All entries for February 2005
February 26, 2005
Je suis un éphémère et point trop mécontent citoyen d'une métropole crue moderne parce que tout goût connu a été éludé dans les ameublements et l'extérieur des maisons aussi bien que dans le plan de la ville. Ici vous ne signaleriez les traces d'aucun monument de superstition. La morale et la langue sont réduites à leur plus simple expression, enfin ! Ces millions de gens qui n'ont pas besoin de se connaître amènent si pareillement l'éducation, le métier et la vieillesse, que ce cours de vie doit être plusieurs fois moins long que ce qu'une statistique folle trouve pour les peuples du continent. Aussi comme, de ma fenêtre, je vois des spectres nouveaux roulant à travers l'épaisse et éternelle fumée de charbon, – notre ombre des bois, notre nuit d'été ! – des Erinnyes nouvelles, devant mon cottage qui est ma patrie et tout mon cœur puisque tout ici ressemble à ceci, – la Mort sans pleurs, notre active fille et servante, et un Amour désespéré, et un joli Crime piaulant dans la boue de la rue.
I am an ephemeral and by no means over-discontented citizen of a metropolis considered to be modern because all recognised sense of taste has been avoided in the furnishings and the exteriors of its houses as well as in the city planning. You will find no trace here of any monument to superstitious belief. In short, morals and language have been reduced to their simplest form of expression! The millions of people who have no need to know one another conduct their education, their work and their old age in such a uniform manner that their life-span must be several times shorter than the one that an insane set of statistics attributes to people on the continent. And so it is that, from my window, I can see new spectres rolling through the dense and endless coal smoke, – our woodland shade, our summer night – modern Erinnyes, in front of this cottage which is my homeland and my whole heart since everything looks like this, – dry-eyed Death, our diligent daughter and servant, a hopeless Love, and a nice little Crime whimpering away in the filth of the street.
February 22, 2005
Writing about web page http://www.artnouveau-net.com/
Working title :
Promoting the Art Nouveau legacy today within a broader socio-economic agenda : a comparative approach through both historical and European perspectives
Research questions :
To size and evaluate the promotion by 4 European cities of their major Art Nouveau legacy within the context of their own broader Urban cultural-led development strategy ? a comparative approach through case studies of the cities of Bruxelles (Belgium), Glasgow (Great-Britain), Nancy (France), Wien (Austria),
In which respect the social-economic ideals & concerns of the initials promoters of Art Nouveau (including Artists, Industrials, Merchants & local authorities) are still pursued within those contemporary strategies of preservation and promotion ?
How each city Art Nouveau sub-movement has influenced and has been influenced by the others upon time and how this burgeoning European sentiment shapes the past and current instrumental strategies of promotion, preservation and instrumentalization ? How that share vision contributes to the European integration broader agenda ?
Working title:Incompatibility of art education system with cultural policy in Japan
1.How different are legitimacies of art between at education system and under cultural policy in contemporary Japan?
2.How the dominance of Western art has been created and maintained by art education system?
3.How some traditional art are marginalized in the art education system,which is opposite to the aims stated in contemporary Japanese cultural policy?
4.How art hierarchy was created by art education system. e.g. Western music professionals have chances to become a professor at university, while Japanese traditional music players are never given such a position.
5.How does art education system lead littlie accessibility to Japanese traditional arts among Japanese?
6.Are there differences the points above compared with the U.K. and France?
7.How possible do some issues around Japanese art attribute to the incompatibility of art education system with cultural policy in Japan? (Conclusion)