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Art of the Contemporary African Diasporal - “Looking Both Ways: Art of the Contemporary African Diaspora” is an exhibition that affords several practicing artists the chance to explore the psychological terrain between the West and Africa, examine the constantly changing physical geographies and contexts in the perceived ever-increasing globalization of the African diaspora and identify the various emotional expressions and aesthetic ambitions that manifest in their own work as result of African diaspora. The curatorial vision of the exhibition set out to create a distinct space of personal and cultural histories, perspectives and artistic visions, while attempting to avoid homogenization of the multiple realties of the artists involv...   [tags: Art Exhibition, Practicing Artists, Africa]
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An Examination of Modernism with Reference to Several Works of Art - The terms 'modern', 'modernity' and 'modernism' are commonly used to specify a break in history, marking a definition between the present and the past, between the fashionable and the out of date, and carry as part of their meaning an almost criticism of tradition. By calling himself a 'modernist', the artist is instantly free to work on a clean plate, without the limitations of tradition with its set of rules or its fixed criteria. It is commonly thought that the Modernist movement was only properly established during the late nineteenth Century, being triggered by ground breaking developments in the areas of science, technology and the economic market....   [tags: Modernism's History, Modernity]
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World War I’s Effect on Art and Culture during the Early 1900s - World War I, starting in Europe July 28, 1914.This war that lasted only 4 years, had major effects all over the world. Although the United states did not get involved with the war until 1917, the war had many effects on American culture during the early 1900s. This major influence mainly started with music, promoting American men to join the army and for women to help in war effort. Surprisingly World War 1 not just influenced economy, music, industrial aspects of America, but other American art forms and culture as well....   [tags: US History, Culture]
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Literary Works and the History They Tell - Conventionally when one thinks of history they think of the facts that are written in textbooks and learned in history class. People recall specific dates, who was involved, why it happened, and exactly what the events were. Usually the only questions that are thought of are the five journalistic questions. People often forget that that same history in textbooks was recorded by one person and may not tell everything that happened in that event. For a person really become knowledgeable on a particular event in history they should explore all possible avenues recorded history about that event....   [tags: literary works, history, novels] 3339 words
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Art Theft - Art Theft Of the many crimes that are present in this day and age, one that not only vandalizes the property, but as well as historical background is that of art theft. A crime that has taken away the sanctity of churches as well as many other religious and historical sites. Thefts have ranged from WWII (World War II) to the times of the Holocaust. Of the items that were taken from the churches, relics were items of great priority. These items not only had great value to the churches they were stolen from, but a great value to relic collectors....   [tags: Thieves Arts Stealing History Essays]
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Factors That Have Influenced The Modern Art Movement - Viollet-le-Duc became a very important figure and through his designs and theories iron became associated with the reform of the decorative arts and his influence can probably be most clearly seen in some of the architecture of the Art Nouveau movement. The main principles Viollet bestowed on the Art Nouveau movement were the spatial organization of the building according to function rather than rules of symmetry and proportion, the importance of materials as a generator for form and also the concept of an organic form.12 These ideals of form following function are not only important to the Art Nouveau movement but also to the Modern Movement as well, demonstrated in the work of Le...   [tags: Modern Art]
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Tha Influence of Egyptian Art on Modern World - Tha Influence of Egyptian Art on Modern World Egyptian art has journeyed through the centuries as one of the most influential phenomenons in human civilization. From the Greeks to the Romans to the people of today, Egyptians and their beautiful representations in art and architecture have proven a legacy in the creations of certain landmarks, statues, and even advertisements. The Greeks derived many of their statues from Egyptian sculptures, such as the Kouros 600 B.C. The Roman emperor Augustus in expressing his rulership also drew from Egyptian sculpture when he had himself depicted as a statue of Menkaure (an ancient Egyptian king) with all the Egyptian trimmings of robe, crown, and pos...   [tags: Egyptian Art Artistic Edypt Essays] 1157 words
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Ai Weiwei´s Art and Censorship - Ai Weiwei’s art vs. Censorship “I don’t want to be part of this kind of denying reality. We live in this time. We have to speak out” (Klayman). Ai Weiwei is an internationally known Chinese artist as well as activist, and his motivation and determination can be summed up by this quote. In all of his pieces, Weiwei critically examines the social and administrative issues facing China today. Many of his works exhibit multiple themes that can be interpreted in various different ways. This lends itself to the universal appeal of his art and makes it a more effective medium of conveying his messages to viewers....   [tags: art, world, activist, beliefs] 1742 words
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Byzantine Art: Justinian and Hagia Sophia - One of the goals of Justinian emperor was to make sure he made a church that was bigger than all the others ever built. To achieve the goal, Justinian emperor hired the services of Isidore of Miletus who was a physicist and Anthemius of Tralles, who was a mathematician. The basilica was later used as a Roman Catholic cathedral (Mainstone 162). From Procopius account it is evident that Justinian was committed to construction. Most of his outstanding constructions were churches in Constantinople, which included the Hagia Sophia....   [tags: Hagia Sophia, Byzantine Art]
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Humanities Event: Kinetic Art movement - ... One very obvious example of the “suspended art” was the Penetrables- immersive environments of suspended plastic strands. At first I was afraid to go between Penetrables, because I was under the assumption to never touch arts, sculptures or any display in the museum. But when I read the sign that it was okay to penetrate the penetrables and take pictures I was elated. I moved on to my next stop, Arts of Islamic World. The minute I stepped in this room, I got the feeling of being in a mosque....   [tags: islamic world, sculpture, art] 516 words
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Egyptian Architecture and History - This discourse revolves around the development of art and architecture with reference to Egypt. It endeavours to bring out various phases in the development of art and architecture in Egypt. Besides, it describes how different personalities, events and themes, over time, influenced art and architecture. Not only are the progressive changes leading up to modern-day art and architecture discussed, but also the geographical, social, cultural and political factors which affect art and architecture....   [tags: World History, Anthropology]
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Lillian Schwartz and Tracey Moffat - Modern Technology and Modern Art - Lillian Schwartz and Tracey Moffat - Modern Technology and Modern Art Many modern artists use high technology equipment in their works. Whereas traditionally artists used a pencil or brush to make beautiful works of art, artists in the early twenty-first century are now using sound, video or computer generated images. Digital art developed from simple patterns and shapes made using computer programs to finished works of art which can look as realistic as a watercolour or oil painting. Modern art exhibitions often include more videos and installations than traditional painting or drawings....   [tags: Art Artists Computers]
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Art with Science: The Italian Renaissance and Art - “No painter can paint well without a thorough knowledge of geometry” (qtd. in Butterfield 27). The Italian Renaissance is famous for its art which includes unique style of painting and sculpting, however, the Renaissance made significant remark on the use of scientific techniques which also can be considered as the influence of classical ideas. Although, classical ideas were not advanced like in the Renaissance, it provided the foundation for the Renaissance to revive it again. The Italian Renaissance transformed the manner of viewing the arts....   [tags: classical age, catholic church]
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The Art of the Renaissance - Though the Renaissance era included all of Europe, Italy was the cradle of the movement. The cities of Florence, Rome and Venice were of great importance to this period. Major artists created art mainly in these three. As the center of Italy, Rome held the residence of the Pope and many other important factors. Throughout history, the Roman Catholic Church was very insistent on promoting their ideas. During this time, they used artists and their creativity to promote the Bible and other aspects of their beliefs....   [tags: Renaissance in Europe] 2065 words
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Art Analysis: Art Across Time - So the end of the semester is here. I have chosen to write a paper instead of participating in the flash mob for a couple of reasons. Foremost in my thoughts, I have a very difficult time coming up at the end of this month and it is pulling me apart emotionally. I feel lost and merely exist in a fog and cannot be relied upon to make a cohesive decision or to contribute anything of value currently. It isn’t fair to my classmates to display emotion if I am “bumped too hard,” so I have chosen to work alone....   [tags: paintings, DaVinci and Michelangelo]
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The Fascinations of Art - The Fascinations of Art The earth without art would be lifeless. We would just live in a world where everything would be black and white, with no movement, no texture, and no culture. Art is used all over the world to tell stories of people’s pasts and futures. It allows people to have a voice of their own that can tell the world what they feel without saying a word. It’s hard to think of a society without artists who want to bring life into this stale world of ours. Painting is a remunerative career which has an appealing and breathtaking history, provides a growing education and training, and benefits security through a positive career....   [tags: painter, hazardous chemicals] 1224 words
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The Effect Rococo Art Had on the Equality of Women to Men - Throughout Western history it was known to have this Patriarchal system in which the men are the head of the family, and community, during which these spheres between the male and female were divided, each having their own set of roles: the male in the public view and the women in the private view. The men worry about what is going on outside the home like politics, money, control over property while the women take care of what happens on the inside of the home doing things like taking care of the children and doing the house work....   [tags: art genres, gender roles]
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The Art of War - More than two thousand years ago, a Chinese strategist known as Sun Tzu wrote one of the enduring classics of military theory. Most likely written during a period of Chinese history referred to as the ‘Warring States’ period, Sun Tzu’s The Art of War has continued to be studied by military strategists for millennia. Even today, The Art of War is required reading for Naval Officer Candidates. At nearly the same time in the fourth century B.C., the Greek city-states were facing invasion from the mighty Persian army....   [tags: Sun Tzu, strategy, military, battle, Greeks]
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The Psychological Effect of Art - “A Deeper Look into the Unseen: The Psychological Effect of Art” Paintings, like many forms of art, are very subjective—what one may find intriguing another may completely disagree. “Art is physical material that affects a physical eye and conscious brain” (Solso, 13). To glance at art, we must go through a process of interpretation in order to understand what it is we are looking at. Solso describes the neurological, perceptual, and cognitive sequence that occurs when we view art, and the often inexpressible effect that a work of art has on us....   [tags: Art Artwork]
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Admiration of Nature Through Art - The Admiration of Nature Through Art Art can be regarded as one of the greatest pastimes. From the several finger paintings of the family created in Kindergarten to the priceless paintings and artifacts found in the Louvre, art is appreciated by all. In Lamen’s terms, art can be defined as a way of expressing oneself. Although many people consider art to consist of paintings and drawings the variety of subjects under this heading are numerous. Some include sculptures, music, and even photography....   [tags: Art Artwork]
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Why we Need More Art And Music Classes - Napoleon Bonaparte once said "A picture is worth a thousand words." It means that the image can have a greater impact than any words said. Art and music can have that effect. Most people would agree with him, but others would say that art and music is waste of time. Due to budget cuts and art and music classes being a distraction, schools have decided to eliminate art and music classes. On the other hand, students enjoy these classes just as much as young adults do in college. Our school needs more music and art departments because the classes fascinate the students and keep them in school, there are opportunities for scholarships, and students who take an interest in music education frequen...   [tags: art, music education, school classes] 900 words
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Public Sculpture and Site Specific Art Relationship - There are always arguments about the relationship between public sculpture and site specific art. Some people believe there is a very deep relationship between them, while others insist the link seems pointless. They have argued this issue for so many years. However, at this stage, an unshakeable conclusion has been made that the relationship between them is proved and it is very important. The reason for that will be discussed within this essay. The 20th century is a colorful era, various trends and genres continue to produce and pop....   [tags: urban environment, Art, ecological balance]
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What Is Art? - Defining art is dependent on many factors relative to humanity. It is a humanistic mimicry of their surroundings. Labeling something art is subjective, yet objective as well. An early confrontation of this issue was displayed in the sentiments of the philosophers Aristotle and Plato. Although both agreed that it was indeed a mimesis, the Greek word for imitation, and a techne, which means skills, Plato felt it to be a deviation from truth and beauty, kalos k’agathos. To Aristotle it was more than “destructive” aesthetic idealism....   [tags: definition, argumentative, persuasive] 623 words
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History and Development of Baroque and Rococo and Their Influence Today - Introduction: The Baroque era was the building stone for the neo-classical and the rococo period. That made it to a developing style after reformations occurred and views changed. The Baroque style, which was an emphasized movement and always part of a renaissance, developed during the 16th century in Rome, Italy, and travelled later to France. Nevertheless, the Italian Baroque and the French Baroque are not comparable. Baroque is nowadays mainly famous for the French baroque era and due to Louis XIVs palace in Versailles....   [tags: History of Architecture Essays]
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Analysis of History - Analysis of History "History is the memory of things said and done. Every man is a historian." I agree that history includes everything said and done, to a certain extent. There are levels of history. The relevance to each individual's life determines the significance and importance of the certain event. Also, it should only be studied, perhaps, if the event has a certain impact on the person who is studying it. If an action proved to be important to an individual in the present or the future, that incident would be a sort of personal history....   [tags: American America History] 529 words
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Fine Art and Applied Art Should Be Defined - ... Applied arts can include architecture, pottery, basket weaving, costumes, interior design, jewelry, tools, weapons, and bookbinding as well. An example of applied arts that I wear every day is my ring. My ring is made out of metal and stones and twists into the shape of an infinity symbol. This is my favorite piece of jewelry that I own, which is why I wear it everyday. Now that the terms fine arts and applied arts have been defined, we can move onto the purposes and functions of art. There are four purposes of art: to provide a record, to give visible or other form to feelings, to reveal metaphysical or spiritual truths, and to help people see the world in new or innovative ways....   [tags: aesthetic characteristics, purposes] 781 words
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The History of Cameras - Believe it or not, there was once a time when cameras didn’t exist. The technology that today we take for granted, was once the most greatest and inspiring invention ever made. Before the camera, the only way people were able to have a personal photograph of themselves done was to hire a professional painter to paint them while they posed for hours at a time. It was a tedious task but one that had to be done, and at the time it was the only way a person could have something to show for how they looked in the past....   [tags: cameras, history, ] 1398 words
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A History of Japan - Japans history dates back almost 53,000 years and is filled with interesting and fascinating events. Most of Japans actions have left the major world powers in the world stunned. The base of this amazing country is astonishing just by itself. The base is a bunch of active and large under water volcanoes. Japans uniqueness from the rest of the world ranges from its culture to its very interesting history to the change in government every few hundred years and their trading dilemma with petroleum and their assortment of fish that they export....   [tags: Japn, history, ] 1458 words
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Different Views of History - The authors of After the Fact The Art of Historical Detection, make the assertion that history is not an account of what happened in the past because what happened in the past is only the raw material: "History is not some inert body of knowledge `out there' in the past, but a continual act of construction whose end product is being reshaped and made anew every time someone ventures into the archives" (Davidson and Lytle IX). Davidson and Lytle mean that the interpretation of history changes based on the methods of investigation used by the historian....   [tags: American History] 633 words
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The History of the Violin - The invention of violin was recorded first in Europe during the Medieval ages. This instrument must have developed from the gambs family popular in the 15th century. The clear picture of violin as it is known today came into existence in the 16th century during the Renaissance period. The instrument like others developed steadily with time to a point when it was able to satisfy new ideas of sound. The same style that was used during the old musical periods is still in use today besides a few technical advancements (The History of the Violin....   [tags: music history, medieval ages]
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The History of Mexican Americans - In the Preface of Major Problems in Mexican American History Zaragosa Vargas writes, "Nearly two thirds of Latinos in the United States are of Mexican descent, or Chicanos- a term of self definition that emerged during the 1960's and early 1970s civil rights movement. Chicanos reside mainly in the Southwest, the Pacific Northwest, and the Midwest. Their history begins in the precolonial Spanish era, and they share a rich mestizo cultural heritage of Spanish, Indian, and African origins. The Chicanos' past is underscored by conquest of the present-day American Southwest first by the Spanish and then by the United States following the Mexican American War" (xv)....   [tags: Chicano History Essays] 2469 words
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Problems of Art Criticism Today - Is the concept of art criticism still valued in today’s society. In this essay I am going to address the problems of art criticism today and whether it still has value in today’s society. It has been suggested that the critics of today feel they have a lack of influence and a lack of audience. Why is this. James Elkins claims that art criticism is ‘booming’ whilst at the same time is out of the view of contemporary debates which means that art criticism is also dying. There is so much produced from galleries, such as when the gallery put an exhibition on: it will produce a card with a short essay about the artist and work however these forms of art criticism seem to be deemed as unimportant...   [tags: lack of influence or audience] 818 words
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European History in the 13th and 14th Centuries - The thirteenth and fourteenth centuries were very hard times for Europe. New ideas were being brought and spread into Europe. Education became essential to ones life in order to be successful. Trade was flourishing and medieval cities began to grow. New political standards were being established, and power struggles existed between the church and monarchy. Soon, the plague hit Europe and destroyed 25-50% of its population. With this, Europe went into a state devastation. Religion was changed, social customs were changed, the government was changed, and the economy suffered because of it....   [tags: European History] 822 words
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The Pop Art Movement - The Pop Art Movement Pop art got its name from Lawrence Alloway, who was a British art critic in 1950’s. The name “Pop Art” reflected on the “familiar imagery of the contemporary urban environment” (kleiner, 981). This art form was popular for its bold and simple looks plus its bright and vibrant colors. An example of this type of art is the oil painting done by Andy Warhol, “Marilyn Diptych” (Warhol, Marilyn Diptych) in 1962. The Pop art movement became known in the mid-1950 and continued as main type of art form until the late 1960’s....   [tags: James Rosenquist, Andy Warhol, Lichtenstein]
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The Fauvism Art Movement - Art is an expression of feelings, body language, culture produced by humans. Art can be expressed in many different ways, and in many different forms from times periods way before you think. You’d be amazed with the different type of skilled work artist come up with each day and it’s all just someone, one person expressing how they feel or what they believe. One form of art that I find very interesting particular is Fauvism. Fauvism is an expressionism that is expressed by art, music literature....   [tags: france, color, emotions]
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Chinese Art Market 101 - The Chinese art boom of the 2000s will be remembered as one of the most influential periods in modern art history. Chinese art dates back to the sixth century during the period of the Northern and Southern dynasties. During the Sui and Tang dynasties (500-1000 A.D), China was reunifying, creating a period of prosperity and a flourishing art and literature market. Art during this time reflected many different cultural backgrounds around China. These art pieces included paintings, calligraphies, Buddhist sculptures, metalwork and ceramics....   [tags: participation in the global market]
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The Artist And The Art - The Artist and the Art The history of art dates back to ancient times. Artwork can be, and was, found around the world. What makes art interesting is that it can be created in any way, shape or form with any materials. It seems that the artwork can also tell us a lot about the artist. Art seems to be simply, a direct, visual reflection of the artist’s life. Therefore, one can assume that an artist’s life experiences and beliefs directly influence their art. If we look at examples from different periods of art we will be able to see the connection between the artist and the art....   [tags: essays research papers] 1152 words
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History of Photojournalism - “I have been a witness, and these pictures are my testimony. The events I have recorded should not be forgotten and must not be repeated” (Nachtwey). Photojournalism is the art or practice of communicating news by photographs, especially in magazines. Photojournalism has evolved immensely from the beginning to the present. Photojournalism developed during the Crimean War, submitted to its evolution throughout the course of the Golden Age, and eventually settled on its present-day existence today....   [tags: Photos, Pictures, Journalism, History]
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Art Therapy - What Is Art Therapy. Most forms of therapy are centered on verbal communication. Art therapy, however, breaks that mold and introduces a more creative means of both communicating ideas and learning to grow. The American Art Therapy Association defines art therapy as: Art therapy is a mental health profession in which clients, facilitated by the art therapist, use art media, the creative process, and the resulting artwork to explore their feelings, reconcile emotional conflicts, foster self-awareness, manage behavior and addictions, develop social skills, improve reality orientation, reduce anxiety, and increase self-esteem....   [tags: mental health, creativity, expression]
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The Importance of Art - The Importance of Art Throughout the ages art has played a crucial role in life. Art is universal and because art is everywhere, we experience it on a daily basis. From the houses we live in (architecture) to the movies we see (theatre) to the books that we read (literature). Even in ancient culture art has played a crucial role. In prehistoric times cave dwellers drew on the wall of caves to record history. In biblical times paintings recorded the life and death of Christ. Throughout time art has recorded history....   [tags: Essays Papers] 968 words
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Art Teacher - “You would make a great teacher.” This statement is what got me thinking about teaching for a career. We were at a 4-H meeting in fifth grade and my friends were clowning around. I told them to be quiet and pay attention. One of my friends told me I sounded just like a teacher. Then in middle school I started teaching my friends a few crafts and I helped a few people with drawings. Both of these instances and many other compliments given to me made me think about becoming an art teacher. When looking at the working conditions and salary, along with other things, one can see how demanding, but rewarding it can be....   [tags: Education]
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Modern Art - What is the first thing you think of when modern art is mentioned. Random paints splotched on a blank canvas. While this is a perfect example of modern art, there is more to it than just random paintings: the artist has a goal. Unfortunately, a stereotype has been linked to modern art that there really is no art involved. I was a skeptic myself until we began learning about it during class, and when I experienced by first piece of modern art that really moved me: "Bucolic Landscaping," created by Heinrich Campendonk....   [tags: Contrasts, Interpretation]
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Renaissance Art Categories - Introduction Art regulars during the 1300’s and 1600’s demanded art that displayed delight in human beauty and life’s enjoyment. Art from this period was more lifelike than art from the middle ages. The word renaissance was coined in during the 1800’s by the French, to show the level and angle of perspective and variations that artistes during this era used. Accordingly, the art pieces composed by these artistes portrayed depth in the feelings meant to be depicted by the observers (Stokstad, Michael and Asher, 2010, p....   [tags: European Renaissance Essays]
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Materializing the Performance - Preface Over the past few years, my art practice has developed into a series of walking performances celebrating the everyday actions of humanity. The performances, however, have not always produced a tangible object for a gallery exhibition. This creates the problematic situation of restricting the awareness of my work to only those who witness the performances first-hand. An exhibition would have the ability to expose my work and practices to a broader audience by not always being dependent on my physical presence within the exhibition space....   [tags: Art]
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The Renaissance and Art - The “rebirth” of art in Italy was connected with the rediscovery of ancient philosophy, literature, and science and the evolution of empirical methods of study in these fields. Increased awareness of classical knowledge created a new resolve to learn by direct observation and study of the natural world. Consequently, secular themes became increasingly important to artists, and with the revived interest in antiquity came a new repertoire of subjects drawn from Greek and Roman history and mythology....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Brown vs. Board of Education Art Exhibit - One of Art’s Messages When I first walked into the Krannert Art Museum, I had no idea where to begin seeing that this was my first visit to the museum. So I asked a man who worked there to point me in the general direction of the exhibit known as “Eight Artists Address Brown v. Board of Education.” The man gave me directions, and showed me into the section for the exhibit. I walked into two small rooms, which I thought was a little small for the work of eight artists. Despite the size, I had no idea where to start....   [tags: Art Museum Exhibit Race Segregation] 1523 words
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What is Art? - Intro In late Antiquity the arts consisted of the seven artes liberales, the liberal arts: Grammar, Logic, Rhetoric, Geometry, Arithmetic, Astronomy, and Music. Philosophy was the mother of them all. On a lower level stood the technical arts like architecture, agriculture, painting, sculpture and other crafts. "Art" as we concieve of it today was a mere craft. Art in the Middle Ages was "the ape of nature". And what is art today. Can we give a definition. Sir Roger Penrose, one of the foremost scientists of our time, when faced with a similar problem with regard to the definition of quite something else, viz., consciousness, states in his The Emperor's New Mind: &quo...   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Women in Art - Women in Art Throughout history many artistic works have been deemed "great" and many individuals have been labeled "masters" of the discipline. The question of who creates art and how is it to be classified as great or greater than another has commonly been addressed by scholars and historians. The last quarter of the 20th century has reexamined these questions based on the assertions that no women artists have ever created or been appreciated to the level of "greatness" that perpetually befalls their male counterparts....   [tags: Arts Females Gender Artistic Painting Essays]
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What is Art? - What is Art. What a question. This very same topic has been on the minds of many great people for many years. Just what exactly is art. Art is a form of expression. It is beautiful, ugly, tasteful, distasteful, impressionistic, realistic...you get the point. Art is everywhere. It lives in the soul, mind, and even the heart. Art is an outlet for people to express themselves. Art is a way for the human mind to express itself. Even a loud, outgoing person has feelings that they do not feel comfortable sharing with people....   [tags: Essays Papers Definition Arts Artistic ] 523 words
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What is Art? - What is Art1 Art can mean many different things to many different people and was one of the earliest ways in which man has expressed him or herself to others, whether it was through cave drawings or hieroglyphics. It does not begin or end with just drawing or painting, items typically considered art, or the many other recognized facets of art including architecture, drama, literature, sculpting, and music. The writing of Beowulf, one of the earliest known written prose, or the Greek plays which have influenced drama since their inception, are considered some of the greatest forms of art in history....   [tags: Essays Papers] 847 words
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Art and Religion - Art and Religion Art is many times involved with religious practices and ceremonies. Much art which is related to a type of religion uses symbolic images which pertain to the belief. A great deal of this art is used primarily as decoration. It is also used to exalt that which is being praised, and it is attempted to move the viewer or believer in some way. Art can be used to tell a story of history or simply to imply the power of what is being praised. There seem to be few religious practices which actually incorporate the art itself with the ceremony or ritual that is taking place....   [tags: Religious Biblical Essays] 978 words
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Women In Art - Women throughout history, from the 1500’s till now have been looked at as objects. In the 1500’s during the time of the Renaissance woman were often portrayed in art in the nude. Curves at that time showed women as being goddess like. The more curvy and voluptuous you were the more beautiful men saw you. Artists who painted the female body were often commissioned by rich men to paint these paintings to hang in their houses. Women in this age are still portrayed in art in the nude. Mostly in nude magazines....   [tags: essays research papers] 469 words
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Art Values - People from all eras have communicated what they value through art, architecture and style. This statement is obvious. The first example I will discuss is that of the ancient Egyptian society. Their society was one that was based upon death. Everything in their lives revolved around preparing themselves for the afterlife. Included in that is their paintings; they contained the entire figure of the human, making sure their was no limb left unseen, for fear that it would not be their in the after life....   [tags: essays research papers] 624 words
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Assyrian Art - Assyrian Art The reliefs from the palace of King Assurnasirpal II at Nimrud play an important role in portraying the power and importance of the Assyrian king. These reliefs are similar to other Assyrian reliefs in terms of their purpose; however, there is a contrast in the methods used to glorify the king. By examining such factors as style, iconography and historical significance, we find many similarities and differences between the "ceremonial" reliefs and the more common reliefs depicting war and hunting....   [tags: essays research papers] 1110 words
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Art Essay - Art Essay The body has been used as a sign or symbol in art for centuries. The body was used to symbolize perfection in ancient Greece, and in Egypt, to give a precise image for the God of the After-life. Not to mention their colossal monuments which promote power and glory, and are used to intimidate. However contemporary artists use the body as a symbol which conveys a whole range of different kinds of layered meaning, although the simple symbol of power has not been lost over the centuries....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Egyptian Art - Egyptian Art was once considered to be unchanged, when viewing this art as a whole. Egyptian Art seems to be repetitive pattern of images and ideas. Yet all of these images are uniquely different. Ranging from 3000b.c to 50b.c. Taking the same principles through out the entire period. Which consists of Old, Middle and New Kingdoms. Each dynasty had a different addition to the basic concepts that were established in the beginning, ideas of the artist grew faster and better. Many cultures shared from the influence of Egyptian Art....   [tags: essays research papers] 907 words
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commercial art - commercial art The contemporary commercial art and design of today has no doubt been created through the heavy influences of 20th century art. Most corporations who advertise on a large scale look back to the most influential art of the past century when creating their ads. It's almost impossible to walk the city streets without being bombarded by billboards with crafty designs and catchy phrases. With a little research though, it's fairly easy to find that the basis of this commercial art can be found in the art of the last one hundred years....   [tags: essays papers] 1042 words
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Greek Art - Greek Art The portals to immortality-Greek Grave Steles To us who live in modern times the ‘melancholic look’ that we find in the sculpture of cemeteries throughout the world is something we take for granted. Although its authenticity has been lost to us, this so-called look can be traced back to 5th century Greek funerary sculpture. For us it is only natural to associate such a look with death. However, as the above verse elaborates, the Greeks viewed death somewhat differently from the way we do....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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History - History Manorialism was an economic system that existed in Western Europe from about 1050 to 1300 CE. Serfs who worked for a lord farmed large fields. The lord owned the fields and lived in a large manor house. He owned between a third and a half of all the crops. The serfs also had a part of the fields for themselves. Serfs couldn’t leave the manor and they had to give the lord a certain amount of their crops, but they could keep the surplus. The serfs lived together communally and worked the fields together using the three crop rotation....   [tags: Religion Western European History Essays] 1742 words
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Art - . You are capturing your impressions of a scene before you. In art, you are able to make something beautiful out of the ordinary. There is a relationship between artists and the world around them. The world is constantly changing but art will forever remain the same. The works in progress Les Demoiselles d’ Avignon means “the young ladies of Avigon.” It was painted by Pablo Picasso in 1907. The early sketch reveals that it originally had seven figures, five prostitutes, a sailor, and a medical student carrying a book....   [tags: essays research papers] 427 words
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