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How does secular music differ from sacred music?

Sacred music is music associated with religious or spiritual worship. It differs from secular music not in terms of the music itself but through having religious subject matter. In almost all...

Latest answer posted January 10, 2020 8:46 pm UTC

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In music, what do melody, rhythm, texture, pitch, timbre and dynamics mean?

Melody, rhythm, pitch, timbre and dynamics are all important aspects of music. Think of them as the different "pieces of the puzzle" that come together to create music. MELODY is a sequence of...

Latest answer posted October 7, 2015 2:14 am UTC

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What are the art elements and three art principles used by Édouard Manet in the creation of his art piece A Bar at...

Manet was a bridge artist between the earlier school of French realism and later French Impression, and we find can elements of both in this painting. Manet realistically renders a scene at an...

Latest answer posted December 5, 2017 4:41 pm UTC

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What is the purpose of art?

Art has a diverse set of purposes. Some people would say that art is the expression of culture (not only the artifacts of a culture but the articulation of the ideas that define a society). Some...

Latest answer posted November 18, 2012 9:44 pm UTC

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What are the benefits of students studying contemporary art?

As the previous educator mentioned, "benefits" are subjective. There are some who say that studying art is a waste of time and that students benefit more by focusing on more "practical" subjects,...

Latest answer posted June 26, 2017 2:13 pm UTC

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What are some advantages and disadvantages of art?

This is a good question. There are many purposes of art. Let me mention a few of them. First, art can be a powerful means to express deep truths. This can cause a society to rethink things and...

Latest answer posted December 5, 2011 6:03 am UTC

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What are examples of modern drama?  

As other Educators have pointed out, the term “modern drama” typically refers to plays that break from established theatrical conventions. Samuel Becket’s Waiting For Godot and Antonin Artaud’s The...

Latest answer posted January 7, 2021 4:18 pm UTC

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What are the elements of Wayang Kulit?

The elements or components of wayang kulit include the master puppeteer or dhalang. The puppeteer is the most important element of the Wayang Kulit. His job is to entertain and teach. With that in...

Latest answer posted February 4, 2019 8:43 pm UTC

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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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Briefly summarize the song "We Are the World" by Michael Jackson.

"We Are the World" is a single Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie co-wrote with the goal of bringing much-needed attention to areas in Africa, Ethopia particularly, which had been devastated by...

Latest answer posted January 12, 2020 10:44 pm UTC

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What are the disadvantages of having arts in the school curriculum?

Tough question. Honestly, I don't believe that there are any disadvantages to having art in a curriculum. I think it is an integral part of teaching the whole child. Unfortunately, not...

Latest answer posted March 16, 2016 1:41 pm UTC

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What is the role of the audience in a performance?

So many times in old movies, the actors who were playing actors would complain of "a dead audience" or they would remark, "What was with that crazy audience?" So, realistically, there must be a...

Latest answer posted July 6, 2011 1:48 pm UTC

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What is a critical appreciation of the poem "On His Blindness" by John Milton?

The poem under consideration was first published by the poet in a collection called Milton's 1673 Poems. Almost 90 years later, publisher Thomas Newton assigned the title "On His Blindness" to the...

Latest answer posted August 8, 2018 5:56 pm UTC

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Government As An Academic Field Of Study

Government as an academic field of study is a vast subject, encompassing political institutions and political theories. There are several sub-disciplines within the field, including public...

Latest answer posted October 1, 2017 12:25 am UTC

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Performance Art Vs Theatre

Theater is performed but it follows a different aesthetic than “performance art.” Theater is drama and drama is compelled to tell a story. Drama has three essential ingredients that are required...

Latest answer posted October 23, 2011 4:10 am UTC

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Was Roy Orbison really blind? Please provide a source so that I can prove whether or not he was really blind.

No, Roy Orbison wasn't blind. This is just another one of those many urban myths about rock stars that have accrued over the years. (Type "Keith Richards blood transfusion" into Google and you'll...

Latest answer posted July 3, 2019 7:15 am UTC

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What specific characteristics of the sculpture Venus of Willendorf are said to reflect the nomadic culture in which...

The Venus of Willendorf sculpture is only one of a large group of "Venus" sculptures produced in Europe during the Paleolithic age. Many sculptures portray women with exaggerated sexual...

Latest answer posted March 27, 2018 7:07 pm UTC

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What is Art, and how does Art contribute to the community.? 

Leo Tolstoy, author of War and Peace, wrote a book titled What Is Art? in which he defines art and explains why art is of such importance to humanity. Here is his definition and a small part of his...

Latest answer posted August 21, 2012 10:12 pm UTC

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How does an artist's life influence his/her work?

To offer one concrete example, Virginia Woolf wrote often of suicide and this was how she ended her life. Hemingway also wrote about suicide and died that way, as did Sylvia Plath.

Latest answer posted February 25, 2012 4:30 am UTC

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Why is music important in a play?

Music can have a number of different roles in a play. In terms of musical theater, such as opera, ballet, and musicals, music has the function of communicating the emotional heart of the action and...

Latest answer posted January 5, 2020 11:54 pm UTC

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What is the importance of music in your life?

My entire extended family is musical--literally, all 27 of them. I long ago figured out my role is audience. I love music, I enjoy it when it's on, I appreciate it when it's done well, I worship...

Latest answer posted August 27, 2010 7:26 pm UTC

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Why are the arts important to humans today? Art is important to us humans because of the colors, and the output of...

Here is an interesting take on the importance of art and other non-specialized, non-technical education by the author of Brave New World, who was greatly concerned about the direction humanity was...

Latest answer posted December 9, 2014 7:19 pm UTC

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What is the relationship between literature and other arts such as painting, music, photography, cinema, etc?

William Saroyan had this to say about the visual arts: "Art is looking at things carefully." I'd like to add that literature is "the imitation of an action by language" (Aristotle calls it...

Latest answer posted October 22, 2011 3:23 am UTC

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How are Max and Kevin similar and different ?

I believe that you are referring to Max Kane and Kevin (Freak) from Philbrick's book "Freak the Mighty." One similarity between the two boys is that they are both judged by their outer...

Latest answer posted August 15, 2015 1:30 pm UTC

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What is the character analysis of Mrs. Pearce from Pygmalion? What is the role she plays? (in detail)

Mrs. Pearce provides a way into the drama and its characters for the audience. She gives us a little glimpse beneath the surface of other characters in the play, especially Henry Higgins. It is...

Latest answer posted November 26, 2018 12:03 pm UTC

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What is the meaning of shading?  

Shading is a technique used by illustrators, designers, and other visual artists to create the illusion of depth in a two-dimensional medium. This is achieved by adding a denser amount of media in...

Latest answer posted April 23, 2019 12:14 am UTC

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what is art installation?  what is art installation?  

As has been pointed out, we are talking about two things here: art called "installation art" or called an "art installation" the act of installing or putting in/up art The act of installing...

Latest answer posted March 10, 2012 4:18 am UTC

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What is the meaning of the song "Your Guardian Angel" by The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus? (This is not for an essay,...

At the beginning of the song, the narrator is crying because he is so deeply in love with his beloved but she seems to be pulling away from him. We can guess this not only because of his tears, but...

Latest answer posted July 16, 2017 12:14 am UTC

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Compare yourself to a camera or a crayon/s.

This assignment should ignite one's own creativity and spirit; however, here are some considerations in making the choice between a camera and crayon(s): A Camera ... captures a moment; moreover,...

Latest answer posted September 17, 2014 7:49 pm UTC

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How are photographs important to newspaper and television?

Photojournalism plays a prominent role in disseminating both information and misinformation nowadays. Photographs can also arouse emotion much more quickly than the written word. For one thing, a...

Latest answer posted September 3, 2017 2:43 am UTC

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What are three of the symbols in The Arnolfini Double Portrait by Jan Van Eyck that reveal the possible iconography...

The Arnolfini Double Portrait, sometimes referred to as Giovanni Arnolfini and his Bride, by Jan Van Eyck is filled with symbols related to Christianity, love, fertility, and loyalty. Three of the...

Latest answer posted August 28, 2011 5:51 am UTC

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What color do you get when you mix purple and gold?

Colors that are directly across from each other on the color wheel complement each other. In this case, gold/yellow is directly across from purple on the color wheel. The exact color will depend on...

Latest answer posted November 12, 2015 1:45 am UTC

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J.Ross says Education and Philosophy are two sides of a coin. Education and Philosophy are interrelated. Discuss in...

The greatest philosophers have been teachers. Socrates taught Plato. Plato taught Aristotle. Aristotle taught Alexander. The two disciplines are irrevocably linked. In fact, there is a course...

Latest answer posted November 23, 2009 1:05 am UTC

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What are examples of figurative language in the song lyrics "I'm Yours" by Jason Mraz?

Figurative language can be used in poems, stories, speeches, songs and other creations. It is defined as " a word or phrase that departs from everyday literal language for the sake of comparison,...

Latest answer posted November 10, 2008 11:22 pm UTC

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Can I have detailed explanation of the poem "Blowin' in the Wind" by Bob Dylan?

Dylan's "Blowin' in the Wind" asks a series of rhetorical questions, some gentle, some searing. Rhetorical questions are questions for which the answer is obvious or already known. They are meant...

Latest answer posted July 5, 2017 1:08 am UTC

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How does one write a summary and critical summary of a poem and also explain how to write a summary of a story or an...

In order to write a summary of a poem, one must establish the meaning of the poem. To do this, the reader needs to find the controlling metaphor. That is, the tension between the literal and the...

Latest answer posted November 11, 2009 2:23 am UTC

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What similarities or differences do you see between Etruscan and Egyptian burials and funerary practices?

The Etruscans were a civilization that reigned in Italy before the Roman Empire. Prior to the foundation of Rome in 509 BCE, the Etruscans ruled as a monarchy. The ancient Egyptians are one of the...

Latest answer posted November 27, 2019 11:11 pm UTC

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What is the Egyptian Canon of Proportions'  and how was it used in artistic representations of the human body? How...

The Egyptian Canon of Proportions was a rational approach to constructing beauty in art. In their renderings, the Egyptian Canon clearly suggested that "height and width have a definite...

Latest answer posted July 31, 2013 12:39 am UTC

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What are the elements of Romantic art, such as line, colors, space, form, and texture, found in the painting The...

Identifying Romantic art is a bit tricky since, unlike other movements such as Impressionism, Neoclassical, or Expressionism, Romanticism does not have its own unique style. Instead, since...

Latest answer posted October 2, 2015 4:06 am UTC

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What are the purposes of Christmas carols? 

We must first differentiate between Christmas "Carols", Christmas "songs", and Christmas Hymns. Many of the songs one hears at Christmas time are not actually Christmas carols. Especially...

Latest answer posted December 20, 2015 1:38 am UTC

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What makes a movie entertaining?   

The ability of a film to entertain its audience is the product of a number of factors. Film, like paintings and novels, is a form of art. How one responds to that art is entirely dependent upon...

Latest answer posted May 13, 2013 2:50 pm UTC

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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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Name and describe the six purposes of visual art. 

Generally speaking, there are five main functions of the visual arts: ceremonial, artistic expression, narrative, functional, and persuasive. To these can be added “beauty,” in effect, the desire...

Latest answer posted May 21, 2014 6:58 pm UTC

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In melodrama, what are some conventions/characteristics of melodrama and stock characters: hero, villain, heroine, etc?

Melodramas are built upon stock characters that have entrance music which suggests their personalities. In addition, the music gives these stock characters the timing they use, almost as though...

Latest answer posted March 2, 2012 5:13 pm UTC

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In which tense should a summary on a literary work be written?

Here is an except from a paper I wrote. Present tense for quotations or summaries, but when you describe actions that took place, you put that into the past. The Romans were unapologetically...

Latest answer posted November 14, 2009 9:01 am UTC

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What are some characteristics of Islamic art and architecture?

Islamic architecture is not always religious, but includes many secular styles as well. There are four principal Islamic architectural types: Mosque, Tomb, Palace, and Fort. Some elements of...

Latest answer posted March 7, 2012 6:28 am UTC

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In Hatchet, how did Brian's relationship with nature change?

Gary Paulsen's Hatchet is one of the great survival stories in literary history, and arguably the most famous featuring a young adult protagonist. The novel tells the story of 13-year-old Brian...

Latest answer posted November 30, 2017 2:08 am UTC

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What is a comparison between French and English Gothic cathedrals? 

As others have noted, French cathedrals put an emphasis on soaring height. To build the cathedrals as tall as they were without having the walls collapse, the French used flying buttresses. These...

Latest answer posted June 26, 2019 5:29 pm UTC

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Movies are often considered to be a form of art. What makes movies art? This question is for a Film Appreciation and...

Movies often include drama, which is certainly art. Also cinematography is artistic in its use of light, color, scenery, etc.

Latest answer posted March 14, 2012 7:08 am UTC

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Where does the band Train stand in their views of God?    

Train is not usually considered a religious band. Their hit single "Calling All Angels" is usually seen as being at least partially religious in nature. The lyric: 'Cause when I look to the sky...

Latest answer posted September 17, 2011 1:28 pm UTC

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