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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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An everyman's primer to the control of regret

Dissertation - 15 pages - Arts and art history

Regret is usually defined as an emotion experienced by humans when they are unhappy with events that are beyond their control. This paper deals with man's ability to control his feelings of regret. Because of the complexity and irrationality of the human brain people often experience...

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 soul. If a...

12 Aug 2010
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Gold and silver in Dante's Inferno

Thesis - 2 pages - Arts and art history

When one examines the yellow and green partial chasuble on display at the Baltimore Museum of Art, with its silk, velvet, and gold-encased threads, one understands more vividly the critiques of Church opulence that Dante articulates in the Inferno. Dante was certainly not the first to point to...

09 Aug 2010
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The death of the Savior

Thesis - 2 pages - Arts and art history

Mannerist paintings were classified as those paintings made during the later part of the Renaissance and which took imagery past the natural. The paintings often featured bright colors, contorted poses, and complex symbolism. These stylized paintings began to appear during the sixteenth century,...

29 Jul 2010
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Leonardo Da Vinci

Thesis - 2 pages - Arts and art history

My love of art was the reason that I picked Leonardo Da Vinci as my topic. I have always had a great interest in the subject of art. I know the techniques and different types of drawings and painting like the back of my hand, though there was one thing I was always missing. I had never even...

29 Jul 2010
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Artists and art in the 1920's and 1930's

Case study - 2 pages - Arts and art history

What are the effects of art in 1920-1939 on art today? Art between 1920 and 1939 set a large example for later art. Artists (mostly ones who practiced Art Deco) paved the way for a lot of artists in the ‘90's and the 21st century. Art Deco, for example, was a huge style then, and has become...

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...

25 Mar 2010
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Pastoral images in poetic practice

Thesis - 4 pages - Arts and art history

Pastoral “is a double longing after innocence and happiness,” its “universal idea is the Golden Age…it is based on the antithesis of Art and Nature; and its fundamental motive is hostility to urban life. ” As educational awakening started to filter into the consciousness...

15 Mar 2010
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An essay on art

Thesis - 2 pages - Arts and art history

The art of Renaissance Italy is remarkable for its near complete break with past tradition, even as such art was still being made in the rest of Europe. The old forms and styles of the Middle Ages, which were primarily symbolic, gave way to a new art that strove for realism and at the same time...

04 Mar 2010
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Carlo Goldoni and the Italian theatre reformation

Thesis - 2 pages - Arts and art history

When Carlo Goldoni began writing for the theatre in the 1740's, his Venetian audiences were still in the throes of commedia dell'arte, which had been popular for over two hundred years. However, Goldoni was ready to bring realism to the stage. He thought that the theatre should be bound up with...

24 Feb 2010
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The many views of funk music

Thesis - 2 pages - Arts and art history

The music genre, Funk, is a style of music that is approached in many ways in an attempt to explain, create, or recreate it. Many different types of people shed insight onto this music, giving many unique perspectives. Anyone from musicians to journalists has attempted to articulate exactly what...

16 Feb 2010
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How would a Restoration comedy production stage female gender in a production of The Country Wife?

Thesis - 12 pages - Arts and art history

This paper is a theatre research paper documenting the appropriate approach to staging the female gender in a restoration comedy production of William Wycherley's “The Country Wife”. The paper considers dialogue, staging, sound and costumes in addition to the historical context of...

10 Feb 2010
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The history of ancient Palestine

Thesis - 4 pages - Arts and art history

For about 2000 years the name Palestine has been used internationally for the lands on both sides of the Jordan river. Cisjordan and Transjordan. The Greek historian Herodotus called Cisjordan the Palestinian Syria or sometimes only Palaestina. [The name] is derived from the Akkadian Palastu,...

08 Feb 2010
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The art of Colonial Peru

Thesis - 5 pages - Arts and art history

In more familiar terms, a gremio was essentially a professional guild while a cofradia was akin to a fraternal society. Gremios were artists' guilds/workshops and were often extremely trade-specific. There were gremios specializing in almost every minute aspect of artisanal production, from...

25 Jan 2010
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The female portrait mask

Thesis - 4 pages - Arts and art history

Completed in the second century Common Era, The Female Portrait Mask was constructed under the longstanding tradition of funerary wax portrait masks used to commemorate the upper classes and their distinguished ancestry. The seventeen inch tall and eleven inch wide mask presents the portrait of...

24 Sep 2009
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Neoclassicism, Benjamin West, and Cupid

Thesis - 3 pages - Arts and art history

The Neoclassical art movement began in Europe in the late 1700s and lasted into the early 1800s. The movement was inspired in part by the public interest in ancient artifacts found in the ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum - a sensational discovery at the time, which galvanized the art world of...

03 Jul 2009
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The relationship between skill and art

Thesis - 3 pages - Arts and art history

The author Dave Beech writes in his article “Skill in Art” that skill is being devalued by society through several means. Once explaining the extent to which skill has ideological value, the author explains several reasons for this to take place. In as far as art is ideological, Beech...

15 Jun 2009
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The treatment of women in English folk ballads

Thesis - 4 pages - Arts and art history

One of the distinguishing characteristics of folk ballads is the impersonal attitude shown by their makers towards the story's events: “The story is told for the story's own sake, while the prepossessions and judgments of the author or authors are kept for the most part in the...

03 Jun 2009
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Nikki S. Lee's artistic agency in senior's project

Case study - 5 pages - Arts and art history

Of all the photographs displayed in the Tang's viewing room, Nikki S. Lee's Senior's Project (13) was definitely one that I initially overlooked while surveying the set of original photographs the Tang owns. At first glance, the photograph did not seem very compelling, particularly in terms of...

23 May 2009
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Noel Gallagher: God or Oasis

Thesis - 3 pages - Arts and art history

British rocker Noel Gallagher is one of the greatest singer songwriter from England in the last twenty years. Gallagher has been the lead guitarist and primary songwriter for the band Oasis since it was founded in 1992. During the seventeen years of the band's presence in the music scene, Oasis...

17 May 2009
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Comparison between Edgar Degas and Edward Hopper's approach to nudes

Thesis - 4 pages - Arts and art history

American art of the 20th century is richer than one can think. The Ash can school, cubism, precisionism , biomorphism etc... One of the big movements was regionalism, of which Edward Hopper was a leader. But people often forget that Hopper not only painted landscapes, street scenes and light but...

17 May 2009
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What do you hear or perceive as the expressive narrative of the third movement of Beethoven's Sonata in C-sharp minor, Op. 27 #2 and how does the music create that narrative?

Thesis - 4 pages - Arts and art history

Composed in 1800-1801, called Moonlight by the poet Ludwig Rellstab, the sonata Op. 27 #2 became one of the most famous of Beethoven's pieces almost immediately after its publication. It continues to fascinate the audience by the lyrical and dramatic first movement contrasting with the virtuoso...

05 May 2009
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Futurism's musical eccentric: The instruments of Luigi Russolo and sound as art

Thesis - 7 pages - Arts and art history

This paper will discuss the sound art works of Luigi Russolo, who was a member of the Italian Futurist art movement. The Futurists were a group of artists, some of whom like Marinetti, a founding member of the group, is associated with the Fascist movement in Italy. (Antliff, 2000) Though it...

01 May 2009
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A discussion of two controversial works of art : Edouard Manet's Déjeuner sure l'herbe and Olympia

Thesis - 5 pages - Arts and art history

A name associated with controversy in the art world, French-born artist, Edouard Manet, has come to be viewed as one of the founders of modern art. (Cole & Gealt, 1989). Born on January 23, 1832, his mother the goddaughter of Charles Bernadotte, Crown Prince of Sweden and father, distinguished...

29 Apr 2009
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Picasso's Demoiselles d`Avignon - The beginnings of Cubism and Picasso's radical vision

Thesis - 6 pages - Arts and art history

This paper will present an examination of Picasso`s painting `Les Demoiselles d`Avignon` (1907). It is considered by many critics to be the first real Cubist, or part-Cubist work in Picasso`s huge body of art works. The paper will examine different critical views and provide a descriptive, close...

29 Apr 2009
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Impressionism in Western art: An evaluation and discussion of the lives, times and works of Manet, Monet and Renoir

Thesis - 10 pages - Arts and art history

This essay provides comprehensive information on works by three artists known for their influence in the period known as Impressionism. Highlights of the following topics will be discussed: Overview of Impressionism; The Salon; Outdoor; Color; Patrons; Women; Japan; Crisis; Culture, Times and...

25 Apr 2009
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Critique of Jackson Pollock's convergence

Thesis - 5 pages - Arts and art history

Convergence, the painting chosen for this review was a work of legendary American painter, Jackson Pollock, (1912-1956) pioneer and central figure of the Abstract Expressionism movement. Convergence, oil on canvas, completed in 1952, is nearly 8 feet tall by 13 feet wide and hangs at the...