Category: Arts

Despite oppression, African-American women of the past were able to overcome obstacles by taking on the role of artists. They relied on their creative spirits to carry them through their wretched existence. In Alice Walker’s essay “In Search of Our Mothers’ Gardens,” she explains how the mothers and grandmothers of her generation held on to their dignity and strength through their expression of creativity. The…

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The Chain Of Art term paper

Posted by July 26, 2016

The Chain of Art Cubism was one of the strongest art movements in the 20th century that gave birth to many other movements such as futurism and suprematism. The Forefathers of this revolutionary way of painting were Pablo Picasso and George Braque. Although it may have seemed to be abstract and geometrical to an untrained eye, cubist art do depict real objects. The shapes are…

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‘Some works might make viewers laugh out loud; others may provoke a smile while still others will probably induce no more than an unexhibited amusement,” (SJMA ‘The Lighter Side of Bay Area Figuration”, 1). Susan Landauer says this in regards to the latest exhibit at the San Jose Museum of Art. The show offers a wide range of pieces from the technically proficient to the…

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In many ways when people think about the Renaissance they think of Florence and when you think of the rise of Florence the Medici family plays a very important part of Florence s growth, political power and economy. Three key individuals ruled over this prosperous time for Florence, the first Cosimo de Medici, Lorenzo di Medici and Piero Medici, each had their own power and…

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Successful Painting: Acrylics Ching Hao once said, “There are six essentials in painting. The first is called spirit; the second , rhythm; the third, thought; the fourth, scenery; the fifth, the brush; and the last is the ink.” This brings us to the three main steps to a successful acrylic painting: planning, preparing, and painting, to include all six of the essential elements. The first…

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What is the connection between art and reality? Art is self-expression of the artist’s reality. Geographical environment, the origin of social circumstances, and particular period and style, influence the artists perception of reality. Ever since men and women saw their reflections in still pools, the desire to represent nature and human nature suggested itself to early people. Early people dealt with hunting and being hunted,…

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The Maya term paper

Posted by July 26, 2016

Noor Al-Kuwari Chichen Itza, The Maya Deep within the jungle of Mexico and extending into the limestone shelf of the Yucatan peninsula lie the mysterious temple and pyramids of the Maya. While Europe was still in the midst of the dark ages, these amazing people had mapped the heavens, evolved the only true writing system native to the Americas and were masters of mathematics. They…

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Trombone Ensemble term paper

Posted by July 26, 2016

SWT Trombone Ensemble On the evening of November 11,1999, the Southwest Texas Trombone Ensemble provided an apprehensive crowd with a truly wonderful performance. Starting with Sonata No.1 for Trombone Choir by Evan Copley, the ensemble exhibited fabulous variety in both the note and the speed in which they were playing. This skill mindfully produced a range of emotions, including anxiety and uneasiness. Charles R. Hurt,…

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Salvador Daliterm paper

Posted by July 26, 2016

Salvador Dali was born on May 11, 1904. He was a leader in the new movement of art in the early 20th century called Surrealism. In 1921 Dali studied at the San Fernando Acadamy of Fine Arts in Madrid. Here he was able to associate and learn from such Spanish modernists as Fedrico Garcia Lorca, and Luis Bundel. He also was influenced by Italian futurists…

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Surrealism term paper

Posted by July 26, 2016

In 1924 a French poet and critic Andre Breton published “The Surrealist Manifesto,” which lead as a starter to the surrealist movement. Nicolas Pioch, a famous art historian, maintains that “the surrealist movement represented a reaction against what its members saw as the destruction wrought by the rationalism that had guided European culture and politics in the past and that had culminated in the horrors…

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