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An Avant Garde Critique

Year 12 Film and Television A Touch of Avian-Garden - Film Critique Avian Garden is often defined as a new expression that deviates from the cultural 'norm,' but that doesn't tell us quite why we appreciate it. Avian Garden is a bit like poetry. It uses aesthetic, symbolic, artistic, or ambiguous content to evoke and signify meanings and feelings in addition to what is ostensibly interpreted. For example, in the case of films, rather than having information handed to the viewer on a platter of dialogue, the narrative is often delivered in a way that is not immediately apparent, UT ultimately more meaningful. This symbolism is one Avian Garden technique amongst many. Two films, Being John Milkmaids and Scott Pilgrim vs.....

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Some Famous Tapestries

The richest collection of tapestries in Europe—at least for its series of fine Flemish hangings of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries — is that in the Royal Falace of Spain at Madrid, consisting of more than six hundred pieces. This collection has only been known to the artistic world of late years, a series of photo may, or Vermeyer ; the Loves of Vcrtumnus and Pomona, from the same studio ; the labors of Hercules ; the Spheres, etc. ; several hangings from the Gobelins manufactory, etc. In the Palace of the Escurial are a large series of tapestries executed in the royal manufactory at Madrid, from the cartoons of Goya, Bayeu, and Maella, and Flemish tapestries representing rustic scenes,...

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War and the service of art

What, if any, is the place and function of art in war time ?” This question is in the mind of every art lover and every sincere artist. Between us and the answer lie other ques- tions. What, if any, is the place and function of art in time of peace? How do our war duties to ourselves as a nation compare with our peace duties to ourselves? How much of concentration on one subject can the individual mind or the national consciousness endure without losing its edge? These latter questions imply their own answers. The very existence of artists, art schools, and art museums after all these centuries of both peace and war is a partial answer to one...

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Art lessons for schools

The subject of Fig. 1 1» one is the famous nature studies of Sir Edwin Landseer, who has been already spoken of in the May, 1898. issue when we studied his “Alexander and Diogenes." It is worthy of note that there were eight persons in his immediate family who attained distinction as artuta; namely, his father, John Landseer, a famous engraver, whose lector on engrasing before the Royal Institute and whore persistent efforts did so much to raise the statu» of his art craft; his unde. Henry Landseer, a pointer; ihis eldest brother, Thomas, an engraver, who»«finest work is hia engraving of Rrtsi Bonbexir's "Horae Fair,” and who has done so much, by hia reproductions of Sir FA win's paintings, to...

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A new type of museum

Last year coming north from Italy, I passed a day at Munich. Looking over a published list of museums, I found one that I had never visited: it was of a new type to me. Upon its walls were copies only, copies of the great master- pieces of painting, mostly after the world famous works of the Italians. These copies were made by the greatest of the German living artists. At first the effect was confusing. for only a few days before. I had seen the originals hanging on the walls of museums, churches or convents in the South. Knowing the Germans I knew full well there was a purpose in this museum, probably an educational one. Germany is system personified....

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Mannerism

Manners in Today's Society Good manners have shifted over the past generations from "caring for others" to "pleasing ourselves. " With pleasing ourselves comes a loss of respect for one another and its is a growing problem. People no longer take time to interact with one another due to our fast paced high tech lives. We are not the courteous and thoughtful people we used to be. This research paper will explain how our manners have changed and why. In today's society email, IM and text messaging is our main source of communication. This technology is slowly is affecting the way we interact with one another decreasing the amount of time in face-to-face conversation. People text while driving, then flip you...

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Ferrara and Bolognese Schools: Corregio and others

Although the painters of these schools are classed as followers of Raphael, they show distinctive characteristics of their own, especially in color, which, however, shows some Venetian influence. Dosso Dossi (1479-1542) of Ferrara was the strongest painter of these schools, a man of much fancy and of a strikingly original treatment of landscape. In his color he was strongly influenced by the Venetians, and his portraits are said to have been worthy rivals of Titian’s. Benvenuto Qarofolo (1481-1559) was called by the Ferrarese the Ferrarese Raphael. Wornum calls him “a Raphael in little.” He followed the Ferrarese painters first, but later he came under Raphael's influence at Rome, and after that his work shows the type of face and sweep of line...

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Current Notes on Art Sales

The sale of the art collection of the Baronne de Gargon took place, recently in the Galerie Georges Petit, and resulted in a total of 230,990f. ($46,I98). A picture by De Neuville, entitled "La Passerelle de Styring Vendel," a stirring scene from the Franco Prussian War, reached the high figure of 35,000f. ($7,000). "Le Sault aux Blesses," by M. Edouard Detaille, was bought by M. Foinard at the very low price of 5, 1oof. ($1.02o). The biggest price of the day was 95,ooof. ($19,000), with which M. Georges Noenschell ob tained a series of five Beau vais tapestries of the Louis XIV. epoch, and tapestries not in the best condition at that. Flemish tapestry of the sixteenth century, re presenting...

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Seventy-four miles per hour

COFFEE CUPS WHICH FAILED TO RECORD THE SPEED OF THE TRAIN To a Washington group Colonel Wells H. Blodgett of St. Louis told a story of railroad travel which caused his hearers to marvel. His theme was the improvement of transportation facilities in the United States. His argument was that these advantages are coming so rapidly and with so little mention tnat most people do not appreciate them. "On a stretch of the Wabash recently," Colonel Blodgett said, "several of us were at breakfast. The coffee cups stood so evenly that, although they were full, not a drop splashed over the sides. Conversation turned upon speed, and one who was at the table remarked that he had often desired to realize...

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College notes

The official program for commencement week at Yale is as follows: The exercises will begin on Friday, June 21, and conclude Wednesday, June 26. The first will be the delivery of the Townsend prize orations in competition for the De Forest medal. These will he by six mem- bers of the senior class at three o'clock On Friday, June 21. The speakers will be: Herbert Bruce Fuller, Washington, D. C.; Ernest Hausberg, Charles City, la.; and Colton Maynard, Washington, D. C.; subject: "The Vatican and the Quirinal"; Walter Bruce Howe, Washington, D. C., "Louisiana Before 1850"; Ray Morris, New Haven, "The King Over the Water"; and William Hillis Hutchins, Indian Orchard, Mass., "Leonardo da Vinci." The winner will receive the...

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