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  • White Man's Dog
    1,426 words
    Fool's Crow by James Welch is, among other things, a story of one boy's initiation into manhood, a tale that Joseph Campbell would call a 'hero's quest narrative. ' At the beginning of the novel, White Man's Dog is eighteen years old but thinks he has little to show for himself, only three horses and no wives. Throughout the course of the book he goes through a step-by-step initiation ritual that leads him to manhood. First the hero must be separated from home and family. As a form of purificati...
  • Immediate Bottom Center Of The Foreground
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    Magical, poetic, and awe-aspiring. This is what mere words at its best can accomplish when trying to capture the essence of the painting, The Glory of the Light Within, by the renowned artist, Dale Terbush. This specific masterpiece is representative of Terbush's art and reveals much about his outlook towards nature. Viewers are presented with a breathtaking scenery and a natural beauty depicted in all its glory in this panoramic view (the painting is 4 x 5 feet). Indeed, because the well-define...
  • Picasso's Paintings
    354 words
    The Mystery of Picasso The strokes, the marks, the black, the white, and of course the colors-amazing! Pablo Picasso was a true genius in his artwork. I have always thought of Picasso as a great canvas painter, but in this video he proved and exceeded my expectations in being able to work with anything and everything on a very tight schedule set by the camera man. Art should not have such strict settings, especially when they are placed on an artist of Picasso's stature. In The Mystery of Picass...
  • Exhibition Of Brett Whitely And Lloyd Rees
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    Exhibitions are deliberately constructed so that they present a point of view to an audience. An example of this concept is the exhibition of Brett Whitely and Lloyd Rees: Affinities. This exhibition was compiled at The Brett Whitely Studio, to present to the audience the relationship between Lloyd Rees and Brett Whitely, and display any commonalities or differences between the artists works. Whitley was known for his phenomenal and somewhat controversial talent, whilst Rees was a classical mast...
  • Details Of The Painting
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    How can Art influence our views Images have been used for thousands of years to change them. For example, the early religious figurines, or the present day modern media, photojournalism. What makes paintings (especially this one) special, is the way they grip you, nearly forcing emotions on you. The story behind it, if orally told is sad, and cruel; but the painting gives a much heightened sense of this, giving it more poigniency, and suffering. The painting in question: "Slavers Throwing Overbo...
  • Used Oil Paint Like Gerard David
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    Gerard David and Mary Cassatt both are remarkable artists who has influenced artists today. Gerard David was born in 1455 in the Netherlands (Oude water). Mary Cassatt was born in 1861 in Pennsylvania. Even though they were born at different times, their paintings show the relationship between mother and child. David painted Virgin and Child With Four Angels in 1510. The type of canvas used was wood with oil paint. The wood has a rectangular shape. The Virgin and Child characters that were repro...
  • White Mans Dog
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    Of all the sins staining the American conscience, the decimation of the Native Americans and the systematic destruction of most facets of their way of life weighs no heavier. James Welch's historical novel Fool's Crow traces the life of one Lone Eater as he comes of age and his people and his way of life are ravaged by disease and the onslaught of the American nation's Manifest Destiny. Focused on the universal human condition and the perspective of Native Americans, Welch teaches us the history...

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