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29 Sep 2010
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Forms and colours : Malevitch, Mondrian and Kandinsky

Essay - 7 pages - Arts and art history

“The representation of an object, in itself, is something that has nothing to do with art,” claims Malevitch. In abstract art, there is no more representation of an object and also there is not even the conception, like there was in cubism. The object completely disappears. The...

29 Sep 2010
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Sports and the Media: Sport TV rights throughout Europe, a comparative approach

Essay - 13 pages - Arts and art history

The relation between sports and television started years back. We all have in mind the image of Jesse Owen winning four gold medals in the 100m, 200m, long jump and 4X100m relay during the 1936 Nazis Berlin Olympic Games. Thus, we can assume that sport has provided the greatest images ever to...

29 Sep 2010
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Representation & Reflection on the Subject of Death in Modern & Contemporary Art

Essay - 14 pages - Arts and art history

Within the framework of the presentation of the personal fictive museum, I have decided to retain ten art pieces from the 20th C and 21st C in accordance with the problematic of the representation of, and the reflection on death in modern and contemporary art. In as much as the questioning about...

29 Sep 2010
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The Representation of the Struggle for Rights in Contemporary Aboriginal Painting - published: 29/09/2010

Essay - 4 pages - Arts and art history

Art is vital for history, as monuments, sculptures, paintings and literary works of art are often the only remaining testimony about ancient times. When dealing with modern or contemporary events, a greater amount of non-artistic material is available; yet art is still important as it can reflect...

29 Sep 2010
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Bourdieu (Pierre), On Television

Essay - 5 pages - Arts and art history

Television has become increasingly important in today's society and it has become a tool for expressing an opinion or conveying a message to the public. It is also able to influence other fields in the social space through which it enables a series of interactions. It also determines the...

15 Sep 2010
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Ferdinand Victor Eugene Delacroix (Eugene Delacroix),

Essay - 2 pages - Arts and art history

Ferdinand Victor Eugene Delacroix (Eugene Delacroix), a French painter, lived from 1789-1863. This work, Lion Hunt oil on canvas, was painted in 1858. Lion Hunt is filled with colors that scream of the vibrancy of nature, action that fascinates the eye, and themes that excite the...

01 Apr 2010
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A brief concert report

Essay - 2 pages - Arts and art history

For my second concert report I decided to return to Benaroya hall to further take advantage of the great deal of the “Campus Club” (best seat available for ten dollars) and see the Seattle Symphony once more. This time they were performing a mix of pieces from various ballets. The first...

27 Jan 2009
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The legends of music

Essay - 10 pages - Arts and art history

Music is a form of entertainment that has existed for millions of years. Music even predates written word. The harmonious or discordant sounds of music are a reflection of human emotions. Songs have the ability to make one feel sad, happy or angry. Our atmosphere is affected by music; if we...

20 Jan 2009
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Staging in plays

Essay - 3 pages - Arts and art history

The staging of plays varies greatly in complexity, beauty and visual effect from one play to another. Writers sometimes focus their ideas rather on the characters' speech and acting than on creating a unique and refined staging technique. Both Henrik Ibsen in A Doll's House and Arthur Miller in...

19 Jan 2009
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Matthew Barney or the Gesamtkunstwerk of the 21st century

Essay - 5 pages - Arts and art history

When talking or writing about the American artist Matthew Barney, critics and historians of art always start with the traditional biographic descriptions which in the case of Barney are quite pleasant and are justified by the fact that the artist himself uses autobiographic references in his own...

19 Jan 2009
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William Hogarth (1697-1764)

Essay - 5 pages - Arts and art history

The exhibition about William Hogarth at the Louvre museum is an essential one for many reasons. First of all, it is the first time that such a retrospect is held in France to honor the British painter. Besides, it is the occasion to discover or rediscover this genius artist admired by the...

16 Jan 2009
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Music and politics (2004)

Essay - 13 pages - Arts and art history

Art is often seen as a way to escape from reality, to enter a new universe, and indeed it is. Art has to create emotions, to make people understand how irrational their life can be or sometimes just to make the beauty hidden from their eyes appears. And nobody knows how Art manage to touch so...

15 Jan 2009
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Gustave Courbet & revolutionary Art after 1848

Essay - 5 pages - Arts and art history

The idea of a revolutionary art could easily be related to famous artists, such as Malevich and his attempt to transform art into a collection of universal forms, Rimbaud and his will to crush down the language in order to crush down the world, Schoenberg and his dodecaphonism or even the Dada...

13 Jan 2009
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The influence of Socrealism in Poland

Essay - 10 pages - Arts and art history

Socrealism is „an attempt to translate Marxism into the sphere of art” . This term appeared first in 1932 in the soviet press. It is, more formally, an artistic current; it was indeed the official art trend imposed by the Communist regimes. It originates in the Union of Socialist...

13 Jan 2009
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The Pre-Raphaelite Sisterhood

Essay - 11 pages - Arts and art history

A considerable number of women were active in every phase of the Pre-Raphaelite movement. Some, as was the case for Elizabeth Siddal and Lucy Madox Brown, incorporated the ideas of their husbands and fathers into their own art. Others were deeply influenced by the freshness of the Pre-Raphaelite...

18 Dec 2008
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History of Jazz: Jazz and Modern Painting

Essay - 5 pages - Arts and art history

Ideas in the worlds of music and art have probably cross-pollinated from the beginning. The lush and passionate colors, rhythms, and themes of the Romantic painters like Eugene Delacroix mirror the lush and passionate melodies, movements, and moods of the Romantic composers like...

28 Nov 2008
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More than what meets the eye: Frida Kahlo and surrealism

Essay - 5 pages - Arts and art history

Frida Kahlo never thought of herself as a surrealist as many people did. In fact, given the context of the historical background of her works, she was regarded as more of a feminist cult figure than anything else. Not even Kahlo herself recognized the surrealist dimensions of her paintings until...

04 Nov 2008
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Eric Clapton: Legend among legends

Essay - 4 pages - Arts and art history

In the late 1960s, one of the most well known cases of graffiti observed around the musical Meccas of London and New York was "Clapton is God". Three decades later, the sensational guitarist and singer continues to keep his fans captivated by producing remarkable musical innovations....

26 Aug 2008
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Landscape painting in 19th and 20th centuries

Essay - 10 pages - Arts and art history

Landscape painting in the American context emerged in the 19th century along with the philosophical works of Emerson and Thoreau. The literary arts also began to turn toward an examination of the natural world at about this time. American painters, whom had previously been...

18 Aug 2008
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Magnificent "Madrigals" (and bombastic ballets) of the exciting "English" variety

Essay - 5 pages - Arts and art history

Speaking strictly in musical terms, the English madrigal is the result of assimilation. The genre generally referred to as the English madrigal was borne of the Italian madrigal form. However, just as historians no longer refer to America as the cultural melting pot, rather a...

18 Aug 2008
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Paul Cezanne: Legend of Provence

Essay - 7 pages - Arts and art history

Paul Cezanne was described as “the father of us all” by Pablo Picasso, as he was greatly influenced by Cezanne, and Picasso doesn't stand alone. Cezanne, the French artist from Aix-en-Provence, was depicted as a “visionary ahead of his time, Cezanne's innovative style, use...

11 Aug 2008
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Interconnections: Chaos, Art, and Life

Essay - 8 pages - Arts and art history

“Nature is seen as an interconnected dynamic network of relationships that include the human observer as an integral component.” If we were to replace the word “nature” with “art” in this quote, it still functions as a good definition. Through nature, we...

30 Jul 2008
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The history of the Islamic tile

Essay - 9 pages - Arts and art history

Islamic art is “the art produced for rulers or population of Islamic culture” (Brend, 10). The Islamic world is so large and varied that it should come as no surprise that each region has its own style. However because they share the same Islamic identity, the styles come together...

20 Jul 2008
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Decadence and Modernity

Essay - 10 pages - Arts and art history

The Decadent movement, located in France and in England during the late 19th century, can most basically be described as a stylistic transition in literature between the pervasive Romanticism of the 1800s, the Naturalism that followed it, and Modernism. As art moved away from the romantic and...

11 Jul 2008
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Japanese manga international influence on comics and animation

Essay - 4 pages - Arts and art history

“Manga” is the Japanese word for “comics” and is written the same in plural and singular forms. Manga does not represent comics in general but comics originating from Japan. Manga has substantially influenced the international market of comics and animation. Artists from...

19 Jun 2008
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Rodin and Otterness: Revealing Form through closed sculpture

Essay - 3 pages - Arts and art history

If one were to elongate the neck, legs and arms of August Rodin's “Thinker,” the result would look something like Tom Otterness's “The Crying Giant.” But it is precisely this aspect of the sculpture that makes the “Crying Giant” a less effective closed...

17 Jun 2008
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Critics' response to three artists: Elizabeth Murray, Richard Tuttle and Oscar Bluemner

Essay - 6 pages - Arts and art history

Although an artist's work represents the culmination of an intensive effort to communicate a message, how the message is interpreted by others is often how the artist's work is remembered. Thus, even though a particular artist may believe that he or she has reached the apex of artistic...

16 Jun 2008
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Through Black and White Eyes

Essay - 5 pages - Arts and art history

Photography becomes more than art, more than paintings, or sculptures. It exposes the truth to life that a brush can barely compare to. If there is a passion, a real love for the art, photography becomes consuming, sinking into the skin forever. Every aspect of the soul becomes sucked into every...

04 Jun 2008
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The development of art and architecture and how it reflects the social and cultural attitudes underlying social discourse.

Essay - 6 pages - Arts and art history

Research on the development of art and architecture demonstrates that works created during different time periods clearly reflect the social and cultural attitudes underlying social discourse. With this in mind, it is not surprising to find that the middle class interiors of the nineteenth...

04 Jun 2008
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History of Ballet

Essay - 4 pages - Arts and art history

Ballet, like many other art forms, has a long and rich history of evolution and development. In fact, researchers examining the history of ballet have noted that the earliest precursors to ballet can be found as far back as the Renaissance in Italy (Wiley, 2006). Since this time, ballet has...