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  • Babette And Philippa
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    In Babette's Feast the first line of a hymn, "Jerusalem, my heart's true home" creates an underlying motif throughout the film. The hymn indicates that an individual's home exists within the heart. In his Sermon on the Mount, Jesus commands his people not to store up for themselves treasures on earth, but to store for themselves treasures in heaven. "For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also" (Matthew 6: 21). For Babette and Philippa, their treasures are their passions for their ...
  • Artists And Politicians During The Renaissance
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    Greg Murphy 10/10/00 Paper 1 The Relationship Between Art and Politics During the Italian Renaissance During the Renaissance, art and politics were two very powerful and celebrated arenas of Italian culture. Art at this time was seen as a connection that was being established between the surreal and everyday life. Art was the most obvious sign of the awakening that was occurring to pull these people out of the Dark Ages. People, such as da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Cellini were celebrating this a...
  • Very Few True Artists
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    When someone speaks to me of art, dozens, even hundreds of images come to my mind, yet there is something more to art than just the painting or the sculpture or the mosaic. I look at art as something much more enchanting and more personal than that. It is something very essential and innate to us, yet with all its importance is rarely fully expressed and only by a divinely selected few who are born with this gift. Art can mean a lot of different things to different people. It can be the path to ...
  • Holland During The Seventeenth Century
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    The Baroque is a style of art that embraces both formal and theatrical themes. It is a style that attempts to capture strong emotions from the viewer. Whether it is the striking contrast of light and dark, the strong diagonals used, or the story being told, Baroque has a way with the viewer where every emotion is heightened and pulled to the fullest. However, although the concept of Baroque pieces are generally similar, in Holland and Italy there are striking dissimilarities due to economical, p...
  • Great Changes In Education Of The Renaissance
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    The Rennaissance was an incredibly important turning point in Western Intellectual and Cultural tradition. All of these changes centered around the idea of Humanism-in which, people became les "God Centered" and more "Human Centered". These changes can be narrowed down into three major categories; Political, Educational, and the Arts. The Major political changes of the renaissance were from teh old Feudal system of the Middle Ages into a more flexible and liberal class system. Ths i was most not...
  • Turner's Imagination
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    Joseph Mallory William Turner was born in the area of Covent garden in 1775 and from an early age he exhibited incredible talent with the brush which spurred his parents to send him to study art at the Royal Academy. Here he was appraised by such luminaries as Joshua Reynolds and Thomas Hardwick with the latter encouraging him to take up paining instead of architecture. Joseph Turner is seen as one of the finest painters of his generation although at the time he was quite misunderstood. His work...
  • Great Literary Artist Of The Romantic Era
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    Romanticism "Each night, Leander would swim across a stretch of sea to meet his lover Hero, a priestess of Aphrodite. She would guide him by holding up a torch. One night, during a storm, Leander drowned. The grief stricken Hero threw herself from a tower. Here, the two dead lovers are shown in their tragic final embrace as their lives drift away" (Butler, Van Cleave, Sterling 152) This is the typical semblance of art in the romantic era portrayed by William Etty, one of many artists of this tim...
  • Third Great Achievement Of The European Renaissance
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    As civilizations began to blossom across the world the civilizations began to remove themselves from being referred to as others. They began to fade away from resembling other civilizations. Each one brought it's own unique form of great achievement to society. As we remember these societies today we most greatly remember the lasting impressions that their distinctive achievements in sculpture, architecture, and painting gave to the world. As you look at China under the Song dynasty it is eviden...
  • In Search Of Our Mothers Garden
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    Alice Walker uses Virginia Woolf's phrase "contrary instincts" to describe the creative spirit that her female ancestors honored while working hard and living in oppressive conditions. Her mother had a difficult life, but she managed to keep her creative spirit alive. She held onto what she could in the simplest ways. Where there was a will there was a way. Walker explains that her mother, though tired and overworked, did express and feed her creative spirit. She planted incredible gardens, with...
  • Charles Strickland
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    In the story "The Moon and Sixpence", the main character named Charles Strickland sacrificed everyone and everything just to follow his inner vision, which is to paint. He does not care about society as well as material things; he just lives for ideas and is indifferent to everything else. As a man of social strings attached, he is the heartless, selfish and irresponsible one but as an artist, he is surely the great, brave and devoted one. To begin with, Charles Strickland is the heartless, self...

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