Many have pondered what is the true value of the meaning of art. As the century go on people have been creating and putting fruition their own concept and belief on what is art. In this essay I will be discussing how Tolstoy’s theory of the 3 characteristics of infectiousness connect to a song. I will be analyzing the emotion that the song Selena Gomez “The Heart Wants What it Wants” has imparted on its audience. First, I will be evaluating Selena Gomez “The Heart Wants What it Wants” using individuality and how it successfully imparts emotion from the artist to his audience. Second, I will be evaluating clearness of the emotion being transmitted by the song. Lastly, I will be evaluating the sincerity of the artistic of the song and whether it or not it help successfully imparts emotion from the artist to his audience.
Tolstoy the talks how the degree of the infectiousness of art depends on condition of individuality. The more individual the feeling transmitted the more strongly does it act on the audience. The more individual the state of the soul into which he is transferred the more pleasure docs the audience obtain and therefore the more readily and strongly does he join in it. Tolstoy believe that art cannot be taught, he argues that to teach art is to destroy its improvisation. To teach art is to destroy the individuality of the artist. Teaching art has imitates
The song Selena Gomez “The Heart Wants What it Wants” uses Tolstoy theory of individuality to help impart emotion into the audience successfully. Selena Gomez is unique and can’t be imitated by others. The way the song imparted the emotion of what the hearts want is unique to the artistic and can’t be copied/ imitated by others. The audience can feel the emotion that Selena Gomez imparted into the audience about what her hearts wants. The unqiue style and tone being used in the songs helps contribute greatly to the audience in understanding the way Selena Gomez sings all her song.
Tolstoy talks how the degree of the infectiousness of art depends on condition of the clearness of the art. The clearness of expression can help assists infection of the song because the audience who mingles in consciousness with the signer is better satisfied the more clearly the feeling is being transmitted which as it seems to him he has long known and felt and for which he has only now found expression. It means the the more clear something is, the audience are able to more clearly understand the emotion of the song being portray and feels the emotion happening to themselves.
The song “Selena Gomez The Heart Wants What it Wants” by Selena Gomez has used Tolstoy theory of clearness to help successfully portray the emotion into the audience. Throughout the song Selena Gomez is very clear on what the song is being conveyed. When the audience can understand what the song is being conveyed, they will be able to feel the emotion being conveyed themselves. This song finds Gomez opening up about her relationship troubles with on-again, off-again boyfriend Justin Bieber. Selena Gomez is being clear and stating about her relationship clearing that she having with justin Bieber. By doing so the audience feel sad about all the troubles that she had with justin Bieber on-again, off-again.
Out of all three of the condition, Tolstoy have stated that Sincerity is the most important one. Stating that the artist should be impelled by an inner need to express his feeling. That if the artistic is sincere he will express the feeling as he experienced it themselves. The same sincerity will impel the artist to find a clear expression of the feeling which he wishes to transmit.
The song “Selena Gomez The Heart Wants What it Wants” by Selena Gomez has used Tolstoy theory of sincerity to help successfully portray the emotion to all of her fan that likes and enjoy listening to all her songs. In this song, Selena Gomez is explaining the feeling that she felt in her relationship with Justin Bieber on and off. The emotional video was filmed over a year before the single was released. It opens with a recording of Gomez having an emotional breakdown about her relationship with Bieber, confessing, ‘You make me feel crazy, you make feel like it’s my fault. I was in pain.’ Gomez opens up about a painful past relationship that she just couldn’t get over, despite knowing it was unhealthy. It tells us that it way more than just a sad music video, it should be recognized as the important narrative that it is. She was lucky to receive a restraining order against him.
In conclusion the song has it own individuality to be distinguished from other songs. Selena Gomez is very clear and very sincere about her relationship with Justin Bieber. These 3 condition has helped Selena Gomez impart many emotion into all her fans. She had many fans that have also experience a bad relationship. This song had used many feature and aspects to help penetrate the heart of all her fans. When the song was released to the public the song, it was positive everywhere and now has half a billion views. It had imparted immense emotion to whoever had heard the song and became a red hot topic discussed by all kinds of people in the community.