posted by Samuel Brogdon on .
I'm having trouble understanding how I am supposed to identify the theme of creating art. Should I be looking at the environment the author is trying to create or should I be looking in a different direction?
Please explain: "the theme of creating art" = ???
Which titles and/or authors are you trying to deal with?
exactly my problem. I guess im supposed to see a theme developing of some kind of art?
And you have no restrictions about author or title?
A poem: http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/mus-eacute-e-des-beaux-arts/
And the painting it's referring to:
Does this help?
so what your saying instead of looking at the poem as a poem I should be identifying the environments and situations described in the poem
I think that would work, yes.
It's a very famous pairing -- the painting by Breughel (1558) and the poem about the painting (published in 1940).
The first time I read that poem, I felt as if I were walking around in an art gallery or museum -- and then I found the painting in an art history text.
ok that's what I was thinking. I was reading Emily Dickinson I heard a fly buzz, but just didn't really get the question.
Hmmm. I don't "get" any art connection in her poem!!
i know right
the question posed to me is do I see a theme of developing art