Wearable Art: An Innovation In The Twentieth Century Essay

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Looking at the broad historical perspective, people have been considering clothing as an elemental demand that cannot be replaced in human life. Clothes have become a typical topic for not only researchers but also students. That was the reason why I had a trip to a museum of Te Manawa and saw many exhibits there about wearable arts. At the first sight I stepped into the arts area, I started to wonder what the artists created these costumes for. I stopped by an exhibit, called “The Reflection On Time”, which impressed me the most. Wearing a hooded jacket with a jean, I was almost overwhelmed with its magnificence. It was such a pellucid collection of plastics that you can see through and observe every line of the model statue. It brought…show more content…
It is a double denotation term. Firstly, it can be viewed as an action which makes an idea come into being. “Off the wall” can also be seen as weird or unusual. In short, the idea of making pictures on the wall come in reality and putting them on human body are strange ideas that people have never done before and that is what we call wearable arts. As wearable art is seemingly hard to define, separating them into two parts is likely to provide an easier understanding. First of all, if something is wearable, it is pleasant and comfortable to wear, (Oxford Dictionaries, n.d., npg). This adjective can be easily seen in the descriptions of cloths or elements of fashion. For example, people usually wear suits to look formal and attractive for their presentations. Looking at sports aspects, sporty cloths are wearable for the athletes due to its feature of sweat absorption and comfortableness. Secondly, arts can be viewed as the illustration of creative and original imaginations. Art exists in various forms. For instance, in painting, a complex picture that normal people are not likely to understand can be considered “Art”. However, art lovers are willing to pay thousands of dollars for these pictures because they can understand the contents inside. Another case in point is fashion aspect. Nowadays, it is usual that many collections of weird costumes appear on the fashion shows as they carry some messages along with their unique designs. Although the term

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