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Is Banksy Art Work?

- After watching the Documentary Exit through the Gift Shop, I decided to choose one of Banksy Art work. I choice to write about Banksy Art work because his street art has meaning behind every piece he creates. The art piece that I decided to talk about is the girl with the balloon by Banksy. This piece was discovered in the year 2002 in a South Bank London wall. This art piece stood up to me because this is not just a girl who lost a balloon. This art piece to me sends a message of hope. If you take a good look at the piece the only thing that has color is the heart shape balloon, while the girl reaching out for it is in black spray paint....   [tags: Banksy, Graffiti, Art, Street art]

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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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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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Art and Architecture in Germany and Czech Republic

- My trip to Germany and the Czech Republic was very exciting. At first, I was not sure what to think about it. They are foreign countries and this was my first trip out of the United States. I did however think they would be much different from America. I knew that there would be many older buildings and castles in each country, since they are older than the United States. I also did not expect to see as many skyscrapers in these cities. I expected all of the cities to be beautiful and have a lot of unique architecture....   [tags: Art]

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My Feelings On Various Works of Art

- I would define art as transferring creativity and imagination into tangible manifestations, whether it is music, paintings, sculptures, drawings, portraits, or dance. Art comes in many colors, themes, sizes, styles, and forms. Much of this, I think, is due to the individual artist’s social interaction, ethnic and cultural background, and social status. This could’ve held true for the past as well, but in today’s world, the amount of time exposed to informational media (television/radio news, computers with internet access) have to be added to the list of influences....   [tags: Art]

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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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Art As A Work Of Art

- Similarly, Weitz maintains that artists should always be able to produce something new or different, without the fear that it will not fit under conditions for being a work of art (1956, 32). As a result, individually necessary and jointly sufficient conditions for being a work of art are problematic for Weitz as he believes they lack inclusiveness to avant-garde works. 20th century avant-grade art renounced definitions of art at that time. Weitz states that any definition of art would continue to be renounced as conditions would not be able to accommodate all art works....   [tags: Art, Visual arts, Modernism, Family resemblance]

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Influence Of Art On African Art

- Art is defined as works created by artists, including, but not limited to paintings, sculptures, etc., that are created to be beautiful or to express important ideas or feelings (Merriam Webster). As the late 1800’s and early 1900’s began to set in, African art started its migration from the land of its origin, into the settings of European and American art galleries and exhibits. Modern artists were drawn to African sculpture because of its sophisticated approach to the abstraction of the human figure....   [tags: Cubism, Pablo Picasso, Museum of Modern Art]

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The Cultural Art of Body Art

- ... The procedure is said to be performed at dawn to help minimize the loss of blood, dawn being the coldest part of the day. The patrilineal stripes declare the clan membership of the children, and ensure that they are not denied the entitlements and rights of the clan members. There are many differences in the length, depth, spacing, and the placement of the stripes on the face. It may seem difficult to be able to be able to tell so much information about someone simply from the stripes on their face, but as Orie explains, for those that can read the traditional stripes, a brief look at someone’s face is enough to identify the town, regional affiliation, or family of that person (Orie, 201...   [tags: body art, decorations, cultural groups]

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“The true test of the greatness of a work of art is its ability to be understood by the masses.”

- “The true test of the greatness of a work of art is its ability to be understood by the masses.” The statement "The true test of the greatness of a work of art is its ability to be understood by the masses;" is highly problematic. Art in itself has an ambiguous definition that combines concepts of aesthetics and personal emotion. When one thinks of art, it becomes clear that the definition of art is too abstract. Art can be anything from cavepaintings to heiroglypics and pottery. Does this mean that art as it is defined is too broad....   [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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Art and Aesthetics

- Art and Aesthetics Art is usually referred to as the visual arts, where a piece of work is judged through the aesthetics in which it creates. However, art refers to all human endeavors, including the product of oneÂ’s creative impulse. In other words, art does not have to be innovative to be good. I believe art is the communication of an idea, be it visual, musical, communicative or other. Art is the interplay between the conscious and unconscious part of our being, between what is real and what is an illusion; it is the voice of our soul through color and form in a constant search for connection with something beyond....   [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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Readymade Art

- In 1915 the concept of “readymade” art was introduced by Marcel Duchamp when he took an ordinary snow shovel and painted the title In advance of the broken arm. He had previously turned a wheel up-side down and attached it to a stool, creating a piece he called Bicycle wheel. This was also considered a “readymade.” A “readymade” by Duchamp is “an ordinary object elevated to the dignity of a work of art by the mere choice of an artist.” Duchamp produced many of these “readymades,” but it his readymade entitled Fountain that we will be discussing here....   [tags: Art ]

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Zen

- Zen Suzuki was obsessed with proving Buddhism as a unified tradition to be scientific and in accordance with modern, universal culture. He calls it "rational" and "positivistic" (1959a, x) and "radical empericism" (1974, 2). "Buddhism is reality, reality is Buddhism" (1970D, 7), it is an "ultimate fact of all philosophy and religion" (1956, 111). Like his Victorian predecessors, he rejected all ritualistic activity as merely symbolic (or as a spiritual gestus towards the unenlightened folk believers)....   [tags: Papers]

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Environmental Art

- Environmental art is a genre of art that was established in the late 1960’s and it was created by things found in nature to make a piece of art. Some of the the environmental art would be so large in size, that it would be considered to be monumental. This kind of art can not be moved without destroying it, and the climate and weather can change it. There are many reasons why an artist would create an environmental work of art, such as : to address environmental issues affecting earth today, to show things that could be powered by nature or be interactive with natural phenomenon (like lighting or earthquakes), or to show how people can co-exist with nature, or maybe use it as a means to hel...   [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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Graffiti: Art or Vandalism?

- Art: the ultimate form of self expression. But, what constitutes an art. And, who decides. These very questions plague society as it tries to decide and define the official status of graffiti--art or vandalism. Because it has found its way into art galleries and because of the community of artists who challenge and inspire each other, graffiti should be considered art and as a way to express oneself. The origin and history of graffiti is not what one might expect. Believed to have been created by a Philadelphia high school student named Cornbread in 1967, it was a bold effort to catch the attention of a girl (De Melker)....   [tags: Art, graffiti]

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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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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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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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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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The Underlying Message

- The Underlying Message Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance is not specifically about orthodox Zen Buddhist practice nor does if specifically teaches how to repair a motorcycle. It does, however, dig into the inner structure of the thought process to form a foundation to support any form of logic. This is accomplished by means of a trek through the author’s mind as he recounts his past in attempt to rediscover who he once was. As the author comes to term with his duality, the reader is conditioned to understand the author’s philosophical ideas, which are the underlying beams of his value system....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Art History

- Crooked Beak of Heaven Mask is a big bird-figure mask from late nineteenth century made by Kwakwaka’wakw tribe. Black is a broad color over the entire mask. Red and white are used partially around its eyes, mouth, nose, and beak. Its beak and mouth are made to be opened, and this leads us to the important fact in both formal analysis and historical or cultural understanding: Transformation theme. Keeping that in mind, I would like to state formal analysis that I concluded from the artwork itself without connecting to cultural background....   [tags: Culture, Society, Art]

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Egyptian Art vs. Sumerian Art

- When comparing two forms of artwork, it may be quite difficult to tell them apart. And when those artworks are thousands upon thousands of years old, it certainly does not help the issue. When looking at both Egyptian and Sumerian art, there is certainly a resemblance to some degree. Both are from before our time, and both express the beliefs and culture of their respective lineage. But if you delve deeper, you can certainly start to see a difference. Egyptian art is known widely for its hieroglyphics, while Sumerian art may be seen as focusing more on the naturalistic views on the human form....   [tags: art, egytian and sumerian culture]

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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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Geometry in Art

- Geometry in Art Most of the art that we see today uses some form of geometry. Sometimes we can visually see the shapes and other times we can’t. If we didn’t have geometry the art of today would be flat and scattered, making it unpleasing to look at. Due to the great works of Brunelleschi and Leonardo da Vinci the concepts of linear perspective and geometry were brought into art and resulted in geometry continuing in our art today. Filippo Brunelleschi was a “trained goldsmith who, in 1420, changed the course of the artistic renaissance in Florence in two large ways” (“BRUNELLESCHI and the Re-Discovery of Linear Perspective”)....   [tags: Filippo Brunelleschi, Art Analysis]

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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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Prospects Of Art

- This essay will look at the jeopardising prospects of art, under the influence of a different geopolitical system. An essential worry in the art world today is the exceptional increasement in its tradition to stand out and be distributed, possibly meaning, global levels among a collection of areas, occasions, advertisers and electronic interchanges could impact contemporary artwork becoming known, not just locally but in larger regions all over the world. Yet a number of these practices, despite making clear neighbouring origins, have tackled a universal method....   [tags: Art, Arts, Art world, Conceptual art]

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The European Fine Art Fair

- ‘Visitor figures and sales this year testify to the strength of TEFAF 2015. Since the inception of the fair over a quarter of a century ago the market has changed and so has the fair. TEFAF will continue to evolve to meet the challenges of an ever-changing global landscape. (Release, 2015)’ Willem van Roijen, Chairman of the Executive Committee, reflecting on the most recent annual European fine Art fair in 2015. Long running ‘The European Fine Art Fair’ (TEFAF) has evolved into what could be considered as one the most important fine art fair of its kind, and of its time....   [tags: Art, Pablo Picasso, Contemporary art, Modern art]

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Zen Buddhism

- Zen Buddhism No other figure in history has played a bigger part in opening the West to Buddhism than the eminent Zen author, D.T. Suzuki. One of the world's leading authorities on Zen Buddhism, Suzuki authored more than a hundred popular and scholarly works on the subject. A brilliant and intuitive scholar, Dr. Suzuki communicated his insights in a lucid and energetic fashion. Diasetz Teitaro Suzuki was born in Japan in 1870, received his philosophical training as a Buddhist disciple at the great Zen monastery at Kamakura, and was a distinguished professor of Buddhist philosophy at Otani University, in Kyoto, Japan....   [tags: Papers]

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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 Comparing

- Artists that concentrated on the Baroque style of painting had an uncanny ability to display their style more so than the artists of the Renaissance era. In respect to their different approach towards shape, room, and work of art, the differences in their styles resulted in dissimilar descriptions. Renaissance and Baroque seem to concentrate towards the treatment of space, appearance, and color. This uniqueness affects the description of a painting and therefore it cannot be seen. More so, than in comparing Perugino's Christ delivering the Keys of the Kingdom to St....   [tags: Artists, Art Styles]

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What Is Art?

- Throughout the art community, there are many different forms and techniques classed as art. In the recent attack on the Queensland Art Gallery (QAG), many of the public hastily judged the abstract art exhibition by stating ‘Abstract art is not really art’. Some of the reluctant public continue to say ‘Abstract painters are sloppy, reckless, renegades with no regard for rules for formalities.’ It is in my opinion that abstract art is can be classed as art because it incorporates the basic concepts and techniques of art....   [tags: Art Analysis ]

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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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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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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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Zen Buddhism

- Zen Buddhism was first introduced to China by a South- Indian man called Bodhidharma in around 520 CE. Bodhidharma, according to tradition, was a man so epic that he removed his own eyelids in order to win a staring contest with a rock wall (from his severed eyelids sprang tealeaves, and thus, the connection between Zen Buddhism and tea-drinking). The main teaching of Zen is that of zazen, or seated meditation, and that only through meditation and action, rather than cogitation, can one achieve enlightenment (Elwood, 127-132)....   [tags: Religion]

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Baroque Art

- Baroque art can be described as a “distinctive new style” in which artists embraced “dynamism, theatricality, and elaborate ornamentation, all used to spectacular effect, often on a grandiose scale”. Baroque art encompasses a vast range of art from the dramatic and theatrical Italian pieces, as the quote suggests, to the more simple and every-day life but still fabulous Dutch pieces. Baroque art can hardly be contained in one description because it describes so many types of art, in great part due to the religious, socio-economic, and political scenes of the time....   [tags: Art History]

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Impressionism In Art

- Impressionism: “a theory or practice in painting especially among French painters of about 1870 of depicting the natural appearances of objects by means of dabs or strokes of primary unmixed colors in order to simulate actual reflected light.” (“Impressionism.“) During the late 1800’s and early 1900’s a revolution in art began in France. Impressionism was a drastic change from the artwork from the Renaissance and the period of Romanticism in art. It was also the beginning of modern art. Famous Impressionistic artists include – a man dubbed the leader of Impressionism – Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, Paul Gauguin, Mary Cassatt, and Auguste Renoir....   [tags: Art History]

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The Perfect Motorcycle

- The Perfect Motorcycle As long as I can remember, I have always been interested in cars, trucks, and other gear-head type stuff. I think I have liked automotive things because my dad is very mechanical and has taught my brother and I more about cars than we really need to know. Luckily in the past few years I have also taken an interest in motorcycles. This began shortly before my sixteenth birthday when I found out that my brother had secretly acquired one and was keeping it at a friends house....   [tags: Personal Narratives Automobiles Mechanics Essays]

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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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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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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 Zen Of Oz

- Glinda, the Good Witch of the North, a Zen master. The Tin Man an enlightenment seeker. “Follow the Yellow Brick Road” a mantra. Joey Green’s, The Zen of Oz, is a witty, whimsical, and surprisingly insightful introduction to Eastern Philosophy via one of the world’s most beloved movies. It delivers universal truths in a charming, non-preachy, fashion allowing you to explore Dorothy’s yellow brick road, as well as your own. Along the way, you will discover original song lyrics, your favorite dialogue, all of the charming characters, and the amazing scenes from the motion picture, The Wizard of Oz, illustrated in a Japanese style....   [tags: essays research papers]

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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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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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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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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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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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The Magic of the Conservator: Ensuring Art Does Not Disappear

- The Magic of the Conservator – Ensuring Art Does Not Disappear As with many advances in industry and technology, we can thank war for increasing the interest in research for art conservation. After the Great War, the British Museum unpacked its collections after wartime storage in the Underground railway tunnels. Many items had unexpectedly deteriorated in a relatively short time; iron had rusted, bronze developed green corrosion, pottery and stone objects were covered in growth of salt crystals....   [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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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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Following in the Ways of Zen Buddhism

- Following in the Ways of Zen Buddhism I fell in love with the first Buddhist I ever met. That is to say I fell in love with a man who is a Buddhist. I, however, am not a Buddhist. I have faith in what I find to be right rather than committing to a religion that I would not wholeheartedly believe in. It would seem that a difference in our spiritual practices may be a strain on our relationship, but in truth our faith lies in similar areas. The biggest difference between us is that I lack the knowledge and self discipline to be a practicing Buddhist....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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The Art of Hans Hofmann and Kamimir Malevich

- Modern day art has passed beyond the realms of serving the state and religion and to illustrate history or to paint a plain object. Art at the beginning of the 20th centaury became about something more, feeling. Artwork started to become deeper and filled with a purpose an idea which would hide itself behind reality. The new revolution of art pushed the boundaries of reality into something that expressed the inner of the artist. A quote from Max Beckman describes these feeling, “What I want to show in my work is the idea which hides itself behind so-called reality....   [tags: art]

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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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Demos as an Art

- Demos as an Art A little more than two years ago I came across a very small computer program that amazed me. It was very small as computer programs go, but it did something I have never seen before - it used a mathematical formula to create a stunning moving display, and played music in the background. After a while of looking around I found more of the same type of programs, most created by different people, all of which had a common purpose of presenting the user with computer-generated art - some by mathematical formulae, some by conventional means, but most a combination of the two....   [tags: Art Arts Artistic Technology Essays]

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Art As a Shared Experience

- Art, even in its simplest form, has a culture embedded on it. It cannot be separated from the artist’s way of life. It differentiates a culture from all the rest and defines itself to an extent where nobody but the artist can even grasp. Traces of art forms have been identified alongside the evolution of mankind and flourished since the establishment of civilizations. These earlier art masterpieces in the form of sculptures, cave paintings, petroglyphs and the like were found from different parts of the world....   [tags: Art Appreciation]

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Movements in Art Report

- ... Additionally, her skin tone is not a continuous shade. It was important to the Nazi party that only healthy bodies were displayed as Great German Art. Second, this woman is not in a motherly setting. She is not being nurturing or holding any child. During this time, a women’s duty was to be a mother and only a mother. Also, since she is not a mother, she should be doing labor. Instead, she is lying leisurely on the couch. If this work were to hang amongst the Great German Art, I think that the government would be afraid that the German people would decide to dismiss all of their labor work to just lie on the couch like this woman....   [tags: degenerate art, Grat German art]

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Analysis of the Asian Art Market

- During the art market booming on a global scale, due diligence of art market has become more and more important not only in developed countries,but also in developing countries, especially Asia area. When we collect our interviews from Asia, we can find some similarities between them. First of all, all of the interviewees from Asia do not know about the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).After our explanation, they are able to know about the valuation of RICS. This may be for two reasons....   [tags: chinese art, contemporary art, art market]

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Describing Two Works of Art

- Abstract In this assignment, I will provide the information on two, specific work of Arts that are unconventional. Therefore, after all the research that I preformed I actually discovered more than two, of course, but I decided to go with the most interesting to me. Justin Gignac created the first work of Art that I choose and the second one I choose was a building. The building is located in Sopot, Poland and it is called The Crooked House. In ending, this paper will have all the information about the work of Arts and the facts that back up the reason for the Artwork being unconventional....   [tags: Art Essay, Art Appreciation]

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Original Definition of Art

- My definition of art is imagination and passion expressed by creating a visual feature. I consider art to be a figurative of the imagination because everything starts with thought. People create life by thinking of ways to develop; this then creates art. It is as simple as watching a child draw a picture. I can recall imagining a picture in my head and expressing my thoughts on paper. The drawing did not come out as I imagined but it took me to a place and every time I saw the picture I thought about the vision I had created in my head....   [tags: Art, Definition]

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Art Appreciation

- Art Appreciation Rathnasambhava, the Transcendent Buddha of the South and Madonna Enthroned are very similar images that were produced by very different cultures. Both images were produced during the 13th Century. The image of Rathnasambhava, the Transcendent Buddha of the South was produced in Tibet during an interesting period of the country’s religious history. The branch of Tibetan Buddhism is led by a religious and sometimes political leader called the Dalai Lama. It was during the 13th Century during the reign of Kublai Khan, around the time of the production of this painting, that Tibet experienced the first incarnation of the Dalai Lama....   [tags: Art Analysis ]

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Art Therapy : A Beneficial Technique

- Art therapy is a beneficial technique that works especially well with children. Sometimes children are unable to put into words the different emotions they are feeling, art therapy can assist the therapist in discovering the different issues children’s may feel. Art therapy focuses on the creative process of exploring deeper meanings in a patient’s personal experiences, while integrating psychotherapy with multi-arts, this approach can help children access, process, and integrate traumatic feelings in a manner that allows for appropriate emotional regulation....   [tags: Art, Emotion, Art therapy, Medicine]

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Zen Gardens

- Zen Gardens Zen Buddhism began to show up in Japan during the eighth century. It went through various periods of popularity and disregard, but constituted one of the most important influences on Japanese culture. All Buddhist temples include gardens. The first temple gardens evolved from well-groomed landscaping around Shinto shrines. Later, the gates and grounds surrounding Buddhist temples began to use gardens to beautify the temple, similar to the Heian mansion gardens....   [tags: Papers]

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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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Health Maintenance Organization

- HMOs: The Health Care of the Beast Many people are concerned about rising health care costs. In reaction to this, some individuals and companies are gravitating toward the assumed lower prices of Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) health plans. HMOs spend billions of dollars each year advertising their low cost services. While these savings look good on paper, there are many pages of small print. The explanation after the asterisk indicates that not only do the HMOs lack lower costs, but they also short-change the patient in quality care....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Engaging with Art

- Johnny comes home from work late. He feels tired and decides to spend the night relaxing in front of the tv and entertain himself with some shows. His cable company offers him around a hundred tv channels. He taps the remote control until through the variety of programs he finds something familiar and appealing. He is soon engulfed by the plot to the point that the tv show provides a comfortable escape from his stressful life. There are many similar forms of passive entertainment he could have chosen from: internet browsing, gallery shopping, concert going, music, etc....   [tags: Art Criticism Essays]

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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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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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History of American Art Education

- Western culture had many important effects on the United States as a developing nation, and art education was no exception to this. In order to come to terms with the impact of Western culture on American art education, it is important to chronicle the progression of art education throughout Europe. Spanning centuries, the political, social, and economic development of European nations, each played an important role the philosophies of art education, which in the long run, affected American ideas concerning the subject....   [tags: Art Education ]

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Global Art Market

- I. Global Art Market Overview 1. The Art World and The Art Market For the recent last decades, art market has become very popular with a boom in total sale revenue worldwide. People start to participate and pay attention to the art world more interactively and frequently. For example, art institutions have gained more admissions than ever before; museum visits surged globally and more people are willing to pursue an art-related career. Generally speaking, art world is broader than the art market....   [tags: Art World, Art Market, ]

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Analysis of album art of the 20th Century

- Music has always had a strong influence on people everywhere in the world and nothing points to this ever changing. There is an enormous amount of genres and sub genres, new hits and old classics, songs and compositions for everyone and this number is forever increasing. It is virtually impossible to listen to all songs ever written and hardly anyone would try to attempt that, yet each band and singer would want to have their music noticed. This is why album art is an essential part of any music CD, an eye catcher that can make a consumer purchase a piece of music that they might not even like....   [tags: art]

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Techniques Used For Art Therapy

- Within non-directive and directive routes, there are many different methods involved in art therapy. Painting is the most popular method that is used for art therapy. The Counseling Directory explains, “Putting paint on paper is one of the purest forms of art and allows you an immense amount of freedom” (Art Therapy). Painting gives patients freedom even though a blank canvas can be frightening at first (Art Therapy). Using a media such as paint gives children the ability to use a wide variety of colors to express their emotions....   [tags: Art, Music, Arts, Art therapy]

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Deceiving Art

- Can our eyes be deceived. Yes. They can, although there is nothing wrong with our eyes as such but it is our brain that determines what is and what is not existent which leads to our deception. Whatever our brain interprets, we see as an illusion. Our brain makes assumptions with the knowledge we have been educated with, so, what appears to be may not be as it seems. So we are left with the question, “is seeing believing?” (Horizon, 2010, episode: Is seeing believing?) Take Figure 1 for example, we see the tiles labelled A and B as different colours, but are they....   [tags: art]

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Edmund Feldman and Art Criticism

- Edmund Burke Feldman was an Alumni Foundation Distinguished University Professor of Art at the University of Georgia. He was an art educator as well as an art historian. He has written several books about art including The Philosophy of Art Education, First Edition, 1995. The primary focus of this paper is to inform and show what Doctor Feldman thought was important to art teachers by correlating the practices of teaching art to the issues of philosophy Doctor Feldman wanted to bring together both subjects of art education and art teaching....   [tags: Art Education ]

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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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Himalayan Art

- Art was largely used to express traditions in the Himalayan region. Once upon Many Times is an exhibition at Rubin Museum of Art representing a wide range of visual narratives and reproductions of temple murals, which can be regarded as exceptional examples of Himalayan art based upon Tibetan myths and legends. Furthermore, this paper will analyze the color arrangement, composition, proportion, hierarchy and motifs of the historical narrative Shantarakshita and scenes of his life and the Drowa Sangmo mural represented at the exhibition Once upon Many Times....   [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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Postmodern Art

- Postmodern art decided to make revolutionary break with past and questioned previous theories known as “big narratives” of art, politics, economics and overall culture in order to create new theories. The big part of postmodern theory deals with the belief of preexistence of the art all around us. The artist is the one who can recognize these elements of art around as and synthesize them into the art work. This art work becomes object of interpretation which inevitably varies among different generations, social groups, national group, religious groups, and depends on some extent of the educational level of the observers and it is also different in the same individual in different times or en...   [tags: Art ]

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