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If you could have been any one person in history who would you choose
If you could have been any one person in history who would you choose
If you could have been any one person in history who would you choose? Why? If I could have been any person in history I would have been the person who invented surfing or one of the people in the group of people who invented surfing. The person or people who invented surfing definitely made a major impact on surfing. They invented the best sport in history and surfing has developed more into a lifestyle now than a sport. Along with surfing comes many branches of the sport including: longboardi
Woodstock - The Cultural Effects
Woodstock - The Cultural Effects
Woodstock - The Cultural Effects by Katie Bohr The Woodstock Music and Art and Festival was held August 15 - 17, 1969 on a farm near Woodstock, New York. The farm was owned by Max Yasgur. It was a rock music festival and the starting event of the era known as the Counterculture. Attracted by the presence of the most famous rock music bands and performers of the time, a huge crowd of almost 500,000 fans camped in a meadow and for three days lived in a heavy atmosphere of amplified music drugs an
A Cry in the Night
A Cry in the Night
A Cry in the Night Setting: The story starts in New York City, most likely present day. Then as the story goes on it moves to minnesota out to Erich's farm. It is winter in Minnesota and very cold. Characters: Jenny is the main character of the story. She is a divorced mother of two. She is young and pretty. She works at an art museum in New York City to support herself and her two little girls. She is kind and sweet and has a brilliant sense of humor. Erich is an artist. He's mysterious and cu
PROHIBITION
PROHIBITION
PROHIBITION I. Introduction II. Early prohibition A. During 1800s B. During 1920 III. The 18th Amendment A. Who came up with it. B. How and when it was enforced. IV. Mob involvement in Prohibition A. Sherman Billingsley 1. Early years 2. Later years B. George Remus 1. Early years 2. Later years C. Mob in Chicago D. Mob in Detroit V. The art of Rum Running A. Who founded it. B. How it was enforced. VI. Steps toward repeal A. Who wanted it. B. Why they wanted it. VII. The End of Prohibition A. Wh
I am violently warring for peace I know this is a paradox and I'm
I am violently warring for peace I know this is a paradox and I'm
I am violently warring for peace. I know this is a paradox, and I'm rather proud because it is true. Passivity has been a lifelong threat, laziness a constant lure in my search for identity. This world begs me to succumb to existing in the image of someone else, it asks only that I slip silently and blindly into the niche it provides instead of carving my own. I required a long time to work up courage to fight for the serenity I had glimpsed in hot summer woods and in lovingly handled books rea
Un-Victorian Tenets of Browning in Karshish Brownings Karshish Robert
Un-Victorian Tenets of Browning in Karshish Brownings Karshish Robert
Un-Victorian Tenets of Browning in Karshish Browning’s Karshish Robert Browning’s “An Epistle Containing the Strange Medical Experience of Karshish, the Arab Physician” is a dramatic monologue in which Karshish writes to Abib about his experiencing the miracle of Jesus, when he raises Lazarus from the dead. “Karshish” is a dramatic monologue containing most of the tenets of Browning. Although “Karshish” is in the form of a letter, it is still an excellent example of a dramatic monologue. There i
NAZISM The National Socialist German Workers Party almost died one mor
NAZISM The National Socialist German Workers Party almost died one mor
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
Russia History WWI Steps Towards the Russian Revolution The quotation
Russia History WWI Steps Towards the Russian Revolution The quotation
Russia, History, WWI Steps Towards the Russian Revolution The quotation, ‘I shall maintain the principle of autocracy just as firmly and unflinchingly as it was preserved by my unforgettable dead father.' (Nicholas II) In spite of the Czar's decrees and declarations, Russia, by the beginning of the 20th century, was overripe for revolution, is supported by political and socioeconomic conditions late monarchial Russia. Nicholas II was the Czar of Russia from 1896-1917, and his rule was the brut
The Rebellion Against Victorianism The 1890's was in time for transfor
The Rebellion Against Victorianism The 1890's was in time for transfor
The Rebellion Against Victorianism The 1890's was in time for transformation for the English society. After Queen Victoria died the heart of the Victorian culture seemed to fade. England was beginning to experience economic competition from other states and a gradual decline from its former pinnacle of power. Politically, the Parliament experienced some fundamental power shifts after the turn of the century. This essay will address the climate of change in the English culture and its expressions
The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz--The Tragic Fall of Duddy
The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz--The Tragic Fall of Duddy
The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz--The Tragic Fall of Duddy A man must pursue his dreams. This is certainly true for everyone of the humankind, for if there were no dreams, there would be no reason to live. Duddy Kravitz understands this perfectly, that is why he is one of the most ambitious young men of his time. From the moment he hears his grandfather says, A man without land is nobody, he is prepared to seek the land of his dream -- no matter what the cost would be. This ambition of his
Les Miserables
Les Miserables
Les Miserables Les Miserables known in English as The Terrible is a musical portrayal of the French Revolution. It is a musical tragedy, which served as a major powerhouse competitor for Andrew Lloyd Weber musicals in the early eighties and nineties. When first debuting on Broadway in 1987 it traveled a long hard road to compete with musicals of the decade. However, in time many well-known performers were proud to associate themselves with this wonderful work of art. The musical play begins wi
Thematical Lives of Dickens' Characters
Thematical Lives of Dickens' Characters
Thematical Lives of Dickens' Characters Charles Dickens' literary works are comparable to one another in many ways; plot, setting, and even experiences. His novels remain captivating to his audiences and he draws them in to teach the readers lessons of life. Although each work exists separate from all of the rest, many similarities remain. Throughout the novels, Oliver Twist and Great Expectations, the process of growing up, described by the author, includes the themes of the character's ability
Villain Where art thou
Villain Where art thou
Villain, Where art thou? Ladies and Gentleman of the jury there is not a villain in the play, Romeo and Juliet. As Northrop Frye states in his review, . . . in this play there doesn't seem to be the clearly marked villain that we find in so many tragedies. (Frye 28) This paper presents the facts that prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that Frye's assertion is correct because the definition of a villain is a wicked or vile person. Mercutio, the nurse, Tybalt, and Romeo like a red herring seem l
An who would give all of his followers something they had never had be
An who would give all of his followers something they had never had be
an, who would give all of his followers something they had never had before; faith, and the ability to see others, love others, and talk to others. The basic lines of Catholic Mariology (theology of Mary) are now to talked about and to debated beyond dispute, written as they are in the Scriptures, in the liturgy, in prayer, poetry, song and art, in the writings of saints and theologians and in the teaching of popes and councils. Mary holds a secure place as the mother of Jesus, the greatest of a
What is a Good Novel
What is a Good Novel
What is a Good Novel? Modernism is a generic term applied to the beginnings of the new literature that came with the twentieth century. In Great Britain, it followed Victorian period, steeped with grandiose subject matter and moralizing, didactic themes and lessons. In 1901 Arnold Bennet published The Average Reader and the Recipe for Popularity. He describes in this short essay somewhat satirically, what to do when one wants to write a novel that will have mass appeal. In this essay it will
Cathedrals were not just built for fun They had been built for special
Cathedrals were not just built for fun They had been built for special
Cathedrals were not just built for fun. They had been built for special reasons. That is what makes the cathedral so important. I will discuss some of these things. Cathedrals are big churches. They are also perish churches. That means it is the local church. The church is so big because it is for the bishop. The bishop is like the owner of the cathedral and runs it. The church can be an administrative center. That is called the dioceses. The church is also helpful to visitors. It is a spiritua
The Aesthetic MalignedDuchamp and NewmanInThe End of Art
The Aesthetic MalignedDuchamp and NewmanInThe End of Art
The Aesthetic Maligned:Duchamp and NewmanIn‘The End of Art’ A REBUTTAL: In the second chapter of Donald Kuspit’s latest publication, ‘The End of Art’, Professor Kuspit claims (Marcel) Duchamp and (Barnett) Newman “in their different ways, signal the end of fine art. Duchamp clearly wants to deny the finality of aesthetic judgement- but in doing so he denies that there is any such thing as an aesthetic experience…” [1] And “for Newman the aesthetic is tragic and defiant at once” [1]. Duchamp and
Michelangelo Buonarroti
Michelangelo Buonarroti
Michelangelo Buonarroti One of the most famous artists ever known since the 16th century is a man by the name of Michelangelo Buonarroti. He has composed art that is both breathtaking and unmatched in such skills as painting, sculpture, architecture and poetry. Some of his most famous works of sculpture that he composed are standing in the Medici Chapel in Florence, Italy even today. I would like to speak of a particular piece contained in the Chapel entitled Tomb of Giuliano de’ Medici. First I
A Timeless Dream
A Timeless Dream
A Timeless Dream Using a classical backdrop and a fairy-inhabited wood setting, William Shakespeare wrote one of his most fanciful of comedies- A Midsummer Night’s Dream around 1594-1595. True to a Shakespearean comedy, it features key ingredients: chaotic events, young lovers, and the satirical element. Shakespeare’s trademark larger-than-life dramatis personae succeed in bringing these elements to life are. The play begins with Theseus, The Duke of Athens, who about to marry Hippolyta, The Qu
Andy Warhol Life and Works
Andy Warhol Life and Works
Andy Warhol – Life and Works I’d like to start off this essay by expressing some personal opinions about the subject I’ve chosen, and also provide some background information, essential to a better understanding of the artist I have chosen, the era and movement he belonged to, and the style of art he produced. This world renowned artist I believe is the first artist that comes to mind when people hear the word “Pop art”. This man is Andy Warhol, one of the most famous modern artists of the 20th
The Apples of Cezanne
The Apples of Cezanne
The Apples of Cezanne Art and the World II In his remarkable essay “The Apples of Cezanne: An Essay on the Meaning of Still-life” Meyer Schapiro tries to make a profound psychological analysis of the use of still-life in Cezanne’s works, based on the meaning and the conscious and unconscious relevance of the painter’s choice of subject matter. In his attempts to underline certain features of the 19th century artist’s paintings Schapiro relies on connections and references to the painters who mos
Art and Its Function in Depicting History
Art and Its Function in Depicting History
Art and Its Function in Depicting History This artwork depicts a battle between the Assyrians and the Elamites. The piece is a relief, and the artist used several methods to display this event on a two dimensional surface. These methods may appear strange to people of today, however; they were the common methods used in this time period. The artist used three main conventions to depict the battle, and they were pose, size, and the relative points of view. The first technique used by the artist w
The Hospital Context
The Hospital Context
The Hospital Context Art and the World II Grunewald’s Isenheim altarpiece is an extraordinary work of art, expressive and dramatic. And Hayum’s impressive book tries to explain the original context of Grunewald’s German Renaissance masterpiece in order to help the reader to understand and appreciate it in terms of the particular needs and circumstances of its creation. The first chapter of the book looks at the hospital context of the altarpiece, and illuminates themes of dire illness and miracu
Art Notes
Art Notes
Art Notes Renaissance (1300-1500) § Dimensions of nature § Rebirth § Science - technology § Discoveries beyond Europe § Paint more naturally- using perspective /_\ (triangle) § Illusion of space § Art was based on the visual world § Art was based on mathematical physics § Earth was no longer thought to be the centre of the Universe § Metallurgy and exploration of the world § Camera Obscura- image upside-down through light and an aid to painting § Mathematical theories can explain all human exper
Odds on - creating and maintaining a national art collection in South
Odds on - creating and maintaining a national art collection in South
Odds on - creating and maintaining a national art collection in South Africa The mainstay of any museum is its permanent collection. The story of the initiators and major benefactors of the South African National Gallery (SANG) is a significant one which cannot be told here, but which all the same has to be mentioned and acknowledged. The first efforts towards the formation of an art gallery in Cape Town were made in 1871 by the South African Fine Arts Association, and were given further impetus
Artist Statement
Artist Statement
Artist Statement Photography is an expression of the world we live in, and of what we see and experience. The purpose of my photographs is to provide, if somewhat indirect, glimpse into that clear and brilliant world of reality and the not so real. To the extent that these photographs help show that way, is the extent to which these images succeed. As an artist, I want to capture these visual messages and interpret them in a way that the viewer will be fooled in not knowing what is real and what
Theories Underlying the Constructivist Approach
Theories Underlying the Constructivist Approach
Theories Underlying the Constructivist Approach Introduction According to Elliot Eisner: “teaching is an art and the creations of the teacher in producing an engaging stimulating and insightful lesson are the result of using many different skills but these are influenced by qualities and contingencies that are unpredictable’ but all teachers do operate with theory where theory is ‘a general set of ideas through which we make sense of the world” And according to Peel (1967): “psychology may be de
Where I am
Where I am
Where I am…@#%* …Bank of China Tower Bank of China Tower, known as the tallest building in Hong Kong and Asia from 1989 to 1992, is 1,209-foot and it is a fitting building. The Tower sits in the central business district, a ribbon of land densely packed with banks and office buildings squeezed between mountain and harbor. It is one of the busiest, crowded, active, frenetic cities in the world. After experiencing it, I was attracted by its visual context and its special features, as this modern b
3 DUSCUSS BENJAMINS THEORY THAT THE AURA OF ART DECAYS IN THE AGE OF M
3 DUSCUSS BENJAMINS THEORY THAT THE AURA OF ART DECAYS IN THE AGE OF M
3/ DUSCUSS BENJAMIN’S THEORY THAT THE ‘AURA’ OF ART DECAYS IN THE AGE OF MECHANICAL REPRODUCTION. Walter Benjamin published his interpretation of Marxism in relation to aesthetics in his essay ‘The work of art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction’. Although it was first available in 1936, in the Frankfurt Institution Journal, it was not until 1973 that the influential essay was translated in Illuminations, edited by H. Arendt. Therefore, there was a delay in Benjamin’s recognition as a signific
Black Venus
Black Venus
Black Venus November 13, 2003 Art Appreciation HW #3 Black Venus Artist: Niki de Saint-Phalle Date of Production: 1965-67 Page #: 529 Black Venus, done by Niki de Saint-Phalle from 1965-1967, has a lot of variation in it. The visual weight is at the bottom of the piece, where the sculpture is apparently larger, thicker, and heavier. Use of light provides values on darker tones that would not be visible in the dark. Since it is so large and not a relief, it requires time to walk around the piece
Blindness and its Significance in the Works of Rembrandt
Blindness and its Significance in the Works of Rembrandt
Blindness and its Significance in the Works of Rembrandt Since his arrival into the art world Art historians have been attempting to tap into the world of Rembrandt. Hundreds upon hundreds of books have been published all trying to do so. Upon conducting a search through Amazon.com keyword Rembrandt it returned to following: 401 different books about the life and works of Van Rin. And these are the ones that are still in print not to mention all the articles, movies, journals…well you get the po
Claude
Claude
Claude Oscar Monet 1840-1926 When I think of an artist I would like to research, my mind automatically heads for the vibrant colors of the impressionist painters. Like anyone else I have many favorites, (Van Gogh, Renoir, and Pissarro), however one artist delivers the oxygen which allows myself to breathe deeply, this fellows name is Claude Monet. I am overtaken by the sort of characteristics that are involved in Monet’s work, such as his devotion to the movement of the objects he painted, along
Samuel Coleridge Kubla Khan
Samuel Coleridge Kubla Khan
Samuel Coleridge – “Kubla Khan” The middle of the 18th century was a period of transition and experiment in poetic styles. Shifts in the view of nature and function of poetry started from the idea that poetry is imitation, to the view that poetry has or its major function the expression of the poet’s emotions. Now what matters is the poet’s relation with his poem, rather than with his audience. Romanticism brought along new sources of inspiration, such as the primitives – the Bible, Homer’s writ
College Admission Essay
College Admission Essay
College Admission Essay Dear I am writing to you in hopes you may be able to aid me in any way for college. This is my story: When I was in sixth or seventh grade my mother was diagnosed with Bipolar disease and is also an alcoholic. She had tried to commit suicide on various occasions and was constantly in and out of the hospital. My mother was even sent away for four months at the Bradoboro Retreat Center. There were so many medical bills and my father was the only one working. Eventually we f
Comparing Guernica and Third of May
Comparing Guernica and Third of May
Comparing Guernica and Third of May Introduction I have been asked to compare Picasso’s Guernica and Goya’s Third of May. Subject Guernica - based on the tragic happenings to the town of Guernica. Third of May - based on the executions of the Spanish patriots on the third of May. Composition Guernica - focal point - horse Third of May - focal point - man in white Style Guernica - semi-abstract Third of May - naturalistic Colour Guernica - black, white and grey Third of May - blue, black, white,
Culture of the Samurai
Culture of the Samurai
Culture of the Samurai 12-06-03 ENG 1010 When one thinks of a Japanese samurai, they generally picture in their mind a stout warrior devoid of emotion, battle armor glinting, and sword poised with a silent threat. Although this image may be historically accurate, many people do not expand their thoughts past the awe-inducing thought of such a noble warrior and into the many arts within the cultural aspects of being a samurai. Their art of fighting is what made the samurai famous world-wide. Alt
DesignersArtists of the Past
DesignersArtists of the Past
Designers/Artists of the Past Assignment Two QUESTION: THE DESIGNERS/ARTISTS OF THE PAST HAVE SO MUCH TO SAY TO US, AS PRACTISING DESINGERS, TODAY. DO YOU AGREE OR DISAGREE WITH THIS STATEMENT? Art and design do coveys various types of communication, for informative purposes and for entertainment value. In order for a creator to produce something creative they must draw from their inner impulses, and the environmental and historical influences around them in order to communicate a language. Thro
Diego Rivera 1886-1957
Diego Rivera 1886-1957
Diego Rivera (1886-1957) Diego Rivera's art was one of the columns on which one of the strongest movements in american painting was to find support: mexican muralism. His art greatly depends on a vocabulary born from a mixture between Gauguin and the aztec and mayan sculptures. His works range from murals and pencil drawings to book illustrations and political writings. Diego Rivera, using simplified forms and vivid colors, brilliantly rescued the precolombine past, as well as the most important
Marcel Duchamp
Marcel Duchamp
Marcel Duchamp Video Art Born in 1887 Marcel Duchamp would transform the way some people think about the art world. Duchamp created the idea with his Bicycle Wheel sculpture. He took a bicycle wheel and compromised its initial purpose by inverting it and attaching it to the seat of a wooden stool. He also rendered the stool useless by attaching the wheel to the seat. This was the first in a series of creations he called readymades . He created 21 of these between the years 1915 and 1923. Duhamp
VILLAINS REVENGE
VILLAINS REVENGE
VILLAIN’S REVENGE The Roles of the “Villain” in Shakespeare’s Plays M.A. student Early Modern Theatre, essay 2 14, January, 2004-1-14 Among the numerous roles in Shakespeare’s plays, there are some villains profoundly depicted, each exhibiting some unique features in personality and mindset. Their villainousness is so striking that the reader of the plays cannot help contemplating the dark side of human nature and exploring the motives of their evil behavior. Some of the villains --- represented
Francisco Jose de Goya y Lucientes
Francisco Jose de Goya y Lucientes
Francisco Jose de Goya y Lucientes Francisco Jose de Goya y Lucientes is one of the most famous romantic painters. Born in the town of Fuendetodos, near Sargasso, on March 30, 1746 to a middle-class family, Goya even at young age had a will of his own. He was not just a painter, but an adventurous young man. At the age of fourteen, he became an apprentice of Jose Luzan, although, as Goya himself admitted, his true masters were, besides nature, Velazquez and Rembrandt. At twenty-four, he managed
Gaugin
Gaugin
Gaugin one of the leading French painters of the Postimpressionist period was Gaugin, whose development of a conceptual method of representation was a decisive step for 20th-century art. After spending a short period of time with famous Vincent van Gogh in Arles in1888, Gauguin increasingly abandoned imitative art for expressiveness through colour. From 1891 he lived and worked in Tahiti and elsewhere in the South Pacific. Although his main achievements were to lie elsewhere, Gauguin was, to use
Graffiti Is it art or a crime
Graffiti Is it art or a crime
Graffiti: Is it art or a crime?? Grupa a – 6 Graffiti can be viewed several different ways. Some view it as art and a way to express personal feelings. Others see it as a crime that only causes problems in society. The latter is also the conclusion that I have come to after much research on the subject. I cannot agree with the argument that graffiti is a legitimate form of expression. I agree that it may be art because almost anything can be considered art. However, it is not respectful of other
The Haka
The Haka
The Haka.............. What is Haka? The Maori people have always excelled in the art of haka, which is the generic term for Maori dance. Henare Teowai of Ngati Porou, an acknowledged master of the art of haka was asked on his death-bed, What is the art of performing haka? . He replied: Kia korero te katoa o te tinana. (The whole body should speak). Another definition was provided by Alan Armstrong in his book Maori Games and Haka (Reed,1964) as follows. The haka is a composition played by any i
Propganda
Propganda
Propganda - Joseph Goebbels was appointed Minister for propaganda in Nazi party - They control the social commercial and all sources of news - Art, literature, music, the theatre, films, radio and the press - The government control of all sources of news and ideas is called totalitarian - The propaganda encourage people join the Nazi party - Joseph Goebbels was a leading Nazi radio broadcaster - He makes the interesting argument that Goebbels is promoting a higher form of artistic freedom in att
Monet
Monet
Monet IF MONET IS REGARDED AS THE IMPRESSIONIST par excellence, one must admit that both Degas and Renoir also have their own special qualities. Cézanne, too, merits individual study, although his development in relation to later art seems to set him somewhat apart from the Impressionist movement as a whole. However, when considered with reference to Monet's life and work, the concepts applied in interpreting Impressionist art - in particular, those of the impression, the stroke, the contrast of
IMPRESSIONISM - THE BIRTH OF MODERN ART
IMPRESSIONISM - THE BIRTH OF MODERN ART
IMPRESSIONISM - THE BIRTH OF MODERN ART OUTLINE The movement of Impressionism (1867-1886) changed conventional academic artistic Practices and transitioned the world into an era of Modern Art. Born from the vision of founders Claude Monet, Auguste Renoir, Alfred Sisley, Frederic Bazille. Impressionism was created from the inspiration that traditional life had an untraditional facet as seen through the artist’s eye. I. What defines impressionism? a) Era. b) Birth of the modern art movement. II.
Jackson Pollock
Jackson Pollock
Jackson Pollock Art Since 1945 10:00am MWF Jackson Pollock didn’t invent the dripped paint method he perfected it. He was appropriately called “Jack the Dripper” by Time magazine. I believe that the abstract expressionists, who in post-war America changed the face of art, would not have had the significant impact on the art community without the creative genius of Pollock. His name would live on forever when in 1956 he tragically lost his life in a drunk driving automobile accident. Pollock live
Journal Long Weekend
Journal Long Weekend
Journal – Long Weekend Comm 105 Journal-Long Weekend. The long weekend was a very good break for me. Additionally it was very exciting and interesting. I knew I had a lying-assignment to do for my communication class. I was thinking of something to lie about but nothing really occurred to me. Honestly I would have thought that I would not lie at all during the four days of the long weekend. But had it not been for the assignment I would have still lied. I just realized how difficult lying is som
Charlotte Moraga
Charlotte Moraga
Charlotte Moraga o Name of the performing artist is Charlotte Moraga, who is originally from Florida. She began dancing at the age of nine and was formerly a professional Jazz dancer who joined the company in 1992. Her guru Pandit Chitresh Das is the founder and artistic director of Chitresh Das Dance Company (CDDC) and Chhandam School of Kathak. o Moraga is affiliated with the Chitresh Das Dance Company and her guru Pandit Chitresh Das is the artistic director of Chitresh Das Dance Company (CDD