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Leonardo da Vinci's The Last Supper
Leonardo da Vinci's The Last Supper
Leonardo da Vinci's The Last Supper Leonardo's Last Supper is a priceless piece of art with much hidden meaning and obvious talents bestowed upon a wall. Under the study of Verrocchio as a painter and a sculptor, he was able to use his skills in creating a very detailed and a very naturalistic piece of work that would be remembered for hundreds of years. He was also able to create characters with amazing individuality. Not only was his portrayal of the characters magnificent, but the symboli
Marc Chagall
Marc Chagall
Marc Chagall Marc Chagall as an artist and as a person cannot be categorized. He was born in Vitebsk, Russia, learned to paint in St. Petersburg and lived in Paris, Berlin, and the United States. His career is influenced by many different factors. His Hasidic Jewish upbringing reflected in the content of his paintings greatly. The lyrical fairy tales of Jewish mysticism, the stories of the Bible, and the Rabbis and scholars who surrounded him in his childhood come out onto his work. When he went
A Study of a Dionysiac Sarcophagus
A Study of a Dionysiac Sarcophagus
A Study of a Dionysiac Sarcophagus In the Los Angeles County Art Museum A man dies. He winds his way down into the underworld to reach the banks of the river Acheron where he meets the ferryman Charon. He takes a coin from his mouth to pay the toll across. On the opposite bank he is greeted by a Maenad or perhaps Bacchus himself who offers him a kylix of wine. Drinking deep, the man is transformed and resurrected from death to a higher plane. Instead of living a miserable dream in the underworld
Both entertainment and education have been integrals parts of the huma
Both entertainment and education have been integrals parts of the huma
Both entertainment and education have been integrals parts of the human experience since the beginnings of time. Many scholars insist that the two institutions often serve jointly, with entertainers and entertainment serving as a main source of education. There is little argument, then, that in addition to generally appealing to the masses, entertainers have regularly fulfilled the role of a teacher to typically unsuspecting audiences. Entertainers have served as educators throughout history, fr
The last five years have seen an increase in the stand on violence in
The last five years have seen an increase in the stand on violence in
The last five years have seen an increase in the stand on violence in movies. As action movies with their big stars are taken to new heights every year, more people seem to argue that the violence is influencing our country’s youth. Yet, each year, the amount of viewers also increases. This summer’s smash hit Independence Day grossed more money than any other film in history, and it was full of violence. The other summer hits included Mission: Impossible, Courage Under Fire, and A Time to Kill.
Are parents those who give birth to a child or those who care for a ch
Are parents those who give birth to a child or those who care for a ch
Are parents those who give birth to a child or those who care for a child? Does nature or nurture make a woman a mother? As more and more heartbreaking tugs-of-war between biological and adoptive parents surface, anyone searching for a baby has good reason for concern (Casey 119). Baby Jessica was raised from infancy by adoptive parents, Jan and Roberta DeBoer. For two and a half years Jessica was at the heart of one of the most bitter custody battles in America, caught between the parents in M
Audrey Flack
Audrey Flack
Audrey Flack Audrey Flack, born in 1931 in New York City, grew up knowing as a child she wanted to be an artist. Although Flack's family did not share her enthusiasm for her dream, she attended the High School of Music and Art in New York. Here her promising future as an artist was beginning to unfold, and she received the St. Gaudens medal. Upon graduating from Cooper Union as the top student, Josef Albers lobbied and persuaded her to attend Yale university's fine arts program. In 1952 from Yal
The writings of Louis Carroll have been described as inspired word
The writings of Louis Carroll have been described as inspired word
The writings of Louis Carroll have been described as inspired word play…set within the frame of an idiosyncratic view of the human situation. Does this really sound right? If, not here is another look at this enigmatic storyteller: Carroll’s art is so well concealed, his prose so limpid that we may fail to realize how carefully the stories are organized. And there is a sense of purpose in them that lies beneath the surface…. Carroll may have never even published so much as a pamphlet had it
Footprints on the Subway Grate
Footprints on the Subway Grate
Footprints on the Subway Grate. If there was any one woman in Hollywood who could live forever, any one lady who would live in the American hearts as the goddess of showbiz it would be Marilyn Monroe. She dazzled the public as the sex symbol of Hollywood. Her beauty, grace and charm immortalized her. But, surprisingly enough, Marilyn Monroe lives on, not because she was a wonderful actress, but because of her risque actions, her child like sexy behavior and the puzzlement of her refusal of happi
Before attempting to anaylse the significance of gender within Edouard
Before attempting to anaylse the significance of gender within Edouard
Before attempting to anaylse the significance of gender within Edouard Manet¹s work entitled ³A Bar at the Folies-Bergere², one must first identify , and note, the somewhat colourful events which occurred within the artist life, and note the way in which they must have undoubtedly prejudiced his work. Born in France in 1832, Manet was raised by his parents Auguste and Eugenie-Desiree; a society couple, who's social standing resulted from Auguste¹s successful career in the Ministry of Justice , P
 Her powerful reason would have deduced new spheres of discovery from
Her powerful reason would have deduced new spheres of discovery from
Her powerful reason would have deduced new spheres of discovery from the knowledge of the old; and her strong, imperious will would never have been daunted by opposition or difficulty; never have given way but with life. M. Heger on Emily Bronte.1 Throughout her life time, Emily Bronte was a self-imposed recluse from society, living in the confines of the hellish and quite savage moors of Yorkshire. It is in this isolation that she found the inspiration and strength of emotion to write such p
Three Universal Deadly Sins
Three Universal Deadly Sins
Three Universal Deadly Sins Throughout history, mankind has looked back to the past, to seek the truth about morals, religion, and how they both impact and define civilization. Stories and myths from ancient Greece show overbearing resemblance to our own Bible as both shun the many temptations of our soul either by teaching the value of a characteristic or warning of the ill fruits reaped. Dante Alighieri revealed in his Divine Comedy that Pride, Envy, and Avarice are the three sparks, [the t
The Journal of Jerristocratosthenes A Tragic Epic Story thing
The Journal of Jerristocratosthenes A Tragic Epic Story thing
The Journal of Jerristocratosthenes: A Tragic Epic Story thing July 8th, 443 BC It was a day like any other, warm and humid with the sun shining, yet it felt different somehow. It felt dark, dark like the depths of an ocean, dark as the deepest night. A nebulous dark, a vague, hazy bemusing dark. I leaned up against the wall of the building, head down, examining the passing men through my drifting brown hair. They seemed oblivious to me... oblivious to my power. It was then that I strode forward
A Long Fatal Love Chase
A Long Fatal Love Chase
A Long Fatal Love Chase Louisa May Alcott Louisa May Alcott's background influenced her to write the tragedy A Long Fatal Love Chase. One important influence on the story was her father's role as a leading transcendentalist (Doner 342). Transcendentalism states that society is a necessary evil (Clendenning 371). Simi-larly, Rosamond Vivian, the main character in the book, states her opinion of society when she says: Law and custom I know nothing of, public opinion I despise, and shame and fear
Get Gonzo Not Your Cuddly Blue Haired Journalism
Get Gonzo Not Your Cuddly Blue Haired Journalism
Get Gonzo: Not Your Cuddly Blue Haired Journalism “Gonzo Journalism finds it’s roots in New Journalism but takes it to the extreme. And no one else can do it like Hunter S. Thompson can do it” (Hart 1). It is hard to deny this cult author the credit that is due him after a work of journalism/ literature/ fantasy like Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the heart of the American Dream. It is a savage, twisted tale of two hard core drug abusers, one a journalist and the other, a la
MC 90 verses Imperial Star Destroyers
MC 90 verses Imperial Star Destroyers
MC 90 verses Imperial Star Destroyers. Introduction Through out the Star Wars galaxy there has been many literary battles fought with Imperial Star Destroyers and the Mon Calamari MC 80's. Though the victories mount on both sides the greatest battle of all is between the readers. That battle is; Which vessel is truly superior? Is it the Mon Calamari civilian pleasure cruisers or the Galactic Empires most effective War ships. In the proceeding facts will be placed on the history of each class of
Leonardo Pisano was the first great mathematician of medieval
Leonardo Pisano was the first great mathematician of medieval
Leonardo Pisano was the first great mathematician of medieval Christian Europe. He played an important role in reviving ancient mathematics and made great contributions of his own. After his death in 1240, Leonardo Pisano became known as Leonardo Fibonacci. Leonardo Fibonacci was born in Pisa in about 1180, the son of a member of the government of the Republic of Pisa. When he was 12 years old, his father was made administer of Pisa's trading colony in Algeria. It was in Algeria that he was tau
1950s
1950s
1950’s Youth culture in the nineteen fifties was a time that opened up the world to be integrated for whites and blacks. In this paper the fifties are analyzed through the clothing, styles, cars, family life, and most importantly entertainment. Talking to various members of my family I asked them if they could remember the way that the youth dressed in the nineteen- fifties. The responses were all similar. The popular man role wore tight white T- shirts which were described to me (I hate this ex
Maya
Maya
Maya {my'-uh} The ancient Maya were a group of American Indian peoples who lived in southern Mexico, particularly the present-day states of Chiapas, Tabasco, Campeche, Yucatan, and Quintana Roo, and in Belize, Guatemala, and adjacent Honduras. Their descendants, the modern Maya, live in the same regions today, in both highlands and lowlands, from cool highland plains ringed by volcanos to deep tropical rain forests. Through the region runs a single major river system, the Apasion-Usumacinta and
The conflict in the Balkans is interesting because for years reporters
The conflict in the Balkans is interesting because for years reporters
The conflict in the Balkans is interesting because for years, reporters and politicians have touted it as being the result of ancient ethnic hatred but that isn’t the case. This class has taught me, if nothing else, that the people of this region lived together peacefully for centuries and any conflicts that have arose among people were based not on ethnic origin but other things like class, ruling party, and so on. In fact, any problems that have arose in the former Yugoslavia have more to do
NAZISM
NAZISM
NAZISM The National Socialist German Workers’ Party almost died one morning in 1919. It numbered only a few dozen grumblers’ it had no organization and no political ideas. But many among the middle class admired the Nazis’ muscular opposition to the Social Democrats. And the Nazis themes of patriotism and militarism drew highly emotional responses from people who could not forget Germany’s prewar imperial grandeur. In the national elections of September 1930, the Nazis garnered nearly 6.5 millio
Kurt Cobain overcame many challenges in his youth before becoming a
Kurt Cobain overcame many challenges in his youth before becoming a
Kurt Cobain overcame many challenges in his youth before becoming a musical standout. These challenges ranged from being brought up in town that he did not fit into, to being rejected by his parents and as a result becoming homeless. All Kurt ever wanted to was to be like everyone else, but he wasn't like everyone else. He managed to over come these difficulties in life, as well as many others and went on to be the most influential figures in popular music during the early 90's. Life in Aberdee
Among the influential composers of classical music there have been few
Among the influential composers of classical music there have been few
Among the influential composers of classical music, there have been few who have contributed so much in both talent, creativity, and style as Joseph Haydn and Ludwig Van Beethoven. Both extremely talented in the art of classical composition, Haydn and Beethoven placed their heart, soul and ingenuity in their music as is clearly illustrated in Haydn’s The Creation and Beethoven’s The Creatures of Prometheus. Both composers display sheer genius in their very effective ways of displaying complex th
FLAMENCO BAILE
FLAMENCO BAILE
FLAMENCO BAILE: A LIVING HISTORY Flamenco is not merely a style of music, song or dance from Spain but rather a way of life that influences the daily activities of many individuals. The art of flamenco was intended to be an outward expression of an individuals most profound emotions and the flamenco way of life. It was never intended to be a technical art performed with stoic precision yet without duende (a passion/feeling for flamenco). The main components and styles of flamenco will be discuss
Among the influential composers of classical music there have been few
Among the influential composers of classical music there have been few
Among the influential composers of classical music, there have been few who have contributed so much in both talent, creativity, and style as Joseph Haydn and Ludwig Van Beethoven. Both extremely talented in the art of classical composition, Haydn and Beethoven placed their heart, soul and ingenuity in their music as is clearly illustrated in Haydn’s The Creation and Beethoven’s The Creatures of Prometheus. Both composers display sheer genius in their very effective ways of displaying complex th
While examining different religious paths within Hinduism from the per
While examining different religious paths within Hinduism from the per
While examining different religious paths within Hinduism from the perspective of four patterns of transcendence (ancestral, cultural, mythical and experiential) it is interesting to see how each pattern found its dominance over four segments of Hinduism: Vedic sacrifice, the way of action, the way of devotion and the way of knowledge. When Hinduism originated as a religion it was mainly concerned with sacrifices for ancestors. The sacred texts - called the Vedas - on which Hinduism was based we
Thesis Government Censorship would damage the atmosphere of the freedo
Thesis Government Censorship would damage the atmosphere of the freedo
Thesis: Government Censorship would damage the atmosphere of the freedom to express ideas on the Internet; therefore, government should not encourage censorship. Introduction I. In the Internet community, there is a large volume of technical terms. For this reason, it is first necessary to examine the terminology specific to Internet. 1.The internet is a world wide computer network. 1.Electronic mail (email), which is one component of the Internet, approximates person to person letters, memorand
DESIGNING A NETWORK
DESIGNING A NETWORK
DESIGNING A NETWORK I. STATEMENT & BACKGROUND The college of Business (COB) server is now being used to support deliver to the Computer Information System (CIS) department. The CIS professors would be using the server for various operations. Assignments, e-mail, and other types of information would be easier for the students to access. Network users are able to share files, printers and other resources; send electronic messages and run programs on other computers. However, certain important issu
The Life and Art of Salvador Dali
The Life and Art of Salvador Dali
The Life and Art of Salvador Dali Salvador Dali's life and art were very closely related. Everything in his life was reflected in his art. All the major changes in his works and styles represented important turning points for him. When Dali was younger, he experimented with different styles. The first style he used was soft, blurry and seemed a little bit out of focus, although his use shadowing was well from the beginning. Dali's early works were not very impressive, but he was very talented an
Nathaniel Hawthorne Weaves Dreams into Reality in
Nathaniel Hawthorne Weaves Dreams into Reality in
Nathaniel Hawthorne Weaves Dreams into Reality in Much of His 19th Century Prose Nathaniel Hawthorne, a master of American fiction, often utilizes dreams within the annals of his writings to penetrate, explore and express his perceptions of the complex moral and spiritual conflicts that plague mankind. His clever, yet crucial purpose for using dreams is to represent, through symbolism, the human divergence conflict manifested in the souls of man during the firm Christian precepts of the Era in w
Kendall Lace Houdini Master of Escape Philadelphia Macrae Smith Compan
Kendall Lace Houdini Master of Escape Philadelphia Macrae Smith Compan
Kendall, Lace Houdini Master of Escape Philadelphia: Macrae Smith Company, 1960, 187 pages. Ladies and gentlemen, you can see there isn't anything up my sleeve.1 Erich Weiss states at the beginning of the book. Even as a child Erich Weiss, a.k.a. Harry Houdini, knows that his goal in life is to become a world famous illusionist. It was difficult for Erich's family being pilgrims from Europe. His father worked hard, but being from Germany and not knowing English made it difficult. Promise me y
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PART ONE CONTENTS --------------------3
PART ONE CONTENTS --------------------3 SELFREALISATION AND DIRECTION FOR THE ADOLESCENT PART TWO CONTENTS ---------------------59 MANIFESTATIONS OF AWARENESS PART THREE CONTENTS -----------------104 PHILOSOPHICAL CONTENTS PART ONE. BOLD = MAIN TITLES. REGULAR = SUB TITLES. ----------------------------------------------------------------PAGE FORWARD -----------------------------------------------------4 INTELLECTUALITY -----------------------------------------8 DEDICATION ----------------------
Jim Morrison and Susan Sontag
Jim Morrison and Susan Sontag
Jim Morrison and Susan Sontag Jim Morrison is the lead singer of the classic rock and roll band The Doors. Jim Morrison not only was the lead vocalist in the famous sixties band, he was also the writer of most but not all of The Doors songs and the author of many poems. Susan Sontag is an accomplished author. Some of Susan Sontag's works include essays, reviews, editing, novels and short stories. Although at first Jim Morrison and Susan Sontag appear to have nothing or very little in common, b
Romeo and Juliet Theme Paper
Romeo and Juliet Theme Paper
Romeo and Juliet Theme Paper In Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, violence plays an important part of the action and causes the deaths of several of the characters. And a theme of the play is violence begets violence. The chorus states From ancient grudge break to new mutiny Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean. (Prologue lines 3 and 4). This tells us in the prologue that the feud has been going on for some time, the fighting has recently flared up and the civilians fighting each other.
Saint Francis of Assisi
Saint Francis of Assisi
Saint Francis of Assisi Saint Francis of Assisi was born in Assisi, Italy, in 1182. Francis was originally named Giovanni Francesco Bernardone, and never received a formal education. Instead, as the son of a wealthy merchant, Francis led a worldly and carefree life. He found his way into a battle between Assisi and Perugia, and was captured and held as a prisoner for over a year. While a prisoner, Francis developed a severe illness. It was during this ilness that Francis decided to alter his way
ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM
ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM
ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM Abstract Expressionism is a radical style of art with which artists outdistance their models, adding full, violent colour, and bold distortion. It was created by artists who felt uneasy expressing themselves with conventional styles of art that could not correctly convey their visions; artists like Jackson Pollock, Hans Hofmann, and Willem De Kooning, were all greatly involved in shaping Abstract Expressionism into what it is today. Like many other modern movements, Abstr
Macbethc1607 written by William Shakespeare is the tragic tale of Macb
Macbethc1607 written by William Shakespeare is the tragic tale of Macb
Macbeth(c.1607), written by William Shakespeare, is the tragic tale of Macbeth, a virtuous man, corrupted by power and greed. This tagedy could in fact be called A Tale of Two Theories. One theory suggests that the tragic hero, Macbeth, is led down an unescapable road of doom by an outside force, namely fate in the form of the three witches. The second suggests that there is no supernatural force working against Macbeth, which therefore makes him responsible for his own actions and inevitable
At the end of the Baroque Period in the eighteenth and nineteenth cent
At the end of the Baroque Period in the eighteenth and nineteenth cent
At the end of the Baroque Period in the eighteenth and nineteenth century art was divided into two distinct categories, Romanticism and Realism. Romanticism, the passion-filled works illustrating stimulating accounts of specific events with symbolic gestures emerging from the scene, separated itself from the more politically correct stance taken by Realists. A fine example of Romanticism is Géricault’s Raft of the Medusa. The brutal scene, set afloat on the wild seas, is emphasized by the chiar
The Unmasking of Harry Houdini
The Unmasking of Harry Houdini
The Unmasking of Harry Houdini Entertainment is a major part of our lives today. Most everything we do has some sort of entertaining value to it. One of the most enjoyable activities that has been around for nearly one-hundred years is the art of magic. Magic has been performed all over the world and won't be declining any time soon. One of the greatest magicians of all time is Harry Houdini born Erich (Ehrich) Weiss. According to the The New Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, Weiss was born in Bu
Nationalism can be viewed as the single most important force in shapin
Nationalism can be viewed as the single most important force in shapin
Nationalism can be viewed as the single most important force in shaping history. It has caused the creation and disintegration of countless countries and unions, and has been the cause of nearly every major war. Its power over history is understandable. Nationalism is the sense of unity present in a group of people of similar ethnic or cultural background. It carries with it a feeling of separation from, and often superiority to, other nationalities. At the end of the nineteenth century, nation
Trends in drug use among youth are indirectly attributable to trends i
Trends in drug use among youth are indirectly attributable to trends i
Trends in drug use among youth are indirectly attributable to trends in society. Although drugs have always been around in one form or another, their early influences on society trace back to just before the 1930’s. Marijuana was a popular drug among Mexican laborers, jazz musicians, and so-called beatniks. Then after major social changes that took place in 1930, The government cracked down on marijuana use. In 1937, the Marijuana Tax Act…made the use and sale of marijuana without a tax stamp
Macbeth was written while when Scotland lacked a good Leader to defend
Macbeth was written while when Scotland lacked a good Leader to defend
Macbeth was written while when Scotland lacked a good Leader to defend it from a Norwasian invasion. During this dangerous situation, Macbeth stood out as the most commanding figure by defeating the rebel army. His thrill towards the witches' prophecies all confirmed his hopes of becoming the King and replacing King Duncan, who lacked the power and courage to save his country from this invasion. In this essay, I will discuss Macbeth during the many experiences that he had faced and come across a
Character Description
Character Description
Character Description You are a lover. Borrow Cupid's wings And soar with them above a common bound. These words are quite intense, but quite fitting for the first's words spoken from the fiery- eyed Mercutio. Mecrutio's view on love, life, and fighting are very different from those of the gentle hearted Romeo. Mercutio is one of those guys that when you see walking down the street you think that he is as harmless as a mouse, but you know that deep down inside he is a time-bomb waiting to ex
The Best Of Saki
The Best Of Saki
The Best Of Saki The Best of Saki, edited by Martin Stephen, is a collection of short stories by famed 20th century writer Hector Hugh Munro. Saki is the pen name that Munro wrote his short stories under. Most of these stories were originally published in newspapers, which Saki did most of his writing for. After reading this collection of stories, I begin to wonder if The Best of Saki is really an appropriate title for this text. I have to admit that I was not very impressed by the vast majority
DYNASTIES OF CHINA
DYNASTIES OF CHINA
DYNASTIES OF CHINA The Chinese have had many dynasties. Most of them did not live very long, but there were quite a few that did live an extremely long time. To name few of them: the Han Dynasty, the Tang Dynasty, and the Ming Dynasty. The remembered dynasties usually lasted anywhere from 200 years to 400 years. HAN DYNASTY The Han dynasty was in power for about 400 years, from 206 BC to 220 AD the Han dynasty was established after the fall of the Qin dynasty. The time period in which the Han dy
Tales of romance lust and unrequited love are being published daily an
Tales of romance lust and unrequited love are being published daily an
Tales of romance, lust, and unrequited love are being published daily and our literary history is full of examples. From Romeo and Juliet to Baywatch authors have strived to express the emotion of love. The Romantic movement in American literature greatly expanded the love story genre. In Hawthorne's novel The Scarlet Letter he writes of adultery in a Puritan village. The story deals with the relationship between Hester Prynne, a young bride awaiting her husband, and Arthur Dimmsdale, an inspi
One may find it ridiculous to contrast between Shakespeare and existen
One may find it ridiculous to contrast between Shakespeare and existen
One may find it ridiculous to contrast between Shakespeare and existentialism in its 20th century form, however one must keep in mind, that existentialism does not appear as a single philosophical system. It is more an attitude of life, a general vision - existentialist Jean-Paul Sartre is known to have stated that existentialism was never invented, it has always existed as the ultimate foundation. Upon that light, why not seek the foundations from the work of the forefather of all dramatists? I
NASA's impact on computing its many uses of computing
NASA's impact on computing its many uses of computing
NASA's impact on computing, its many uses of computing technology from 1958 on provide valuable examples of the growth in power, diversity, and effectiveness of the applications of computers. The late 1950s marked the beginning of the computer industry as an indispensable contributor to American science and business. NASA's extreme desire to make the most of what the industry could offer resulted in many interesting and innovative applications of the ever-improving technology of computing. When
The American Heritage Dictionary defines nihilism as an extreme form o
The American Heritage Dictionary defines nihilism as an extreme form o
The American Heritage Dictionary defines nihilism as an extreme form of skepticism that denies all existence and that the world or one's mind, body, or self does not exist. Nihilism was a revolutionary movement of mid 19th- century Russia that scorned authority and tradition and believed in reason, materialism, and radical change in society and government. Ivan Turgenev writes Fathers and Sons which contains characters who are proclaimed nihilists who represent the new and young generation of Ru
The Invincible Warrior Love As a Dynamic Force in Shakespeare's Sonnet
The Invincible Warrior Love As a Dynamic Force in Shakespeare's Sonnet
The Invincible Warrior : Love As a Dynamic Force in Shakespeare's Sonnets Shakespeare's love sonnets describe three different contexts in which love operates, as such, he depicts a multi- faceted picture of love. Love in Shakespeare's poems does not have a single definition, but rather, an intangible conglomeration of characteristics that, together, make up an ever powerful force that defeats all obstacles. In Shakespeare's love Sonnets numbers 116, 130, and 147, love is depicted as an overwhelm