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  • Traditional Brazilian Art Form
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    Brazilian Na " if Sculpture According to any artist's dictionary ceramics is simply "the art of making objects such as pottery out of clay" (4). However, when the na " if sculpture movement began in Brazil in the early 1940's artists took this simple definition to an entirely new level of expression. The small, unglazed clay statues that were created had the ability to portray complete scenes daily life, showcasing not only activity but moments of happiness, sadness, difficulty and strife. For a...
  • National Endowment For The Arts
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    Government Funding for the Arts The National Endowment for the Arts is a government sponsored foundation. The duty of the National Endowment for the Arts is to foster the growth of the arts evenly through the national, state, and local levels of the country. With all of the budget slashing that is now taking place the arts is the first place that people look to take money from. This not only happens on the national level but also in our schools. Many people don't see the arts as important. It is...
  • Tolstoy's View On Art
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    Tolstoy and his Message Leo Tolstoy is one of the greatest writers of the last two hundred years. His novels tend to convey an insight on life; whether it be about suffering, death, religion, art, or education. Tolstoy was a man with many strong beliefs, and one must understand these beliefs to fully understand the meaning of his works. He was a deeply religious moral philosopher who used his religious beliefs to shape our understanding on issues of life. He stresses the inequality of social cla...
  • Encyclopaedia Britannica Premium Service 16 Feb 2005
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    Historical Monuments When thinking about architecture, many visual images come to mind. The works of many are seen everywhere we go, from the average home to a New York skyscraper. As these buildings are fairly common to most of us, we forget to incorporate the work of our prehistoric man that gave us the foundation of early architecture. Pre-historic monuments provide us with numerous amounts information about our past and how life existed in these prehistoric times. When comparing two great wo...
  • Strickland's Great Art
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    Strickland's great art has justified his destructive and despicable life Nowadays we cannot expect everyone to be nice to others to consider him a worthy human being. Everyone has his own way of serving humanity. The way Strickland did this was through his art. Unfortunately his great art was not utterly recognised until after his death and therefore his life was sometimes considered inhuman and destructive. By leaving mankind with pieces of art that they can take delight in and cherish for hund...
  • Paintings Of Jean Michel Basquiat
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    In the 1980's art punk movement, the only thing the market liked better than a hot young artist was a dead hot young artist, and it got one in Jean-Michel Basquiat, whose working life of about nine years was truncated by a heroin overdose at the age of twenty-seven. His career, both actual and posthumous, appealed to a cluster of toxic vulgarities. The artist was " instinctual", someone outside "mainstream" culture and therefore not to be rated in its terms: a wild pet for the recently cultivate...
  • Inspiration For Great Art
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    Life to Gustave von Aschenbach meant more than simply living; rather, an entirely differently definition is used. To him, life was abstaining from art; but to take up art is to deny life. Thus the artist becomes the individual, and life that which he envies. All too late to realize this, Aschenbach, in his final years, finally seeks life outside his works. Unfortunately, without the rhythm and dutiful nature his art brought him, he became lost. To re-identify himself, he chose Venice to vacation...
  • Ssthe Portrait Of Dorian Gray
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    They say Oscar Wilde wrote about Dorian Gray's life in his novel entitled! SSThe portrait of Dorian Gray!" , but I tend to believe he wrote about the character's stolen life, his death state in fact. My paper will attempt to prove this argument in order to reach a more general conclusion regarding the real main theme of the novel! SSThe Picture of Dorian Gray!" . The painted portrait of the main character stands for a work of art first of all and, as we know, one of the main characteristics of a...
  • Art's Manifestation In Life
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    Art's Manifestation In Life Art's Manifestation In Life Essay, Research Paper Art always manifests itself into life. The philosophy of art states that life is always portrayed in art but very vaguely, you have to see beyond its word and visions. Other than teaching a moral or serving an underlying theme, art always represents life and its surrounding. There are hidden messages for the audience to take in and apply to everyday living. In literature there are many examples of this. One particular ...

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