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The Mark of a Masterpiece

- In this article, David Grann examines the work of Peter Paul Biro in an art authentication in a delightful heading “The Mark of a Masterpiece” (Grann 1). Notably, Biro had a claim that he has innovatively designed a camera that is above any available camera. This brings to the understanding that this character is using his own professionalism and ideas to achieve what he wants to. As a fact, he scooped a dozen of fortune, including DARPA, NASA, several universities, and R. and D fortune from numerous departments of about five hundred technology companies all of which are from his own effort....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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Film is a Collaboration Masterpiece

- The realization of a motion picture is an arduous collaborative process, Which requires that a great among of people come together to in a synchronic manner to Create the final product. In modern times media has made film to be seen as a glamorous profession, and often the layman sees filmmakers and actors as people who make a lot of Money, in a very easy manner. This could not be farther from the true; In fact the realization of a single scene that will last from seconds to a few minutes on the screen, can take between 12 hours to several days of the hard work of a large team of individuals....   [tags: Cinematography]

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Zeami´s "Masterpiece amongst masterpiece": Izutsu or The Well-Cradle

- Izutsu or The Well-Cradle in English title refers to the railing round the mouth of a well. In this story, the well is right outside of the young boy and the young girl’s houses. They often measured their height against the well-cradle. The well bonds two of them together since their early childhood. They had their most precious times around the well where they played, talked, and shared their feelings there. When they grew up into a young man and a young woman, they found out their love is deeply rooted towards each other and so get married....   [tags: Yugen, Zeami, noh play, noh drama]

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The Crucible: A Masterpiece of Dramatic Writing

-       The Crucible provides us with an example of a masterpiece of dramatic writing. In this play Arthur Miller gives us a stimulating example of the use of a variety of theatrical techniques. His most powerful scenes in "The Crucible" have common characteristics: very effective use of stage actions, long build-ups of suspense that come crashing down in thundering climaxes, intense displays of emotion and an abundance of dramatic irony. These are my three chosen scenes: p46-50: "Tituba........Devil!", p98-100: "She thinks.......Oh God" and p101-105: "You will.....Mr Hale!"....   [tags: Essay on The Crucible]

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The Masterpiece of Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle

- The Masterpiece  of Cat's Cradle      Kurt Vonnegut,  critically acclaimed author  of several best-selling novels, uses  self-expression and psychological manipulation to  stress to the reader  his beliefs and ideas dispersed within  the context of Cat's  Cradle. From reading this  novel, one  might attribute  perplexity pondering over the plot  and general story  line of the  book. Cat's Cradle entangles  itself  in  many  interesting  changes of events; strange outlandish ideas and psychological "black holes" can be found with just the flip of a page....   [tags: Cat's Cradle Essays]

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Battleship Potemkin as a Masterpiece

- Battleship Potemkin as a Masterpiece Battleship Potemkin, a masterpiece. Early critics reported this marvellous film to be unquestionably one of the greatest motion pictures ever made. However, would this display of dazzling, daring, dramatic sequence grab the approval and praise of the modern day society. This so called ‘classic’, as regarded by an international film jury to be the greatest film ever made, in 1948 and again in 1958, is now just another film on the shelf for our generation....   [tags: Papers]

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Metropolis: An Influential Film Masterpiece

- Metropolis: An Influential Film Masterpiece   In 1927, Fritz Lang created a place for himself in the history of cinema when he made and released the film Metropolis. This film has become a significant influence on the film industry in many ways. Metropolis is considered by many to be a landmark German film. This film set many standards for today's science-fiction films such as Star Wars, Blade Runner, and 2001: A Space Odyssey. Lang's use of mob scenes, providing a possible glimpse at the future, creating the model for robots, and elaborate scenes involving hundreds of workers have been used in many films since....   [tags: Movie Film Essays]

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The School of Athens: A Masterpiece by Raphael Sanzio da Urbino

- Between 1509 and 1510, Raphael Sanzio da Urbino constructed a fresco masterpiece designed for the Vatican entitled The School of Athens. The painting itself represents different branches of knowledge such as philosophy, theology, and also literature. Most people consider The School of Athens a masterpiece by Raphael and the epitome of High Renaissance. My thesis statement for this paper is to ask and figure out why Raphael painted such a beautiful object and I also am going to research why Michelangelo and Raphael were such rivals during a period of time where I believe the Renaissance reach its peaked in art, music, and society as a whole....   [tags: painting, philosophy, learning]

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Exploring The Jungle: The True Impact of a Literary Masterpiece

- Literature is a powerful and persuasive tool. History holds the proof that a well-written novel, even a work of fiction, has the power to profoundly impact society. One such novel is Upton Sinclair’s 1906 expose of the American immigrant, infamously titled The Jungle. The story is of the trials and tribulations of a Lithuanian family struggling to earn a living in the slaughterhouses of Chicago. The issues faced by this family are some of the most disturbing fictional depictions of the lower class, and some of the most well-read in the past century....   [tags: Literature Review]

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Molieres Tartuffe a Masterpiece of French Literature

- Molieres Tartuffe a Masterpiece of French Literature Moliére's Tartuffe has long been considered a masterpiece of French Literature for its powerful social commentary, finely sculptured characters and its presentation of moral theme. While Tartuffe stands soundly on its own merits, its curiosity and impact for audiences both within its own period and for contemporary productions are heightened by the history surrounding its original presentation. Tartuffe was written and produced in a sensitive time for a sensitive audience....   [tags: Papers]

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Fritz Lang's M - A Historical Masterpiece

- Fritz Lang's M - A Historical Masterpiece The film M is symptomatic of the tense environment of prewar (and postwar) Germany. Since the end of the first world war, German nationalism had been vehemently suppressed by the rest of the world and then, in the early 1930’s, the Nazi party' was beginning its ascent to power. M eerily predicts the lynch mob mentality of Adolf Hitler’s agenda of genocide. The film enjoys a distinctive place in the history of cinema and particularly the history of German cinema....   [tags: Movie Film Essays]

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Dale Chihuly: The Man Behind the Masterpiece

- Dale Chihuly: The Man Behind the Masterpiece The artist is known not only for his glasswork—which displays exuberant colors, exotic shapes, and a dramatic scale—but also for his outlandish lifestyle and appearance. According to William Warmus, author of The Essential Dale Chihuly, “Henry Geldzahler, former curator of contemporary art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, once said that the striking Chihuly ‘looks like a pirate and sometimes acts like a pirate,’ leading the life of a nomad and traveling the world over to orchestrate museum shows, glassblowing sessions, and installations of his work” (10)....   [tags: Artists Artist Art papers]

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Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales is a Masterpiece

- Geoffrey Chaucer's masterpiece "The Canterbury Tales" depicts characters from every stratum of feudal society and exposes the contradictions of the character's social roles. As a Church representative, the Pardoner, for instance, is to be a scammer of gullible believers. His tale is an ironic narrative that speaks about human morality. The Pardoner's tale is of three men finding fortune to have a better life and defeat death, but end up killing each other. Though the use of irony in "The Pardoner's Tale" satirizes both the corruption of the Catholic Church and individual human greed and materialism as evidenced by the characters in the tale and the Pardoner himself....   [tags: Geoffrey Chaucer]

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James Still's River of Earth: A Neglected American Masterpiece

- James Still's River of Earth: A Neglected American Masterpiece   James Still's River of Earth is a novel about life in Appalachia just before the Depression. Furthermore it is a novel about the struggles of the mountain people since the settlement of their region. However great it may be at depicting Appalachia's mountain people and culture, though, Still's novel has remained mostly invisible compared to other novels of the period which depict poor white southern life, such as John Steinbeck's Grapes of Wrath and Erskine Caldwell's God's Little Acre (Olson 87)....   [tags: James Still River of Earth Essays]

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Another Masterpiece: Final Fantasy Goes Online

- Another Masterpiece: Final Fantasy Goes Online Everyone who knows games, and even some who don’t, knows the title Final Fantasy. They may also know that it has been claimed the best RPG (Role Playing Game) series of all time. Most people also know that the company, Squaresoft, is the maker of this great series. Final Fantasy was nothing short of a miracle for Squaresoft when the first game came out. Squaresoft was about to go bankrupt when they decided to make one last game, a final game, which they decided to name Final Fantasy....   [tags: Video Games Entertainment Essays]

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The Art Work of Jan van Eyck

- In 1434, Jan van Eyck would paint a masterpiece that would mystify scholars and artists for generations. This masterpiece, one out of many, was known as the "Arnolfini Wedding." The elements and details of the painting would arouse many questions that still do not have solid answers today. Jan van Eyck was born approximately in 1395, although the exact date of his birth is not known, and died in 1441 in Netherlands. He was born in Belgium, or Flanders as it was known then. (Biography Channel) Jan van Eyck was distinguished as a talented artist in several ways....   [tags: symbolism, artist, medium, masterpiece]

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Diego Velázquez – Las Meninas (1656-57)

- Introduction Las Meninas was Velázquez’s largest oeuvre measuring 3.21 m by 2.81 m (Umberger 96). Velázquez’s masterpiece is one that draws sharp criticism ranging from those who find this work as a complete piece with its pictorial features prominent in the artwork, to those who find it hard to interpret its content conclusively (Ancell 159-160; Snyder 542+; Steinberg 48; Bongiorni 88). Despite such disparities, Velázquez’s masterpiece was able to project a day in the life of the royal family while at the same time achieving his artistic ideal....   [tags: Masterpiece, Art Analysis]

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My Interpretation of Raphael's Sistine Madonna

- In August, 2012 it was the 500th anniversary of Raphael’s great masterpiece, the painting known as the “Sistine Madonna” (Bleibtreu, 2013). Although many years have passed, not all the mysteries have been discovered, yet regarding this painting. My paper is about my interpretation of “Sistine Madonna” incorporated with some facts about renaissance and the colors of that period of time, including, some famous people’s opinions, magazines’ reviews and Raphael Sanzio’s interpretation. Moreover, I include in this paper the opinions of simple people such as that of my family and my friends....   [tags: Art, paintings, masterpiece]

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Interview and Chatting with August Rodin

- Good morning Mr. Rodin. August: Good morning. Interviewer: I’m so excited to be able to conduct this interview with you and find out “what makes Rodin.” Okay let’s get started with one of your pride and joy sculptures and also my personal favorite “The Kiss.” This work shows the passion that can be shared between a male and female, and because this work is so life like its almost as though you can feel this passion being shared as well. The detail and texture that you put into creating the body of the female and male is magnificent....   [tags: age of bronze, masterpiece, the kiss]

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My Last Duches by Robert Browning

- ... The particular phrase, “Oh, sir, she smiled, no doubt,” even borders on sarcasm, which leaves the reader wondering if perhaps the death of the Duchess did not come as a surprise to him; perhaps the Duchess could have been on her way out long before she even realized it (43). In addition to his strange mourning habits, the Duke also plans on remarrying quite quickly. In fact, his new marriage is the affair that sparks this retelling of events. The speaker is supposedly discussing these traits of his former wife with the servant in order to put the Count, who is the father of the Duke’s new bride, at ease about the safety and happiness of his daughter....   [tags: the duke, artist, masterpiece]

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The Imperfect Masterpiece

- America is the nation of immigrants. America was founded on the principals of freedom of speech, equality, and the pursuit of happiness and this principle of freedoms encouraged people to come to America. To be an American does not simply mean being born on American soil, it means that one believes and supports the beliefs of American principles. Scruton stated that, “to inherit a culture you must identify with it; and if you cannot identify with it, then you must find a new identity by rejecting it.” To be American is to live by its values, such as patriotism, individualism, conformity, success, and equality....   [tags: Immigrants, Freedom of Speech, Equality]

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The Wealthy Man's Crime

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

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Lost Souls in Charles Dicken´s Great Expectations and in Masterpiece´s Adaptation for TV

- As stated by the Macmillan Dictionary a lost soul is, “someone who seems unhappy and unable to deal with the ordinary events and activities of life.” This idea of being a lost soul can be applied to an abounding amount of the characters in Great Expectations. Throughout this Bildungsroman novel, the reader’s experience many instances of lost souls blooming and becoming a better version of themselves, especially during many moments of self-discovery in Pip. He moves from being an innocent, ignorant adolescent to a snobbish, arrogant young man later growing more humble after many years ridden with guilt....   [tags: Loneliness, Self-Discovery]

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Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock Essay: A Beautifully Complicated Masterpiece

- The Love Song Of J. Alfred Prufrock : A Beautifully Complicated Masterpiece The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, by T.S. Eliot is a beautifully complicated masterpiece. The poem rises above all standards of poetry and completely blows your mind. The poem consists of twenty stanzas, each telling a different part of the story of J. Alfred Prufrock's life. Eliot uses many poetic devices to add a hint of magic to the sound of the poem. The diction he uses turns what seems to be a normal poetic work of art into a dream where everything flows together like magic....   [tags: Love Song J. Alfred Prufrock]

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Dallingridge's Masterpiece

- Built in 1385 in East Sussex, Bodiam Castle is among one of England’s most famous fortresses. It is known for its enchanting, mythical appearance, and its symbolic display of fortune and authority. Today, although in partial ruin and decay, it is still renowned for its magnificent beauty. Now owned by the National Trust, Bodiam was established by Sir Edward Dallingridge, a well-known knight and one of Sussex County’s leading citizens. The Bodiam Castle is a representation of the social, political, and stylistic ideals of 14th century England....   [tags: Architecture]

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William Shakespeare's Hamlet

- William Shakespeare's longest play, Hamlet, is his ultimate masterpiece and is filled with symbolic importance concerning gender relationships. Part of the tragedy revolves around Hamlet and his relationship with Ophelia, and her relation with the other men in this play. Elaine Showalter states that “she appears in only five of the play's twenty scenes,” which provides little detail on her profile. In order for Ophelia’s death to be tragic, she must experience anagnorisis—the point in the plot, especially of a tragedy, at which the protagonist recognizes his or her, or some other character's true identity and discovers the true nature of his or her own situation (Anagorisis)....   [tags: masterpiece, literary analysis, play analysis]

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A Tale of Chances and Connections

- In 1859, Charles Dickens wrote the timeless masterpiece, A Tale of Two Cities. In this novel, Dickens draws people to his excellent novel with brilliant uses of irony he makes by using coincidences and connections between the characters whose lives are being thrown into turmoil during the dark and violent times of the French Revolution. Dickens reveals these links throughout the story, some the reader understands immediately, while others are slowly revealed as the reader becomes closer to the characters in the novel....   [tags: Charles Dickens, Masterpiece, Tale of Two Cities]

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William Shakespeare’s Macbeth: A Masterpiece of Figurative Language

- In William Shakespeare’s Macbeth, the author embraces his ability to ingeniously use figurative language. Throughout the play, William Shakespeare’s writing enhances his play in numerous ways. Macbeth clearly shows how Shakespeare uses figurative language as an instrument to keep the play interesting with good writing. Using allusions, irony, and foreshadows allows the audience to enjoy the depth Shakespeare creates in his characters and improves the audience’s comprehension of the plot. William Shakespeare keenly incorporates allusions into Macbeth....   [tags: Shakespeare]

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The Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C.

- The Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C. The Holocaust Memorial Museum was built to honor those who were directly affected by the Holocaust. “Never shall I forget these things, even if I am condemned to live as long as God himself. Never” Elie Wiesel (“Holocaust Encyclopedia”). While some believe the building of the museum was a political act for President Carter, others were very optimistic of the outcome. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum was a marvelous achievement for this country and those who dedicated their time and effort to this wonderful building....   [tags: a masterpiece for the US]

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Secret Masterpieces: Art Censorship

- What is the point of creating a masterpiece if it cannot be made available to the public eye. Many pieces of art are often hidden from the public eye because of art censorship. Some of these pieces could even potentially be “the work of the century,” but will unfortunately never see the light of day. Censorship is the act of suppressing any form of expression that is deemed “inappropriate” in any matter and has been a part of the art world for centuries. No matter what day and age, art will always be viewed in two ways–appreciatively and critically....   [tags: Sexual Content, Freedom of Expression]

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Masterpiece or moral authority; analysing the critical receptions of Spielberg's Schindler's List (1993)

- "...the Nazi persecution of the Jews is a perilous subject matter since it can so easily elicit automatic reactions of moral outrage, personal horror, religious self-righteousness and dramatic extremes, not to mention severe depression", (McCarthy, 1993) Schindler's list premiered mere months after the inauguration of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, leading to a capitalising success on the American peoples cultural focus on historical voyeurism. The critical reception of Schindler's List is a intellectual discussion on the moral nature of a film through the ability to dramatize what was deemed impossible; critically selectively received with a social conscious, and a division on...   [tags: Holocaust, Jews, Film]

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Jewish Art Heirs Demand The Return Of Masterpiece Stolen By Nazis

- Jews lost a disturbing amount during Hitler’s time of power, with the most important being six million friends and family members, but they also lost everything they owned. They lost furniture, money, gold, and ever so valuable art. There have been plenty of organizations that attempt to get the art back to the Jewish community, but there is still more to be done. The Jewish art was stolen by the Nazis to be sold, or put in Hitler’s private collection; international government support along with integrity from museums, buyers, and sellers will bring justice to the situation and return the art to the original owners or their families Background Most people know who Adolf Hitler was, but not m...   [tags: jewish community, holocaust, adolf hitler]

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Supertech Golf Village in Greater Noida is a Materpiece

- 6. ARTICLE – GREATER NOIDA – SUPERTECH GROUP – GOLF VILLAGE – YAMUNA EXPRESSWAY Supertech Golf Village one of its kind masterpiece Supertech Limited, today’s huge brand in real estate construction industry, having the business aesthetics derives its foremost strength from a firm acknowledgement that it lays stress on dedication for advanced engineering techniques and utilization of top superior materials in architecture projects. Supertech have built many prestigious and brilliantly equipped extravagant structures all over the city and it is growing its skyline in the nation....   [tags: prestigious, residential, architecture]

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Lewis Carroll's Alice Adventures in Wonderland

- ... Like a child that is beginning to grow up, she starts to outgrow the world of Wonderland. Of all the main ideas or themes in Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland, one of the most important is the idea of growing up and the effect it has on your perspective and things that you enjoy. To children, the events in the story might seem perfectly reasonable and even funny at times, even if they are not necessarily meant to be. When a child sees the Red Queen yell “off with his head!” they might even be inclined to laugh at the silly show of anger, not fully understanding the unfairness of her words and the seriousness of the situation....   [tags: a masterpiece of nonsensical language and ideas]

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Claude Debussy and Ludwig van Beethoven

- Dmitri Shostakovich, a 20th century Russian composer and pianist, once said, “A creative artist works on his next composition because he was not satisfied with his previous one." Is this why composers can compose many pieces in such a short life span. Take Claude Debussy for example. He composed 141 pieces even though he only lived for 56 years. And what about the great Ludwig van Beethoven. He composed 138 pieces although he only lived for 56 years and despite the fact that he began to lose his hearing at the age of 29....   [tags: music, composer, classical, masterpiece, jazz]

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Summary of Don Quixote

- ... On Quixote’s second adventure he met Sancho Panzo. Sancho Panzo was a man who reluctantly left his wife in hopes of becoming governor of an aisle. Sancho Panzo could have called Don Quixote on his bluff based on his appearance and the poor condition of his horse. Yet he still decided to go anyways based on his own greed. Sancho witnesses Quixote fighting windmills as if they were giants. Therefore, Don Quixote is crazy, but only as crazy as the as the other members of the community. How can they recognize that he is crazy when they’re the same way....   [tags: Miguel de Cervantes masterpiece novel]

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Experiencing Classical Music in the Flesh

- On April 12 of 2014, a well-known group of singers known as Poperazzi joined forces with the Pueblo Symphony. The event took place at Colorado State University Pueblo in Hoag Hall. The symphony officially began at 7:30 p.m. however audience members began to arrive at 7:00 p.m. The conductor of the Pueblo Symphony is Dr. Jacob Chi, and the singers consisted of two tenor voices and one soprano. The names of the singers are George DeMott, Cody Shawn Gay, and Janien Valentine. The two tenor voices are the males, George and Cody Shawn....   [tags: Poperazzi, musical masterpieces concerts]

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A Perchant for Prose: Masterpieces

- “Masterpieces are masterpieces not because they are flawless but because they’ve tapped into something essential to us, at the heart of who we are and how we live” and in high school, English classrooms across the country students are being taught various literary masterpieces from William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet to Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird (Hey, Boo). These works are typical examples of writing and the aesthetical imagery and stories it can exhibit. It is only natural that we would want to share that beauty with the next generation and fortunately, teachers have just that opportunity with their students....   [tags: Teaching Styles, Classic Literature]

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The American Renaissance

- The American Renaissance period, circa 1876-1917, heralded a new sense of nationalism with a pride linking to a spirit akin to Greek democracy, the rule of Roman law, and a cultural and educational reform movement often referred to as Renaissance humanism. This American nationalism focused on the expression of modernism, technology, and academic classicism. Renaissance technological advancements include wire cables supporting the Brooklyn Bridge in the State of New York, along with cultural advancements found in the Prairie School houses, Beaux-Arts Institute of Design in architecture and sculpture....   [tags: American Renaissance Literary Masterpieces]

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Masterpieces of Classical Music

- Masterpieces of Classical Music Orchestra Research Paper Ludwig Van Beethoven is perhaps one of the best known composures in all of history. His legacy on the art of music is profound. He had a difficult, strict life, which morphed into tragedy as his hearing and health faded. Despite this complicated life, Beethoven’s works remain incredibly popular today. Beethoven was born in December of 1770 in Bonn, in present day Germany (Budden, 2014). Beethoven’s father, Johann, drilled Beethoven continuously and harshly in musical studies....   [tags: Orchestra, Ludwig Van Beethoven]

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Orientalist Art Masterpieces

- Eugene Delacroix and John Frederick Lewis are regarded the orientalist painters of their time. The paintings, The Women of Algiers (In Their Apartment) by Eugene Delacroix and The Mid-Day Meal, Cairo by John Frederick Lewis are inspired by the art and culture of the Middle East. The Women of Algiers (In Their Apartment) by Eugene Delacroix is oil on canvas and it can be found in the Louvre in Paris to this day. The Mid-Day Meal, Cairo by John Frederick Lewis is a pencil, watercolor, body color, and gum Arabic on woven paper and it owned by a private owner in London....   [tags: Art History]

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The String Quartets by Ludwig Van Beethoven

- The string quartets of Ludwig Van Beethoven were written over a long period of his life, stretching from 1799 to 1826. The tragedies that occurred throughout Beethoven’s life did not stop him from writing these seventeen masterpieces. The string quartets can be divided into three periods; early middle and late with the first six quartets of Op. 18 marking his ‘early’ works. As Beethoven’s writing began to flourish with creativity and imagination, he wrote the ‘Rasumovsky’ quartets that mark the ‘middle’ period in his career....   [tags: masterpieces, melodic expression]

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Architecture and Construction: Frank Gehry

- Frank O. Gehry—also known as Frank Owen Goldberg—was born in Toronto, Canada on February 28, 1929. Gehry moved with his family to Los Angeles in 1947. Gehry received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Southern California in 1954, and he studied City Planning at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Gehry’s architectural career has spanned over five decades and produced public and private buildings in America, Europe, and Asia. He is one of the best-known architects of the 20th century....   [tags: masterpieces, walt disney, buildings ]

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Hitory Is The Force That Creates Masterpieces

- Since ancient times, people have been known to create literary works to educate and entertain others, or to record history, like the ancient Chinese, English, and Egyptians. However, the contents of literature are somewhat influenced by the time period which the contents are written. For example, the great epic Beowulf found in the 18th century reveals the culture of the Anglo Saxons, or also William Wordsworth’s sonnet “The World Is Too Much With Us”, which describes how people’s perspectives had changed when the Industrial Revolution started....   [tags: Literature]

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A Midsummer Night's Dream

- In A Midsummer Night's Dream, one of the masterpieces of William Shakespeare, Shakespeare explores various aspects of love and friendship. With the help of the main characters such as Lysander, Demetrious Helena and Hermia, he endeavors that the path of love is full of obstacles, however, if one is committed and faithful, he/she can defy those obstacles leading him/her to success. As Lysander says “The course of true love never did run smooth”, the love stories presented in the play undergo difficult situations but eventually the genuine love is recognized by the triumph of the true loves....   [tags: William Shakespeare masterpieces]

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Benin Art, Masterpieces that Should be Returned to Their Place of Origin

- The location and ownership of the art of Benin is a highly contested area that provokes strong arguments even to this day on whether or not these artworks should be returned to their place of origin. Forcibly removed during the punitive expedition of Benin in 1987. Not only do the bronzes serve as an important aspect in the oral culture of Benin but by removing the sculptures from their natural homeland it is argued that they cannot be accurately be understood out of that context (Dalton-Johnson, K ‘Cultural Encounters’ 2008, DVD Rom; see transcript p.7)....   [tags: Africa, Discovery, Britain]

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How Art Theft Affects the World

- Art is our past, art is our present, and art is our future. Art is timeless, and it has lasted through past generations and will continue to last through future generations. Art theft costs billions of dollars each year and the black market is the biggest reason for that. Prevention is key in order to protect the art and the FBI Art Crime Team and the Art Loss Register play an important role in preventing art theft. Art is worth protecting because art makes an impression on everyone’s life. The black market deals in fakes and forgeries and takes away opportunities for future generations to enjoy many of the wonderful masterpieces....   [tags: timeless materpieces get destroyed]

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What Makes Capote's Work Literary Mastepieces

- The Grass Harp has come to be one of the most read books in America; this is mostly because of the realism that exists in the story. The story begins with Fenwick Collins losing his beloved mother and a few years later his father. For this reason, he is forced to move to his aunt’s place referred to as Dolly and Verena (Capote 34). In the aunt’s house, there also lives Catherine, the house servant who is known to get along with Dolly as compared to Verena. Dolly is famous for her skills in medicine and often goes out into the woods with Catherine as well as with Collin in order to pick random fruits and plans to make her medicine....   [tags: inspiration, realism, journalism]

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he atrocities of Dachau, Auschwitz, and Buchenwald

- Party By The Lotus Pond Shin Yun Bok is one of Korean’s most well knowing artists from the Joseon period through out the history. There are not many relic or remain that has information about the man himself. The details about the life of Shin Yoon Bok are sketchy. Many of his paintings commonly depict and represent every day life of people, especially the rich. Shin Yun Bok’s famous masterpieces called, the Cheong Geum Sang Ryeon (Resounding Geomungo, Praiseworthy Lotus) and Miindo best represents and depicts Shin’s artistic styles and belief....   [tags: Shin Yun Bok, Korean Artist, Joseon Period]

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The Odyssey Landscapes

- The Odyssey Landscapes, discovered on the Esquiline Hill in Rome in the nineteenth century, are Roman paintings set within a Second-style scheme (Ling 1991, 110). Ling argues that many scholars believe that the artist of the paintings may borrow heavily from prototypes of the original masterpiece (1991, 110). Positioned 5.5 meters from the bottom of the wall, the masterpiece depicts Homer’s epic, The Odyssey, when Odysseus arrives at the land of the Laestrgonians and when he enters the land of the Underworld (Ling 1991, 110)....   [tags: Art History]

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The Curse of the Orange Tree and the Artist

- The Curse of the Orange Tree and the Artist "In a Green Night" by Derek Walcott is a poem about the conflicting feelings of life. "In a Green Night" focuses on the ever-present threat of death, and how our lives revolve around the inevitability of death. Through metaphors, paradoxes, and repetition, Walcott exemplifies the hopelessness and glory that occur when an artist realizes that, in his quest for creating the perfect piece of art, he is ultimately growing closer to death--just as an orange tree grows closer to death as it produces its magnificent fruit....   [tags: Poetry Analysis]

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Symphony No. 40

- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart wrote his 40th symphony in the summer of 1788, one of three symphonies he wrote between June and August of that year. Louis Biancolli considers these three symphonies the greatest Mozart composed. In writing this amount of music in a relatively short period of time, should it be considered a masterpiece. Qualities in the first movement will be under consideration for this determination. David Dubal tells us that a true work of art should “not only add something new”, but “transmit and enrich the old”....   [tags: Louis Biancolli , cultural biography]

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No Wasted Time

- No Wasted Time The first piece of "serious and literary" grown-up fiction I remember reading without duress was All the King's Men by Robert Penn Warren. I was fourteen, and for the past two years my pleasure reading had consisted entirely of science fiction-I consumed one book per day in this genre. Not all of this time was wasted, but the diet had become a little monotonous. The students a year ahead of me in high school were assigned to read Warren's novel. I picked up a copy in a study hall, to while away fifteen minutes of tedium....   [tags: College Admissions Essays]

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The Study of Male Beauty

- Many artists started experimenting with new styles of art throughout the Baroque Ages to the present time. These paintings and sculptures were famous for the detailed work and the beauty of art. To define male beauty, these arts have simplified the creativity in masculinity. For centuries, the art of male beauty has been constantly changing and the portrayal of men has become more feminine in many artworks. These changes in these artworks were caused by the increase of time that has passed and the occurrences that had influenced people to associate these experiences through their masterpieces....   [tags: sculptures,artwork, louis XIV, baroques ages]

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The Art Theft Problem

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

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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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Horrors of WWI Reflected in F. Scott Fitzgerald's Writing

- Certain authors, including F. Scott Fitzgerald, wanted to reflect the horrors that the world had experienced not a decade ago. In 1914, one of the most destructive and pointless wars in history plagued the world: World War I. This war destroyed a whole generation of young men, something one would refer to as the “Lost Generation”. Modernism was a time that allowed the barbarity of the war to simmer down and eventually, disappear altogether. One such author that thrived in this period was F. Scott Fitzgerald, a young poet and author who considered himself the best of his time....   [tags: literature, american, wealth]

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Reasons Why To Visit Rome

- Rome—or Roma in Italian—is the capital of Italy. It is also the largest city in the country. Rome is without doubt one the most beautiful cities in the world; every year millions of tourists come from around the world to admire the treasures and masterpieces of Roman history, art and architecture. Rome has an immensely rich historical heritage, making it one of Europe's world’s most visited, famous, influential and beautiful capitals. You will get to explore superb sightseeing, perfect palaces, grand romantic ruins and many more beautiful historic places that Rome provides....   [tags: rome, roman history, vatican city]

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F. Scott Fitzgerald

- N. Bhaskar Ms. Budacki American Literature 19 December 2013 Author Report on F. Scott Fitzgerald F. Scott Fitzgerald is one of the greatest American authors. Many of Fitzgerald’s novels are considered classics and will forever be read. Fitzgerald is most known for his novels detailing the youth of America in the 1920s to the 1930s. Many of these books that Fitzgerald wrote are based of his life experiences. Fitzgerald is considered a literary genius and also lived a very interesting life. Fitzgerald was born on September 24, 1896 and died on December 21, 1950 in Hollywood, California....   [tags: American literature, This Side of Paradise]

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Post-Impressionism and Van Gogh: The Incomparable Association.

- Visual opulence, creativity, inimitable vision, and a style that is highly influential are the many characteristics of an admired movement in art history called Post-Impressionism (1875-1892). This movement, which was the 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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Leonardo Da Vinci: The Mona Lisa

- Leonardo da Vinci was one of the greatest painters and most versatile geniuses in history. He was one of the key figures of the Renaissance, a great cultural movement that had begun in Italy in the 1300's. His portrait of the Mona Lisa is ranked among the most famous paintings ever painted. His portrayals and drawings presented him another viewpoint of the craft society. He went past his education by making an experimental investigation of light and shadow in nature. It dawned on him the sketches were not contained blueprints, but rather three-dimensional bodies characterized by light and shadow....   [tags: renaissance, painter, italy]

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A Review of the Materpieve the Monument to Mignard Painted by Francois Boucher

- As you walk into the Los Angeles County Museum of Arts (LACMA), the sheer amount of paintings to view can be overwhelming but each is a masterpiece of its own as you pass by each art frame by frame from all different time. Francois Boucher, one of the greatest artist in the 18th century, was born in Paris, France on 1703 and later died on May 30th 1770. A painting that stands out is the Monument to Mignard, a painting Francois Boucher created around 1735 using oil on canvas with the dimensions of 28 ½ x 22 5/8 in....   [tags: frame, texture, lines, picture]

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They Can Take my Brush, but Never Take my Freedom!

- Censorship is the process of not allowing anything too offensive, obscene, or perverted to be viewed, heard, or read by the general public. It usually comes about when a book, painting, song, or even name becomes highly offensive or morally corrupt. Art Censorship has been around since the beginning of the arts, whether it be old Roman Empire Statues to Michelangelo’s The Last Judgment masterpiece. Censorship can be either good or bad. As an artist, my opinion is that censorship is basically either a way to make something better for a broader audience or limit it to the extent of extinction....   [tags: censorship, ]

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The Quest for Beauty in The Tattooer by Jun'ichirō Tanizaki

- Femme Fatale In Jun'ichirō Tanizaki’s short story “The Tattooer”, Tanizaki features an ambitious tattoo artist who yearns to create a masterpiece on the skin of his ideal woman. Initially, this woman is anticipated as the one who holds the potential to achieve the status of a twisted goddess. Moreover, the artist’s process of forging his masterpiece on this particular woman acts as a stepping-stone to his imminent demise; she is a lethal double-edged sword. The tattoo, which takes the form of a black widow, metaphorically transforms the woman into a Japanized “black widow” herself....   [tags: black widow, beauty, destruction]

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The Mona Lisa and Leonardo Da Vinci

- Introduction According to Biography.com, Leonardo da Vinci was born in the year 1452 in the little town of Vinci. In his tender age as a young boy, he developed a passion for drawing nature. His portraits were mostly paintings of religion and nature in a rather realistic manner. Leonardo da Vinci took three years to complete the portrait of Mona Lisa. He derived a lot of pride in this particular piece of work so much so that he always carried it around with him up to the time of his demise. After his death, the Portrait was acquired by the King of France and is now preserved in the Louvre Museum in Paris, France....   [tags: enigmatic paintings]

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Analysis of the Robert Frost´s Poem Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

- ‘Stopping by woods on a snowy evening’ is considered as a masterpiece since it was written in 1922 and published one year later. This poem certainly represents Frost’s expertise in providing us with powerful hidden meanings, which also challenge us to discover his real intentions behind the main theme. This critique is going to be based on several aspects that are worthy of discussion: Contrast between concepts, symbols, moods, author’s purpose, backround of the poem. In addition, it will dispense my personal opinion and feelings according to my understanding and interpretation of Frost’s work of art....   [tags: theme, backgroun, purpose, symbol]

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Barbie as a Real Woman is Anatomically Impossible

- Millions of girls around the world are dressing their Barbie dolls in skimpy designer outfits and high heel shoes, and slide her slender legs into a bright pink convertible next to her male counterpart, Ken. These same girls will gaze into the mirror, staring at their thighs and hair, and attempt to balance themselves in a pair of their mother’s high heel shoes. They will wonder why they do not look like Barbie. They will wonder today, just as I wondered years ago. As the years of make-believe with the American plastic icon of girlhood nostalgia passed, I discovered Barbie’s hidden effects....   [tags: Female Ideal Image]

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The Contributions of Homer's Book XXIV

- Greek literature, in particular, Homer’s Odyssey, remains a masterpiece because of its structure. Additionally, an abundance of wisdom pours forth from its pages. Aristophanes and Aristarchus, two Greek critics, claimed that Homer’s Odyssey ended with the lines, “Rejoicing in each other, they returned to their bed, the old familiar place they loved so well” (XXIII: 337-338). While, at first glance, Book XXIV appears unnecessary, entirely omitting it leaves Homer’s work unfinished. Book XXIV features a wonderful study of the human condition....   [tags: Greek, Odyssey]

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Divine Comedy

- The Divine Comedy The Divine Comedy, written by Dante Alighieri is considered by many to be one of the greatest literary masterpieces of not just Latin literature, but of all poetry. Little is known of Dante Alighieri, mainly what we know if from what he tells us of himself in his poetry. In The Divine Comedy, Dante comes across as a resentful, yet passionate man who used this poem to alert Florentines of the tribulations that awaited them for their sins and for the corruption of their government....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Flame of Life

- A single word inserted or removed can change the feeling of a story in an instant; creating tingles that trickle along the length of your spine or even a compulsive movement to put down the piece and never pick it up again. In many cases an author will write and rewrite their tales until they are perfect. Jack London was very much one of these authors, sending his first version of “To Build a Fire” to a magazine before rewriting it into the masterpiece of which many are more familiar with today....   [tags: To Build a Fire, Jack London]

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Frankenstein: Analysis of the Book and Play

- My definition of romanticism is when nature played a huge part to all the great artists and writers of the time. The Period of romanticism took place during the 1800s when individuals put emotion into their work and cared about education, literature, and natural history. The true romantics wanted to escape the industrial age and move away from urbanization and population in general. The romantic revolution paved the way for many writers and artists because people felt free and it gave inspiration for original ideas....   [tags: literary analysis, analytical essays]

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Communication Careers in Journalism

- In the world of communication, media and varying communication fields are intricately bound together to work collectively and mutually towards the final masterpiece. In the hectic and forever developing field of journalism, communications careers such as writers, advertisers, editors, bloggers, and photographers, constantly intercross and work jointly to convey the full beauty news has to offer. Together, and through the use of numerous media forms, they maintain the equilibrium and standard success the field offers....   [tags: Journalism]

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Film Analysis: Citizen Kane

- The most important is a film that is consistent , that is like a spiral that lead the viewer to the unique and specific center that is related. Citizen Kane is one of the best films achieved in the history of cinema. But not only that characterizes this masterpiece, as it is also the riskiest film is conceived within a film , the film that broke with the classical language and inaugurated modernity in film communication. Today you can see still shots that mimic those made by the great Filmmaker Orson Welles and even do it as a tribute , but as something that comes from deep within the story itself that account since Citizen Kane is a classic film modern cinema....   [tags: history of cinema, viewers]

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The Artwork of Leonardo Da Vinci

- The Artwork of Leonardo Da Vinci “Sometimes the heavens endow a single individual with such beauty, grace and abilities that, whatever he does, he leaves all other men far behind, thus demonstrating that his genius is a gift of god and not an acquirement of human art.” (1) Giorgio Vasari. On April 15, 1452, Leonardo Da Vinci was born as an illegitimate child. Even with this setback, he was soon educated and his passion for art began to flourish. Growing up through the years in one of the most important cities in the world at that time, Florence, Leonardo had many different and exciting experiences....   [tags: Art History]

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Artistic Renaissance: Raphael

- Raphael, a product of the Renaissance, presented a different style of art and introduced a new medium for expression. His repertoire included both complex and simplistic work. The variety in his art allowed him to attract attention from both royalty and common people. His artistic ability is neither challenged nor debated. An outstanding support and teaching from his father planted a seed of inextinguishable desire. Later in his life, Raphael watched this seed bloom as opportunities began to wallow at his feet....   [tags: Art Analysis ]

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Irony of Situations and Satire in Chaim Potok's Promise

- "Promise" is a poem about the time and love put into one rose. The rose then blossoms, and blooms, and grows more and more beautiful. But before the rose reaches its peak of beauty, it was picked. The conflict is that the rose wasn't seen at its most beautiful stage by the one who nurtured it. This rose can symbolize any one sacred thing to one's heart. The author of this poem, Paul Lawrence Dunbar uses irony of situations and satire in this particular poem. The red rose that was picked by the inconsiderate child portrays the feelings of parents losing their offspring before complete maturity....   [tags: Chaim Potok Promise Essays]

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Considerations for Finding Art Pieces or Artifacts for a Museum- Historical Importance Versus Revenue

- It is challenging to decide which is of greater importance when finding art pieces or artifacts for a museum: the historical import or the profit margin. For some, cost-effectiveness or revenue produced in future by marketing replicas will be a priority, but for others historical importance and representativeness of the real historical article will be more important. The discernment between buying the work of a young artist with great promise at the expense of a classic art piece being put away or sold, in reference to which decision would be more worthwhile for future generations, is extremely difficult....   [tags: Archeology]

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Water Lilies by Claude Monet and Lotus by Chang Dai-chien

- Nymphaeas, an aquatic flowering herb, has been a popular theme in literature, mythology and fine arts throughout history. It bore various symbols in many ancient cultures and have been deciphered by different artists in their own ways. In this essay two paintings of such will be evaluated: Water Lilies by Claude Monet (1840-1926) and Lotus by Chang Dai-chien (1901-1984). Water Lilies, painted by French impressionist painter Claude Monet, is a collection of approximately 250 oil paintings of Monet's water-lily pond in Giverny, France....   [tags: Painting]

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Jane Austen Novels: Success After Death

- Jane Austen Novels: Success after Death Chuck Leddy, a notable critic, stated "Upon her death in 1817, English novelist Jane Austen was completely unknown in the literary world". Why would someone as brilliant as Jane Austen not be world known. By 1817, Austen had already published one of her masterpieces Sense and Sensibility, and it seemed to not bring in as much success as it would later on in life. But the dry spell would eventually end. Two hundred years after Jane Austen's death, her books gained a lot of attention (Leddy)....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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The Renaissance Was a Revolutionary Period

- In history, revolution is the reason for constant shift in society. Many eras have come and gone and only some have left a significant impact on the world. In order for an era to be revolutionary, it has to leave a long lasting influence through social, economic and political means. Historians debate whether the Renaissance was considered a revolutionary period of history or not, however the Renaissance means “rebirth” and laid the foundation of the current era, the Modern Times. The Renaissance is a revolutionary period of history due to the far-reaching changes in art, politics, science and technology, as well as religion....   [tags: Renaissance Essays]

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