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Robert Pirsig's Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

- Robert Pirsig's Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values Confronting crises of technological annihilation and personal madness, Robert Pirsig finds each to be a manifestation of a deeper crisis of Reason. In response) he suggests an alternative to our current paradigm of rationality, the "art of motorcycle maintenance." By showing that our understanding and performance derive from our emotional and evaluative commitments, he challenges the cultural commonplace which construes "subjective" states as distortions of "objective" reality....   [tags: Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance]

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Robert Pirsig's Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

-   "I suppose if I were a novelist rather than a Chautauqua orator I'd try to 'develop' the characters of John and Sylvia and Chris with action-packed scenes that would also reveal 'inner meanings' of Zen and maybe Art and maybe even Motorcycle Maintenance. That would be quite a novel, but for some reason I don't feel quite up to it. They're friends, not characters, and as Sylvia herself once said, 'I don't like being an object!' So a lot of things we know about one another I'm simply not going into....   [tags: Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance Essays]

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Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance - Reconciliation of Western and Eastern Philosophy

- Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance - The Reconciliation of Western and Eastern Philosophy The differences in Western and Eastern philosophy are marked. Eastern thinking has slowly become “discovered” by the West; meanwhile, the development of Western thought and philosophy has come under close scrutiny by modern and postmodern philosophers and thinkers as being flawed at its core. The German philosopher Martin Heidegger came to the conclusion that “Western philosophy is a great error” (Barrett xi)....   [tags: Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance]

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Self-Discovery in Robert Pirsig's Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

- He was a man in search of himself, a man not willing to follow the human race as it moved drearily on, a man who would not cease in his journey until he knew what truth and quality were. His expedition across American answered his inquiries. In actuality, he provided his own answers, solutions that would provide for the most important of all states: peace of mind. Such is the depth of discovery that a reader will find in Robert Pirsig's masterful innovation, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance....   [tags: Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance Essays]

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Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance

- Academic achievement was something I took pride in. It was important for me to feel as though I was exceeding the expectations and requirements of the education system I was in. While reading chapter 16 of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values, my viewpoints on academic achievement changed. Now I realize that my previous idea of academic achievement was incorrect. There are many aspects of the current education system that negatively impact student’s development and growth....   [tags: Education, School, Standardized test, Curriculum]

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Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance

- When speaking of the University, common images that come to mind are the flashes of individual tests, individual essays and most importantly the individual diploma hanging on the wall. There is no notion of the community, and instead the learning process is focused on the individual’s obtainment of knowledge. In Robert Pirsig’s Zen and The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, Pirsig epitomizes this common notion of a University through his character Phaedrus. Though Phaedrus embodies this idea of learning for oneself, he is unable to reach definite conclusions, grow his ideas nor continue to be a valuable member of society....   [tags: Learning, Knowledge, Education, Intelligence]

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Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

- Told by the blurb that we have here "one of the most unique and exciting books in the history of American letters," one bridles both at the grammar of the claim and at its routine excess. The grammar stays irreparable. But I have a hunch that the assertion itself is valid. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values, by Robert M. Pirsig (Morrow), is as willfully awkward as its title. It is densely put together. It lurches, with a deliberate shift of its grave ballast, between fiction and philosophic discourse, between a private memoir and the formulaic impersonality of an engineering or trade journal....   [tags: Philosophy Religion Essays]

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The Meanings and Concepts of Quality in Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

- Robert Pirsig is an author who focuses on philosophical works, his most prominent being Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. In this book, Pirsig writes about himself, his multiple personalities, and his son, Chris. The foundation of this book is his relationship with Chris and how he hopes to repair any damages between them. In his book Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, Robert Pirsig explores the meaning and concepts of Quality through the use of chautauquas and various literary techniques....   [tags: Robert Pirsig ]

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Quality Control: Zen and The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Pirsig

- There exists one word that may just be the king of all misused words–the word that, more than any other, is used with complete disregard for and disinterest in its meaning. No, this is not a reference to literally, nor ‘legit,’ however deserving those words are of defense—this word is Quality. Some of the misuse lies in the basic distinction between quality and Quality with a capital ‘Q’, which can be cleared up quite succinctly. Little ‘q’ quality is attached to an object. It is the value of the object from a sum total of the value of the work that was put into it and of its composition....   [tags: attain quality, high quality products]

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Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: Gateway to the Great Minds

- Peace of mind isn't at all superficial, really, I expound. It's the whole thing. That which produces it is good Maintenance; that which disturbs it is poor maintenance. What we call workability of the machine is just an objectification of this peace of mind. The ultimate test is always your own serenity. If you don't have this when you start and maintain it while your working, you're likely to build your personal problems right into the machine itself. (Pirsig 146) Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, from which this quote is taken, is a complex story written by Robert Pirsig about a narrator's inquiry into the past intellectual and personal life of the man he once was...   [tags: Philosophy Religion Essays]

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Consilience, by Wilson, Life is a Miracle by Berry and Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Pirsig

- The Philosophy of Science in Consilience, by E. O. Wilson, Life is a Miracle by Wendell Berry and Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Pirsig Introduction The plot where the fields of science, ethics and religion intersect is fertile for study, and the crops it yields often represent the finest harvest of an individualís mind. In our time, modern philosophers of science have tilled this soil and reaped widely differing and important conclusions about the nature of humankind, its relationship to the natural world and the role that science should take in the discernment process....   [tags: Philosophy Term Research Papers]

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Maintenance Of Maintenance Management Decision Making

- I am making this maintenance plan for Preston valley, Dallas. Maintenance is defined as the work that is done to keep your building in good working condition. This is done on a regular basis. Most of the maintenance tasks are done by the building’s super, but some of the tasks can be done by officers, maintenance and repairs committee, outside contractors or the tenants themselves. Maintenance policy is a statement of principle used to guide maintenance management decision making. “Having a proactive plan in place to keep buildings well maintained not only enhances the appearance and value of properties, it allows a property manager to address vital maintenance issues, such as expenses, cont...   [tags: Maintenance, Preventive maintenance]

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Zen Buddhist Perspectives on Modern Education

- Zen Buddhist Perspectives on Modern Education ABSTRACT: Many articles and books on Buddhism have been published in recent years, but publications dealing with Buddhist educational views are rarely available. In this paper, I wish to expound on Zen Buddhist perspectives on modern education. The history of Buddhist education is long and complex. In early centuries (400 BCE- 800 CE), Buddhist monasteries in India and China functioned as educational centers where vinaya, sutras and other subjects were taught....   [tags: Educational Buddhist Zen Essays]

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Proper Maintenance of Garden Sheds

- Sheds are very useful for storage. The most common shed in domestic use are garden sheds. They are not only useful, but having a garden shed is an added attraction to your lawn as well. Having a shed does not end there; it requires proper building and maintenance. It is important that you keep the garden shed from prolonged sun and water exposure. Keeping it clean is also an assurance that it will be of use for a long time. The most common type of garden shed is wooden sheds because they match right to a garden environment....   [tags: Home Maintenance ]

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Demographic Information Of Motorcycle Trauma

- Demographic information of motorcycle trauma This paper is being written to identify and provide demographic information on a population that has been through trauma and resiliency following motorcycle accidents. This population has been through some form of trauma whether they realize it or not. Some people deal with trauma differently. For example, many motorcyclists engage in drug and alcohol to feel most comfortable because they face traumatic situations on the road, daily. Many of the traumatic experiences are caused by automotive drivers....   [tags: Traumatic brain injury, Brain, Motorcycle]

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Zen and the Art of William Shakespeare

- Zen and the Art of Shakespeare         Like all Buddhism, Zen is a means by which one can achieve Buddha-consciousness, or in effect "total-consciousness." "Total-consciousness" means being aware of the true self and its role in regard to the infinite cosmos of all existence. This awareness allows one insight into or perhaps understanding of the Tao, the essential singularity to which all things belong. Understanding the Tao, for Taoists and Zen Buddhists alike, is the equivalent of Nirvana, loosely described as the utmost fulfillment of one’s existence....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]

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Zen in the Art of Archery

- Zen in the Art of Archery, by Eugen Herrigel describes the ritualistic arts of discipline and focus that the Zen religion focuses around. In this book, Herrigel describes many aspects of how archery is, in fact, not a sport, but an art form, and is very spiritual to those in the east. The process he describes shows how he overcame his initial inhibitions and began to look toward new ways of seeing and understanding. In the beginning of the book Herrigel tells us that he is writing about a ritual and religious practice, “whose aim consists in hitting a spiritual goal, so that fundamentally the marksman aims at himself and may even succeed in hitting himself.” (Herrigel p....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Preventive Maintenance Program Proposal

- This report analyzes a need for an inclusive monthly preventive maintenance program at State University’s Alumni House (SUAH). The purpose of this report is to provide Mr. Rob Geis, Alumni House Manager, with the information necessary to begin an inclusive monthly preventive maintenance program and to help process and solve unanticipated problems, while reducing high maintenance costs. The purpose of the preventive maintenance program (PMP) is to reduce structural damages, reduce monthly utility costs, and reduce potential problems, while educating employees about potential hazards, providing employees with a sense of environmental security, and increasing the physical appearance of the SUAH...   [tags: Preventive Maintenance Program]

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Harley Davidson Motorcycle Swot Analysis

- Harley Davidson Motorcycle SWOT “Harley Davidson motorcycle was established in 1903” in Milwaukee, Wisconsin by William S. Harley and the Davidson brothers. Within a few years both the demand and growth kept increasing in 1907 they begun to advertise. A couple of years later Harley Davidson came out with the V-twin engine that could reach speeds of up to 60 miles per hour (Peter & Donnelly Jr, 2013, p. 629). The mission of Harley Davidson motorcycles is to give people the exceptional personal experience of freedom on the road....   [tags: Harley-Davidson, Motorcycle, Harley Owners Group]

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Harley Davidson : An Icon Of American Motorcycle

- Introduction Harley Davidson has surpassed 100 years and continues to grow and move forward. As a company that started in 1903, Harley Davidson has become an icon of American motorcycles. Harley Davidson’s ideals of freedom and self-expression have transcended cultures, gender, and age (www.harley-davidson.com). The company has the purpose of fulfilling dreams of personal freedom of individuals which has translated into a very well-known brand and culture. How does Harley Davidson deliver value and customer satisfaction to its customers....   [tags: Motorcycle, Harley-Davidson, Harley Owners Group]

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Zen and the Transcendent Art Of Mowing Grass

- Zen and the Transcendent Art Of Mowing Grass As a youth, I hated to mow so much that one day I left our push-mower in the yard to rust and became an expatriated Texas writer. My first story was about an alien being who, in the end, turned out to be a lawnmower. By the time I came home again, I had spent so much time in the East that my Texas friends expected me to move into a highrise in downtown Dallas. But instead we settled sixteen miles to the south, in Cedar Hill. We surprised everyone by buying a place with an eight-acre yard....   [tags: Example Personal Narratives]

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William Sylvester Harley And The Motorcycle Hall Of Fame

- William Sylvester Harley was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on December 29, 1880. He received a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He co-founded Harley Davidson with Arthur Davidson in 1903 and served as a chief engineer until his death in 1943. He was married with whom he had two sons and a daughter. He is buried at Holy Cross Cemetery and Mausoleum in Milwaukee and was inducted into the Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 1998. Arthur Davidson was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on February 11, 1881....   [tags: Motorcycle, Harley-Davidson, William S. Harley]

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The Physics of Motorcycle Roadracing

- Despite what some people may think, motorcycle roadracing is not only a highly strenuous sport, but there is much more involved than just twisting the throttle and turning the handlebars. There are a number of powerful forces working on the bike and the rider. There is, of course, the downward pull of gravity, friction between the tires and the track, and centrifugal force which acts to the outside of the turn. The key to cornering at high speeds is to perfect the lean angle of the motorcycle so that the force of gravity reaches equilibrium with the centrifugal force attempting to stand the bike back up....   [tags: physics sport sports motorcycle]

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The Utah Public Safety Department 's Motorcycle Safety Advertisement

- A rhetorical analysis of the Utah Public Safety Department’s motorcycle safety advertisement. The U.P.S.D. is trying to reach out to the motorcycle riders in the state of Utah and get these riders to understand that they should wear more protective gear than what is normally worn. Simple yet powerful is this advertisement focusing on the issue of motorcycle riders not wearing protective gear while riding on the public roads and while riding in general. So when a rider gets into an accident and has their unprotected body flying across the pavement they get permanent scars and wounds called road rash....   [tags: Motorcycle, Harley-Davidson, Color, Utah]

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Alisha Abdullah: India's First and Only Female Motorcycle Racer

- ... At 13, she won the MRF Indian National Go-Karting Championship (2) She also nailed the Top Novice award for National Formula 4 Auto Racing. Then she switched to bikes; running a Formula Car was just too expensive for her father, R.A. Abdullah. In addition, R.A., as a former motorcycle champion himself, always wanted his daughter to race bikes. Since then, her motorbike career is a matter of record. You can see a list of her accomplishments HERE. Advocacy for Women Racing Superbikes Alisha is a fervent promoter of women in superbike competition; both at home and abroad....   [tags: fast, motorcycle, racer, female, india]

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Robert Maynard Pirsig Bibliography

- Robert Maynard Pirsig Bibliography Robert Maynard Pirsig was born in Minneapolis on September 6, 1928. After high school Pirsig decided to join the army and from the ages of 18 to 22 served the United States. Once discharged, he decided to study at the University of Minnesota. Here he obtained degrees in philosophy and journalism.(1) Once finished, Pirsig decided to travel to India. He talks about this trip in his book, stating it as a trip that expanded his experience but not his understanding....   [tags: Author, Pirsig, Biography]

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Effect of Technology on The World

- Effect of Technology on The World To say technology is a function of history or vice versa, one runs immediately into a problem of endogenatity. Irrespective of time, technology pervades culture (even the most primitive) and it is difficult if not impossible to claim that one directly affects the other. From the discovery of fire to the advent of space travel, technology profoundly impresses the world around it, for better of worse. Most recently, society has chosen to fixate mostly on technology’s negative aspects, not because of some fundamental change in the nature of such advances, but because of our inability to understand their workings....   [tags: Papers]

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The Great Gatsby and The Motorcycle Diaries

- Books are more than simple stories, they have a message to send, whether it be in a direct or indirect way. Books can also tell us about the author’s life, beliefs, inner ambitions and fears; Moreover, they often project the writer’s vision about their environment, reflecting their society in which they lived. Writers like F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernesto Guevara were capable, not only of portraying the society in which they are immerse, but also to convey them in an exquisite social critique. Such literary pieces of art do not criticize in a direct way, nor to specific people or events....   [tags: F.Scott Fitzgerald, Ernesto Che Guevara]

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Software Maintenance And Change Control In An Organization

- Software Maintenance and Change Control in an Organization Abstract The research done for this paper represents an attempt to describe the type and distribution of activities within software maintenance and change control. Software maintenance activities span a system's productive life and consume a major portion of the total life cycle costs of a system. However, what is actually done to systems in maintenance is sometimes a mystery to many organizations. Thus, software maintenance remains an activity that is difficult and expensive to manage....   [tags: Technology Research Software Maintenance]

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The Discipline of Chinese Painting: An Internal Reflection of Life & Art

- When one comes into contact with a Chinese painting, the style is almost instantly recognizable. The attention to detail, craftsmanship, and vast depictions of elaborate landscapes appear to pay homage to mother earth in an attempt to reach a state of eternal balance with nature and life. Before this equilibrium could be achieved, one must attain internal discipline. This was required before one began mastering their brushwork in Chinese culture. In Mai Mai Sze’s “The Way of Chinese Painting,” 1959, New York: Vintage Books, Random House, Sze discusses the philosophy known as Daoism/Tao, or “the way.” Before one became a skilled painter, one trained in the personal disciplines of poetry, art,...   [tags: Art ]

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Enso Circle and Zen

- The Enso, or Zen circle, is what I have chosen as the focus of this paper. In my Google search for the “perfect” example of the Enso circle I realized this symbol has been reproduced hundreds, if not thousands of times. At first I was asking myself how could I identify with such a “stock” symbol that has been reproduced so many times. Had I really become sort of low in my expectations of what I had hoped to get from this class. But while I was berating myself in the typical Roman Catholic fashion, I came to a realization about this piece of art....   [tags: Symbolism, Suffering]

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Art And Art Of Art

- Artists are people who use different ways of outward expression to illustrate who they are as people. They put themselves into their work, even without meaning to do so. There are many reasons why people take to art and there are also many ways for one to become an artist. The culture of art in societies around the world has helped bring people closer and allows people to communicate without words, but instead with their creations. Artists have produced art throughout all periods of time and that has given us a large variety of different kinds....   [tags: Art, Arts, Art critic, Artist]

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The Phoenix Art Museum: The Impact of Art

- As an avid supporter of the arts, immediately I was drawn to the Phoenix Art Museum as my choice for a building of cultural interest in Arizona. However, my main reason for choosing this location is that it has introduced me to new ideas, concepts, and works of art, which in turn have sparked creativity and imagination within me. For instance, upon stepping inside this sleek and modern building, one is met with a massive round light display in the lobby, which is both intriguing and beautiful to look at....   [tags: Art]

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Art : Art And Art

- For a long time, a career in the arts has always lingered in the back of my head as a sort of rebellious and risky idea. However, I’ve always tried to suppress this desire from all the criticism from articles, family and friends regarding art related careers. Living in such a metropolitan city like London influenced me to become interested in culture, the visual and performing arts at a young age. The diversity and multicultural atmosphere of the city made it a vibrant and exciting place to grow up in....   [tags: Art, Music, History of painting]

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The Masterminds of Art

- The artists I have chosen for my research paper are Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo Buonarroti. The period the two artists lived in was the Renaissance period. The term Renaissance means “rebirth”. Many things were reborn during this time period, but we are going to discuss art. For my first question, where did you both study art and how has it influenced your work. Leonardo responded, “When I was 15, my father apprenticed me to a renowned artist, Andrea Del Verrocchio, in Florence.” Even at a young age, Leonardo displayed amazing talent....   [tags: Art]

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The Art of Benin

- Western attitudes to African people and culture have always affected how their art was appreciated and this has also coloured the response to the art from Benin. Over time concepts of ‘Race’, defined as a distinct group with a common linage, and ‘Primitive’ which pertains to the beginning or origin, , have been inextricably linked with the perception of Africa. The confusion of the two in the minds of people at the end of the 19th centaury, and some of the 20th, caused a sense of superiority amongst the ‘White Races’ that affected every aspect of their interaction with ‘the Black’....   [tags: Art ]

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The Art of Drawing

- The simplistic art of contemporary drawing has always been concerned with making marks. Different artist exploit lines to make marks, which come together to express or create a feeling the particular artist is communicating. Drawing or making marks has been around longer than any other art form as cavemen where the first to discover the art. Since this time artist have been able to manipulate line and colour using not only pencil or graphite, but using charcoal, ink, water colour pencils and micro pens, creating a mixed media artwork classified as contemporary drawing art....   [tags: Art ]

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Art And Art Of Art

- Art is a very important part of humanity’s history, and it can be found anywhere from the walls of caves to the halls of museums. The artists that created these works of art were influenced by a multitude of factors including personal issues, politics, and other art movements. Frida Kahlo and Vincent van Gogh, two wildly popular artists, have left behind artwork, that to this day, influences and fascinates people around the world. Their painting styles and personal lives are vastly different, but both artists managed to capture the emotions that they were feeling and used them to create artwork....   [tags: Vincent van Gogh, Museum of Modern Art]

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Art And Art Of Art

- On the 14th of March, my partner, Jasmine Lusk and I went to the Collin College Spring Creek campus Art Gallery. We viewed several pieces of art and chose five of them to review and share our opinions of the works with each other. I am glad that I got this experience and I feel that it has truly broadened my perspective of art and has helped me examine pieces and situations in a different way. Before going to the gallery, I expected to see a bunch of paintings of nature scenes and maybe a couple of portraits....   [tags: Drinking water, Water crisis, Art, Thought]

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Art: Comparison and Contrast of 19th Century Art

- Everyone has been created unique and there is no other that is the like anyone else. People think different, dress different and like and dislike certain things. This is similar to the artists of the nineteenth century including Pierre Etienne Theodore Rousseau and Joseph Mallord William Turner. They are both artists during the nineteenth century and were painted at the same time; however, there is a difference between their styles, their point of view, and the scenery. However there are similarities between the two paintings....   [tags: Art]

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Art : The Art Of Art

- A few days ago I came across a post on a social media site of a friend of mine standing next to the “Hanging Neon” piece in the Dallas Art Museum. A comment under the picture said “I don’t see how you can call that art,” and it got me to thinking, what exactly defines art. Throughout my life, I have been influenced by art and all that is accompanied with it. I used to sit in my cousin 's lap as he would draw an automobile or a portrait; I remember being completely engrossed in the way his hand moved across the paper....   [tags: Modernism, Modern art, Theo van Doesburg, De Stijl]

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The World Of Art And The Art World

- Introduction Throughout history, women around the world have struggled to obtain equal political, social, and economic standing with men. Consequently, this struggle has carried over into the art world and fields of aesthetics. Fifty-one percent of today’s visual artists are women, yet only 28% of museum solo exhibitions in eight selected museums featured female artists. The art community has a diversity problem, and it is highly important that feminist aesthetics are acknowledged and implemented under the general umbrella of aesthetics....   [tags: Art, Aesthetics, Fine art, Gender]

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Street Art And Graffiti Art

- The majority of people if asked, would not be able make any distinction between street art and graffiti art. Though in reality they are actually quite different; Graffiti writing and street art are often confused with one another. They both display their work out in the open instead of in a gallery. Though, graffiti artists display their work publicly, they are really only concerned with relating to other graffiti artists; rather than the general public. On the other hand, street artists just want to catch the attention of the general public by making a statement with their art....   [tags: Street art, Graffiti, Art, Banksy]

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Advances in Art

- There are many aspects of art, literature, dance, science, etc. that have gotten society to where it is today. We have come from the days where owning a slave was normal, to serving prison time for treating someone unequally. Art has influenced our society ever since the past began being recorded. Cave paintings have been found all over the world. These findings prove people felt the need to express themselves in ways other than words. As far back as ancient times, the motivation for artists to create art is unknown (Janaro 118)....   [tags: Art ]

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The Many Forms of Art

- Throughout the cultural history of man, objects have been created to entertain, record, confront, enrich, clarify, communicate, reveal, to order and disorder, with or without a purpose. Yet the definition of what is art is obscure, we are able to recognise for ourselves but not express concisely what art is. Art has ‘a complicated network of overlapping series of similarities’ (Law, 2003) however there is not one feature that all art has in common. The classification of Art does not fit into the classic logic argument where to be defined as art the object must have a stated characteristic, as in the manner of classifying a dog, computer, house or boat....   [tags: Art]

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Meaning Mishaps and the Nature of Art

- Have you ever been confused about the purpose or meaning behind a certain piece of art. In my opinion, art is viewed many different ways. The artist will create a piece of art with a certain intended meaning, but it will most likely not be viewed in that way. When a spectator views a piece of art, they take into account their past experiences, and since everyone has gone through different things, their interpretations are different, as you can imagine. The nature of art is created when the artist intends one thing, but the spectator sees the art differently; and therefore changes the meaning when they spread their personal opinions....   [tags: art, ]

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Rococo Art in Europe and America

- The Rococo era in Europe was a time of new ideas, thoughts and expressions. High society adapted to the change in culture when Louis XIV of France died. The Rococo era/time frame brought in a new wave of elegance and sophistication. This period is often referred to as the century of revolutions. Philosophy, science, rhetorical works and industries were all part of the age of revolution, a bevy of ideas and breakthroughs in the world of men. This age influenced American art only in the sense that it became appealingly elegant....   [tags: Art]

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Breakthroughs in the Evolution of Art

- Throughout history, art has been ever-changing. There are four main periods that I believe made breakthroughs in the evolution of art. Firstly, I will talk about Baroque, which is dark and emotional, that definitely reflects the political tensions during that time. Next, I will talk about Romanticism, which is based more on nature and outdoors. This period also showcases artwork that is light, happy, and more imaginative than previous periods. Then, I will show how Impressionism artwork is light and rather carefree....   [tags: Art ]

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The Chapel of Vence: Art and Enlightenment

- The Chapel of Vence: Art and Enlightenment Best known for his use of color, Henri Matisse cleverly cultivated his status as a modern artist using many different styles of painting from Impressionism to Fauvism. The artwork of Matisse has been a milestone in the history of painting. Henri Matisse’s self-proclaimed masterpiece, however, a chapel in Vence, France, is a small, minimalist building. The amalgamation of modern art and the sacred creates a unique spiritual experience in that it welcomes Christians and non-Christians alike to appreciate the artist’s religious symbolism....   [tags: Art]

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Seven Days in the Art World

- Sarah Thornton has described, in detail, various people during her experience in the art world. Her description of each individual is supposed to be of an unbiased opinion. While reading, it is shown that such writing is not always presented; leading the readers to have a biased opinion formed for them. This is shown as she stumbled on Hans Ulrich Obrist; an art curator, historian, and critic. Thornton quickly jumped to a conclusion of Obrist’s attitude towards the art world; making her “nonjudgmental participant observer” (Thornton 256) hard to come by....   [tags: Art]

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Art & Liberty

- In “The Rebel an essay on man in revolt,” Albert Camus (1956) muses on the origins of rebellion and art and their significance to the individual and society. While reading Camus, I began to think about how important art is and how appalling opposition to the arts can be. This is what inspired me to write this paper, but my intention is not to directly address, in depth, any of the many and various issues concerning arts. I’ve set out to show that art is essential to human existence and freedom. If, by examining the origins and functions of art, I am able to illustrate its necessity and inevitability in a free society, my hope is that this will move the reader to take up and champion the arts...   [tags: Art ]

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Brutalism in Art

- Modern Movement Architecture is the most visible way of art, and every building has a certain type of style that resembles and tells the story of the time and place they were built in. Several movements took place during the 19th/20th Century. Some of the movements were: Art Nouveau: It is characterized by having an abundance of odd shapes such arcs, curves, and designs. This style was prominent particularly in Paris, where the artist Siegfried Bing displayed this kind of style in the “Maison de l’Art Nouveau”....   [tags: Art]

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Reflecting The Viewpoints of Time in Art

- Throughout history, ideals such as heroism and patriotism as well as concepts such as war and violence, have acquired different connotations. During the 19th century, they had a positive connotation. With the occurrence of revolutions war and violence was justified under the ideals of patriotism and heroism. During the 21st century, society began to was in the process of developing a more sophisticated view. The century was even more violent than the 19th century with conflicts such as the world wars and in particular the Vietnam War....   [tags: Art]

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The Changing Art of Wayang Theater

- Introduction The first time I came across Wayang Kulit, its ghostly forms left a lasting impression on me. At a time when animation is exploring unparalleled new arenas of realism, it is amazing that these comparatively simple, silhouetted puppets were able to be so memorable. As I delved into my research on this subject matter, I found that this ancient Indonesian art form has transformed and been transformed by the various cultures it touches. At the same time, however, the decline in popularity of this art form among Indonesians has traditionalists worried....   [tags: Art ]

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Art, Liberation, Rebellion and Relevance

- The intention of this paper is to illuminate art as an adaptive tool in the sociological and psychological processes of rebellion and liberation and to illustrate that the inevitable function of art is to reveal, while exemplifying the importance of art in everyday life. What are the roles of art in rebellion and liberation; are these roles similar in kind and in scale from person to population and why does this matter. These are the questions that when answered will achieve the goal of this paper....   [tags: Art ]

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LA County Museum of Art

- LA County Museum of Art (LACMA) The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, or LACMA as it is commonly known, is among the world’s largest art collections in North America, and to be specific enough the most prevalent artwork in the western United States (Compton 165). This massive art museum has a collection of over 100,000 artworks, which extends from the ancient times to present days (Gilbert and Mills 174). These collections, which are mainly from Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin-America and America itself, are grouped into several departments within the museums buildings, depending on the region, culture, media, and time period....   [tags: Art ]

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Creativity in Various Art Forms

- Music and other art forms often go hand in hand. Creativity is not just a one-note deal or rather it is not confined to a singular aspect or form. Oftentimes it is interlaced into many forms, such as, music, writing, artwork, fashion and much more. Like a tree, creativity grows and extends out into infinite directions rooting itself in society. One such artist is Brandon Boyd. During the day he is a contemporary artist and by night he is a singer-songwriter for an internationally recognized rock band, Incubus....   [tags: Art ]

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LA County Museum of Art

- The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, is among the world’s largest art collections, and to be specific enough the most prevalent artwork in the western United States (Compton 165). This massive art museum has a collection of over a hundred thousand artworks, whose origin extends from the prehistoric times to present days (Gilbert and Mills 174). These collections are classified into several departments within the museums buildings, depending on their region of origin, culture they represent, and time period from which they were found....   [tags: Art ]

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Art as Expression

- Artists are central to cultural, political and social discourses in the world. They are here not only to inspire us, but to provoke us as well. Four artists that broke social, political and cultural barriers were, Rene Magritte, John Heartfield Jackson Pollock and Otto Dix. While the artists were involved in different movements, each one made revolutionary statements with their works. Artists have a responsibility to use their works as a weapon to the status quo and to break these cultural and social barriers....   [tags: Art ]

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Impressionist effects on Modern Art

- Impressionist painting remains a significantly attractive period in the history of modern art and deemed by many as the top appreciated by the public. …Sequence of exhibitions, plentiful literary texts and record gross sales yield more of an indication of today's extraordinary resonance of pieces by Impressionist painters, a number of which are imprinted on our creative conscience In their time, Impressionist pieces appeared to be so shockingly modern, that it took their coevals more than thirty years to admit them....   [tags: art]

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Fine Art, Fashion and Design

- My essay is going to be a discussion on whether fine art, fashion and designers are linked with each other. On starting my essay I looked up the definition of Fine art, the term is used to distinguish the variation of creative art forms, developed by humans. Some of the many concepts which fall under this category are painting, drawing, calligraphy, sculpture etc. I agree that fine art uses lots of visually appealing methods which seem graceful, like calligraphy the work produced is quite delicate and pretty....   [tags: Art]

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Futurism: An Extinct Art Movement

- Futurism was created on very innovative and radical ideals, which is the same reason why the pure Futurism art form was deemed dead before it really began. In the early 20th century, there was a new art movement being created. This new movement was called Futurism. It did not only adhere to only one type of art, but was found throughout painting, sculpture, poetry, theatre, architecture, and music. In 1909, Filippo Tommaso Marinetti released a public declaration in response to Romanticism called “Manifesto of Futurism” that was published on the front page of a French newspaper called Le Figaro....   [tags: Art]

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The Art of Pacita Abad

- The artist Pacita Abad was born in Basco, Batanes, a small island located near the most northern part of the Philippines. Her parent’s involvement in politics influenced her choice in her college education as well as her early art works. Prior to her career as a painter she received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of the Philippines. She continued on to law school and became more deeply involved in social and political activism for her people and against President Ferdinand Emmanuel Edralin Marcos....   [tags: Art ]

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Different Philosophies Of Art And Art

- Subsequent to the study of different philosophies of art, as well as completing projects asking for personal preference in art as well as objective “fine art,” a personal philosophy may, by necessity, include subjective and objective facets. In determining what fine art is, the quality of universality is important. There also does not have to be a traditional presentation of beauty for a work of art to be fine art. Contrary to R. G. Collingwood’s philosophy, for fine art the culture and setting in which art is created should not matter, because if art is universal and timeless, meaning endures outside of where and when it was created....   [tags: Art, Aesthetics, Meaning of life, Fine art]

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How Art Is Art?

- From Mark Twain to Vincent van Gogh, each genre of art comes with its greatest master. There are many compelling arguments to why this specific artist, musician or writer is the best in their category. In modern days, we don’t have a Mozart, or a Hemingway or even an Andy Warhol. There are many good artists of their own kind and many more are emerging thanks to new technology and new forms of media art. However, many arguments are made as to why these forms of art aren’t considered true forms of art....   [tags: Art, Aesthetics, Visual arts, ART]

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Street Art Vs. Art

- We are constantly seeing in the news how people have painted entire city walls; often times though, the news fails to mention the one beautiful piece out of the hundred other tags. The news is making these masterpieces look ugly and juvenile, even though street art can be just as stunning as art you would find in a museum. ‘Street art’/Graffiti is a form of art because of the precision painters are using, because of the fact they play off our emotions just as any other artist would, and because they can make something that is old and dying into something new and vibrant....   [tags: Art, Artist, Street art, Painting]

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Art Of Public Relations : Art

- Art in Public Relations All my life I have been very interested in art. But when I got into college pursuing a career in art was out of the question for my dad. Don’t get me wrong, I know he has/had my best interest at heart because not many people get a career in art even if they have a degree and if they do, they do not get paid a lot, not that I need a lot I just want to be able to support myself and maybe a family in the future. When I got into Ball State I originally was a pre-business major and I knew after my first business class that it was not for me, it also did not help that I would have had to take a few more math classes than I would have liked....   [tags: Public relations, Mass media, Art, Fine art]

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Digital vs. Traditional Art

- “From the point of view of art, there are no concrete or abstract forms, but only forms which are more or less convincing lies."(Wagner, par. 1) So what is art. A painted picture with lines, figures or faces that has meaning; or digitally altered shapes with meaning. Art can be any product of a creative process. Graphic Design (digital design) as a discipline has a relatively recent history, with the name 'graphic design" first coined by William Addison Dwiggins in 1922. (Wikipedia. par. 2) Digital art is an art created on the computer in digital form....   [tags: Art]

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Revolutionary Work of Art

- Walter Benjamin emphasizes in his essay, “The Work of Art in the Age of its Technological Reproducibility” that technology used to make an artwork has changed the way it was received, and its “aura”. Aura represents the originality and authenticity of a work of art that has not been reproduced. The Sistine Chapel in the Vatican is an example of a work that has been and truly a beacon of art. It has brought a benefit and enlightenment to the art of painting, and it has an exemplary aura that cannot be replaced....   [tags: Art ]

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Art And Its Influence On Art

- Had you asked me what art was a few weeks ago I wouldn’t have had a logical answer. If what the artist tried to portray is understood by a minimum of one person in the world, I would consider this a piece of art. What categorizes a masterpiece, however, is when the majority of people understand and recognize the meaning and are moved by the piece of work. The definition of art is the expression or process of creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power....   [tags: Abstract art, History of painting]

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Tolstoy's "What Is Art?"

- Leo Tolstoy compares art to speech by mentioning that art is a form of communication. The communication that Tolstoy writes about in “What Is Art?” is of two types, good and bad. According to Tolstoy, good art is what carries humanity towards perfection (Tolstoy 383). It is this movement forward in humanity that is emphasized by Tolstoy. Tolstoy informs his readers that speech is what teaches knowledge from human history, but art is what teaches the emotions of mankind’s past. As knowledge becomes obsolete in society it is replaced by new and more relevant information....   [tags: Art]

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Religion Expressed Through Art

- Religion through art form provides us with a vision into a realm of heavenly beauty. Religion provides us with a sense of spirit fulfilment. It is only through worship and devotion that we feel connected to God. The practice of devotion and worship takes place in churches and cathedrals. It is these places that help us gain knowledge and a deeper more spiritual meaning of God. The churches and cathedrals are the very foundation of religious practice and devotion to God in my opinion. They are known as temples, ceremonial places, and are places of worship to God....   [tags: Art]

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The Impact Of Art On Art History

- Art is another form of human creation which is not immune to degradation. Interpretations and meanings fluctuate, however, paintings face the constant erosion and deterioration. My interests with this has led me towards a course in the field of art history. I have engaged and analysed with different theories and philosophers which has expanded my understanding of art and its histories. However, it has also allowed for me to focus on personal interests within arts histories. One of the key factors I have taken interest upon is the changing nature of the physical nature of paintings....   [tags: Art, Arts, Academic degree]

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The Rauschenberg Art Piece

- At the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Rauschenberg art piece was definitely one form of art I once did not consider to be art. The artwork is not exactly a painting to me but certainly an illustration of something that is connected to real day to day objects. It was created by the artist Robert Rauschenberg in 1954. It is oil on canvas painting which is eighty by ninety six in size and the materials used are oil, paper, fabric and metal which are all on wood. It looks quite messy, with materials like newspapers, cut out fabrics, the colors’ drips and how they are splashed around....   [tags: Art]

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Art, Design and Culture

- There is some debate about the purpose of The Broighter Horde, in which The Broighter Boat was found. Originally thought to be a votive offering uncovered on the English coast, the courts were quick to dismiss this argument in order to take possession of the find and donate them to the Royal Irish Academy. The sculptor of the boat is unknown but it stands out as a prime example of artisans' skill during the La Tène period of Celtic craftsmanship and artistry. The La Tène period defined the Celts as a viable culture....   [tags: Art]

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Art Is A Process Of Art

- Essay #1: “Art Is A Process Art is one of the most beneficial forms of expression that we can offer ourselves and others. So much can be expressed through art and so much can be learned as well. Throughout the history of art we’ve used it to change the way we think, the way we feel and even used it to tackle serious matters that affect the world like politics, culture and mental well being. The most enticing thing about art is that it’s used to bring people together or ever divide us. When you have something as powerful as art it’s hard to say that it only does one thing because truthfully it serves a different purpose for everyone....   [tags: Emotion, Art, Feeling, Mind]

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Paraskeva Clark's Wartime Art

- Before World War II women were labeled as inferior and incapable compared to men in the Canadian workforce. The women’s traditional role as homemaker reflected the social norms, and values of the time. Change came during World War II when Women temporarily filled non-traditional roles in the wartime labour force and society (MacIvor 14). The entrance of women into society and out from their roles as homemakers was monumental as it was the first time women were seen as capable individuals, held paid positions, and proved they could do “man’s work”....   [tags: Art]

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Rape in Romanesque Art

- The Rape of Ganymede capital in San Madeleine in Vézelay is a depiction of the story of the rape or abduction of Ganymede. On its front face the capital features an eagle holding the young shepherd boy, Ganymede, in its mouth. Ganymede is being held upside down helplessly with a look of terror on his face. On the left are two adults holding their heads and staring helplessly at the eagle taking the boy. On the right side is a demon looking out at the viewer sticking its tongue out in happiness, as if to taunt us....   [tags: Art]

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Art Therapy: A Necessary Tool for Success

- Art is the self-expression of someone or something that shows the hidden or underlying emotions upon which are found within the unconscious mind (Merriam-Webster). Art can tell stories of past events which were significant to that culture or person. This could include things such as hunts or sacrifices to please the gods. As society and people started to evolve and become more and more like modern day society, so did art and how society viewed it. At the beginning of the renaissance in Europe, many new artists and ways of thinking began emerging which soon became the mainstream way of thinking....   [tags: Art]

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The Modern Civilization in Contemporary Installation Art

- The history of art has been around before written language. In the ancient time, people drew images of hunting and pregnant women because food and reproduction were the most crucial factors to survive during these periods. However, in this postmodern time period, many contemporary installation artists use sculptural materials and other mixed media to transform the way a particular space is practiced. Objects used in contemporary art have a range from each day of our life or natural materials to new media such as installation, performance, video or sound....   [tags: Art]

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