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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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

12 Mar 2009
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Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg and the question of anti-semitism

Thesis - 5 pages - Arts and art history

The eighth of Wagner's operas and his only comedy, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (The Mastersingers of Nuremberg) tells the story of a knight who wins a wife by challenging the musical establishment. It was the first of Wagner's operas to not be based in myth; rather, the composer went to great...

05 Mar 2009
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The Hunger Artists

Thesis - 4 pages - Arts and art history

As many authors have spent novels analyzing, we are not alone in constructing ourselves. In his essay "Postscripts on Societal Control," Deleuze aptly states "control is not a closed system." In this world of ever-growing commodities and technological advances, it is becoming increasingly...

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...

13 Jan 2009
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Was the assumption of German musical supremacy merely a constituent part of an emergent German nationalism between 1870 and 1918?

Thesis - 5 pages - Arts and art history

What the German nation is and what its boundaries are have always puzzled historians of the early construction of the German nation-state. Indeed the further back into history one searches, the more elusive the very notion of a German national identity becomes. According to Herder,...