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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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Zen and the Beat Way

- Zen and the Beat Way by Alan Watts Is set in the late fifties and sixties. Its author reminds me of a pre- hippie. He was a former Episcopal priest who left his home in England and his religion for California and Zen Buddhism. He was against the culture of the time. His seems his thoughts of eastern religion were a bit of center. He was humorous at times and definitely was against the rat race and opted for one to have more fun. The book is basically about several radio lectures from the radio series Way beyond the west....   [tags: Book Reviews]

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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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Art Trends In The 1920's

- Art Trends In The 1920's The art of the 20th century contained many elements previous styles that had begun in the late 19th century. The Impressionists had abandoned the appearance of nature to concentrate on color and its relation to the quality of light. (Collier's Encyclopedia, 745) This was then abandoned for a kind expressionism, a personal and subjective style created. A number of outstanding 20th century artists working outside the many movements of art created works of great individuality....   [tags: Art]

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The Healing Power of Writing

- This hasn't exactly been a banner year so far. I've been working way too hard. I've been sick. I've been dateless for months, feeling dowdy and unattractive, but that's fine because the shock of the last man leaving nearly did me in. I've been oddly disconnected, even writing on autopilot at times, though I don't think anyone's noticed yet. It's as if all the juice has seeped away through the corners of my life, leaving me brittle as a husk. Finally, I woke up one morning and knew I had to figure out what was going on....   [tags: How Education Has Changed My Life]

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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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Art History

- In the early 1700s, the monarchies failures at finance, national debt, involvement in multiple wars with little care given to veterans and rising unemployment inflamed the people. When coupled with the monarchies lifestyles of lavish spending on countless mistresses, flouting morals, excessive parties at court, and political favors, the popularity of royalty was quickly disintegrating. The irresponsibility of the aristocracy was no longer ignored, and a movement was beginning. This set the stage for political change....   [tags: Art ]

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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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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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Renaissance Art

- Renaissance Art It is agreed that the Renaissance was a period of great art and architectural feats and ingenuity, during which artists looked back to the classical art of Greece and Rome from which to draw inspiration. This influence can easily be seen in the many paintings and sculpture that came out of the Renaissance. However, the conservative nature of the period, the subject matter, and the restrictions imposed upon artists of that time kept the Renaissance from truly becoming a return to the classics of Greece and Rome....   [tags: Art History Papers]

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The Life and Art of Salvador Dali

- The Life and Art of Salvador Dali Salvador Dali's life and art were very closely related. Everything in his life was reflected in his art. All the major changes in his works and styles represented important turning points for him. When Dali was younger, he experimented with different styles. The first style he used was soft, blurry and seemed a little bit out of focus, although his use shadowing was well from the beginning. Dali's early works were not very impressive, but he was very talented and dedicated to his art work....   [tags: Artists Art]

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Pinnacles of Art

- What is art. Art and assessment are deeply unified, since our ability to experience and understand artistic works is intensely unfair by our own perceptions. Consequently, any definition of art should emphasize the importance of perception in creating and experiencing art. In the film (Why Beauty Matters) by Roger Scruton, he is bringing out some pinnacles of art, and some of his observation and mines are somewhat in comparison. Scruton’s first high point is when he said, “Beauty is from another world.” Beauty is not from another planet in my opinion....   [tags: art class, artisitic]

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Zen

- Zen In all that we learn, finding peace in all the hurt and happiness, tears and laughter, and ups and downs is not an easy thing. Finding the inspiration to accomplish the things that will make us feel like fulfilled human beings is not an simple task. Like a wise person once said "Why is it that the deeper you go, the bigger it gets?" What drives great men to do great things. What drives evil men to do evil things. How can I find the courage inside me to accomplish all that I want to do, much less, figure out what I want to do....   [tags: Papers]

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The Meaning of a Work of Art

- By nature, human beings seek to understand and to be understood. We are curious about life. We want to express our personal interpretation of the world around us, and we want to know the interpretation of others to discover how it compares to our own. Art begins with the creator. An artist is driven to express his or her unique perspective be it a musical score, a painting, a literary work, or any number of other forms. There is satisfaction in the mere act of creating, but the work is fulfilled when it strikes a chord in the being of another....   [tags: Art Analysis]

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The Importance of Art

- Art is a form of human expression. Art can be seen as the artist sleight of hand on his mood. Art is in various media from posters to public wall of which we call “graffiti”. Art is elusive as the use of colors shapes and the surface used adds a new dimension. Art portrays various ideas, feelings such as triumph, love, happiness, sorrow and boredom in loss to mention a few. Art is beauty and creativity. During man’s evolution art has progressed over in its most primitive state up to its most modernized versions today....   [tags: art, history,]

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The Unjustice of Motorcycle Gang Laws

- We are finally addressing the topic that has been on your minds for a long time. Bikies. Is the law still giving everyone the right to a fair legal process and a fair trial or have they bent the rules when it comes to motorcycle gangs or groups. There are three arguments that prove these new laws are unjust. I would like to bring your attention to the fact that a longer sentence is given to the accused only because they are part of an organization. The next point is that what the rights state are interpreted differently by the police and citizens....   [tags: bikies, arrest, holding]

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The Art of Advertising: Newtype USA

- The Art of Advertising: Newtype USA "If advertising is not an official or state art, it is nonetheless clearly art" (Schudson). This wonderful quote clearly describes the type of advertising found in Newtype USA. The three most used techniques by advertisers in this magazine is the use of minimalist art, color, and beautiful scenery. All of these techniques appeal to an artist, and most people who watch anime tend to draw in their spare time. This makes sense considering all of the products they have in Newtype are all Japanese animation (anime)....   [tags: Art]

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Bell Vortex Motorcycle Helmet

- ... It also includes one of the most efficient ventilation systems in the market. It is engineered intelligently so you can easily control the air flow through the vents and adjust them to your own needs. But the ventilation led to the helmet in being a bit loud and noisy. I prefer my rides to be more quiet and comfortable but that’s the best we can get in such an affordable price. I have a big head, so I didn’t find the helmet to be heavy but not everyone might agree with that. Summary of features The helmet is not that heavy and weighs 5 pounds....   [tags: safety, performance, affordability]

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Art Review

- The designer that I have decided to compare my work to is named David Bailey. He works for Mount Pleasant, which is an illustration/design firm operated out of Manchester, England. Bailey creates posters, album artwork, comics, and personal work (http://www.itsmountpleasant.com/). The poster was created for the Melvins, a punk band originating during the mid-1980s (http://www.themelvins.net/atb.shtml), and their European tour in 2008. He says that he made the letters look slimy because he thought the Melvins sounded like slime (Fingerprint)....   [tags: Art]

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Digital Art Vs. Art

- In our modern times, art has evolved and became a field that is ever-embracing ideas and technology. Many colleges are now offering degrees in digital art and animation. Technology in 3D creations is on the rise and becoming an ever-popular medium for artists to explore. Digital art and fine art may never be fully accepted in the same category. Nevertheless, both are equally justified in being a part of the art field. Although fine art is classically thought of as painting, drawing, pottery, and sculpturing, digital art is pushing the boundaries of art perspective to include gaming, photography, and realistic and animation creations....   [tags: Art, Aesthetics, Photography, Frank Popper]

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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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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 Art of Defence

- As Emily quickly rushed out of the door, she quickly grabbed her black down coat. She suddenly got into her friend Tailor's old Toyota Prius. Taylor imminently drove off to class. Once they got to the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts, at Stanford University where they attended, they walked into Mrs.. Basile’s contemporary art class. They quickly snatched a seat next to their friend Yael in the back of the room. The eccentric teacher lectured us about Damien Hirst’s well-known spot paintings....   [tags: class, art, car, ticket, plane]

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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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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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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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Land Art

- Land Art is created by combining art and nature in a complex way. Land art is also known as Earth Art or Earthworks. This art is designed directly in the physical landscapes with the help of natural substances and organic media like leaves, stones, soil, rocks, water, logs, etc. Mechanical earth moving equipment is also used by few artists. Artists show their reaction against industrialization and urbanization through the land art. Before the origin of modern land art, it has been already created by artists for last centuries....   [tags: Art]

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The Art of Murder

- The Art of Murder In "The Most Dangerous Game" and "Bargain" murder happens.  Certainly, murder is one of the most vile, inhuman crimes a person can commit. Many people commit it willfully and wantonly, but few get away with it without being suspected. General Zaroff got away with murder quite frequently, and Mr. Baumer also did. They were both good at it. Zaroff and Mr. Baumer were the most evil people in "The Most Dangerous Game" and "Bargain" because they were both very sneaky and smart about murdering, they both stacked the deck against their victims, and they were both murderers....   [tags: The Art of Murder]

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Art and the Human Psyche

- Life is all about change, progression, and the evolution of the psyche. Everyone interprets their life experiences differently, and those interpretations may lead to personal growth and maturity. This concept of progression prevails in Emerson’s composition and interprets humanity as flawed yet striving for perfection. Emerson believes people are more than capable of deciding on their own what they enjoy and what they despise. In Emerson’s opinion, “the individual is the best critic of art”. Based on the words of Emerson and my own personal experience, I believe that while one can be changed in some manner by occurrences, one can maintain their identity in a global community....   [tags: Life as Art]

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A Report On The Bandidos Motorcycle Gang

- The Bandidos motorcycle gang has had a decades-long stranglehold on supremacy in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This gang has becoming an increased threat not only to Albuquerque, but the nation. Here in the five years I have lived here, there have been many issues with the Bandidos. Shootouts have occurred because other motorcycle gangs like the Vagos are threatening their turf. One member got shot like two years ago and the city was chaos because of threats and biker gangs came from all over for revenge....   [tags: Gang, Crime, Bandidos, Hells Angels]

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Digital Art: The Central Point Between Technology and Art

- The digital Art is the central point between Technology and Art with a great impact to new development on presentation and communication to viewers. This concern the application of digital technology and the use of article to give information through art work. The impact of technology within an arts context lies above all in the fact that the technology is used to beauty Viewers who see how technology is used, begin to realize that it can be used in creative and other ways than were intended. In addition, certain aspects of technology can be presented better and clearer within an arts context....   [tags: art, technology, digital, art, ]

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The Dangers Of Owning A Motorcycle

- For young teens and some adults, they find owning a motorcycle as an ideal form of transportation. Speed, Low gas costs, and entertainment all can catch an eye for some one out in the market looking to purchase a vehicle and leaning towards a motorcycle. What people don’t realize though is motorcycles can be more of a problem then convenient; Have you ever thought about the higher risks with owning and driving a bike. People also start to become addicted to the life of owning a bike, like the adrenaline rush they get when their hitting high speeds and how they are one with the outside world as they travel through traffic....   [tags: Automobile, English-language films, Speed]

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Street Art : Graffiti And Classical Art

- Street art combines graffiti and classical art and as a result brings art out of the museum and onto the streets of cities where all citizens are able to view and interpret it in their own way. Nicholas Riggle described it as “an art practice that, instead of delighting merely the refined sensibilities of an elite few, has the power to engage, effortlessly and aesthetically, the masses through its manifest creativity, skill, originality, depth of meaning, and beauty” (243). While to some street art is artists vandalizing property or causing a disturbance, to those who create street art it is their form of self-expression....   [tags: Art, Aesthetics, Museum, Artist]

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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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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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The Impact Of Art On Art Education

- As a student majoring in Art Education, the history of art plays an important role in every aspect of my field of study. To begin, art’s history is important in showing myself where particular styles from the past can inspire works in today’s modern world, and who and where we get these methods from. In turn, me studying the history of art allows me to better explain to my student where we get these modern styles and techniques to help myself better explain the projects I assign to them. Lastly, no matter what part of the art world a person decides to choose for a career, whether it be education or fine arts, a knowledge of the history of the subject is always important to have....   [tags: Art, Education, Visual arts, Ancient Egypt]

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Before Our Eyes: The Collections of The Minneapolis Institute of Art

- The Minneapolis Institute of Art has many beautiful collections. The evening class that we art students attended proved to be informative as well as relaxing. The class covered looking at what we had recently studied in the first section. The ancient near east, Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Etruscan and Aegean art were the subjects of our evening. Everyone was able to see the Doryphorus, which was accented by decorative streamers hanging from the ceiling. We were also able to observe pieces that were similar to ones studied....   [tags: Art]

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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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Public Art

- Public Art “Any drawn line that speaks about identity, dignity, and unity is art,” (Chaz Bojorquey) is a statement that I agree with. Art is perceived differently from all people based on their culture, religion, personal taste, and many other factors. I believe that as long as what has been created is meaningful to either the creator or even to somebody that is viewing it, it should be considered art. Art in the public is a very controversial subject that brings up the important question of, “Should public art be considered as real art,” personally I think that it should be....   [tags: Art]

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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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Accepting All Art

- Art encompasses everything. It is such a broad subject that it can be found in the most bizarre places - like a house's structural wall built out of beer cans. Artists are always trying to push boundaries and think outside the canvas, as it were. After all, why create art that has already been done. The inherent problem with this is that now, because so much has already been done, everyone wants the excuse to call anything art. Worse – society's etiquette teaches us that we should be accepting of it because of its status as “art”....   [tags: Art]

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The Lost Art of the Unfortunate

- The Lost Art of the Unfortunate Introduction Art can be a vague subject. There are many different art movements, art forms, and art styles. What one finds pleasing, another may not. Some of the world’s population knows very little about art and the history of art, while others know all there is to know. But knowledge of any art work doesn’t mean one can’t interpret a piece in an intelligent way. Interpreting a piece of art comes of one’s thoughts and memories. One may find happiness in a dark, disturbing piece of art while another finds fear....   [tags: Art Movements, Styles, Techniques, Art]

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History of the Motorcycle

- History of the Motorcycle My goal is to explain the evolution of the motorcycle and how their importance has grown in our society. Motorcycles have changed a great deal over the past decade or so. They are constantly being bettered and improved. Slight changes are always being made to these man made machines. The motorcycle is an amalgamation of a motor and a bicycle. Motorcycles aren't the only two-wheeled form of motorized transportation, there are others like minibikes, mopeds, and motor scooter (www.comptons.com "Motorcycles", 1)....   [tags: Papers]

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A Brief History of Motorcycle Clubs

- In the early 1900s bicycle design and manufacture had reached a point where aerodynamics was a major factor in bicycle racing. It began with these two seated bicycles that were fitted with French DeDion-Buton single-cylinder, air-cooled internal combustion engines in order to propel the cycles at regulated speeds just ahead of the racers. The pacers were complicated to operate and required two people to run: the front rider was a driver who steered the vehicle and the rear rider was an engineer who constantly adjusted the flow of fuel to the primitive carburetor in order to maintain a constant speed....   [tags: bicycle design, racing, gangs]

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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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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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Maintenance Management

- Introduction Maintenance management has evolved over a long period. The incorporation of maintenance management as a sub-system of an organisation is indicative of its pivotal role in supporting business objectives. Maintenance management is defined as the combination of all technical and associated administrative actions intended to retain an item, or restore it to a state in which it can perform its required function. (British Standards 3811:1993). This is a broad definition and encompasses major aspects that were missing in older versions as highlighted by John Moubray, 2000-Reading 1-1....   [tags: Business Management ]

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The Meaning of Art

- Art is defined as “The expression or application of human 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” ("Oxford Dictionary" ). It is also used to describe “the various branches of creative activity, such as music, literature, and dance” (Oxford Dictionary” ). Over the course of time, art has been used to express cultural differences, socioeconomic views, religious themes, and even political ideals....   [tags: creativity, imagination, Renaissance, art styles]

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Chapter Ten: The Experiment of Caricature, Art and Illusion by E.H Gombrich

- Chapter Ten: The Experiment of Caricature, Art and Illusion by E.H Gombrich In Chapter Ten the author expands upon how the conventions of the teachings of the academies transcribed into much more than that. This chapter tries to reveal the process or experimentation into the discoveries of expression that has helped transcend art through its fruition. There was now a movement that garnered further than that of Rembrandt, and John Constable, allowing budding artists to derive their perspective of expression away from nature....   [tags: Art]

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My Interpretation of Art

- The definition of art, according to Webster’s Dictionary, is human creativity. This definition does not take into consideration our desires to analyze, understand, and accept or reject what we see in front of us. The phrase, “art is in the eye of the beholder”, is a true statement, because everyone has an opinion on what they consider art. In my opinion, art does not need to be understood or accepted to be considered art. Art needs to invoke an emotional response, be translatable to our lives, be expressive of a period in time, and be bold....   [tags: Art Analysis]

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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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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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Stained Glass Art: Visual Emotions

- Stained glass window artists capture not only artistic techniques, but architectural methods as well to construct their works of art. These techniques have subsisted for thousands of years and have survived through multiple cultures. Colors, patterns, and scenes draw an emotional response out of a viewer as well as portray a visual interpretation of a story, scripture, or moment in time. In order to completely comprehend the extent of the art and architecture of a stained glass window, an individual must first have knowledge of a stained glass window’s origin....   [tags: Art]

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Graffiti an Art or Not

- Art surrounds our plant from cost to cost, and it changes our views on the world. Although it seems we still can not distinguish art from mockery, it forces us to look at the ugly side of a modern art that is vulgar. Graffiti a term that comes from the Italian word that means to scratch known as graffio (“Graffiti.” Issues and Controversies). Street art as some call it has become very popular among want to be artist;however, there is one problem it's illegal. The law should not put up with this type art because it destructive to the public....   [tags: art, mockery, modern art, vulgar]

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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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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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Art Museum

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The Renaissance in Art

- Renaissance Art When the new upper class movement, Renaissance, occurred in Italy around the 14th century, a revival of the classical forms originally developed by the ancient Greeks and Romans, an intensified concern with secular life, and interest in humanism and assertion of the importance of the individual began. Thus, artists such as Mosaccio and Giotto depicted art that unlike the Middle Ages, showed emotions, feelings, and bright colors, thus demonstrating the deep concern for naturalism in the society....   [tags: Art History Renaissance Italy Italian]

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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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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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Art Analysis

- Though most works of art have some underlying, deeper meaning attached to them, our first impression of their significance comes through our initial visual interpretation. When we first view a painting or a statue or other piece of art, we notice first the visual details – its size, its medium, its color, and its condition, for example – before we begin to ponder its greater significance. Indeed, these visual clues are just as important as any other interpretation or meaning of a work, for they allow us to understand just what that deeper meaning is....   [tags: 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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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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Motorcycle Drivers and Helmets

- As a motorcycle rider I know first-hand the importance of wearing helmets, not only for the driver but the passengers too. Last august I was in a motorcycle accident just down the road from my house. Not only have I been riding motorcycles for the past six years, but I have also had multiple safety driving courses from college and military. I never thought I would get into an accident especially just down the road from my house. I was driving at the speed limit and I had the right away when a woman pulled out in front of me and nearly took my life....   [tags: accident, negligence, injury, death, law, fatality]

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The Art of Drawing

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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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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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- 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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An Investigation of Art in the Age of Mechanical Duplication

- Introduction Accounting for the fact that an essay is contrived with purpose and intent of reading a written article on paper, a poster on the other hand is contrived with the purpose and intent to be placed on the wall for clear and easy visualization. Consequently posters are not to include large amount of text in order to get their points across to viewers. They need to be well succinct and well organised to get their message across to viewers on the spot. Accordingly, images are message that is intended, expressed or signified and people will view and use them in many ways....   [tags: Art]

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Comparing my Tattoo Art with the Work of Norman "Sailor Jerry" Collins

- The artist that I compare my work with the most is Norman “Sailor Jerry” Collins. For many years, I have studied his work and the style of the old school tattoo as I have always planned on becoming a tattoo artist myself. Now that I have finally begun my tattoo apprenticeship, I truly appreciate the similarities and differences that Collins and myself share. The first similarity that comes to mind is the general visual structure of our art. I tend to use a limited palette of colors in my tattoo art with emphasis on shading and shadows to create depth....   [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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Langa's Art Analysis

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Art : Is Graffiti A Masterpiece?

- Art: Is Graffiti a Masterpiece to be Noticed. Cities are colored secretly by pictures drawn by painters of the night. Numerous underground artists are perused by the red and blue lights for painting empty canvases seen only as just another building wall. Although faced with fines and possible sentencing, those who pass by these imprints can be seen as pieces of art. The word “art” could be defined an expression of oneself on a canvas, the act of performing a creative activity, and/or the representation of an event to remind people of history....   [tags: Art, Graffiti, Street art, Banksy]

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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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Aircraft Maintenance Practices

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Zen Tradition

- Zen Tradition The forefather of Madhyamika Buddhism was Nagarjuna. T.P. Kasulis writes in his book, Zen Action, Zen Person that Nagarjuna was a predecessor to the development of Zen Buddhism. Nagarjuna is regarded though as a patriarch of the Zen tradition. He was the affecting principle to demonstrate logically the "emptiness", or rather sunyata of philosophical distinctions. Kasulis also explores Nagarjuna's "Logic of Emptiness." The Buddhist claimed that "to be concerned with speculative questions is like being concerned with the origin of a poisoned arrow while it is still in one's flesh, contaminating the bloodstream." Kasulis writes that a conflicting group supposed that nothi...   [tags: Papers]

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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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African Art

- African Art African Art does not have specific date to which it evolved because most early African Art was carved in wood, which perished quickly. This is why most art dates from the 19th and early 20th century. Many 20th century artists admired and collected pieces of African Art. They enjoyed the bold color, expression, and form that produced a new beginning in art history. African Art was mostly dedicated to life affirming activities such as healing, pleasure, protection, and transformation....   [tags: Art]

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Influence Of Greek Art

- “Anthropos metron”—“Man is the measure of all things,” one of the most known phrase by the Greek philosopher, Protagoras. These words reflect the Greek’s idea of humanism, focusing on us, humans. Greeks have introduced a view in both arts and architectures. Capturing aspects of humanity, Greek sculptures were intended to portray aesthetics and human forms and figures. As Greece continued to developed, so did their architectural style. Its influence is universal, the architectural structures of Greece can be seen abundantly in buildings and other constructions, both modern and older....   [tags: Greek 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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