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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...

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...

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,...

09 Jan 2009
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Orientalist painting

Thesis - 5 pages - Arts and art history

Today, we are going to talk about Orientalist painting. In this way, I'm going to present you the general aspects of that kind of painting: its historical context, its specificities, its recurrent themes, its criticisms and finally its decline. Throughout this presentation, I will try to show you...

19 Feb 2008
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Study of the Appalachian music

Thesis - 10 pages - Arts and art history

Appalachian music. Usually paired with the image of hicks on a dilapidated porch in West Virginia. To some Americans, Appalachian music could seem to be a genre of simple minded folk songs from a poor town in the southern mountains of North America. Some people may simply think of the...