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Ritual Art Celtic Society

- Ritual Art Celtic Society Pre-Christian Celtic Society About the pre-Romantic period of Celtic civilization (from the end of the 6th century BCE to some time in the first century CE) there is little written as record of their culture or ritual. We know of there existence through reference by Greek writers to their relation to the source of the Danube and to their being near the Greek colony that became Marseilles. Later writings refer to their rituals and superstitions, which had, as with other uncivilized cultures, played a huge part in the lives of the people....   [tags: History Religion Religious Essays]

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History of Still-Life

- History of Still-Life Flanders C16- Installed quite religious and common settings into the pieces, the extremely detailed oil on canvas works were often home to kitchen-like objects and utensils. Different foods such as cabbages, fish and hares were used especially to capture reflection from the surrounding light, thus creating a very real, almost touchable effect. Drink glasses were layered repeatedly to produce a realistic transparency; yet another method in generating such detailed realism in the piece....   [tags: Visual Arts Paintings Art]

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Loving Classical Art (Before It Was Cool)

- We all miss the old days, and this fact has no exceptions. This longing is the reason we throw 90’s parties. I for one wonder what happened to the music in last 20 years that brought us from perfect music like REM and Pearl Jam to some awkward noise like Justin Bieber. In fact, such confusion and admiration for the past that people experience these days resemble the feelings of the people and the artists in the 18th century, including artists like Jean-Marc Nattier who painted Terpsichore, the Muse of Music and Dance (1739), and Sir Joshua Reynolds who painted Lady Sarah Bunbury Sacrificing to the Graces (1765)....   [tags: Art Analysis ]

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The Art and Mechanics of Timelapse Photography

- Photography is a well-known and highly practiced hobby, profession, art, and a tool to be a part of nature (“What is Photography?”). Today, Photography is seen and used in many public viewing subjects like advertising, magazines, newspapers, business, promotions for companies and industries, billboards, movies, and architecture. Photography also acts as an outlet to connect people and the world through arts, histories, cultures, interests, and locations (Williams). Through photographs we preserve history and evoke the essence of places other people have not been to (Williams)....   [tags: art, hobby, profession]

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The History of Comics

- The History of Comics Comics: In the Beginning The modern comic, as we know it, began in Joseph Pulitzer's New York World on February 17,1895. The comic, drawn by Richard F. Outcault, was based on the life of Mickey Dugan, an Irish immigrant child in the city. Although the strip had no name, people have dubbed it the "Yellow Kid" because the nightshirt worn by Mickey Dugan was the projection for an experiment in yellow ink by the newspaper. Eventually the comic came to be known as "Hogan's Alley." Soon comics were recognized for the selling potential and were published in newspapers all over the world....   [tags: Comic Strips Books Media Art Essays]

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When Is Art Not Really Art?

- ... (Tolstoy) The second issue is a little harder to pin down. For example, take a pre-med student who just so happens to draw some of the most beautiful still life anyone has ever seen in his spare time. He does not sell his work. He does not tell anyone that he can draw. He just keeps his drawings in a folder behind his notes on the pituitary gland. Can people classify him as an artist if no one sees his work. Some say yes, of course he is an artist. It does not matter that only two people have seen his artwork....   [tags: beauty is in the eye of the beholder]

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Plato 's View Of Art

- ... To conclude Plato 's views on poetry is which that it brings unethical promotion of false passions, it is far from being realistic for it fails to share educational value, and last it is far from philosophical as it does not speak towards true knowledge but rather just an imitation of an imitation. Going into Aristotle 's view towards Plato 's view, Aristotle agrees with Plato regarding the fact that poets and create arts are imitation. Being that, they imitate of things as they are, as they are told, and how things would be....   [tags: Truth, Poetry, Art, Aesthetics]

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Breaking Down the Barriers to Feminist Art Work

- Breaking Down the Barriers to Feminist Art Work "Every time a girl reads a womanless history she learns she is worth less." While studying art history in Pre-Industrial Visual Cultures this semester, one theme has become painfully obvious. There are few if any women artists included in the study of art history. If you dig deep into the books you can find mention of many unknown, unrecognized and often times very talented women artists from the past. Women in history are simply not recognized, and this is due to a large extent to their exclusion from the art world....   [tags: Females Art Artist Essays]

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Why Do We Teach Art in Schools?

- Many times in life, the importance of the creative mind is overlooked in a hope that beyond that mind is something of more importance to society. The need for someone to find a cure for “x” or to discover why “q=p” is viewed as a higher priority than discovering the next Gustav Klimt or Rembrandt. Being of significance in today’s society is measured in beakers and equations not watercolors and pencils. Because of this mentality it is vital that teachers not overlook the merit of teaching and incorporating art into his/her daily lesson plans....   [tags: Why Art Education?]

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Art And Its Impact On Art

- ... Leonardo Da Vinci was one of the most influential and talented artist of the renaissance and was responsible for several movements in art. He developed the rules for what is known as atmospheric or aerial perspective; which is a technique used to represent the effects of the atmosphere on the landscape and people and how it changes their appearance. Leonardo Da Vinci was the first artist to incorporate light and shadow into his paintings. He was able to represent three-dimensional objects on a two dimensional surface with such clarity and precision that his art possessed a more energetic and realistic appearance....   [tags: Florence, Renaissance, Italy, Lorenzo Ghiberti]

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The Art of Art Theft

- Infamy is defined as the state of being well known or famous for a serious criminal act. It is commonly used to describe deeds that, while considered wrong, are often glorified by media, folklore, and the news. The words used to describe a work of art and the way the art is stolen is almost identical. Which brings up the question: can an art heist be considered a work of art in itself. In Edward Dolnick’s book, The Rescue Artist, barely anyone had even heard of The Scream…at least until it was stolen from a museum....   [tags: heist, criminal, paintings]

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Military Operational Art

- Introduction The Magnitude of the Falklands/Malvinas conflict in 1982 between Britain and Argentina dictated that both employ a handful of military operational arts particularly logistics, command and control. In the heart, of the 1982 conflict in the contentious issue of the Falklands/Malvinas islands ownership, Command and control, and logistical functions featured prominently among the operations and preparations of both warring parties. According to Hime (2010, 4), “Ownership of the Falklands/Malvinas Islands since their initial discovery has always been determined by force, with British control last established in 1833 following the expulsion of the Argentine gunboat Sarandi, and its co...   [tags: Military History]

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How Art Is Good Or Bad?

- ... Art has an infinite amount of styles, techniques, and methods that make every piece different; they are generalized into the elements of art, and principles of design. Analyzing art through the elements and principles of design are the easiest way to tell the complexity of a piece and the skill of the artist, with more areas covered and the mastery shown in an area, reflect the artists ability. “The Veiled Virgin” created by Giovanni Strazza, shows exemplary skill in multiple areas of elements and principles of design....   [tags: Art, Arts, Marcel Duchamp, Aesthetics]

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Pablo Picasso - His Life and His Art

- Pablo Picasso - His Life and His Art Pablo Ruiz y Picasso, painter, sculptor, and printmaker, was born in Malaga Spain on October 25, 1881 and died on April 8, 1973.Today he is considered to be one of the most influential and successful artists in history. Picasso contributed many things to 19th century and modern day art and his name is familiar to all those involved in the many different fields of art. Throughout the seven decades that Picasso produced artwork he used many different types of media....   [tags: Visual Arts Paintings Art]

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The Secrecy created by WWII “Degenerate Art” and the life of Cornelius Gurlitt.

- Hitler’s label for what is now called modern art was “degenerate art”. This refers to the idea of a degrading of the ideals Hitler had of the German people and his ideal Germany. It is associated with Jewish or partial Jewish painters such as Max Liebermann. These works were targeted at the beginning of Hitler’s reign and should not be confused with later looted art, or spoils of war taken during Nazi occupation. Hitler used museum curators and art historians that were willing to remove the works of artist like Chagall, Lieberman, and Picasso....   [tags: history, nazi, germany]

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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]

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Expression of Renaissance Ideals throught the Art of the Period

- Expression of Renaissance Ideals throught the Art of the Period The humanist and secularist beliefs of religion, individuality, and antiquity were evident in the style and illustration of Italian paintings and sculptures in the High Renaissance era. A deep sense of piety, Greek and Roman philosophy, and secularism, can be found in nearly all Renaissance paintings and sculptures, and the school of thought in Renaissance society that regarded the artist as genius contributed to all of these items....   [tags: European Europe History]

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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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Graffiti: Art or Vandalism?

- The Case for Artistic Mien While passing through Mohamed Mahmoud Street, it is hard to not notice the spectacular drawings on walls, these are an assortment of graffiti forms, some of them named: Wildstyle, Stencil, Heaven and Piece. It is not a novel case for Egyptians as for centuries ancient Egyptians have been decorating their temples and documenting their history through pharaonic drawings on walls, which can be considered one of the oldest forms of graffiti. The art of graffiti has developed a lot since then in terms of technique and tools....   [tags: Egyptian street art]

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The Art Theft Problem

- Pablo Picasso once said “Good artists copy, great artists steal.” It is debatable that he was one of the greatest artists in history. Known for The Weeping Woman, Don Quixote, Guernica, and The Red Arm Chair. Picasso is one of the most famous artists. Next to Michelangelo, Leonardo Da Vinci, and Van Gogh .His signature style of cubism, in which he aided in its conception, is widely recognized as the one of the most imitated styles. His paintings, desired by everyone, are a prime target for thieves....   [tags: Value of Stolen Art]

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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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Romanticism in European Art and Culture

- Of all the movements in European art, Romanticism has by far the most difficult origins to pinpoint due to the broadness of its beginnings, artistic expressions, and time frame. Inspired by “nature, an awareness of the past, a religious spirit, and an artistic ideal” (Barron’s 6), Romanticism is one of the most significant influences on European culture. By looking at modern paintings, we can see the influence Romanticism has had throughout the generations. With Romanticism, artists have been able to take painting to different levels....   [tags: Romanticism, European Culture, art, Europe,]

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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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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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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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Pop Art : The Pop Artist

- Pop art is anything one can think of. An artist can take a box of crackers, put the box in lighting that looks mysterious, take a picture and call it art. Pop art can be as simple or as complex as the artist chooses. Trying to explain pop art is like sitting in an English class where the teacher analyzes every object as a symbol and every word in the book has an algological meaning. We will never really know what the artist’s motives are without directly asking the artist. During the 1960’s, Andy Warhol became a famous pop artist with his loud screen prints and paintings of Marilyn Monroe and his Campbell’s soup can series (Art Story)....   [tags: Andy Warhol, Pop art, Roy Lichtenstein]

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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]

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Black Art, Chicano Art And Feminist Art

- Black Art, Chicano Art and Feminist Art of the 1960s, 70s And 80s Successes like the outlawing of the job discrimination by the Federal Civil Rights Act led Romare Bearden and other black artists to celebrate the Black Experience as a unique subculture in American society. As part of the Spiral group of black artists, Bearden sought in 1960’s to contribute through his art to the Civil Rights Movement. Assassinations of people such as Martin Luther King Jnr led to the production of angry images of race relations by black artists....   [tags: Feminism, Feminist theory, Woman]

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Modern Art And Modern Culture

- ... It not only has great influence on the avant-garde artists those who are at the beginning of the 20th century and led to the appearance of the new art movement, but also had huge impact on the form and the thought of graphic design. The main representative personages are Pablo Picasso and George Braque. Their creation come from two different source, one is the original art form of Africa, especially the primitive tribal masks, sculptures, and unearthed relics of Egypt; Another one is Paul Cezanne 's still life and landscape painting....   [tags: Cubism, Collage, Modern art, Georges Braque]

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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]

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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]

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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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What Is Art?, And Marcel Duchamp 's The Creative Act

- ... The shoes are three dimensional representations and the nonfigurative subject, which in combined the form and structure makes the work art appear two dimensional. Salcedo consciously chose the subject of her work art after she observed her environment and related social phenomenon. The shoes did not belong to the artist herself, but relate to Salcedo’s background. These shoes belonged to the female victims, who disappeared during the Colombian Civil War in the 1960s. Salcedo was born in Colombia and grew up in that society and environment, where she experienced the worst effects of violence to people who have suffered and often disappeared under the political oppression in her village....   [tags: Art, Visual arts, Work of art, Modernism]

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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 Influence Of Medieval Art On Modern Art

- ... The pictures look as if the scenes are happening right before your eyes. All of the detail Michelangelo put into it is awe- inspiring, and what makes it more amazing is that he painted it standing up. He and his partners built scaffoldings so that he could paint it this way; he literally would reach his arms above his head and paint. Also, the fact that this is a Christian piece of artwork is even more incredible, considering the Renaissance was the rise of humanism. This work inspires people not only artistically, but religiously as well....   [tags: Leonardo da Vinci, Mona Lisa, Raphael, Florence]

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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]

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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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Why Is Plato Considered Art As Just An Imitation

- First, Plato believed that ideas are the realist things in the world. What we see in our daily life is not reality; sense perceptions are only appearances. And appearances are unreliable material copies of the immaterial pure ideas. Thus to him the world of the ideas is reasonable and fixed and holds the truth. While the world of physical appearances is variable and irrational, and it only bears reality to the extent that it succeeds in capturing the idea. To live the best life that you can and to be happy and do good, as a person you have to strive to understand and imitate the ideas as best as you can....   [tags: Emotion, Art, Aristotle, Reason]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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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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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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 ]

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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]

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Art in Society

- Without art, the world would be a vast empty void of uncreative, unimaginative, non-colourful, bland society; Toast with no butter or topping; boring, life-draining death of the mind. Art is absolutely everywhere in everyday society, yet goes almost unnoticed and unappreciated by some; television, movies, music, stories, billboards, ads, even clothes and jewellery. These are all symbols of art or art in there own right, and without the Arts, there would be none of this. Art has created all these things that go unappreciated, has changed all the unimaginative, has manipulated the place we live into a more beautiful and wonderful place to live....   [tags: Aesthetics]

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Technology and Art

- Technology and Art Many centuries ago, art was rendered inaccessible by the masses and was reserved for the few high society members who had the means of access to appreciate history in the making. Through the use of technology, art has been made hugely accessible by the ability to trade media forms, mainly through the Internet and other technological means. Much like the printing press was for literature with Gutenberg in 1445, technology has heightened art and moreover, the expression of it....   [tags: Computers Artists Essays]

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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]

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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]

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Censorship in art

- Censorship in Art Censorship has existed in the United States since colonial times. In the early history of American culture censorship’s emphasis was on political statements and actions, banning literature, music and even people from being heard in this country. This leading too more closed-minded views about different cultures and society, which we are still fighting to over come in the present day. Today a better-informed America has switched their views to a more sexual content when deciding what should be publicly released....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Early Roman History

- Early Roman History As Greece reached the height of its prosperity Rome which lye slightly to the west slowly began its rise as a civilization. The Greeks centered their culture around Art and literature whereas opposed to the Romans who settled their culture upon warfare and leadership. Without planning, would rise very steadily as an empire. Shortly before Christ most of the surrounding cities and nations were at peace under Rome's rule. Early Romans kept no written records. Their history is so mixed up with fables and myths that historians have difficulty distinguishing fact from fiction....   [tags: History]

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- contemporary art, the art of the late 20th cent. and early 21st cent., both an outgrowth and a rejection of modern art. As the force and vigor of abstract expressionism diminished, new artistic movements and styles arose during the 1960s and 70s to challenge and displace modernism in painting, sculpture, and other media. Improvisational and Dada-like styles employed in the early 1960s and thereafter by Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns had widespread influence, as did the styles of many other artists....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Contemporary Art

- Contemporary Art: Dealing with Post-Modernity − ”Art worlds consist of all the people whose activities are necessary to the production of the characteristic works which that world, and perhaps others as well, define as art. … By observing how an art world makes those distinctions rather than trying to make them ourselves we can understand much of what goes on in that world.... The basic unit of analysis, then, is an art world.” - Howard Becker (Art Worlds) Postmodernism deconstructs Modernism like Modernism deconstructed art Like the Simpson's episode that explained Po-Mo as “weird for the sake of weird”, Postmodernism accepted the philosophy “art for the sake of art”....   [tags: Post-Modernity Post Modernity]

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Art Therapy

- Art Therapy How does Art Therapy help in maintaining a person's health or helping them get well from a sickness.      Before finding the answer to this question it is necessary to understand the background, history, and importance of what Art Therapy is. First of all Art Therapy is a form of psychotherapy. In psychotherapy there is an exploration of feelings and concerns in nonverbal and verbal exercises that use simple visual art materials. Art therapy focuses on the creative process for a person instead of what they are able to produce....   [tags: essays research papers healing]

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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]

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Art Dealer

- ART DEALER By age five, Michael Irvin loved art and museums but, in retrospect, his was no schoolboy infatuation. Today, his dedication to objets d'art has made him one of the most sought-after art dealers in Southern California. The wares of his perenial treasure hunt span his clients' estates and summer homes, private planes and yachts anchored in Newport Beach and Monte Carlo. But Irvin is not simply a wholesale art dealer, for this stylish art connoisseur describes his work as “part psychologist, part art consultant,” and he uses his expertise to interpret and translate his clients' artistic expressions....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Renaisance Art

- I have a real love for Renaissance art. The reason I chose this topic is because I took a class on art a freshman, and really enjoyed it. The book I read was ‘The Art of the Renaissance.’ After the fall of the Western Roman Empire in about the 5th century A.D., Europe remained poor and in poverty until the 11th century. By then, Europe began to grow and flourish. While surrounding countries of Italy, such as France, Spain, and England were powerful centralized nations, Italy was still full of city-sized states....   [tags: essays research papers]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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