AMERICAN ART & CULTURE
Keith Haring (American Artist)
Being born and raised in America along with never leaving the country before I have never had much access to other cultures first hand. This frustrates but which is also why I am so accepting with other cultures. In our society today we are so defined by the barriers that we create today we forget that we are all one. I am an art major so not only do I appreciate art in general but ethnic art more than any. The history behind it trumps anything that we have here in America and I think that directly reflects in the artwork itself. Our art now a days is so minimal even with no meaning, this is partly due to digital era that we live in but I think you get the gist.
Cultural groups may vary in the degree of emphasis placed on silence, which can be as meaningful as language (Acheson, 2007). Silence can be easy when it comes to respect, many will watch and stand by as we demote other people and what they believe in. This goes the other way, maybe your not a disrespectful person however you stand for nothing. There is nothing wrong with being proud of something or creating your own idea. I learned this by being around the Latino culture, everyone was proud and stood for it. This made me really reflect on the American way and how we are so caught up in our opinion and what people think of us to be proud. The photo below is what to be considered popular and modern in American standards. No depth or origin. This is why I was so astounded by the Latino culture and the vibrancy of their work.
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