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Arts

How can music lyrics be ambiguous and thus lead to wrongly interpreted feminist ideas? What misunderstandings can...

Two songs from the contemporary pop repertoire illustrate, arguably, that an underlying or an obvious feminist message can be misconstrued or seemingly negated when a listener views it through a...

Latest answer posted November 17, 2020 2:55 am UTC

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Arts

Provide some background information the the composer Gustav Holst and his piece The Planets, and share some reliable...

Gustav Holst, whose original name was Gustavus Theodore von Holst, was an English composer, musician, and music teacher and school administrator; he lived from September 21, 1874 to May 25, 1934....

Latest answer posted November 11, 2020 4:59 am UTC

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Arts

how does Clement Greenberg describe the development of abstraction /define abstract art? And how can his ideas be...

If you review Clement Greenberg’s rather famous essay on abstract painting “American-Type Painting,” you should find out about how the famous art critic describes and defines abstract art and...

Latest answer posted December 2, 2020 2:41 pm UTC

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Arts

To what extent is the book 'Inventing Abstraction 1910-1925' by Leah Dickerman useful in understanding Abstract Art...

The book Inventing Abstraction 1910-1925, edited by Leah Dickerman and published by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, focuses on the beginnings and early years of the abstract art movement....

Latest answer posted November 29, 2020 6:15 pm UTC

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Arts

In Colpitt’s book ‘Abstract Art in the Late Twentieth Century’ What does Frances Colpitt argue about abstract art in...

In the introduction to the book of essays that she edited, Frances Colpitt appears to argue that abstract art has had a central impact on Western art. For Colpitt, abstract art is “the definitive...

Latest answer posted November 27, 2020 6:13 pm UTC

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Arts

To what extent is Mel Gooding's 'Abstract Art' (2001) useful in understanding Abstract Art in the 20th century? What...

I think it's safe to say that Mel Gooding’s book is quite useful in providing a basic understanding of abstract art as it manifested in the 20th-century. While the aim of the book might be...

Latest answer posted November 27, 2020 4:10 pm UTC

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Arts

Compare and contrast the Neoclassical and Romantic styles by visually analyzing Jacques-Louis David's Oath of the...

David's Oath of the Horatii shows the order and restraint characteristic of Neoclassical painting. Picking a subject set far enough into the past to avoid arousing immediate emotion, David conveys...

Latest answer posted November 10, 2020 12:51 am UTC

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Arts

what role does the objects listed play in articulating Bess of hardwick power and status? five pieces of hangings...

The first and most obvious way in which the objects in the huge collection held at Hardwick Hall show the status and power enjoyed by Bess is by displaying her wealth. The panels showing the...

Latest answer posted November 23, 2020 3:24 pm UTC

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Arts

Does Svetlana Alpers’ assertion that Las Meninas presents ‘two conflicting modes of representation’ change the way...

I’m not sure that there’s a credible way to prove that Svetlana Alpers’ article on Diego Velázquez's 1656 painting Las Meninas will change the way the work is interpreted. It might be more useful...

Latest answer posted November 22, 2020 2:09 pm UTC

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Arts

How do idealized images of the body vary in the artworks of different cultures and in different time periods?

There are many different socio-economic reasons behind which body types are idealised in any given culture. (As a disclaimer, this answer will discuss the question through a Euro-centric lens for...

Latest answer posted November 22, 2020 5:45 am UTC

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Arts

What is a description of Karma Yoga, it’s origins and the basic principles

Yoga is a Sanskrit word that means union. Yoga is based on the concepts of unity and oneness. It aims to promote harmony and unity between one's mind, body, and soul, as well as oneness with the...

Latest answer posted November 20, 2020 12:47 am UTC

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Arts

How does staging women in more dominant roles promote a female gaze and a female spectatorship?

You might claim that staging women in dominant roles promotes a female gaze because “dominate roles” implies power. It suggests that women are increasingly acquiring the power to present women as...

Latest answer posted November 9, 2020 1:42 pm UTC

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Arts

Identify and then compare and contrast: Toulouse AND Chartres Cathedral, Chartres (Romanesque vs. Gothic...

Romanesque architecture flourished during the tenth to the thirteenth century. It was meant to reflect elements of Ancient Roman architecture. The Gothic style grew out of Romanesque and was born...

Latest answer posted November 18, 2020 4:05 am UTC

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Arts

In Siegfried Wichmann's text ‘Objects from Eastern Life: The Wave,’ in Wichmann, Japonisme: The Japanese Influence on...

According to Siegfried Wichmann, the wave was one of the foremost motifs in Japanese art. Wichmann argues that the wave is a central example of the prominence of nature and natural phenomena in...

Latest answer posted November 13, 2020 2:39 pm UTC

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Arts

Consider “Truth Hurts” and “This is America.” Which of these videos uses filmic techniques more effectively to...

I can help you think of one film technique used in Lizzo’s “Truth Hurts” music video and in Childish Gambino’s “This is America” video to satirize contemporary society. Hopefully, you can then come...

Latest answer posted November 7, 2020 3:02 pm UTC

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Arts

What are the elements of live theater?

The elements of live theater are as follows: Theater Space: the area where the live theater is being performed can vary greatly. For example, audiences can enjoy live performances in school or...

Latest answer posted October 21, 2020 11:59 pm UTC

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Arts

In what way is fine art beneficial in the career of accounting or financial careers in general?

It may initially be tough to see a direct connection between fine arts and a career in finance, but knowledge of the arts can actually help in many ways. Studying and participating in the fine arts...

Latest answer posted October 19, 2020 12:43 am UTC

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Arts

The painting by Manet titled Olympia was intended to shock the smug, self-assured sensibilities of the bourgeoisie in...

The painting by Édouard Manet titled Olympia caused an uproar when it was first exhibited at the 1865 Paris Salon, in part because the subject was a nude woman. Manet’s painting differed in several...

Latest answer posted October 11, 2020 3:08 am UTC

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What are the differences between Italian Baroque (Catholic) art and Dutch Baroque (Protestant) art by explaining how...

Though both Italian and Dutch Baroque art often dealt with religious themes, they dealt with them in different ways, in accord with the theological worldviews of, respectively, Catholicism and...

Latest answer posted October 22, 2020 10:05 am UTC

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Compare and contrast Italian Baroque and Dutch Baroque art by visually analyzing Caravaggio's St. Jerome Writing and...

Caravaggio's St. Jerome Writing depicts the Saint sitting on the right of the picture wrapped in a brilliant scarlet robe that is the painting's only source of bright color. There is an unseen...

Latest answer posted October 22, 2020 12:23 pm UTC

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What is some background information and interesting facts about the composition of Carmina Burana's "O Fortuna" by...

After the premiere of the formidably named Carmina Burana: Cantiones Profanae Cantoribus Et Choris Cantandae Comitantibus Instrumentis Atque Imaginibus Magicis (Poems Of Beuren: Secular Songs For...

Latest answer posted September 23, 2020 1:02 pm UTC

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Arts

How can one determine what is art and what is not based on a personal aesthetics judgment? If something is...

There are many different answers to the question of what constitutes art and whether or not it is simply a matter of personal taste. No single argument is conclusive, and there is no agreement even...

Latest answer posted September 16, 2020 11:18 pm UTC

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Compare the images of the Palette of Narmer and the Steele of Naram Sin. Discuss how the objects functioned and were...

Upon closer inspection of the two, we begin to see both their similarities and differences from each other. The two most striking similarities are the obvious rulers standing over vanquished foes,...

Latest answer posted September 11, 2020 11:34 pm UTC

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Define “baroque” and “classicism.” Then, using these definitions, write a paper that contrasts the caroque art of...

To get started on this paper, you will need solid definitions of baroque and classicism, so let's work on that first. The baroque period ran from about 1590 to about 1720. Baroque paintings,...

Latest answer posted September 12, 2020 3:48 pm UTC

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Arts

Based on Rivers and Tides, the documentary film about Andy Goldsworthy, explain how art and the use of his images...

Sculpture is one of the most durable forms of art, often lasting for millennia. Andy Goldsworthy, however, creates ephemeral sculptures, which may last for weeks, days, hours or less. One scene in...

Latest answer posted September 10, 2020 10:03 am UTC

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Arts

Considering The Agony in the Garden by El Greco, The Ecstasy of St. Teresa by Bernini, The Prodigal Son by Rembrandt,...

In approaching this topic, you should think about the intersection between artistic, cultural, and religious differences. Is it true that the art of Catholic southern Europe is more religious than...

Latest answer posted September 6, 2020 10:03 am UTC

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Arts

In terms of pop culture, what themes beyond power, identity, and conflict do you see represented regularly/frequently...

When it comes to modern popular culture, themes of power, identity, and conflict are most common in superhero media. The last twenty years have been dominated by an intense public interest in...

Latest answer posted September 10, 2020 11:49 am UTC

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Arts

How could you use fabric architecture and its principles to design interiors that conserve natural resources? Use as...

Fabric architecture is the practice of using constructed, custom-engineered fibers, often coated with synthetic materials that make them sturdy and long-lasting to create tensile structures either...

Latest answer posted September 3, 2020 3:10 am UTC

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Use the following websites and works to reflect on the work of the YBAs and the celebrity of the contemporary artist...

Your question draws an explicit link between celebrity and Damien Hirst. Yet when reflecting on the Young British Artists (YBAs), I think you could focus on how the other artists you mention also...

Latest answer posted August 26, 2020 4:05 pm UTC

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Arts

In Considering Leandro Bassano's 1580 painting, Allegory of the Element Earth, what are the ways the painting is...

Bassano's painting's execution is typical of Renaissance painting in Venice. For instance, the painting has a strong sense of perspective, and features dramatic use of chiaroscuro (the use of...

Latest answer posted August 13, 2020 2:24 pm UTC

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Arts

What are the features of elegy?

An elegy is a reflective poem, usually one lamenting a deceased person or a former way of life. While there are no hard, formal rules about how an elegy must sound or be written, they do tend to...

Latest answer posted August 5, 2020 11:46 am UTC

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Music

What kind of poetic devices are in "We Are the World"?

Poetic devices used in the lyrics of the song "We Are the World" include rhyme scheme although the rhyme pattern is somewhat irregular, alliteration, literary allusion, repetition, and...

Latest answer posted August 2, 2020 1:14 pm UTC

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Arts

In 1975, Leo Steinberg wrote an essay for Art in America titled "Michelangelo's Last Judgment as Merciful Heresy." Do...

Steinberg argues that the writings that perpetuated the interpretation of Michelangelo’s Last Judgement as representative of traditional religious beliefs actually intentionally covered up the fact...

Latest answer posted July 27, 2020 9:18 pm UTC

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Arts

In 1976, Marcia Hall submitted an article to The Art Bulletin titled "Michelangelo''s 'Last Judgment': Resurrection...

In this article, Marcia Hall argues that the subject of Michelangelo’s “Last Judgement” that is on the wall in the Sistine Chapel was not intended to depict the Resurrection of Christ, despite...

Latest answer posted July 27, 2020 8:22 pm UTC

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Arts

In Raphael's fresco "School of Athens," there are eight figures holding books. Except for Plato and Aristotle (we...

Raphael's fresco School of Athens, painted between 1509 and 1511 on commission from Pope Julius II, is one of four frescoes in which Raphael depicts the greatest teachers and writers of the ancient...

Latest answer posted July 21, 2020 9:44 pm UTC

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Arts

What characteristics make something art? Does representation make it art? Expression? Form?

It is said that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and I'd say that's true for art as well. I think that art is defined by the following: An intentional effort Demonstrated skill Creative...

Latest answer posted July 7, 2020 6:31 pm UTC

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Arts

How does culture affect an artist's artwork?

Culture has a major impact on an artist’s work. As well as providing the imminent background against which a work of art is created, it also invariably shapes what is actually produced. In some...

Latest answer posted July 14, 2020 10:43 am UTC

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Arts

What are the book titles in Raphael's fresco The School of Athens? Who are the figures holding them, and what is the...

Raphael includes two books with legible titles in The School of Athens. In the painting's center are Plato and Aristotle. In each of their left hands, they hold a copy of one of their most famous...

Latest answer posted July 20, 2020 10:23 pm UTC

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Arts

How does the performance of The Island influence the audiences?

The Island, a play by Tony Award winners Athol Fugard, John Kani, and Winston Ntshona, is based on true events. It centers on the plight of two political prisoners, cellmates John and Winston...

Latest answer posted July 21, 2020 1:06 am UTC

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A film has been composed based on Anita Desai's "In Custody" starring Shashi Kapoor and Ahabana Azami. Can...

The 1993 film In Custody (Muhafiz) was directed by Ismail Merchant and produced by Merchant Ivory Productions. This was the first feature film directed by Merchant, who had previously gained fame...

Latest answer posted December 18, 2008 9:24 am UTC

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Arts

Define visual and performing arts.

Performing arts are things that are performed in front of an audience, such as drama, music, and dance. Good examples of this would be a school play, or an orchestra concert, or a dance recital....

Latest answer posted May 30, 2011 12:55 am UTC

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Arts

Idiosyncrasy!1.) Describe a time when you encountered a negative experience with idiosyncrasy. 2.) How do you...

Idiosyncracy can benefit individuals and groups in a number of ways. Novelty of expression and of being can, quite simply, make things interesting. This kind of novelty can also lead to problem...

Latest answer posted November 4, 2012 4:39 pm UTC

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Arts

In Florence in the late fifteenth century, many Christians felt conflict between the wisdom and beauty of the ancient...

The Renaissance was a revival of Classical thought and a celebration of human achievement. It was also a time of Christian devotion. Consequently, Renaissace artists, as well as most intellectuals...

Latest answer posted July 3, 2020 6:45 pm UTC

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Arts

How can we use the principles of design in our daily lives and creative endeavors? Can being aware of these...

Designers like William Morris, who believed there was an intimate connection between design and living, can help offer guidance through design in how to think about life. For example, he believed...

Latest answer posted July 4, 2020 3:14 pm UTC

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Arts

Please give an analysis on Controlled Burn by Tim Davis.

The title Controlled Burn that Tim Davis has given his painting suggests two related lines of analysis. One concerns the subject of the painting: a small fire in a forested setting. The other...

Latest answer posted June 26, 2020 9:30 pm UTC

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Arts

In 1972, Michael Baxandall wrote an essay titled "Painting and Experience in Fifteenth Century Italy." What are...

Michael Baxandall’s “Painting and Experience in Fifteenth Century Italy” brought valuable insight to the study of European art history. Baxandall primarily argues that fifteenth century Italian art...

Latest answer posted June 28, 2020 2:42 am UTC

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Arts

What makes Texas art unique? Given the long history, the many cultures, the proximity to the border, the industry,...

Texas art is unique for many reasons, but chiefly because of its history as a land that has changed hands many times throughout history and has been influenced by the diverse cultures which exist...

Latest answer posted June 24, 2020 3:28 am UTC

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Arts

What were some of the most important strategies used in art and architecture for Counter-Reformation propaganda?

Counter-Reformation art and architecture was created by Catholics with the aim of counteracting the effects of the Protestant revolt against the church. From the mid-late sixteenth century onward,...

Latest answer posted June 19, 2020 11:17 pm UTC

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Romantic Era

Explain the Romantic theme of vision, loss, and recuperation.

For writers in the British Romantic movement, there was a common belief that in childhood one had a pure, uncorrupted experience of nature that was lost over time as one grew up became more...

Latest answer posted June 17, 2020 10:10 pm UTC

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Arts

How were art and architecture used as propaganda for the Counter-Reformation by the Catholic Church, and what were...

Art was one of the Catholic Church's tools during the Counter-Reformation. Unlike most Protestant sects, which destroyed religious icons and whitewashed the walls of their churches in an austere...

Latest answer posted June 19, 2020 12:15 pm UTC

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