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  • Problem In The Basic Definition Of Art
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    subject = philosophy title = can we debate art papers = Can we debate art When I first began thinking about this topic, it seemed as if it was a fairly simple subject. Of course we could debate art, critics and the average citizen have done it for years debating over which pieces are their favorites. As I began to think about the subject and received feedback from the class, this topic became infinitely more complicated with questions like: what is art, could we saw that one person's art is bett...
  • Nature And Art And Art And Man
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    Getting Back to Basics In earliest times primitive people made contact with the outside world through the same five senses used by people today. They could hear the sounds of animals, see objects, feel the rain on their faces, smell the fragrance of wild flowers, and taste berries and other foods. Primitive people also expressed their feelings through art and dance. The cave paintings in Lascaux, France, which were drawn some 27,000 years ago, depicted animals of the time. Do these images show P...
  • Origins Of Roman Pantomime
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    In assessment of the origins and nature of pantomime in ancient Rome, one will clearly see that the latter two factors are wide and varied. This is due to the collaborative nature of the art as a whole. With a close examination of archaeological, textual and representational evidence one will gain a precise understanding of how the origins, nature and type of audience of the pantomime are interrelated. One will additionally gain insight into the widespread popularity of pantomime despite a gener...
  • Art
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    Webster's Dictionary defines humanities as the branches of learning concerned with human thought and relations. Products of human invention and genius that express human emotions are shown through literature, visual arts, and performing arts. Studying humanities has a value, it is a necessity of life, and it serves mankind. Literature has allowed writers to achieve realism in which they would reflect on day-to-day events of real life rather than describing the imaginary world. Writer's discovere...
  • Abram And Dissanayake
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    In a world filled with technology and industry, it can become increasingly difficult to take a step back and view the world in its natural state. In essence, we are humans trying to figure out how we fit into a world seemingly contradictory to the path of humanity. We look to nature for answers. We look to each other, as well as to one another's accomplishments for these same answers. In the end, our entire species comes to the same conclusion. In order to fully understand our world, we must fir...
  • Painting A Work Of Art
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    Intro In late Antiquity the arts consisted of the seven artes liberal es, the liberal arts: Grammar, Logic, Rhetoric, Geometry, Arithmetic, Astronomy, and Music. Philosophy was the mother of them all. On a lower level stood the technical arts like architecture, agriculture, painting, sculpture and other crafts. 'Art' as we of it today was a mere craft. Art in the Middle Ages was 'the ape of nature'. And what is art today? Can we give a definition? Sir Roger Penrose, one of the foremost scientist...
  • Feng Shui And Interior Design
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    When it comes to Feng Shui, I think there are generally three groups of people. There are the Believers, Skeptics and the In-Betweens. In-Betweens are those that are neither Believers but nor are they absolute Skeptics. Being in the industry, obviously, I meet people who believe in Feng Shui all the time. But I do not ignore the fact that like many other metaphysical sciences, is often skeptically perceived by the public in general. The problem lies with the fact that there is so much hocus-pocu...
  • Purpose In Nature
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    Aristotle's Concept of Teleology In his Physics, Aristotle examines the theories and ideas regarding nature of his predecessors and then, based upon his own ideas, theories and experiments, argues against what he believes are incorrect conclusions. One idea that Aristotle argues specifically is teleology. Teleology is the idea that natural phenomena are determined not only by mechanical causes but by an overall design or purpose in nature. In this essay, I will examine what Aristotle's concept o...
  • Significance Of Goldsworthy's Art
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    Andy Goldsworthy Where does art-making begin and end Andy Goldsworthy, a 40-year-old British artist who uses nature as a partner, raises this question with his works of amazing art; some of them are temporary, some meant to last. Goldsworthy creates works of extraordinary beauty using natural materials, stones, wood, water, which then disintegrate naturally or are deliberately dismantled. Andy Goldsworthy, a non-traditional sculptor, was born in Cheshire, England in 1956 and raised in Yorkshire....
  • Passage The Blue Sky To Mrs Mallard
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    A Resting Assurance In the Kate Chopin's "The Story of an Hour" the relationship between art and nature are different, but in some ways quite similar. Art and nature becomes compliments of each other. Art can be defined as anything made by humans, thoughts of the mind, dreams, and nature. Chopin illustrates how art and nature comes together and forms a picture for her character, Mrs. Mallard. In many cases of life, specifically Mrs. Mallard's, death becomes an escape from life's trials and tribu...
  • Various Examples Of Feminist Art
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    Feminism is a movement, which is generally aimed at allowing women to have equal rights with men in every aspect of social life. The main issues of feminist movement today are equality of women in politics and employment. Women never before had equal rights with men in these fields, but today the situation is changing. Some radical feminist ideas rely on the transformation of patriarchal social and economic system into the domination of women in all social hierarchies and by creating a gerontocr...
  • Eschers Perspectives On The Symmetry In Nature
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    The Science of Escher Though M.C. Escher contended that he knew virtually nothing about mathematics, even having gone as far as to declare that he was absolutely innocent of training or knowledge in the exact sciences, (Schattschneider 67), his art work commonly incorporates the use of many recognized elements of science and mathematics. It has been argued that Eschers natural accessibility and his popularity with young art patrons is due to the Eschers use of symmetry, his use of metamorphosis,...
  • Professor Kim Opinion In Korean Art Being
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    The Aesthetics of Korean Art First and foremost, I think Korean art is realized by its love for naturalness. In everything from architecture to everyday furniture and ornaments to paintings, this aspect of Korean aesthetism is shown. If you look at the furniture pieces made of wood from the Kory o and Chosen period, you can see that most of the furniture, except for some of the luxurious ones used in court, have their natural wooden texture to it, unlike the furniture or ornaments of China or Ja...
  • Influence Of Primitive Artwork
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    THE MYTH OF THE OTHER: FAUVIST, GERMAN EXPRESSIONIST AND SURREALIST INTERPRETATIONS OF THE "PRIMITIVE" With European exploration and colonization of the "new world" nearing its end at the turn of the twentieth century, a collection and cataloguing of primitive objects became paramount, not only to researchers interested in other cultures but to governments wishing to strengthen public opinion regarding their colonial territories. To this end, museums displaying primitive objects became ubiquitou...
  • Features Of Renaissance Art
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    The principal features of the Renaissance art were perspective, naturalism, drama, psychology, classical scenes and piety. The art itself was complex and varied, often colorful, lively as well as ionic, symbolic, static and two-dimensional. The characteristics of Humanism were appreciation for the classics, nakedness, dignity of mankind, strength, the rediscovery of mathematics, and a new view of nature. Humanism transformed literature, art and scholarship. It influenced medicine, law, theology,...
  • Keats Views Art
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    The Ode on a Grecian Urn squarely confronts the truth that art is not "natural", like leaves on a tree, but artificial. The Ode on a Grecian Urn squarely confronts the truth that art is not "natural", like leaves on a tree, but artificial as terms of pure, "natural", nonrepresentational music prolonged in time. Keats expresses his thoughts and feelings about creation, expression, audience, sensation, thought, beauty, truth, and the fine arts. The Urn is an experiment in thinking about art in ter...
  • Subject And Object Of Art
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    As Europe entered the nineteenth century, those forces that would shape her political and cultural destiny were already in place. From 1799 to 1815 the most powerful figure in Europe was Napoleon Bonaparte. During his meteoric rise and fall France was at war with the rest of Europe, and after his defeat Europe's political structure was changed forever. The goal of self-determination that Napoleon imported to Holland, Italy, Germany and Austria affected not only nations but also individuals. Engl...

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