Artist Essays

  • the kill artist

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    Modern Middle East As the Middle East peace negotiations putter along, Daniel Silva's fictional book, The Kill Artist, could not be timelier. The story is a country-hopping cat-and-mouse game between two master assassins, one Palestinian, one Israeli. The story begins with the assassination of an Israeli ambassador in Paris, pulled off by Tariq, a master Palestinian assassin. Rumors of Tariq's plans to disrupt the ongoing peace talks reach Ari Shamron, head of the Mossad, Israel's intelligence

  • Hitchcock, The Artist

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    Hitchcock, The Artist “Shadow of a Doubt” was one of those movies I would flip right past if it happened to be on television. If I knew that it was a Hitchcock film, perhaps I’d pause for a few seconds to see if it looked scary. If it didn’t captivate me within those few seconds, I’d cruise right by until I found MTV. But, being somewhat forced to watch “Shadow of a Doubt” in class, I had no choice other than to buckle down and pay attention. I was pleasantly surprised. I expected some twists and

  • Hair Artists

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    Hair Artists Without them we'd all be bald. You either need, know one or perhaps are one. What am I talking about you ask? Hair artists. Only a few of us can envision a design on the head of someone and successfully accomplish it. Only a few of us could possibly do it on our own heads. It's a talent no matter what, a talent that is sometimes ignored and at times not thought too highly of. I call hairstylists hair artists because they share their art of creation and imitation for many people on

  • Essay on the Artist as Hero in A Portrait of the Artist As a Young Man

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    The Artist as Hero in A Portrait of the Artist As a Young Man A Portrait of the Artist As a Young Man by James Joyce is a partly autobiographical account of the author's life growing up.  The novel chronicles the process through which the main character, Stephen, struggles against authority and religious doctrine to develop his own philosophies on life.  Stephen is not necessarily rebelling against God and his father as much as he is finding his own person, creating his own life.  He is an artist

  • Essay on the Soul of the Artist in A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

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    Soul of the Artist in A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man As James Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man unfolds, protagonist Stephen Dedalus' personal vision grows closer and closer to that of an "artist." Stephen attempts throughout the story to understand the inspiration he receives while being tormented by influences that seem to distract him. Stephen's thoughtful approach to his experiences, brings him through his tormented youth to a refined understanding of his feelings

  • The Life Journey of an Artist

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    The Life Journey of an Artist Throughout history the role of the artist has changed greatly. Looking through the annals of Art History, the time that we are in now is very different than any other. A profession that has always been looked at as just that, a profession, has become more of a life mission, of sorts. Very gradually the artist began working for his or her own benefit instead of for a benefactor or commission. Is this a good change or a bad one? Is this the inevitable evolution of

  • Michelangelo Buonarroti, the artist

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    Michelangelo Buonarroti, the artist. "Arguably one of the most inspired creators in the history of art and, with Leonardo da Vinci, the most potent force in the Italian High Renaissance. As a sculptor, architect, painter, and poet, he exerted a tremendous influence on his contemporaries and on subsequent Western art in general." I choose this man because he is one of the more talents and known artists in the cultural family. Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475 - 1564) Michelangelo, the second

  • Patron-Artist Relations in the Renaissance

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    Patron-Artist Relations in the Renaissance The subject of artist-patron relations has been a touchy one since the beginning of the phenomenon. Nowadays it does not take such great precedence, as the artist leans more toward a personal, individual type of art typical of freelance. Serious commissions exist only in public art and architecture, where the needs and feelings of a large group are considered. Artist and patron must work out a compromise as to what is acceptable and also respects the aims

  • James Joyce:A Portrait of the Artist

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    James Joyce:A Portrait of the Artist Few people, if any, in the twentieth century have inspired as much careful study and criticism as James Joyce. His work represents a great labyrinth which many have entered but none have returned from the same. Joyce himself is a paradoxical figure, ever the artist, ever the commoner. He has been called the greatest creative genius of our century and, by some, the smartest person in all of history. His most famous novel, Ulysses, is considered by many to be

  • Street Artist Research Paper

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    As this generation is surrounded by social media and technology, we tend to ignore the outside world. This is where street artists step in and make the world around us an even more beautiful place to look at. They use the streets and buildings as their social media pages and show how the world can be something good and not focus on the bad. Even though these upcoming artists are sharing their art to make the streets a more enjoyable place, they still get arrested for spreading the joy. As they fight

  • A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

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    A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man Stephen Dedalus - Rebel Without a Cause? His soul had arisen from the grave of boyhood, spurning her grave-clothes. Yes! Yes! Yes! He would create proudly out of the freedom and power of his soul, as the great artificer whose name he bore, a living thing, new and soaring and beautiful, impalpable, imperishable Throughout A Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man Stephen Dedalus is persistently portrayed as the outsider, apart from the society he and his

  • Con Artists, and What They Do

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    honest. This, wanting to trust, is what some people use in their chosen careers. People who use others in order to gain an income are known as con artists. To con people means to swindle, or cheat, them and being an artist means that one is very skilled at what he does so a con artist is very much capable of cheating others to make a profit. Con artists are everywhere. They seem to sense when other are vulnerable, such as older people. Our elderly come from a time when people believed others. They

  • Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Artist of the Beautiful

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    Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Artist of the Beautiful "He had caught a far other butterfly than this. When the artist rose high enough to achieve the beautiful, the symbol by which he made it perceptible to mortal senses became of little value in his eyes while his spirit possessed itself in the enjoyment of the reality." -Hawthorne, "The Artist of the Beautiful". In "The Artist of the Beautiful" by Nathaniel Hawthorne, creative process is represented as the practice of creating an animated mechanism

  • A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

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    A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man Silence, exile, and cunning."- these are weapons Stephen Dedalus chooses in A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. And these, too, were weapons that its author, James Joyce, used against a hostile world. Like his fictional hero, Stephen, the young Joyce felt stifled by the narrow interests, religious pressures, and political squabbles of turn-of-the-century Ireland. In 1904, when he was twenty-two, he left his family, the Roman Catholic Church, and

  • Sandro Botticelli: The Renaissance Artist

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    Issue 3, 51. Bull, G. (1968). The Renaissance. New York: The John Day Company. Durant, W. (1953). The Renaissance: A history of civilization in Italy from 1304-1576 A.D. New York: Simon and Schuster. Gowing, L. (1983). A biographical dictionary of artists. New York: Facts on File, Inc. Magill, F. N. (1989). Great lives from history: Renaissance to 1900 series. (Vol. 1). Pasadena, California: Salem Press. Milani, J. (1996, March 7). Botticelli to Tiepolo. The Tampa Tribune, pp. 1. Moffat, A. (1999,

  • Artist Pain Exposed in Kafka's A Hunger Artist

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    Artist Pain Exposed in Kafka's A Hunger Artist In "A Hunger Artist", Kafka comments on the life of the modern artist through the life of a hunger artist. Kafka comments that the modern artist is always dissatisfied with his or her art. The modern artist also is trapped in a harsh and capricious world, in which the artist struggles to maintain his or her audience by pushing the extreme, but are cheated because they do not receive his or her recognition. Finally, in "A Hunger Artist" Kafka refers

  • Why An Artist Should Obtain A Degree

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    The world is full of artists who have not been recognized for their work and are unable to make a living with what they want to do, but for for those who put in the time and effort it is possible. In the past, being an artist was a fantastic job and they could easily be recognized if they were good enough, but in the present, it is harder to even build a living wage off of it or gain recognition, but it is possible. The first thing a new artist should do is attend to college for a degree in the arts

  • Which Comes First: The Art or the Artist?

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    Which Comes First: The Art or the Artist? A Historical Perspective The approach of the year 2000 seems a good time to think about the way the role of art and the artist has changed through history, and how modern art is interpreted by a modern audience. Writing about modern art gives me the creeps. In other types of art, clear facts can be asserted with security, public reactions are clearly documented, skills can be appreciated, and art is clearly recognized as such. Modern art defys all

  • - Dant Panem: The Misunderstood Profession Of The Artist

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    profession of the artist Introduction This paper explores the matter about the value of culture under the modern economic paradigm, taking into account mostly visual arts. The search, in fact, intents to evaluate how the estimation of art as common good may affect aspiring artists in contemporary society. The objective of this study is to analyse the tensions between arts and economics and the difficulties that for a long time have resulted from the integration of the artist within pre-established

  • African American Artists

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    expression of her life. Throughout the life of Camille she had many influences leading her into the art world. This paper has the artist going through her life coming up through the world as a student to a teacher then artist, and her works making her a legend. The way she met her husband and worked together to make the Hatch-Billops Collection. In her time as an artist she changed her work a few times. She started doing printmaking then changed to sculpture and film making. Throughout her life is