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The Impact of Art

- “Why do people look at pictures?” my young brother naively asked me. Looking at his big blue eyes, which were so desperate for an answer, I found myself dumbfounded by how these four simple words, arranged in that specific order, carried such profound philosophical baggage. Not being able to come up with a clear answer, I mumbled, “It’s complicated.” My answer troubled me more than the question itself. I wasn’t willing to accept the fact that I couldn’t answer such a fundamental, and simultaneously complex question posed by a seven-year-old....   [tags: Understanding Art Works, Reflection]

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Renaissance Art

- The Renaissance was a period of European history that began in 14th-century Italy and spread to the rest of Europe in the 16th and 17th centuries. In this period, the feudal society of the Middle Ages (5th century to 15th century) was transformed into a society dominated by central political institutions, with an urban, commercial economy and patronage of education, the arts, and music. The term renaissance, literally meaning "rebirth," was first employed in 1855 by French historian Jules Michelet (Paolucci 14)....   [tags: History of Renaissance Art]

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Art as Expression

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

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Zen Buddhisim and Japan

- Zen Buddhism and Japan Japan and the development of Zen Buddhism went hand in hand towards the beginning of the sixth century. Buddhism was in full bloom in India and the Chinese were adapting it to there Lifestyle when several Japanese clans began picking it up. Zen Buddhism Zen Buddhism is a combination of Indian and Chinese thought process revolving around the world as it is and the discipline of finding enlightenment. The idea of enlightenment or Satori as the Japanese called it was the central point of Buddhism The Chinese had several ways of looking at the things that were contradicted by Indian lifestyles and thus you have the creation of Zen Buddhism....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Revolutionary Work of Art

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

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The Interconnectivity of Graffiti Art in Popular Culture

- Abstract- This lesson will encapsulate the interconnectivity of graffiti art in popular culture. Graffiti has been present since the early times of the Roman Empire and Ancient Greece. This form of art has evolved into a type of self expression and can be used as a way to communicate social and political views. Some forms of graffiti are considered works of art and others as an act of vandalism. Overall, the main idea behind graffiti art is an underlying meaning or message. Students will learn how a symbol that is so popular can be used to represent personal identification for all to view....   [tags: Art]

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The Maintenance Wizard

- The Maintenance Wizard The Maintenance Wizard. By Michael Levy. © all rights reserved. If you own a modern computer, you will know there is a maintenance wizard in your windows software. With a click of the mouse you can sit back whilst the wizard automatically checks out your computer for any faults. If it finds anything amiss it will correct it within a few seconds. The wizard will also remove any files that are not needed in its memory banks. Wow. what a wizard...Wouldn't be great if we had a wizard in our minds that could remove sickness and get rid of all erroneous memories....   [tags: social issues]

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The Value of Art

- The Value of Art Art can be misunderstood, misinterpreted, and misplaced in modern society. This is especially true in the life of Christians. Many Christians completely disregard art because they think it is a form of self-worship, a waste of time, or simply have no idea how to approach art. Some Christians will even avoid art museums, performances, and discussions because they do not want anything to do with art. Is something wrong with this negative approach to art. Should Christians participate in or avoid art in its various forms....   [tags: christianity, Uidhir, Bible, Graser, art]

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Zen and the Enlightened Mind

- Zen and the Enlightened Mind "I have forgotten everything. I don't remember a single word"(Masunaga 36). This is the mind of one who seeks the Way. In A Primer of Soto[JS1] Zen Dogen explains the Way of the Buddha and stresses the importance of "sitting in meditation" or zazen as a means of reaching the manifestation of wholeness. The manifestation of wholeness is a state in which one abandons both mind and body and empties oneself of ignorance, delusions, and dualistic modes of thinking. One who is free from dualistic modes of being enters a world in which both subject and object exist....   [tags: Philosophy Religion Essays]

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The Art Gallery of New South Wales: A Virtual Experience

- 3. Many art galleries/museums now offer elaborate websites. This virtual experience raises many factors that challenge the ways in which we conventionally view art. Discuss this statement through a close analysis of the web site of the AGNSW (www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/). In particular, you should look at the sections dealing with Exhibitions, Collection and Education, especially ‘my virtual gallery’ that appears in Education. In the 21st century age of technology, there is a constant conflict between the reception of art through a gallery website as opposed to experiencing it in the physical space of the art gallery or museum....   [tags: Art]

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Post-Impressionism and Van Gogh: The Conduit in Art History.

- Visual opulence, creativity, inimitable vision, and a style that is highly influential are the many characteristics of an admired movement in art history, that being of the Post-Impressionism movement (1875-1892). This movement, which was a by-product of the Impressionism movement, is the bridging gap between the two movements known as Realism and Expressionism. Post-Impressionism takes on some of the stylistic characteristics of these movements; however, it does not contain the all too glossy visuals of Realism or the heavily fantastic visuals of Expressionism, rather it is the intermediary of these two poles....   [tags: Art ]

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Rape in Romanesque Art

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

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Zen Buddhism

- Ch’an and Zen Buddhism Throughout the early years in many East Asian countries, there were many people who were looking for answers to this world’s, and otherworldly, questions. When Gotama became enlightened, and began preaching the practices of Buddhism, it came at such a time when the Han dynasty was collapsing, citizens were tired of Confucianism and looking for a new ideology that they could put there hearts and souls into. Over the years, Buddhism proved to be much more than just a religion; it became a way of life....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Role of Gender in Art

- Introduction “’Gender’ is defined here as the cultural construction of femininity and masculinity, as opposed to the biological sex (male or female) which we are born with. Although feminist theory in its various forms does not offer any single explanation of the differences between men and women, most feminists would reject the idea that male and female characteristics can be found exclusively in any fixed biological attributes. Although some feminists are more concerned than others with tracing of masculine and feminine characteristics to their essential biological roots … (essentialists), most feminists from a wide range of positions have contributed to the argument about the relative imp...   [tags: feminist art ]

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The Modern Civilization in Contemporary Installation Art

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

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Art and Its Basis in Convention

- Introduction ‘Art’ is commonly regarded as of high spirituality and aesthetic value, showing the intellectual and talented sides of the ‘great’ artists. However, many sociologists viewed the ‘art world’ as being constituted by networks of cultural production, distribution and consumption (Becker, 1984; Kadushin, 1976). These three networks are indeed collectively and mundanely formed. This paper aims to examine the question of how art is related to collective conventions, commercial drive, class interests and state sponsorship, with reference to the ‘art world’ in Hong Kong....   [tags: Art Market, Art Commercialization]

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Buddhist Art in Japan

- Buddhist Art in Japan Buddhism had an important role in the development of Japanese art between the sixth and the sixteenth centuries. Buddhist art and religion came to Japan from China, with the arrival of a bronze Buddhist sculpture alongside the sutras. Buddhist art was encouraged by Crown Prince Taishi in the Suiko period in the sixth century and Emperor Shomu in the Nara period in the eighth century. In the early Heian period Buddhist art and architecture greatly influenced the traditional Shinto arts, and Buddhist painting became fashionable among the wealthy class....   [tags: Art Artistic Arts Buddhist Buddhism Essays]

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Art Culture - Illustration : Illustration

- Art Culture – Illustration “Mom, I want to be president,” Says a young girl. The mom replies, “Oh that’s great, you will change the world.” She gets a little bit older and says, “Mom, when I grow up, I want to be an astronaut.” The mom replies, “Oh that’s great, you will travel to the moon.” She gets a little older and says, “Mom, I want to be a nurse.” Her mom replied, “Oh that’s great you will meet lots of people.” The girl gets older and says, “Mom, I want to be a creator.” Everyone else said, “Oh honey, there’s no such thing as a creator.” Her mom says, “Well, what do you want to create?” The girl replies, “Books, movies, music, dance, art.” The mom then replies, “Well, why do you wan...   [tags: Art, Culture, Fine art, Color]

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Polishness of Polish Art.

- In polish art after year 2000 there is a lot more interest in history, especially topics related to World War II, Holocaust , Polish-German and Polis-Jewish relations as well as modern history like PRL times and libertanian impulse . Interest about history in Polish Art is not a new phenomenon. The early postwar art was related to war time trauma. But in art after year 2000 new occurance can be observed: interest in concrete historical facts is less important than questioning about history, about how it is constructed, what is is used for, how it is used, as well as how history is mixed with fiction and how it functions in our vision....   [tags: Art, Żmijewski’s Art]

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The Changing Art of Wayang Theater

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

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Paraskeva Clark's Wartime Art

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

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The Motorcycle Helmet Law Debate

- People should not have to wear helmets because non-helmet usage dose not cost the government more money then helmet usage in a crash there is no difference between injuries with a helmet and without a helmet, and a helmet limits personal freedom. Living in Wisconsin we see see many motorcyclist ride without helmets many non motorcyclist think that that rider is irresponsible or he has a death wish and that they are costing them more money in there taxes thats just not true many motorcyclist have health insurance....   [tags: mandatory use of helmets]

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Art Therapy: A Necessary Tool for Success

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

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The Art of Pacita Abad

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

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The World Of Art And The Art World

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

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Art Is A Process Of Art

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

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Zen and the Art of William Shakespeare

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

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Early Christian Art

- The most influential theme in art for centuries was that of religion. There have been many things that have influenced art over the generations. Nothing has had the impact on the art world that religions has. Many of the ancient art works were dedicated to the gods or other religious figures. The statues of the Ancient Egyptians were not just for beauty. Instead, they were representations of the gods and were meant to have significant meaning to the people who saw them. The people of the time knew the meaning of every reed, flower, bird, or animal that was depicted in the art....   [tags: Art and Religion]

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The Total Work of Art or the Total Way of Life

- The Total Work of Art or the Total Way of Life Gesamtkunstwerk is a term that literally means the total work of art. However, it contains too many conceptions in itself. First appearance of this term is in Richard Wagner’s Die Kunst und die Revolution [“The Art and Revolution”], dated 1849. Roughly, Gesamtkunstwerk is a notion that “heaping together the various arts – architecture, landscape painting, dance, drama and music” (Daverio, 1986). However, this Wagnerian concept brought a discussion around the totality of an art work....   [tags: Art ]

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Religion Expressed Through Art

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

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Software Maintenance

- SOFTWARE MAINTENANCE Abstract A consequence of the widespread utilisation of computer based technology over the past few decades has been the emergence of vast, highly complex computer systems whose content and structure are increasingly resistant to modification and change.  However fallible such legacy systems remain, many are “mission-critical” whereby their failure may lead to the collapse of the business or industry in which they serve.  In such cases, it is ultimately not possible to decommission the system in question.  The present report investigates the nature of such systems and examines why legacy systems cause problems to Software Maintenance Managers?  This report also pro...   [tags: essays research papers]

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Art & Liberty

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

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

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

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Andy Warhol's Impact on Art

- Andy Warhol's Impact on Art Andrew Warhola was born August Sixth, 1928, in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. He was the youngest son of Julie and Andrej Warhola, both immigrants from Czechoslovakia. After a quiet childhood spent alternately alone and in art classes, Andrew went to college. He then got a job doing commercial art, largely advertisements for large companies. Over time his name was shortened and Andy Warhol changed the face of modern art. Through his silver lined Factory and the many people who frequented it a revolution was born....   [tags: Artist Art]

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Interactivity In Art

- Interactivity In Art Abstract: This essay examines the nature of interactivity in the arts through a cybernetic model, to arrive at an understanding of how interactive artworks can maintain and augment the subjectivity of the viewer. The cybernetic discourse foregrounds the relationship between the physical artifact (machine and/or work of art), the participant/spectator, and information/data/content. By examining the shifts in focus from each part of the cybernetic equation, several models for interactivity in art emerge....   [tags: Art Design Artistic Essays]

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Zen Buddhist Perspectives on Modern Education

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

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Urban Public Art in Canada

- When on holiday in any city, the visitor inevitably snaps photographs of the iconic public statuary and buildings in an effort to identify a location through association with landmarks and architecture. It is allowed freely without intrusion of private indoor spaces and confirms the identity of the place visited. The relationship of the art to the environment is illustrated and the fact that one is “being there” is documented. When at home in any city, the citizen approves or disapproves of what is presented in the form of urban public art as part of his or her own cultural identity....   [tags: Canadian Art]

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Art Nouveau

- Art Nouveau When one considers the term “Art Nouveau,” what comes to mind most immediately is “images of a European-wide invasion [characterized] by the restless dynamism of organic form”(Silverman 1). For me it is usually the work of Alphonse Mucha– his mysterious women surrounded by the beauties of nature. Often my Art Nouveau fantasies take shape in the odd fungal-shaped stained-glass lamps of Tiffany. Or sometimes they surface as the romantic Parisian posters I’ve seen at Pier One, advertising champagne or cats noir or bicycles or the like....   [tags: Art Nouveau]

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Robert Pirsig's Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

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

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

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

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