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    Encouraging children and adults to enjoy art comes down to one major step: getting them to understand that being a "good" artist is not necessarily a matter of natural talent or an inherent "gift,"...

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    The notion of art as a form of self-expression is relatively recent. For many societies, art is a way of encapsulating and handing down cultural norms, and serves to foster a sense of community...

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    It really depends on what students and what you consider benefits. The benefits for elementary school students and for students in MFA programs in the arts would be quite different. For younger...

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    Indian music and Western music vary greatly, even to the common listener. Two of the main differences between these styles are the tuning and scales used. Western music traditionally uses tonal...

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    Music is a powerful force upon our feelings, and I would like to see more research done on the brain chemistry of this. Music does not simply express our feelings. It can enhance them, alter them,...

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    There are two challenges in answering your question. First, art is subjective, so there is much disagreement over what may be considered artistic. Second, preservation is both nature's blessing and...

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    Much of western civilization developed from ancient Graeco-Roman traditions. Thus, the similarities one finds between elements of contemporary North American culture and ancient Greek culture are...

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    Triangles in art can give various meanings. They can give the apearance of stabillity and strength in faces, for example. Cezanne used triangles to compose faces, using features like the eyes and...

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    The question--why is the tempo of a fight that occurs within a play important--does not specify a particular play. There have, however, been plenty of examples throughout the history of theater in...

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    The poem If by Rudyard Kipling provides a cynical view of the world as it gives advice on how to overcome the treacherous world. Although the poem views the world in a bitter light, Kipling offers...

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    The following information is from a song analysis by Bobby Owsinski. His blog has some good insight about the song and its arrangement. Melody: "'Kerosene' is an interesting song in that it uses a...

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    That's a lot of questions--I'll try my best to help! First of all, Christine doesn't die in either the musical or the book. (She does meet her end in Love Never Dies, Andrew Lloyd Webber's sequel...

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    Well, recognizing a march is not that hard when you know the ways they are distinct, making the march one of the easiest forms to recognize. First is the time signature. Almost all marches are in...

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    Botany is the study of plants and their biology. Lucky for you, plants take many shapes, forms, and colors, which offers you some flexibility in coming up with costume ideas. To help get some...

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    Firstly, your question is not stupid. There is nothing wrong with needing help and there is a possibility that your instructor did not clearly detail what it is you need to do. I'm not clear on...

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    Have you ever heard of Bloom's Taxonomy? This is an educational theory (often accompanied by a visual diagram or model) which describes the learning process and its stages of development. It all...

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    An effective way to construct powerful metaphors and/or similes about a literary character is to do a brief character analysis before worrying about the creative part. Using a graphic organizer or...

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    B(chorus)A(verse)B(chorus)A(verse)C(bridge)B(chorus)B(chorus). Introduction: Monsieur Andre! Monsieur Firmin!Dear Andre, what a splendid partyThe prelude to a bright new yearQuite a night, I'm...

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    In the Broadway version of Wicked (as in the original Wizard of Oz), the main characters driving the action of the story are female. In Wicked, the focus is on the relationship between Elphaba...

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    In comparing two composers, we learn about the historical development of music as well as different compositional techniques. As Isaac Newton put it, we are standing on the shoulders of giants. No...

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    Wayang kulit refers to the art of Indonesian puppet theater, which originated on Java but spread to every other Indonesian island. The term wayang kulit can also refer to puppets that are made of...

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    George is Lennie's caretaker, first and foremost. Based on an agreement with Lennie's Aunt Clara, George watches out for Lennie, who is severely mentally disabled yet overly physically strong....

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    The difference in the impact of art therapy and art is in the purpose of, and human reaction to, each. The subject of the impact of art on individuals, populations, communities, and education has...

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    The mood in Act III, scene ii of A Midsummer Night's Dream is multi-layered. In this scene, we learn from Puck about the effects of the love juice on Titania. In a humorous exchange between...

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    The Parson and the Plowman both seem too good to be true, but Chaucer does not seem to be painting their characters with a satirical brush. Chaucer included several misbehaving ecclesiastical...

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    In order to distinguish between a mass and an oratorio it is important to examine their formats and subject matter. Both musical pieces deal with religious subjects, and can be performed in...

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    The reasons you can argue that postmodernist art is a passing phase of nonsense are that it breaks from traditions in the history of art, seeking to produce something that cannot be understood...

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    The answer to this question has changed a lot over history, so it depends on when it is being asked. To the ancient Greeks art was what captured anything that was considered "beautiful" about the...

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    Vincent Van Gogh was a Dutch Post-Impressionist painter who lived from 1853 to 1890. He is considered one of the world's most famous painters, and you are likely to recognize some of his work, such...

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    Pablo Picasso was a Spanish artist who lived from 1881-1973 and is credited with being one of the greatest artists of the 20th century; he invented the Cubism style of painting and also contributed...

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    Critical text appreciation is based on the analysis of text from a number of different perspectives. While novices at the art of analysis might think that thinking about the details of a text might...

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    During the Middle Ages almost all art production was in the service of religion and the Church. The general belief was that man must never put himself above God, the ultimate Creator. The Middle...

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    Quite the opposite! Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (or more simply, "Michelangelo") was a devout Catholic. Much of his work was created with religious themes, though this had less to do...

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    The easiest answer to this is that music is part of a society's culture. The term culture refers to the accumulated body of knowledge and traditions possessed by a society. While not every person...

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    While both technically fall under the banner of jazz, Afro-Cuban jazz and cool jazz tend to be pretty different. Afro-Cuban jazz can often be characterized by the use of extra percussion. Bongos,...

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    There are a number of words that appear obviously as motifs in Macbeth (blood, sleep, etc.). The word "double" is also a motif, though it doesn't seem to get quite the amount of attention that...

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    The works of Jean-Honoré Fragonard and Pierre-Auguste Renoir can be compared along the lines of content and style, though both worked during different periods. Fragonard was a painter whose work...

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    These paintings, though painted more than 100 years apart, have many similarities. Both are now considered to be masterpieces of their respective art-historical eras, Fragonard’s of the Rococo...

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    Though we often think of art as something to be seen with the eyes, music is considered an art form because it involves creativity and skill. Like other forms of art, music involves creative...

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    There are many books and Internet sites giving advice in detail on how to paint realism; the centers of the techniques are attention to “value” (the ratio of light to darkness), shadow color...

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    When Napoleon rose to power, David, who had been a friend of his before the general overthrew the Directory in 1799, became his official painter. He produced several works honoring Napoleon,...

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    First, the fact that you are considering using a brush at all puts you far back in art history. Ever since the 1950s, with the art of Jackson Pollock and other abstract impressionists, applying...

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    Dramatic works of comedy can be characterized in many different ways, and every comedy will consist of its own distinctive blend of traits that make it unique. There are, however, some...

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    The dialog occurs over three nights between Miller and his friend, Weirob. Weirob is dying, and Miller is trying to convince her that her identity can endure after death. Weirob is skeptical....

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    Neoclassicism is a style of art-- particularly architecture-- which draws from the Classical styling of Ancient Greco-Roman culture. In architecture, columns are a hallmark of both Classical and...

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    This is a complicated question because music means something different to dance depending on the genre, movement or period that contextualizes the dance. However, to answer the question simply, it...

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    Stephan Walter is an illustrator and graphic designer from Zurich, Switzerland. His illustrations and graphic design work have been published in many contemporary publications, including Varoom...

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    This poem, written about 400 years ago, uses some wording that we wouldn't use today. Specifically, the words "prove" and "sports" have slightly different meanings for the modern reader than they...

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    In his painting "Joy of Life" (1905), Matisse uses color as an expressive, emotional tool, which is typical of his Fauvist period. Rather than imparting any realistic or representational value, the...

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