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The documentary form of cinema has been ripe for satire for many decades, but only a relatively small number of parodies have enjoyed any level of critical and/or commercial success. Those that...

Latest answer posted April 26, 2018 4:20 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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The only American who participated in the Impressionist exhibitions is Mary Cassatt, who made a career of painting. Having pursued her painting career in Europe, Cassatt became aware of...

Latest answer posted September 9, 2012 4:55 am 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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It’s been my dream ... to somehow unite people ... through love and music. It is important to reach people, to move them. Sometimes one can do this with the mosaic of the music melody arrangement...

Latest answer posted May 12, 2014 8:29 pm 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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One needs only look at the works of Pablo Picasso's "Blue Period" to see evidence of the use of arbitrary color. Since there is nothing in nature that is really blue, Picasso's painting of human...

Latest answer posted June 25, 2013 8:48 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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In any art form, one style is almost always a reaction, often an opposing reaction, to the characteristics of the previous style. Modern music, which came about at the end of the nineteenth...

Latest answer posted December 17, 2017 5:54 pm UTC

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Paint is defined as a liquid chemical compound that becomes solid and opaque after application to a surface. Paint is commonly used for art and decoration, but new formulations have been used for...

Latest answer posted December 8, 2011 7:27 am UTC

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Neoclassicism is an art movement that began in the 1760s and lasted until the 1850s. As the name suggests, neoclassicism is basically the "new classicism" and showcases the renewal of classicism...

Latest answer posted December 8, 2020 4:39 pm UTC

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You can create movement through color in a number of ways but it does depend a bit on what materials you are using. If you are using paints, the darker colors will tend to recede in the painting...

Latest answer posted December 8, 2011 7:05 am UTC

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While being an artist can be seen as an “occupation,” it is most importantly a way of seeing the world, a visual (or auditory or verbal) sensitivity to the outside world, coupled with a desire to...

Latest answer posted September 8, 2016 9:40 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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Certainly, before the creation of photography the canvas was the only medium to record social functions, and to preserve the physical appearance of prominent and historical figures, such as those...

Latest answer posted June 29, 2013 6:24 pm UTC

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In Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, Grover Underwood is Percy's protector. He becomes a central character in multiple plot lines in the Percy Jackson series. While many of the...

Latest answer posted January 12, 2018 10:08 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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While we typically look at literature as a means of humankind to tell its story through words, really this same thing holds true for the visual arts, for music, for drama and performance. Going...

Latest answer posted June 4, 2013 5:52 pm UTC

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Verbal narration is using words to convey a story, or narrative. Though the term "verbal" typically means something which is spoken, a verbal narrative may also be accomplished through the written...

Latest answer posted September 11, 2016 6:04 pm UTC

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In her essay “The Female Hero and The Making of a Feminist Canon,” art historian Griselda Pollock offers an interpretation of Artemisia Gentileschi and her paintings that locates the artist within...

Latest answer posted December 28, 2020 3:26 am UTC

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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...

Latest answer posted June 29, 2016 3:15 pm UTC

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Pablo Picasso, who lived to be 91 years old, was a tireless champion of the importance of creativity, using art as a way to find underlying truths of life. We all know that Art is not truth. Art...

Latest answer posted January 14, 2019 12:52 am UTC

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"Art is looking at things carefully." William Saroyan When the world insists that scientific logic is the only epistemology, and when the "Free Enterprise System" dictates the worth...

Latest answer posted March 7, 2015 1:19 am UTC

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I think if you heard the Whitney Houston version of this song you'd recognize it as the theme song to the movie "The Bodyguard." It surprises many people that the original song was written by...

Latest answer posted November 21, 2010 9:00 am 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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While the Ordinary consists of six sections, Renaissance composers only set the first five to music in their compositions. 1) The Ordinary begins with the Kyrie. The text translates to "Lord have...

Latest answer posted July 21, 2019 11:13 pm UTC

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Pietro Perugino’s fresco “Jesus Handing the Keys to Peter” (1481–1483) is a balanced and rhythmically-articulated composition. The author emphasizes the central event, which is placed on the...

Latest answer posted October 7, 2019 2:59 pm UTC

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Rhythm: Rhythm is the way music moves through time, its movement in time. The sounds of music may move through time by combining short and long sounds or by stringing together a series of short or...

Latest answer posted May 13, 2015 9:11 pm UTC

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Not all plays are better than all movies, and not all movies are better than all plays. One of the best things about many plays is that they are the inspiration of a single author, like Shakespeare...

Latest answer posted April 21, 2013 10:10 pm UTC

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Hammurabi justified his law code to the people by simply being himself. By claiming himself king and a servant of the god Marduk, he was imbued with the power to mete out justice in any way he saw...

Latest answer posted May 28, 2018 2:35 am UTC

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This neoclassical painting depicts an episode in early Roman history. During the episode Rome and Alba have decided to end a war by having each city choose three warriors to fight each other. The...

Latest answer posted February 21, 2020 9:59 pm UTC

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I have tried to learn the piano, the guitar, and the clarinet, and I have found all of them not only difficult but frustrating--but that's probably because I'm not cut out to be a musician. Some...

Latest answer posted April 27, 2014 10:59 pm UTC

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In Prometheus Unbound, Demogorgon is a spirit from the underworld who challenges and ultimately dethrones his father, Jupiter. In literature, Demogorgon is traditionally presented as a diabolical...

Latest answer posted June 11, 2018 10:59 am UTC

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Perceptual color includes both the actual color and the eye of the one who perceives it, which can alter the real color of an object. That is, since vision depends upon the reception of light that...

Latest answer posted June 25, 2013 6:54 pm UTC

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Bjork has a song called "Oceania" which is about the relationship of the "mother ocean" to humans and creatures of the earth. It's transcendentalist in the sense that it emphasizes an underlying...

Latest answer posted February 4, 2012 2:42 am UTC

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In my opinion the answer is definitely no. Frankly, I have a hard time believing that all "music" should be considered music. Some recordings that I have heard, which are referred to as music, do...

Latest answer posted December 6, 2012 5:23 pm UTC

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That is an interesting request. I would say that blind has many connotations. Literally it refers to the person who cannot see. On a more figurative level, it connotes foolishness in various areas....

Latest answer posted January 13, 2010 1:11 am UTC

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Being uncertain of what ¨Humanities of fine Art form"signifies, the answer will be posted and, hopefully, the student can re-format it. 1. Materialism - Economic growth and material development...

Latest answer posted June 17, 2014 9:53 pm UTC

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Color, scientifically, is the visual stimulation on the color receptors in the human eye from reflected light of a certain wavelength. For example, if you look at a red object, what you are seeing...

Latest answer posted December 20, 2011 5:57 am UTC

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David Bowie may count. "Life on Mars" and "Ashes to Ashes" speak in metaphors and can be taken in so many different ways. "Life on Mars", in one lyric, can be making a reference to either Lenin or...

Latest answer posted June 19, 2009 11:38 am UTC

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Henri Matisse had several styles throughout his life, during which he used different color palettes. He learned Academic French painting as a student, was a leader of the short-lived Fauvist...

Latest answer posted April 25, 2016 1:46 am UTC

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Michelangelo's David stands self-confidently, waiting for Goliath to appear. The emphasis is on David himself, on his perfect body and perfect poise. The effect this produces is to show that the...

Latest answer posted January 19, 2018 1:05 pm UTC

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The orchestral interlude from Rimsky-Kovsakov's opera The Tale of Tsar Sultan is the close to Act III, Tableau 1. In this interlude, the Swan-Bird transforms himself into an insect so that he can...

Latest answer posted April 29, 2014 2:06 pm UTC

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The Latin poet Horace famously said "Graecia capta ferum victorem cepit ("Captive Greece captured her crude conqueror"). This line is intended to reflect the reality that although Rome was a great...

Latest answer posted October 31, 2017 2:11 pm UTC

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The original question has to do with figurative language and song lyrics which I'm sure you have access to if you love music. I would suggest you try Amy Winehouse because if you can find...

Latest answer posted October 9, 2011 7:26 am UTC

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This song has a couple examples of imagery which create the dramatic situation of the story of the song. In the first part of the song the speaker says that he/she is leaving because if he/she...

Latest answer posted November 17, 2010 12:03 pm UTC

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Although "windsong" is a word that I have seen used on many occasions, virtually no dictionaries list it as an accepted word. Below are a list of uses for the word. "Windsong" is the name of a 1975...

Latest answer posted December 16, 2009 9:06 am UTC

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Texture is a way of looking at the way all the pieces of a song come together. It has to do with the combination of instruments, voice. Basically, it looks at the combination of melody, harmony,...

Latest answer posted February 6, 2019 7:57 pm UTC

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First of all, great song. Be blessed to know you have a cool English teacher for using this song in class as poetry analysis. The song was first performed in 1962 and the lyrics are categorized by...

Latest answer posted June 8, 2010 8:51 pm UTC

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Flying buttresses are exterior arched or diagonal supports for the upper sections of tall stone walls. These were inventions of the Romanesque period and were perfected and elaborated on later...

Latest answer posted November 6, 2018 7:30 pm UTC

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