view on art and its importance, and the fact, that we can improve our analytic skills through art is unequivocal. Concentration to the detail, asking questions, contemplation, speculation, or consideration of the space behind the horizon could be useful not just for some occupations, but for each of us on daily basics.