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Introduction to Arts

DADAISM - is a protest movement in the art that is playful and experimental. "Dada" means a hobby horse". Dadaism is most often nonsensical. Marcel Decamp is the famous painter using this method. 6- FUTURISM - developed in Italy about the same time as cubism appeared in France. Futurist painters wanted their works to capture the mechanical energy of modern life, 7- SURREALISM - this method mirrors the evils of the present society. Surrealism means super realism, influenced by Freudian psychology which emphasizes the activities of the subconscious state of the mind. - IMPRESSIONISM - this method presented the artists impression on the art subject, not as detailed as a realist painting. 9- EXPRESSIONISM ? are art works describing pathos,...

Aj Davis Course Project Parts a and B

The most customers have a credit balance within this range. The relationship between the variables Income and Size is illustrated in the following scatter plot: It is clear from the scatter plot that no relationship exists between size and income. The points are scattered with no pattern. The relationship between the variables Income and Credit Balance is illustrated in the following scatter plot: There is a clear and definite relationship between the two variables, as shown in the scatter plot. There is a linear positive relationship between Income and Credit Balance variables. Where income increases. Credit balance also increases. The relationship between the variables Years and Credit Balance is illustrated in the There is no clear relationship between the two variables...

Three Similarities between Field of Dreams and The Hobbit

There are many similarities and numerous differences between The Hobbit and Field of Dreams. This will be talking about the similarities. One similarity is both Bilbo and Ray do crazy things. Another is how both the dwarfs and Ray go on an adventure. The last one is how both Bilbo and Ray are looked up to. The first similarity is between Ray and Bilbo. First, Bilbo is sitting at his door and smoking a pipe, when Gandalf appears. Gandalf visits him and asks him in taking part in an adventure that he arranges. Because of his family tradition, he says no, but he invites Gandalf for tea two days later. Two days later Gandalf doesnt appear but every 5 minutes a...

Plato on Justice and Injustice

In The Republic, Plato attempts to demonstrate through the character and discourse of Socrates that justice is better than justice is the good which men must strive for, regardless of whether they could be unjust and still be rewarded. His method is to use dialectic, the asking and answering of questions which led the hearer from one point to another, supposedly with irrefutable logic by obtaining agreement to each point before going on to the next, and so building an argument. Early on, his two young listeners pose the question of whether justice is stronger than injustice, what each does to a man, and what makes the first ood and the second bad. In answering this question, Socrates deals directly with...

Scottish Culture

Scotland has a very interesting and rich culture. Its long history has contributed much to the traditions that still stand today. Whether it be its literature, music, art, food, clothing, or sports, Scotland has a lot to offer. Scotland has contributed many novelists and poets to the world of literature. Such poets include Sydney Goodsir Smith, Norman McCaig, Iain Crichton Smith, Edwin Morgan, George Mackay Brown and Robert Garioch (Fraser 185). Poet Sorley Maclean (1911-1996), also known as Somhairle MacGill-Eain in Gaelic, helped to prove that the Gaelic language could have traditional expression (Fraser 185). Douglas Dunn and Liz Lochhead appeared during the 1960s and 1970s as revered poets of the time (Fraser 185). Within recent years, Robert Crawford, Carol Anne...

Technology and the Future of Work

Every society creates an idealised image of the future - a vision that serves as a beacon to direct the imagination and energy of its people. The Ancient Jewish nation prayed for deliverance to a promised land of milk and honey. Later, Christian clerics held out the promise of eternal salvation in the heavenly kingdom. In the modern age, the idea of a future technological utopia has served as the guiding light of industrial society. For more than a century utopian dreamers and men and women of science and letters have looked for a future world where machines would replace human labour, creating a near workerless society of bundance and leisure. (J Rifkin 1995 p. 42) This paper will consider developments...

Marx And Nietzsche

Society is flawed. There are critical imbalances in it that cause much of humanity to suffer. In, the most interesting work from this past half-semester, The Communist Manifesto, Karl Marx is reacting to this fact by describing his vision of a perfectly balanced society, a communist society. Simply put, a communist society is one where all property is held in common. No one person has more than the other, but rather everyone shares in the fruits of their labors. Marx is writing of this society because, he believes it to be the best form of society possible. He states that communism creates the correct balance between the needs of the individual and the needs of society. And furthermore thinks that sometimes...

College Acceptance

I am more than what meets the eye. There is only a certain part of me that people observe and judge me by in my everyday life. Some people know me as the boy who rushes down to the Harmon Cove bus stop every morning half awake and half asleep juggling several items in my hands. In one hand I have my books that I 'attempted' to read for homework the previous night and my other hand is holding on to my Sony metallic cd player for my bus ride to school. My peers and acquaintances wait for my arrival on the yellow school bus expecting me to begin their day off by cracking few jokes and sharing stories of...

Teacher Certification

The whole issue of teacher certification is one of great importance and when discussed must be done in a delicate and thoughtful manner. The reason for this increasing importance is because the education of our nation's teachers is important to the creation of an ideal education system, which is one of the goals of our national government and State governments. Over the years the whole educational reform movement has become an increasingly "hot" topic. Reforms in the administration of school systems and in curriculum theory and practice have been asked for and a4re currently being put into effect. Recently, reform of the education of teachers is being added to the lo9ng list of reforms needed. Many reform activists feel that direct...

Gothic Age

For nearly four hundred years Gothic style dominated the architecture of Western Europe. It originated in northern France in the twelfth century, and spread rapidly across England and the Continent, invading the old Viking empire of Scandinavia. It confronted the Byzantine provinces of Central Europe and even made appearances in the near East and the Americas. Gothic architects designed town halls, royal palaces, courthouses, and hospitals. They fortified cities and castles to defend lands against invasion. But it was in the service of the church, the most prolific builder of the Middle Ages, that the Gothic tyle got its most meaningful expression, providing the widest scope for the development of architectural ideas. 1 Although by 1400 Gothic had become the universal...

A Good Man Is Hard To Find

Flannery OConnor "A Good Man Is Hard To Find" A Southern American novelist and short story writer, Miss O Connors career spanned the 1950s and early 60s, a time when the South was dominated by Protestant Christians. OConnor was born and raised Catholic. She was a fundamentalist and a Christian moralist whose powerful apocalyptic fiction is focused in the South. Flannery OConnor was born March 25, 1925, in Savannah, Georgia. O Connor grew up on a farm with her parents Regina and Edward O Connor. At the age of five, she taught a chicken to walk backwards. OConnor attended Georgia State College for women, now Georgia College, in Milledgeville, majoring in sociology. She had showed a gift for satirical writing, as...

1929 Stock Market Crash

In early 1928 the Dow Jones Average went from a low of 191 early in the year, to a high of 300 in December of 1928 and peaked at 381 in September of 1929. (1929) It was anticipated that the increases in earnings and dividends would continue. (1929) The price to earnings ratings rose from 10 to 12 to 20 and higher for the markets favorite stocks. (1929) Observers believed that stock market prices in the first 6 months of 1929 were high, while others saw them to be cheap. (1929) On October 3rd, the Dow Jones Average began to drop, declining through the week of October 14th. (1929) On the night of Monday, October 21st, 1929, margin calls were heavy...

John Quincy Adams

John Quincy Adams was born in 1767 in Braintree (now Quincy), Massachusetts, and was the second child of two children. He was the sixth president of the United States, and devoted his life to serving the people. Of the 81 years he lived, 50 were spent in public office. His service ended only with his death at the U. S. Capitol in Washington, D. C. Adams career of public service was one of the most varied in the colonies. He served as a diplomat, senator, secretary of state, president, and, for the last 17 years of his life, member of the House of Representatives. During the war of 1763 between France and Great Britain, some Americans followed Thomas Jefferson and urged...

Margaret Hilda Thatcher

Margaret Hilda Thatcher is the first woman to have held the office of prime minister in Great Britain. She was born Margaret Hilda Roberts in Grantham, Lincolnshire and educated at the University of Oxford, where she earned degrees in chemistry. After graduation she worked as a research chemist from 1947 to 1951. She married Denis Thatcher in 1951, and in 1953, having studied for the bar, she became a tax lawyer. Thatcher joined the Conservative party, and was elected to the House of Commons in 1959. She defeated Edward Heath for the minority leadership of the party in 1974, and then led the Conservative party to victory in 1979. Thatcher is the only British prime minister in the twentieth century to...

Music of Ludwig van Beethoven

After Beethoven, composers turned their attention to the expression of intense feelings in their music. This expression of emotion was the focus of all the arts of the "Romantic" movement. For inspiration, many Romantic composers turned to the visual arts, to poetry, drama and literature, and to nature itself. Using the classical forms of Sonata and Symphony as a starting point, composers began focusing more on new melodic styles, richer harmonies, and ever more dissonance, in the pursuit of moving their audiences, rather than concerning themselves with the structural discipline of Classical forms. Later composers of the nineteenth century would further build on the forms and ideas developed by the Romantic composers. One of the best known and best loved composers...

An Online Bachelor’s Degree: Lakeland College

Many students take online courses, either to fulfill their degree requirements or because of the convenience. Today it is possible to receive a complete bachelor's degree online. Lakeland College of Sheboygan, Wisconsin, in collaboration with Convene International, now offers a fully-accredited four year program in Accounting, Business Administration, Computer Science, Marketing, and Specialized Administration.  Lakeland, a liberal arts college of 3500 students, began offering online courses eighteen months ago through its Lifelong Learning Program. To receive a diploma, students must complete at least 128 semester hours of college credit. Presently Lakeland Online offers forty classes, enrolling 400 students, not only across the country, but around the world as well. Courses are taught by professors who teach both online and onground.  When polled, most...

Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni

Michelangelo was pessimistic in his poetry and an optimist in his artwork. Michelangelo's artwork consisted of paintings and sculptures that showed humanity in it's natural state. Michelangelo's poetry was pessimistic in his response to Strazzi even though he was complementing him. Michelangelo's sculpture brought out his optimism. Michelangelo was optimistic in completing The Tomb of Pope Julius II and persevered through it's many revisions trying to complete his vision. Sculpture was Michelangelo's main goal and the love of his life. Since his art portrayed both optimism and pessimism, Michelangelo was in touch with his positive and negative sides, showing that he had a great and stable personality. Michelangelo's artwork consisted of paintings and sculptures that showed humanity in it's natural state....

The Parthenon of Greece

The Greeks had an eager individualistic strain that led them to high levels of creative thinking in art, science, and literature. They were by nature sensitive to beauty and made its creation and enjoyment an important and necessary part of their lives. The Parthenon is a beautiful monument noted for its perfect simplicity of design and the harmony of its proportions. 1 From the architecture, to the sculpture, to the history of this great monument the Parthenon remains a masterpiece. The Parthenon is an ancient Greek temple dedicated to the goddess Athena Parthenos (Athena the Virgin), on the Acropolis in Athens. 2 Most Greek cities had an acropolis (meaning "high city" in Greek). The Greeks developed three architectural systems, called orders,...

Paul’s Case

Complications usually arise after a writer introduces the main point in a story. These complications are usually the result of conflicts. There are three kinds of conflict within a story (Trimmer and Jennings 4). The first kind of conflict is conflict among the characters. The second kind of conflict is conflict between a character and his or her environment. The third kind of conflict is conflict among the thoughts, needs, or emotions of a single character. After conflict arises, this is a moment of crisis or perhaps better known as the climax of the story. This usually marks the end of development to any other major action in the story (Trimmer and Jennings 5). The focus at this point is on...

Legalizing Marijuana

To the AIDS or cancer patient, it is the plant that fights nausea and appetite loss. To the nutritionist, its seed is second only to the soybean in nutritional value, and is a source of cooking oil and vitamins. To the paper or cloth manufacturer, it is the plant that provided much of our paper and clothing for hundreds of years and produces four times more fiber per acre than trees. To the environmentalist, it is the plant that could greatly slow deforestation, restore robbed nutrients by other crops, and help prevent erosion. And according to Lonnelle Aikman, "Preliminary indings show the drug may prove effective against glaucoma and asthma, and control such side nausea in cancer treatment" (158). Unfortunately, to...

Of Mice and Men: More a Mouse Than a Man

"If an author does not have at least one great popular success, he or she may well be ignored by the media, but if he or she is constantly popular, then the critics become suspicious of the writer's serious intentions" (Benson Introduction). What do critics from the literary world have to say about Steinbeck's writings? Critics have much to say, both positive and negative. What link exists between Steinbeck and his writings? Perhaps the most noteworthy biographical link between Steinbeck and his writings is that he was born and came to maturity in the Salinas Valley. In this area of California, bounded on the north and south by the Pajaro and Jolon valleys on the west and east by the Pacific...

The National Socialist German Workers’ Party

The National Socialist German Workers' Party almost died one morning in 1919. It numbered only a few dozen grumblers' it had no organization and no political ideas. But many among the middle class admired the Nazis' muscular opposition to the Social Democrats. And the Nazis themes of patriotism and militarism drew highly emotional responses from people who could not forget Germany's prewar imperial grandeur. In the national elections of September 1930, the Nazis garnered nearly 6. 5 million votes and became second only to the Social Democrats as the most popular party in Germany. In Northeim, where in 1928 Nazi andidates had received 123 votes, they now polled 1,742, a respectable 28 percent of the total. The nationwide success drew even...

The Life of Kurt Vonnegut

The life of Kurt Vonnegut was filled with great accomplishments and great tragedies. The biggest tragedy that he faced had to be the fire bombing of Dresden in World War II. This is the topic of his book Slaughterhouse-Five. The book talks about one of Vonnegut's friends who slips in and out of reality, having flashbacks of the experience at Dresden. Kurt Vonnegut was born in November of 1922 in Indianapolis. This is where he eventually met and married Jane Cox. Vonnegut's life has been a struggle, starting with his mother's constant bouts with depression. In 1943, when Vonnegut enlisted, his other's depression grew deeper. Because of that Private Vonnegut asked permission to visit home to surprise her on Mother's Day....

Native American Genocide

Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group;c. deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part;d. imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group;e. forcibly transferring children of the group to another group. (Destexhe). In this paper, I will argue that the act of genocide as here defined, has been committed by the United States of America, upon the tribes and cultures of Native Americans, through mass indoctrination of its youths. Primary support will be drawn from Jorge Noriega's work, "American Indian Education in the United States. " The paper will then culminate with my personal views on the subject, with ideas of if and...

The Historical Importance of Laura Bassi

In a time when it was considered an impressive accomplishment for a woman to have an education, Laura Bassi earned a doctorate and became a university professor1. She worked with unrelenting determination to achieve her goals and be treated as an equal in her field. Bassi, who was born on October 20th 1711, did not try to impress or fit in with any particular group. She managed to raise 12 children in addition to her professional duties2. She is an important historical figure because of her contributions to science, which span across several fields. She is also important because she had to work so much harder to achieve these goals, due to the obstacles facing every woman seeking this type of...

Jaqcueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy Onasis

Jackie Kennedy was the wife of John F. Kennedy, 35th president of the United States. Jackie Kennedy was known for her sense of style and elegance. Her second husband , Aristotle Onasis, was one of the wealthiest men in the world. Jackie was of a wealthy and socially prominent family. She studied at Vassar College and George Washington University. She graduated in 1951. For two years she worked as a photographer and a columnist for the Washington Times Herald, until her marriage in September 1953 to senator John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts. After a miscarriage and a stillbirth, she gave birth to daughter Caroline in 1957, and she was pregnant with John F. Kennedy Jr. when her husband was elected president...

Hard Times: Utilitarianism

"Quadruped. Graminivorous. Forty teeth, namely twenty-four grinders, four eye-teeth, and twelve incisive. Sheds coat in spring...

The Historical Importance of Laura Bassi

In a time when it was considered an impressive accomplishment for a woman to have an education, Laura Bassi earned a doctorate and became a university professor1. She worked with unrelenting determination to achieve her goals and be treated as an equal in her field. Bassi, who was born on October 20th 1711, did not try to impress or fit in with any particular group. She managed to raise 12 children in addition to her professional duties2. She is an important historical figure because of her contributions to science, which span across several fields. She is also mportant because she had to work so much harder to achieve these goals, due to the obstacles facing every woman seeking this type of...

John Locke

John Locke (1632-1704) is perhaps one of the most influential philosophers the world has ever seen. His writings became the basis of the eighteenth century enlightenment reason. Basil Willey describes Locke's influence as such, "Locke stands at the end of the seventeenth century, and at the beginning of the eighteenth; his work is at once a summing-up of seventeenth century conclusions and the starting-point for eighteenth century enquiries. "[1] This man was consumed with his ideas of liberty, freedom, and natural or inalienable rights. He has been said to be, the Father of the American Revolution, which is thoroughly Lockean in its ideas nd emphases. Locke heavily influenced Voltaire, the French philosopher, as well as Rousseau, Jefferson, and Franklin. He is...

Savion Glover

Savion Glover is arguably one of the best tap dancers to grace the world of entertainment in decades. His unique style has stunned audiences for the past eighteen years and most likely will continue to do so for many years to come. It is incredibly humbling to think over the list of accomplishments that Savion has mastered in his mere thirty years. Although he has been taking the world of tap by storm for the past decade, he wouldn't be known today if it weren't for taps originators. Although the art of tap dance is native to America, its roots are located in the percussive dance styles of African, English, Irish, and Scottish cultures. The styles contributed from the English, Irish,...

Four tips specifically for creative minds to help you get an A+ when you are writing about art

I never sit down and write a perfect essay intro, content, and conclusion.

For me writing about art is more like putting together a puzzle! That is the mindset you should have when you approach your writing project!

Step 1: Make a mini Mind Map. Make a mini drawing of the painting to help you see the shapes more clearly! Around the drawing make little descriptive notes, include your general observations (what you SEE not THINK) describe using elements of art: line, color, light, shape, figures, space, surface plane, and texture.

Step 2: The Nutshell: Based on your observations if you had to describe it in a nutshell what would you say? What does the work remind you of?

Step 3: What has the artist achieved in this painting? Evaluate the work based on visual evidence.

Step 4: Organize in paragraph format! Description, analysis, and evaluation! Start and end with a POW!

 

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