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  • Dickie's Institutional Theory Of An Art World
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    ART -history, -theory, -world (Accounting for modern art with Dickie, Danto, and Weitz) Up until the twentieth century art theorists had consistently sought for a definition of art-a definition that would determine a set of necessary and sufficient conditions for something to be called art. But artists in the 20th century did not want to be defined, and they deliberately tried to create artworks that would not fit under some theorist's umbrella. We saw the Beatniks with their free verse; we saw ...
  • Statue Of David
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    Michelangelo Buonarroti is arguably one of the most inspired creators in the history of art and the most potent force in the Italian High Renaissance. As a sculptor, architect, painter, and poet, he exerted a tremendous influence on his contemporaries and on subsequent Western art in general. Michelangelo was born March 6, 1475, in the small village of Capresenear Arezzo. He lived during the Italian High Renaissance. Although he was born in Cap rese, he lived in Florentine. There he created some...
  • Non Exact Reproductions Of Art
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    John Berger's writing "Ways of Seeing" is a look into the world of art. Throughout his composition, he gives his opinions on various topics about art. Jane Tompkins essay "Indians: Textualism, Morality, and the Problem of History" is a look into the world of history. Within her essay, Tompkins discusses her views on the quest of finding truth in history. She uses terms such as "relativism", the understanding that man or woman can never find the absolute truth in facts, and "epistemological quand...
  • Art History Page Of A Large Site
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    Art History Resources web This page is an art history page of a large site created by Dr. Christopher Whitcomb: web The larger site covers the whole range of art history. I cannot begin to describe what is available on this site, which must have been a huge work of love. The site includes high resolution photos of sculptures, paintings and other visual arts as well as architecture, photography, textiles, icons and even comic book art. Virtually every visual art is represented here and educationa...
  • History Of The Development Of Alchemy
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    The word "alchemy" is derived from the Egyptian word "chem" which means "black death". Thus, alchemy can be considered to be "the art of the black death". It is an extremely mystical art, definitive of the middle ages in which it flourished. The history, and concrete facts involving alchemy are few, but the effects of alchemy and the questions surrounding it are innumerable. Alchemy was simply a chapter in the history of natural philosophy. The history of the development of alchemy is quite sket...
  • Louvre And Other Universal Survey Museums
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    The Louvre is undoubtedly the oldest example of the Universal Survey Museum. With it's routes in the French Revolution, it's aim was always to display the wealth of the nation whilst educating the public in the history of art. The museum's history is long and complex, with each political era impressing it's values onto the museum in order to make certain statements. I shall examine whether or not these changes have effected the basic functions of the Louvre as a Universal Survey Museum. Although...
  • Look At Ancient Christian Art
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    A Look at Ancient Christian Art Art, have you ever thought about the word and what it really means? The word art is defined as the following. Art: paintings, drawings and sculptures. Any form of human activity that is the product of and appeals primarily to the imagination. So basically art can be an expression of virtually anything and anyone. The beautiful thing about art is what the beholder is observing. What I may consider art, maybe a tasteless piece of junk to someone else. Art is a refle...

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