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The Rise of The Golden Horde
The Rise of The Golden Horde
The Rise of The Golden Horde May 4, 1997 HS123h--Liberty Block 3 Thesis: The Mongols rose to power because they were a highly advanced culture as seen through their military technology, their trade and preservation of elaborate art work, and their fair administrative policy. The Mongols were one of the most feared groups in history. The very mention of the name Genghis Khan struck terror into every king and every peasant. How did a scattered collection of goat herders, led by the fatherless c
Beethoven's Ninth Symphony
Beethoven's Ninth Symphony
Beethoven's Ninth Symphony It has been called the greatest audio entity one could ever listen to; a song which can pierce the soul of even the most dedicated music-hater: Beethoven�s Ninth Symphony. Not only has it been designated thus; also, as one of the few truly divinely inspired works, one which most men can only marvel at, as they wallow in their appropriate humility. These creations, however, are definitely not the only aspects of entities beyond the scopes of men; there are far more e
I have sustained some of the most appalling trials of this century
I have sustained some of the most appalling trials of this century
I have sustained some of the most appalling trials of this century. Over me I have felt distress, bleakness, sorrow. However none of them were as smashing as Annie's. Have you ever heard about Annie? Oh yes Annie Laird, one of the most kind jurors I have ever met. In George Dawes Greens The Juror, He sumarized the events and, thoroughly explained the pain and anguish Annie had to go through. The woe in which her life revolved after mentioning those lousy words ¨I need a little excitement in my
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
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
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
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
GEORGES SEURAT AND POINTILLISM
GEORGES SEURAT AND POINTILLISM
GEORGES SEURAT AND POINTILLISM REVISED LESSON PLAN Overview: Students learn about Georges Seurat and the importance of pointillism as a technique used by artists. Students analyze how Seurat created A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte and how artistic elements (line, shape, color and texture) are incorporated into this masterpiece. Students make their own pointillism painting demonstrating their understanding of color, pointillism technique and composition. Goal: To introduce the
Does Life Imitate Art or does Art Imitate Life
Does Life Imitate Art or does Art Imitate Life
Does Life Imitate Art, or does Art Imitate Life? 1 Eng-4UI 27 September 2003 Reality TV shows deal with the most current dramatic issues ranging from relationship quandary, to the aspect of teamwork. This is truly a form of art imitating life outside of the small screen. Had it not been for the conception of life, the aspect of art would not exist. Therefore the only logical conclusion one can conjure is that art unquestionably represents life. Reality Television shows attract millions of viewer
It has been called the greatest audio entity one
It has been called the greatest audio entity one
It has been called the greatest audio entity one could ever listen to; a song which can pierce the soul of even the most dedicated music-hater: Beethovens Ninth Symphony. Not only has it been designated thus; also, as one of the few truly divinely inspired works, one which most men can only marvel at, as they wallow in their appropriate humility. These creations, however, are definitely not the only aspects of entities beyond the scopes of men; there are far more examples, which are seen every
For Arts Sake
For Arts Sake
For Art’s Sake For an artist, whether he is a painter or a sculptor, art is an effective medium for him to express his innermost sentiments, very similar to how one’s handwriting is often used to interpret the character of an individual. Art allows the artist to unleash his creativity, which is fueled by his passions and his environment. Often, an artist’s work is a personal interpretation of the pulse or character of his period. Sometimes, his works are so great that it captures the spirit of t
Censorship Parents vs The Government
Censorship Parents vs The Government
Censorship: Parents vs. The Government Chris Walters Eng111 Mr. Maginnes 29 March 99 Since the nation's founding, freedom of speech has been an important part of American Democracy. Democracy is based on the idea that only when people are free to express their views openly can they govern themselves effectively.(Bender & Leone 13) When citizens can peacefully assemble and speak their mind, they are less likely to revolt and get violent. Which is why both the freedom of speech, and the freedom fr
What Is The Expression Theory Of Art
What Is The Expression Theory Of Art
What Is The Expression Theory Of Art Art has evolved and regenerated itself many times during our human existence. These differences are defined through changes in styles under various theories. During the nineteenth and early twentieth century, a style known as Expressionism became popular. During this movement the artists were trying to use their artwork as a tool of expression toward life. It was mainly dominant in the nonrepresentational arts, such as abstract visual arts and music. It also
The Science Behind Web Colors
The Science Behind Web Colors
The Science Behind Web Colors The Science Behind Web Colors: The technological advancements of the late twentieth century has introduced artists to a new type of medium, the web. Beneath the Web’s complex jumble of hyperlinks, documents, and multimedia offerings lies a programming language that keeps all the content in its place. Without this ubiquitous, yet often unseen HTML code to hold the Web together, the medium itself could not exist, and cyberspace would be a vastly different experience
Akhenaten
Akhenaten
Akhenaten Akhenaten is know as one of the greatest mystical revolutionaries of all time, but was his new religion a product of his creative genius, or merely a reaction to threats within his own empire. As Pharaoh, Akhenaten and his wife Nefertiti, changed the traditional polytheistic religion to a monotheistic one centered on the Aten (the sun disk). He moved the Egyptian capitol from Thebes to a site now know as el-Amarna. After Akhenaten's death, his successors re established the old order o
Problems Caused By Air Pollution
Problems Caused By Air Pollution
Problems Caused By Air Pollution Some people think that air pollution is not harming the earth or the people, but it is doing worse, by killing the earth and getting people sick. Air pollutants, according to Gay, are known to cause respiratory diseases, cancer, and other serious illnesses (12). Air pollution not only threatens the health and life of humans but also causes damage to the environment (Gay 13). First, air pollution causes a great deal of health problems. Wanting clean air is a g
Diplomatic Immunity
Diplomatic Immunity
Diplomatic Immunity INTRODUCTION United Kingdom, 1982 While unloading the ship which carried the embassy's materials, one box marked household effects dropped from a forklift. More than six hundred pounds of marijuana worth 500,000 British pounds (1982 prices) spilled dockside. For centuries governments have used ambassadors, and diplomats to represent their nation. These special envoys have done everything from resolving years of conflict, deciding on how much humanitarian relief will be sent
Love in the novel Narcissus and Goldmund by Herman Hesse
Love in the novel Narcissus and Goldmund by Herman Hesse
Love in the novel Narcissus and Goldmund, by Herman Hesse Defining the word love is almost impossible. No other word in the English language has so many different connotations and uses. There can be no one true single definition. However, for the purpose of this paper, I have come to the following conclusion. Love is an intense emotion, characterized by unwavering admiration and caring between two people who consider themselves to be perfect equals in the eyes of God. To consider oneself a co
Show a number of different people a simple piece of paper consisting o
Show a number of different people a simple piece of paper consisting o
Show a number of different people a simple piece of paper consisting of nothing more than a red blotch of paint and ask them what they see. The responses will vary from objects such as a cherry, to more simply, just plain red paint. This is an indication of the individuality, or sum of qualities that characterize and distinguish an individual from all others, instilled in every human being. Just as facial features and hair color differ among individuals, similar distinctiveness is found among p
Q If the book did not evoke any past memories or associations do you c
Q If the book did not evoke any past memories or associations do you c
Q: If the book did not evoke any past memories or associations, do you consider it literature? Based on which other criteria? I. I did not make a very clear connection with the text at all during my reading of it. Rosenblat said The readers attention to the text activates certain elements in his past experience-external reference, internal response-that have become linked with the verbal symbols. This rang true to me for, as I was plodding through the text, I saw a well crafted story with imp
September 27 1996
September 27 1996
September 27, 1996 Summary of News-Making: The Pseudo-Event From education and consumption, to personal relations and public affairs the news media in the United States captures our attention by littering it with pseudo-events. As advancements in technology made it possible for journalists to communicate more easily, the media began to blossom into the national scene instead of the usual local news and events. More and more technologies were developed that in turn helped the media expand into a
Willa Sibert Cather was an early twentieth century writer She wrote ab
Willa Sibert Cather was an early twentieth century writer She wrote ab
Willa Sibert Cather was an early twentieth century writer. She wrote about the qualities of courage, sensitivity, and perseverance. Most often, her novels and short stories took place in rural townships. She was born sometime in 1873, in her grandmother's house. She was named after an Aunt Willela who had died; however, she chose to believe that her name was derived from her grandparent's names. She was the first child of Charles Fectigue and Mary Cather. Willa was the oldest of the seven child
From stick figures in the sand and the earliest animals painted and ca
From stick figures in the sand and the earliest animals painted and ca
From stick figures in the sand and the earliest animals painted and carved in stone, people worldwide have reacted to the world by making images. The fundamental goal of art, especially in the past, was to convey meaning and express important ideas, revealing what was significant to every society, by arresting images. In recognizing the subject matter of any painting, you have to look at the artist’s intentions, which are regularly connected to social conditions, national or global issues and t
My personal enjoyment with animation has inspired me to write
My personal enjoyment with animation has inspired me to write
My personal enjoyment with animation has inspired me to write this essay, pertaining to animation. Since I was a child I have been fascinated with cartoons; from when they started out to be black and white, and until now with full colour and computer effects. To better perceive what my personal feelings about animation are, I must first discuss in full detail, a general overview of how animators bring traditional animation alive with motion. Animation seems like a smooth movement of drawn seque
Leonardo da Vinci
Leonardo da Vinci
Leonardo da Vinci The life of the extremely talented artist, and brilliant scientist, Leonardo da Vinci began on the date of April 15, 1452 during the Renaissance; in the town of Vinci, Italy. His parents were Peiro da Vinci, and a beautiful young woman named Caterina. From a very young age he discovered his artistic skills and became an apprentice to a famous Renaissance master. For many years he worked on very beautiful paintings for people such as Duke Lodovico Sforza, and many other importa
Francisco Jos Goya y Lucientes
Francisco Jos Goya y Lucientes
Francisco José Goya y Lucientes Born on March 30, 1746, in Aragon province of Spain. The reason for this man’s two last names is that it is a Spanish custom to take on both parents’ last names to make a combination for their own, his father’s last name was Goya and his mother’s, Lucientes, but he is most widely known by the name Goya. He lived in a very common family of the time, he worked as a gilder for a short while with his father in the town he was born in, Fuendetodos. But due to the econ
We have only one story-- the neverending contest in ourselves of good
We have only one story-- the neverending contest in ourselves of good
“We have only one story-- the neverending contest in ourselves of good and evil.” This eternal struggle between the forces of human nature can cause much confusion because the lines that distinguish between what is good or evil are rarely clearly drawn. Depending on the circumstances of the event or the state of mind of the person, what is good can appear evil and what is evil can appear good. As history and works of literature have shown us, only societies perception of what is morally right p
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
Outline Thesis We once believed that Earth is the only planet in the U
Outline Thesis We once believed that Earth is the only planet in the U
Outline Thesis: We once believed that Earth is the only planet in the Universe that supports life. Today there is overwhelming evidence that not only suggests, but supports the very real possibility that we may share the Universe with other intelligent beings. I. Things in the Sky A. The First Documented Sighting B. The Fever Spreads 1. Pilot Encounters 2. The Lights in the Sky II. Dents in the Earth III. Unexplained Phenomenon A. The Writing on the Wall B. Geodes IV. What About Religion? A. Th
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
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,
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
All About Arnotts History
All About Arnotts History
All About Arnott’s History In 1865, a small bakery opened in Hunter Street, Newcastle, north of Sydney. It supplied bread, pies and biscuits to the local townspeople as well as to the crews of the many ships that docked at the port to load coal. From these humble beginnings rose a company whose name is now synonymous with biscuit-making. This is the story of Arnott’s Biscuits and its founder, William Arnott - a man whose passion for his business led him to create one of the most successful and e
Character Development
Character Development
Character Development The story follows the life, if it could even be called that, a debatable topic covered in this book, about a robot is named Andrew Martin. Andrew was built in a factory, made to serve whatever human family decided to have him as a servant. His original serial number, NDR-113, was based on his model type. Appearance-wise, he looked much like any robot would. He had lights, knobs, and was even made out of shiny metal. However, his model was specifically made to resemble human
Acid Rain
Acid Rain
Acid Rain Acid rain forms when sulfur and nitrogen dioxides combine with moisture in the atmosphere to produce rain, snow, or another kind of precipitation. This kind of pollution may also be suspended in fog or deposited in a dry form. Acid rain is most common in North America and Europe. Acid rain has also been detected in other areas of the world such as tropical rain forests of Africa. Canada has placed limitations on the sulfur emissions. The United States has not, so the emissions may stil
Franks Mongols and Turks
Franks Mongols and Turks
Franks, Mongols and Turks Multicultural Diversity in Early Islam Humans throughout history have banded together in groups, from families and tribes to races and nations. Ever since these groups began to form, they have been affecting each other and impacting each other’s cultures and ways of living. During the Middle Ages, this kind of cross-cultural impact was happening all across Europe, Asia and Northern Africa. As the different political and military powers gained supremacy, kingdoms expande
Memorandum
Memorandum
Memorandum To: Really Important Partner From: Date : April 6th, 2004 Re: Joshua Edward v. City of Bakersville, File number. 030257 _________________________________________________________ ISSUES 1. In what type of forum was Joshua Edward displaying his artwork? 2. Why is a 42 United States Code § 1983 (2000) action filed? SHORT ANSWER 1. Mr. Edward was displaying his artwork in a nonpublic forum due to the area in which it was placed as well as the designation by the city that this parcel was
My Creative Process
My Creative Process
My Creative Process September 28, 2000 It all depends on my location. If I am at home, then my creative process starts with a cup of tea, preferably half jasmine blend. Then a comfortable place for sitting is chosen. With my knees under my chin and the steaming cup of tea, I take out fashion magazines and jewelry magazines. What better inspiration can you get then from the people that are at the top of the game right now? After looking at some pictures perhaps an exciting idea or two will show u
Ceramics Historical Project
Ceramics Historical Project
Ceramics Historical Project Cypriot Ceramics of the Late Bronze and Early Iron Ages 8 March 2000 Cyprus, or Kypros in Greek, is one of the largest islands in the Mediterranean. It is situated about forty miles south of Turkey and about two hundred and forty miles north of Egypt. To the east it has the mountain range of Lebanon on the mainland and to the North that of Taurus. The name it bears is derived from the mineral that it is so rich in, copper. The Greek word for copper is kypros. It was
It is believed that early in the history of Athens that it may have be
It is believed that early in the history of Athens that it may have be
It is believed that early in the history of Athens that it may have been a matriarchy society. There is a strong argument against this, but there is evidence in some artwork that would back this premise. Whether or not this is true really is not important for the purpose of this essay. What is important is that beginning in the sixth century B.C. rules and regulations began to be put in place that would forever change the lives of women in Athens. The first to take action was a lawmaker by the
Madonna Enthroned
Madonna Enthroned
Madonna Enthroned Giotto Di Bondone Title: Madonna Enthroned Artist: Giotto Di Bondone Date: 1310 Medium: Tempera on Panel Location: Uffizi Gallery, Florence Size: 10’-8’ x 6’-8’ Subject: Virgin Mary and the baby Jesus or mother and child sitting on throne Message: Virgin Mary or the mother represented as very holy and powerful. The child is represented as innocent Giotto Life and Greatest Works Giotto was born in a village near Florence called Vespignano. Giotto grew up in a poverty stricken ho
Superman
Superman
Superman “Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No. It’s Superman.” Arguably one of the most popular Superheroes of our time. Made famous by his red cape and the jocks-over-pants look, Superman boasts incredible physical powers, eliminating crime, and filling up the Metropolis jails with thugs and other such hoodlums. But besides his mighty influence in comic books, movies, and T.V Shows, Superman holds some authority over the real world too. Superman’s Powers are essential to his power and authority ove
Socialization in Cartoons
Socialization in Cartoons
Socialization in Cartoons 2004-02-08 Socialization, “the lifelong social experience by which individuals develop their human potential and learn culture” (pg. 115) Learning is stimulated in a variety of ways, and educational television makes use of the most effective methods. From a very early age parents let their children watch television shows that they see as either educational or just for pure entertainment. Socialization plays a main role in all of the cartoons that are on air, this is see
Berkeley's Theory of Immaterialism
Berkeley's Theory of Immaterialism
Berkeley's Theory of Immaterialism Free Will Determinism MW 11:45 As man progressed through the various stages of evolution, it is assumed that at a certain point he began to ponder the world around him. Of course, these first attempts fell short of being scholarly, probably consisting of a few grunts and snorts at best. As time passed on, though, these ideas persisted and were eventually tackled by the more intellectual, so-called philosophers. Thus, excavation of the external world began. As t
ENVIRONMENTAL ASPECTS OF ART
ENVIRONMENTAL ASPECTS OF ART
ENVIRONMENTAL ASPECTS OF ART This paper will show the relationship between the environment and fine arts. Both of these subjects are evaluated on a perceptual basis of what the observer sees and appreciates. As the basis for this report, it will be determined what is considered art and what comprises the environment. Defining what is art has been discussed at least since Plato wrote in The Republic about the place of the artist in society. The importance of art to mankind has peculiarly modern i
Superconductors
Superconductors
Superconductors Many important applications of superconductors are under development. Superconducting electromagnets have been used in research laboratories for years. Their advantages compared to conventional electromagnets include greater efficiency, compactness, and greater field magnitudes. Once a current is established in the coil of a superconducting electromagnet, no additional power input is required because there is no resistive energy loss. The coils can also be made more compact becau
Andy Warhol the American painter printmaker illustrator and film maker
Andy Warhol the American painter printmaker illustrator and film maker
Andy Warhol, the American painter, printmaker, illustrator, and film maker was born in Pittsburgh on August 6, 1928, shortly afterwards settling in New York. The only son of immigrant, Czech parents, Andy finished high school and went on to the Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pittsburgh, graduating in 1949 with hopes of becoming an art teacher in the public schools. While in Pittsburgh, he worked for a department store arranging window displays, and often was asked to simply look for ideas i
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
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
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