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Monasticism in the Middle Ages
Monasticism in the Middle Ages
Monasticism in the Middle Ages During the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, the monasteries served as one of the great civilizing forces by being the centers of education, preservers of learning, and hubs of economic development. Western monasticism was shaped by Saint Benedict of Nursia, who in 529, established a monastery in southern Italy. He created a workable model for running a monastery that was used by most western monastic orders of the Early Middle Ages. To the three vows of obedience
Introduction to the Visual Arts
Introduction to the Visual Arts
Introduction to the Visual Arts Throughout history art has played an intricate role in society's perception of life. Art is used as form of expressionism be it physical or emotional, religious or the mockery of religion. The birth of new artistic eras were due to the technological advancements of the world. Below are a few examples of works of art that from different era in our humanity. Francisco de Stefano's, named Pesellino during the renaissance, A Miracle of Saint Silvester is a scene repr
The Life of Andy Warhol
The Life of Andy Warhol
The Life of Andy Warhol Never before have I encountered more intriguing works of art than those done by Andy Warhol. I have been curious about his life ever since I saw his work in Milwaukee. I saw his famous work of the Campbells Soup Can. By viewing this, one can tell he is not your average artist. Im sure his life is full of interesting events that shaped him into who he was. As an artist myself, I would like to get to know the background of his life. I may then be able to appreciate his st
British Literature Essay
British Literature Essay
British Literature Essay Death is inevitable and what happens after death will always be a mystery to the living. For this reason, the afterlife has always been a topic which artists have chosen to explore in their works. Throughout the chronology of British literature, artists have used society’s views as a basis to examine the afterlife, and look at it in new ways. The afterlife has been a theme in British Literature from the Anglo-Saxon period of Beowulf to the twentieth century writings of
Queen Elizabeth I
Queen Elizabeth I
Queen Elizabeth I In England, the period between the Gothic and Renaissance styles is known as the Elizabethan age. It reached its peak in the late 1500s, toward the end of the long reign of Queen Elizabeth I, and is often considered the last phase of the long- lasting Tudor style. Although the Elizabethan age produced a certain amount of characteristic sculptures and paintings, the Elizabethan style can best be seen in the period's architecture. The dramatic personality of Elizabeth became the
Sparta Uncultured Discipline
Sparta Uncultured Discipline
Sparta: Uncultured Discipline The Spartans were the most formidable warriors in all of history. They dedicated their entire lives to warfare. They were taught to endure cold, hunger, pain, their courage on the battlefield was second to none. The Spartan code was to fight hard, follow orders without question and to die rather then retreat or surrender. To achieve all this, Sparta sacrificed everything; the arts, culture, and other things that make life worth while. I believe the price was to hig
Exhausted Kendra leaned back against the tree The quiet of the night s
Exhausted Kendra leaned back against the tree The quiet of the night s
Exhausted, Kendra leaned back against the tree. The quiet of the night surrounded her, and in the distance she could see a small orange glow here and there of fires set by those who had been forced to leave their homes and set up camp in this park. She closed her eyes, rested her arms on her knees, and put her head down on her arms, cushioned by the sweatshirt she wore. The sweatshirt smelled of fresh air and smoke. She pulled the sleeves down over her cold hands. She sat like that for a while,
SHAKESPEARES WORLD
SHAKESPEARES WORLD
SHAKESPEARE’S WORLD Almost every nation on earth reads, studies and performs the works of William Shakespeare. No writer of any country, nor any age, has ever enjoyed such universal popularity. Neither has any writer been so praised. As William Hazlitt observed, The most striking peculiarity of Shakespeare’s mind was it’s generic quality, its power of communication with all other minds. It is perhaps this quality that has earned Shakespeare the supreme accolade, that of lending his name to an
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
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
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
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
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.
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Pierre-Auguste Renoir 1841-1919 Why shouldn't art be pretty? There are enough unpleasant things in the world. 3rd Period May 5, 2004 Pierre-Auguste Renoir was a renowned artist of the late 1800s. He enjoyed his job as an artist, which was unusual at the time. Many of the artists from his time period merely saw art as a duty. Almost sixty years of actively painting gave Renoir six thousand paintings, each one of them unique and special. Renoir was born in Limoges, France, on February 25, 1841, d
Louis Comfort Tiffany
Louis Comfort Tiffany
Louis Comfort Tiffany TIFFANY, Louis Comfort [1848-1933] -- American artist Son of Charles Lewis and Harriet Olivia Tiffany; grandson of Comfort and Chloe (Draper) Tiffany, and of Ebenezer and Anna (Burnett) Young, and a descendant of Humphrey Tiffany, who came to this country from England about 1060 and settled in Massachusetts. He studied art in New York under George Inness and Samuel Coleman, and in Paris under Leon Bailly. He painted in oil and watercolours, making a specialty of Oriental sc
ANNOTATED MLA BIBLIOGRAPHY
ANNOTATED MLA BIBLIOGRAPHY
ANNOTATED MLA BIBLIOGRAPHY A bibliography is a list of sources used in compiling a document. You should arrange the bibliography in alphabetical order by the author’s last name or, if there is no author, by the first main word of the title. You can ignore A, And, and The in a title. There are several bibliographic styles, and your instructor may prefer a specific one. Be sure to find out what style you should use. Don’t mix styles because you may confuse your reader. The examples in this bibliog
MONET
MONET
MONET IN THE 1890'S, Claude Monet was at the height of popularity. His works at the time, presented more and more as ensembles or series, astonished and awed his critics. For nearly three decades, his paintings had been widely ridiculed, forcing him and his family to live in terrible poverty. In fact, it was his painting Impression which coined the then-derogatory term Impressionist. By 1890, however, Monet was being revered as one of France's greatest national artists. Monet, indeed, was far be
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Untitled
ñík§Õh!ßÕw4 TEST FOR ENGLISH MAJORS GRADE EIGHT (SAMPLE)QUESTION BOOKLET PAPER ONE TIME LIMIT;95 MIN.= PART ` LISTENING COMPREHENSION ;40 min.= In Section A,B and C you will hear everything ONCE only.Listen carefully and then answer the questions that follow.Mark the correct response for each question you hear. SECTION A TALK Questions 1 to 5 refer to the talk in this section.At the end of the talk you will be given 15 seconds to answer each of the following five questions. Now Listen to th
American Painting and sculpture
American Painting and sculpture
American Painting and sculpture 17th-Century Painting and Sculpture Colonial art reflects that of the European colonizing nations, adapted to the dangers and harsh conditions of a vast wilderness. Spanish influences prevailed in the West, while English styles, with a leaven of Dutch and French, predominated in the East. Outside the Southwest, native styles did not exert a lasting influence on colonial art. Like colonial architecture, 17th-century colonial painting reflects English styles of at l
Samurai
Samurai
Samurai Tradition in Japan prizes grace, tranquillity and harmony with nature. But tradition also celebrates the fierce warrior of Japan; the samurai. Sometimes wandering alone, more often fighting in Japans complex civil wars, the samurai may have been history's most effective and terrifying warriors. Legends, movies, popular fiction, books in Japan and all over the world picks the samurai as the most lethal swordsman that has ever lived. Was he that lethal? Yes. Was it pure technique, mere mas
The National Socialist German Workers Party
The National Socialist German Workers Party
The National Socialist German Workers’ Party The National socialist German Workers’ Party was a terrible force of the 1900s. Their ideology and beliefs led to the death and destruction of many Jews and other nationalities. Even though the Nazism where thought to be terrible people they were admired by the lower middle class. “Also the Nazi thought of patriotism and militarism gain heavy emotional feedback from people who could not forgot Germany’s prewar imperial grandeur. In the national electi
Albrecht Durer Self Portrait
Albrecht Durer Self Portrait
Albrecht Durer Self Portrait Humanities 2230 August 2,1999 Albrecht Durer Self Portrait Artist: Albrecht Durer Medium: oil on painting Size: 26 1/8 x 19 3/4 inches Date: 1500 Location: Alte Pinakothek, Minich Patron: none mentioned Durer Life and Greatest Work Albrecht Durer was the most famous artist of the Reformation Germany, he was well know for his paintings, drawings, prints, and theoretical writings, all of which had a profound influence on 16th century artists in his own country and in
College Entrance Essay
College Entrance Essay
College Entrance Essay I wish I could say that I chose art to be my major because I wanted to rebel against my parents, but I cannot. They have been as supportive as parents could possibly be. I wish I could say that I chose it because I know I could not excel in anything academic, but that would also be a lie, because I have long been tempted by a career in history, mainly Western European. I wish I could say that my decision was influenced by my desire to seem eccentric to others, but that is
Edward Coley Burne
Edward Coley Burne
Edward Coley Burne Burne-Jones, Sir Edward Coley, professional name of EDWARD COLEY JONES (1833-1898), English painter, designer, and illustrator, born in Birmingham and educated at the University of Oxford. Trained by the Pre-Raphaelite painter Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Burne-Jones shared the Pre-Raphaelites' concern with restoring to art what they considered the purity of form, stylization, and high moral tone of medieval painting and design. His paintings, inspired by medieval, classical, and b
Franz Liszt Johannes Brahms
Franz Liszt Johannes Brahms
Franz Liszt Johannes Brahms Many composers have achieved greatness in the music world, but two in particular are very unique. Franz Liszt and Johannes Brahms have stood the test of time as outstanding composers in many similar and different ways, in both their music and their lives. In each musician’s life, the music is not the only important aspect of his or her creation. Many composers and performers create music that is inspired by their lifestyles or past events, even the regions in which th
The Brief History of French Cuisine
The Brief History of French Cuisine
The Brief History of French Cuisine 25 April 2001 French cuisine has been famous for centuries. It has been the international standard of taste, excellence and tradition. Even today, should there be a show on television of a book where a man takes a woman out on an incredible date, the are usually going to “Chez Pierre’s” or “Chez Francoise” or some other French cliché for a restaurant name. But aside from its magnificent taste, French cuisine is also the symbol for richness, extravagance and de
Greek Life
Greek Life
Greek Life It was a fine day, as I sat outside of my house on some of the rolling hills in Athens. I sat and pondered of worldly things, when I finally came to thinking of my own life. I was almost as inquisitive about my life as a complete stranger would be. It is a relatively simple life where most common men, as for me not being rich or poor, are usually quite modest, and most often times are made of stone, clay, and wood. My house is a mid-size house consisting of seven rooms. I have a kitch
Adolf Hitler and Mussolini
Adolf Hitler and Mussolini
Adolf Hitler and Mussolini Adolf Hitler And Mussolini At the close of World War One tensions still rode high between countries, trade slowed and unemployment rose. A new form of government was also used, totalitarianism. This form of government means there is only one leader to make decisions and thus they killed or jailed all opponents. Mussolini and Hitler used this form of government after World War One to make their countries world powers. Although Hitler’s Germany and Mussolini’s Italy were
Pop Culture WarsReligion The Role of Entertainment In American Life
Pop Culture WarsReligion The Role of Entertainment In American Life
Pop Culture WarsReligion The Role of Entertainment In American Life Mass Media In Society “Pop Culture Wars” As the title proudly blares, William Romanowski’s book is an informative look at pop culture and how it relates to American society. The book begins with a passionate story about a town’s love for their statue of the popular character “Rocky”, a down out boxer who makes it big. The town became enraged and crying freedom of speech rights when officials attempt to move the statue to a local
Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder
Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder
Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder 4 March, 2001Thesis Rough Draft Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder is characterized by a preoccupation with details, orderliness, perfection, and control. People with this disorder often devote excessive amounts of time to work and productivity and fail to take time for leisure activities and friendships. They tend to be rigid, formal, stubborn, and serious. This disorder differs from obsessive-compulsive disorder, which often includes more bizarr
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
The National Socialist German Workers' Party almost died one
The National Socialist German Workers' Party almost died one
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 Germanys prewar imperial grandeur. In the national elections of September 1930, the Nazis garnered nearly 6.5 million votes
Aztecs
Aztecs
Aztecs According to their own history, the Aztecs, who called themselves the Tenochca or Mexica, started as a small nomadic tribe originating from a place called Aztlan. Aztlan existed somewhere in the southern part of California or the north west of Mexico. At this time they were Nahuatl speaking. During the twelfth century they started a period of wandering and in the thirteenth century they came across Mexico's central valley. There they decided to settle. The reason for this is a prophecy. T
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
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
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
Walt Diney's name is known worldwide Most people have seen one
Walt Diney's name is known worldwide Most people have seen one
Walt Diney's name is known worldwide. Most people have seen one of his films. However, few people know what he was like as a person. I would like to introduce him to you in my paper. I hope that after reading this you will better know the man behind the movies. Walt Disney knew at a very young age that he wanted to be an artist. He was born in Chicago on December 5, 1901. When he was five his family moved to Marceline, Missouri. He lived on a farm with his parents Flora and Elias, his older bro
Mexico City
Mexico City
Mexico City Mexico City is the capital and largest city of Mexico. Mexico City is located in the middle of Mexico at an elevation of 7710 ft. The city is surrounded on three sides by mountains. Mexico city is not only the largest city but also contains the country's largest political, economic, and cultural life, with a population of 8,236,960. Mexico City's official language is Spanish Economy The manufacturing of the city includes textiles, chemicals and pharmaceuticals, electric and electron
Culture and Arts of Argentina
Culture and Arts of Argentina
Culture, and Arts of Argentina Argentina is a nation with a vivid Spanish heritage, soundly affected since the 19th century by European, prominently Italian, immigration. A blithesome interest is maintained in the nation’s history, particularly as symbolized by the Gaucho or cowboy. Europeans also shaped literature in Argentina. In the fine arts, an example to be emulated has been France; only in folk art has there been crucial influence from Native America cultures. Any Literature in Latin Ame
Rome
Rome
Rome TROY HOGGARD Mr. Terry May 25, 1997 10th grade ROME Introduction Rome also known as the ancient city was the capital of the greatest empire of the ancient world. It was a great and prosperous city that was filled with at least one million people. Many people believe that the height of the city of Rome reached its height near the time that emperor constantius the second had seen it for the first time. When he had seen all the sights such as the sanctuary of Jupiter capitolinus, the public b
Mary Cassatt was born in Allegheny City Pennsylvania on May 22 1847 an
Mary Cassatt was born in Allegheny City Pennsylvania on May 22 1847 an
Mary Cassatt was born in Allegheny City, Pennsylvania on May 22, 1847 and passed away on June 14, 1926. She was the first American artist to associate with the impressionists and the only American ever to exhibit with them. (The impressionist group were painters who aimed to represent the effects of light on objects.) She promoted the impressionists in the United States and is responsible for the appearance of many impressionist paintings in the U.S. collections. In 1861 she began to study pain
Voice of Houstons Past
Voice of Houstons Past
Voice of Houstons Past For most of American history, African-Americans have been considered and treated as inferiors. Their folksongs and tales have been benignly looked upon as harmless, meaningless expressions of a dull-witted race whose only contribution to American life was a strong back and a weak mind. Even after the Civil War, the ingrown prejudices continued to relegate the freedmen to the bottom rung of a strict caste ladder. Their folklore was repeatedly ignored or belittled. Only sin
Adolf Hitler
Adolf Hitler
1 Adolf Hitler In any accounting of the millennium's monsters, first place must go to the ruler who made genocide a multinational industry-Adolf Hitler. The scale of enterprise boggles the mind: freight trains carrying Jews to human stockyards from across Nazi-occupied Europe; victims worked to death, shot, or gassed; corpses incinerated or processed into soap; gold teeth harvested for the coffers of the Reich (Time 123). How and why Adolf Hitler became the man that changed the meaning of sla
Biography on Adolf Hitler
Biography on Adolf Hitler
Biography on Adolf Hitler Adolf Hitler was born on April 20, 1889, in Braunau, Austria, a small town just outside of Germany. Adolf received good marks during elementary school but became a poor student in high school. Adolf decided he wanted to become an artist, but this angered his ill tempered father. His father died when Adolf was 14, and at the age of 16 Adolf quit school. Because Adolf’s mother received a pension he did not have to go to work. Instead he spent his time daydreaming, drawin
Popes and their Art
Popes and their Art
ÿ Popes and their Art The Popes made a store house of the Vatican which is in Rome by the collecting of precious metals, documents, and art work which is now called, “ The Vatican Collections”. Pope John Paul 2nd said this of the collections. They will speak of the human condition as well as the endevorance of the human spirit. The Vatican contains many Art pieces of the Roman err such as statues of men and women as well as horses and many other pieces of art work.. Nicolas the 5th was the firs
When one thinks of Hitler one usually thinks of all the innocent peopl
When one thinks of Hitler one usually thinks of all the innocent peopl
When one thinks of Hitler, one usually thinks of all the innocent people that he ordered to be slaughtered. Over six million Jews were killed on his command. When one thinks about Hitler, one probably doesn’t think about his childhood. Hitler had a very rough and harsh upbringing. His father was a drunk, and he moved a lot when he was a child. Not many people thought Hitler would amount to anything. He was lonely. He thought that all of the Jewish people had nice houses, food and slept in comfo
At 630 pm on the evening of April 20 1889 Adolf Hitler was born in the
At 630 pm on the evening of April 20 1889 Adolf Hitler was born in the
At 6:30 p.m. on the evening of April 20, 1889, Adolf Hitler was born in the Austrian village of Brannau, just across the border from German Bavaria. Adolf was the fourth child of his father Alois' third marriage. Alois Hitler was born in 1837, the illegitimate son of Maria Anna Schicklgruber and her unknown mate , possibly a local millworker name Johann Georg Hiedler. In 1885, Alois married Klara Polzol, 24, at the age of 48. As a boy Hitler received excellent marks in school. Upon his entrance
Japan
Japan
Japan Within the country of Japan lies many distinct aspects to the ways of human life. Some of these aspects of Japanese life are found only in Japan and others are found elsewhere around the globe. The Japanese people use many different ways of life and put them together to what works best for them. This can be found in all forms within Japan. Japanese culture comes from early contacts with the early civilizations of China and Korea. Influences of ancient China are found in Japanese literatur