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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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Coming from a very large country with a large, extremely diverse population, Indian music is likewise quite varied. In addition, many of the musical traditions of the subcontinent can be traced...

Latest answer posted April 7, 2019 8:40 pm UTC

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“Where Is The Love?” is a song about love and acceptance. The overall tone is rather despondent, but the overall meaning is that we should all love and accept one another regardless of race, color...

Latest answer posted January 20, 2020 1:31 pm UTC

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I agree with #10: Joe Namath may have started it all: he was comfortable with his masculinity. The pants football players wear are pretty close to tights. Goes with the game. (Rosie Greer, a...

Latest answer posted August 22, 2011 11:43 am UTC

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The cultural and historical factors of the Cha- Cha dance is reflective appropriation and redefinition. One set of cultural and historical factors that surround the Cha- Cha is its origin. The...

Latest answer posted April 19, 2014 6:36 pm UTC

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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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The term elegy derives from Greek word elegos (Latin: elegus) which means a song of bereavement. It was typically accompanied by the music of a flute (aulos) in antiquity. The adjectival form of...

Latest answer posted October 11, 2018 2:47 am UTC

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Idealism in art is an attempt to depict the world as we would like it to be or feel it ought to be. It portrays the beautiful and the noble, and aims as far as possible at capturing perfection. It...

Latest answer posted October 14, 2018 2:16 am UTC

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Graffiti was never a serious problem before the invention of canned spray paint. Painting pictures and lettering on other people's buildings is a crime, and there can be little doubt that most the...

Latest answer posted August 10, 2014 2:02 pm UTC

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I think a piece of art becomes a work of art if it can with stand the test of time. I am sure that many of the classic works of art were just considered a piece of art to start with.

Latest answer posted October 28, 2010 4:07 pm UTC

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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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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 a great question. The best place to start is to give a definition of a line. The simplest defintion of a line, according to geometry is: a line is defined by two points. Actually a line is...

Latest answer posted November 15, 2011 6:11 am UTC

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Music and dance have been used in India for thousands of years as a form of worship for their many gods and to tell stories and pass down cultural identity. Recently, with the popularity of...

Latest answer posted September 27, 2017 3:33 pm UTC

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"Connotation" means that the work of art inspires or brings about a reaction in the viewer/listener/reader of an association or relationship (emotional or otherwise) to something outside the work...

Latest answer posted April 3, 2009 6:42 pm UTC

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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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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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Not to hedge too much, but when I read the phrase "art for life's sake" I can't help but see it as just another version of the first phrase, "art for art's sake". Art represents a process of...

Latest answer posted November 14, 2012 4:38 pm UTC

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Though the 1870 Amendment to the U.S. Constitution granted African American men the right to vote, mechanisms like literacy tests and poll taxes prevented many from doing so. Moreover, employers,...

Latest answer posted February 25, 2018 6:29 pm UTC

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The First Thanksgiving is a sentimental, idealized portrait of the relationship between the pilgrim settlers and the Wampanoag tribe of Native Americans. The artist wishes to convey the traditional...

Latest answer posted November 6, 2017 11:28 am UTC

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When writing a research paper, your foundation should be built in accordance with your professor's expectations. Depending on the college course, there may be certain meticulous details that your...

Latest answer posted March 7, 2012 11:10 pm UTC

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It is important to know the date of the work, the era of the work will aid you in researching the piece. Is it oil on canvas or something else, panel, frescoe, etc. Is it representational...

Latest answer posted September 18, 2013 12:18 am UTC

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I think that listening to music is important, as someone else has stated it can lift our spirits when we are down. If you are fortunate to have the talent to actually play music it is even more...

Latest answer posted October 28, 2010 4:04 pm UTC

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It appears that the general consensus of the word artist is confined to painters, sculptors, and the like and not music or any of the other fine arts. So, to continue in this vein, the...

Latest answer posted October 5, 2011 2:46 am UTC

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Van Gogh never married and, as far as we know, never fathered any children. He was, however, very close to his brother Theo, an art dealer who supported him both emotionally and financially,...

Latest answer posted May 29, 2017 11:44 am UTC

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Indian classical dance is a tradition that extends back more than 5000 years, making it one of the oldest sustained art forms in existence. Images of Indian classical dance can be found on the...

Latest answer posted February 29, 2016 7:37 pm UTC

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The musical forms of oratorio, mass, and opera generally share many similarities. One of the most obvious is orchestration. All three are most often associated with large forces of instruments...

Latest answer posted February 20, 2018 1:54 pm UTC

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These two terms, applied to works of visual art that eschew traditional paint-on-canvas techniques, are related in their attention to physical objects arranged in visual, even symbolic, patterns...

Latest answer posted October 13, 2012 5:43 pm UTC

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Dramatic comedy is a wide genre and hard to pin down exactly. For example, some people see "dramatic comedy" as a synonym for "tragicomedy," while others see the two as distinct genres. However,...

Latest answer posted January 25, 2019 4:19 pm UTC

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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,...

Latest answer posted July 8, 2016 2:39 pm UTC

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Monet broke away from realist painting to capture the fleeting impression of how a scene looked in the moment. He was aided by advances in paint technology that allowed a painter to be outside,...

Latest answer posted November 2, 2018 6:39 pm UTC

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I'd have to go back in time and say that the most memorable concert would have to be seeing the Phil Collins and Genesis. The concert was outside, at a Phoenix amphiteatre, and even the oven-like...

Latest answer posted June 28, 2010 12:29 pm UTC

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This should be a moot point. Is music not included within Schools of Fine Art? Artistic expression finds its form in architecture, visual arts, and music. All are creative acts from the minds...

Latest answer posted February 19, 2013 5:03 pm UTC

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A lot of psychologists have studied the psychological significance of color preferences. There are many sites on this subject that can be googled. The first one on the Google list if you type in...

Latest answer posted July 23, 2014 2:17 pm UTC

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The difference between encaustic and fresco paintings is one of mediums. Encaustic paintings are made using pigments that have been mixed with hot, melted wax. Generally, this paste is then applied...

Latest answer posted May 27, 2018 3:21 am UTC

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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...

Latest answer posted April 5, 2016 12:57 am UTC

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I agree with ask996 on this one, based on the lyrics but also based on the performances by both Dolly Parton and Whitney Houston. Watch and listen, and this song is clearly a plaintive reminder...

Latest answer posted November 29, 2010 11:22 am UTC

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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...

Latest answer posted June 2, 2016 7:01 pm UTC

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Both objects are three-dimensional sculptures of nude or nearly nude women. Each is closely associated with, even iconic of, a particular area and time period. About both figures, there is more...

Latest answer posted November 5, 2018 4:17 am UTC

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The composition of Grant Wood's American Gothic is almost as close to being symmetrically balanced as a picture can be without actually being symmetrical. The male figure takes up more of the...

Latest answer posted November 9, 2019 6:01 am UTC

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Gimme Shelter-Rolling Stones The Wall-by Pink Floyd(the entire album) Sarah Brightman-pretty much anything she sings is gorgeous Pavorotti-same thing!

Latest answer posted June 26, 2012 12:53 am UTC

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As you have figured out, a commemorative speech honors a person or event. It is often given on the anniversary of the event (such as Lincoln's Gettysburg Address speech) or sometimes at an event...

Latest answer posted November 10, 2010 11:53 pm UTC

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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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A lot is going on in this painting, although it may seem simple at first glance. Usually, when we interpret or analyze art, we start with what we observe objectively, and then move on to make...

Latest answer posted January 28, 2016 3:03 am UTC

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Shading in art is important for many reasons. First, it adds realism to a drawing or painting. Next, it gives your work a sense of depth, or three-dimensionality. Most importantly, it affects the...

Latest answer posted March 31, 2012 11:06 am UTC

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The Renaissance took place in the fourteen through sixteenth centuries. It was a time of incredible development in the arts. We see great advancements in painting, sculpting, and architecture, to...

Latest answer posted November 20, 2009 7:31 am UTC

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The answer to this question depends on your interpretation of the "point" of the play. Nora changes considerably during the course of the action, and finally, she strikes out on her own, leaving...

Latest answer posted September 28, 2018 3:05 pm UTC

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The film arts relates to all aspects of the production of film (television or movies). The course in the film arts would require students to study everything that goes into the making of a film....

Latest answer posted June 28, 2011 6:08 am UTC

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[eNotes editors are only permitted to answer one question per posting. If you have additional questions, please post them separately.] In graphic art, drawings are often constructed from a...

Latest answer posted July 20, 2011 2:46 pm UTC

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"Olive Trees with Yellow Sky and Sun" was painted by Vincent Van Gogh in 1889, the year in which he interred himself in the Saint-Paul-de-Mausole asylum to seek treatment for the mental illness...

Latest answer posted January 10, 2020 3:42 am UTC

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