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The first of my favorite works of art was Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec’s Jane Avril (1899), a lithograph. The piece is part of an ongoing exhibition at the MOMA which focuses on Paris during the time period of Toulouse-Lautrec. Whereas the lithograph of Jane Avril is remarkably simple in its composition,...

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Once considered the masterpiece of expression, classical music today occupies around four percent of the recorded marketplace. Since classical formats disappear from the airways and orchestras continue cutting budgets, some viewers blame this situation on the era of rock-n-roll explosion that took place in 1950’s. Other observers argue that the...

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Similar to most artistic styles and art movements, Islamic geometry “is interwoven with the history and cultural traditions of the region in which it flourished (Ateliers, 2013). While the Islamic faith dos not outright forbid the use of figural imagery, most interpretations of the Qur’an have discouraged the use of...

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The media is an essential component of society. Specifically, newspapers and music form an integral module of numerous societies across the world. The art of music usually thrives to feed the human soul while also painting a layer of emotions via songs. Music has been and remains a huge inspiration...

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The chosen photo is entitled March on Washington, DC, 1963. The photo was taken by a volunteer photographer Bob Adelman. It presents Martin Luther King during his most well-known I Have a Dream speech. The photo reflects on a moment that happened on August 28, 1963, and soon became a...

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Curator The curator I interviewed was in charge of the modern art section of the museum. They were in charge also of creating social media pages to draw attention to that section of the museum, and to garner public interest as well as stakeholder interest (thus they were on the...

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Victor Burgin’s Thinking Photography is concerned with the technological nature of photography, its relationship to society and the effects that it has had on art and on various other social institutions. By combining the work of intellectual historians, philosophers and sociologists, the book aims to present a comprehensive view of...

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In the modern world, the photography which depends on digital processes has almost totally replaced the traditional photography, as it was understood by Bazin, Sartre, or Barthes. The nature of the film photography was perceived within the area of documentation. “The duplication of the world outside” became the task of...

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It is a widely known fact that making photos is a growing hobby nowadays since it freezes the valuable moments of people’s lives which are unique and pass quite unnoticeably. Without doubt, photography enables people to jump into the past for a minute to recall the moments and experience the...

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The song "Cool Kids" by Echosmith is an interesting lesson on social identity. The song itself has been criticized by many for being too trite and bubbly, with no essence. The melody is effervescent, but that is one reason it is catchy. Perhaps the sentiment is trite, but "trite" is...

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The two articles basically revolve around the practice of architecture and its relation and impact on humanity. The architectural industry is global industry which according to studies which have been conducted revolves around raking in huge profits. This culture that has prioritized making of huge sums of money from the...

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The painting of focus in this particular discussion is the problem we all live with painting by Norman Rockwell unleashed in the year of 1964. The painting focuses on the civil rights movement in the 1960s and the issues that surrounded the social stratification and regionalism between the different races...

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MacEwen’s Trojan Women and Evans’ Trojan Barbie are adaptations of the tragedy Trojan Women by Euripedes. The choice of source for both works clearly demonstrates the continued relevance of the original work: that contemporary female authors decide to re-investigate the tragedy -- for MacEwen, in a form more dedicated to...

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To my mind, the art truly possesses the power to change the society and the whole world as well. The idea is that art serves as a means of self-expression of people and by creating art people often transform the environment in some specific way. Together with this, art often...

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The 14th century work of art “The Infant Mary caressed by her parents Joachim and Anna” is a ceiling mosaic featured in the Chora Museum Monastery in Istanbul. It is pictorial depiction of religious histories, and is attributed to a team of Byzantine artists who were commissioned by the statesman...

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The song uses several instruments and two types of vocals. In the intro the first instruments heard are the drums, piano, and guitar. These instruments help to set up the beat and rhythm of the song. After the intro the tonal color of the song is developed. The tonal color...

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The continued relevance of the question of the Parthenon of “Elgin” Marbles, two centuries after these sculptures were removed from the Parthenon in Athens and transferred to Britain by Thomas Bruce, the Lord of Elgin, is arguably the result of the issue’s complicated structure, which includes, on the one hand,...

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Edgar Müller, also known as Edgar Mueller, was born in July of 1968 (About). He began painting rural landscapes in his childhood before entering an international art competition in high school (About). At the age of 25, Müller became a nomadic street painter throughout Europe (Edgar). He taught at workshops,...

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Willem de Kooning's piece “Untitled” (1977, 30 x 41 ½ inches, Oil on paper on board) demonstrates how abstract or expressionist painting is, at first glance, above all committed to exploring the possibilities of painting itself. In this piece, in other words, the viewer sees a radical commitment to separating...

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The questions related to beauty have troubled the minds of the humanity for centuries. Philosophers, artists, and poets have made beauty the subject of their quest. Traditionally, beauty has been seen as one of the ultimate values just as justice, goodness, and truth. Ancient Greeks, medieval philosophers, and the thinkers...

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According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary the word beauty is a noun and its first known use was in the 14th century. In Middle English it comes from the word beaut or belt, while in Anglo-French the word bel or beau is used to mean beautiful. In Latin, bellus means pretty....

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As with many cultures, China has symbolism within its art that clearly reflects the value of various objects to its culture and heritage. One of these is the use of bamboo, a crucial aspect of Chinese culture. Bamboo is a crucial source of food for one of China’s most beloved...

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The song that I am going to speak about is Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head by B.J. Thomas. This song was initially written for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and it became a true hit immediately after the film release. The inspiring lyrics of this song as well...

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The jazz performance that I attended was in a small room which helped the experience to be a more intimate session between the musicians and audience. The environment was relaxed and the room was well lit. The performance took place in a room with two speakers on the wall and...

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Raphael’s classic work of art, Madonna and Child Enthroned with Saints, represents one of the artists best-known paintings. Painted in around 1501, this work conveys many of the characteristics of Florentine-Roman High Renaissance art. Florentine-Roman High Renaissance art is characterized by seven essential elements. The majority of these elements can...

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