Raphael - 683 words
Raphael was an Italian Renaissance painter who is considered one of the greatest and most popular artists of all time. He was born Raffaello Santi or Raffaello Sanzio in Urbino on April 6, 1483. He received his early training in art from his father, the painter, Giovanni Santi. According to many art historians, he also studied with Timoteo Viti at Urbino, executing under his influence a number of works of miniaturelike delicacy and poetic atmosphere, including Apollo and Marsyas and The Knight's Dream. In 1499 he went to Perugia, in Umbria, and became a student and assistant of the painter Perugino. Raphael imitated his master closely; their paintings of this period are executed in styles so ...
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Report From Los Angels County Museum Of Art - 772 words
Report from Los Angels County Museum of Art The Los Angeles County Museum of Art is the premier visual arts museum in the Western United States. Its holdings include more than 150,000 works spanning the history of art from ancient times to the present. Moreover, the museum has seasonal exhibitions, which focus on many different types of artists every month. The variety of artwork fascinates visitors and never bores them. I am a frequent visitor of the museum, and, this time, I was enchanted by the sculpture Lady, which was created by Michael Lucero in 1999. The sculptures body simulates Roman or Greek statues, but there is no human-like head. Instead of creating the head, he randomly stacked ...
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Mr Ives Christmas - 1,262 words
GOD HAS CALLED HIM TO HEAVEN, the headlines read the day after Roberts death, a death that would become the defining event of his (Ives) middle-aged life. Even though the entire story of the novel flows to and from that bloody moment, the story beneath the surface, Ives resurrection from the grave of grief, revolves around a mystical vision of four winds. This puzzling experience has left Ives at a loss for words. ...I wake up every day wondering if Ill ever see anything like that again, and what is it supposed to mean. Shortly after Roberts death, aquaintances of Ives were urging him to seek revenge with more violence. ...Just remember, if you dont take care of business, no one else will. D ...
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Portrait Of The Artist - 1,243 words
... s, he finds it more and more difficult to resist the temptations of his sexual urges. He mentally defiles "with patience whatever image had attracted his eyes" (p.99) and turns those images which had been innocent by day into cunning and sinful images at night. His urges grow and become so strong that Stephen is no longer able to resist temptation and crosses that line into wretched sinner. The next major step in Stephens transformation is his visit to the prostitute. The setting for this visit carries all of the elements of a Black Mass. "Women and girls dressed in long vivid gowns traversed the streetThe yellow gasflames arose before his troubled vision against the vapoury sky, burning ...
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The Misogyny Of The Artist As A Young Man - 1,811 words
The Misogyny of the Artist as a Young Man In most novels there are always certain aspects of the protagonist's life that serve as the basis from which the character is motivated to create or to encounter particular events. Often times these motivations are the key that the protagonist needs in order to realize their meaning in life and where their destinations lie. James Joyce cleverly uses the presence and appeal of women in his novel A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man to allow his protagonist, Stephen Dedalus, to become cognizant of his role in life, but not without first being subjected to manipulation and confusion. Stephen's stringent childhood of strict Irish Catholicism and all-m ...
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James Joyce - 1,236 words
... and more difficult to resist the temptations of his sexual urges. He mentally defiles "with patience whatever image had attracted his eyes" (p.99) and turns those images which had been innocent by day into cunning and sinful images at night. His urges grow and become so strong that Stephen is no longer able to resist temptation and crosses that line into wretched sinner. The next major step in Stephen's transformation is his visit to the prostitute. The setting for this visit carries all of the elements of a Black Mass. "Women and girls dressed in long vivid gowns traversed the streetThe yellow gasflames arose before his troubled vision against the vapoury sky, burning as if before an al ...
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Implications Of Christian Ideology In Goethes Faust - 869 words
In Faust, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe builds a dramatic poem around the basis of human strengths and weaknesses, two traits exemplified by Goethe through his main character, Johann Faust. Throughout his life, Faust becomes knowledgeable in math, science, and the Holy Scripture, yet desires to find happiness as a result of his persistent struggle for power. Faust seeks not power through knowledge, but power resultant from knowledge achieved through transcendence. Infinitely, it is this desire that is the downfall of Faust; he sacrifices his beliefs and morals to his pursuit of ultimate knowledge, and, in doing so, he becomes detached from reality. Through his ignorance of the surrounding human ...
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Contridictions In Thomas Paines The Age Of Reason - 1,520 words
Thomas Paine wrote The Age of Reason in 1784. In it he included his views on the religions known throughout the world. For this, he was ridiculed and despised by many in society. Thomas Paine once said that a sermon he heard at the age of eight impressed him with the cruelty inherent in Christianity and made him a rebel forever. It is my opinion that, because of this, he lived the rest of his life never to actually study the Bible or Christianity. Because he was a rebel forever to the Christian religion, he was compelled to write of it in the 11th chapter of his book The Age of Reason, and quite inaccurately at that. I believe that Thomas Paine did not know enough of the Bible to speak again ...
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The Power Of Faith - 724 words
"The Power of Faith" Faith is a word of many synomns. The Webster dictionary states that faith is trust; confidence - the complete acceptance of a truth, which cannot be demonstrated or proved by the process of logical thought. The Bible dictionary reveals that faith is belief; trust - especially in a higher power. The fundamental idea in Scripture is steadfastness, faithfulness. Faith intertwines with many different aspects of life. As it is written in Luke 17:6, "If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, Be uprooted and planted in the sea, and it will obey you. Jesus knows that through the hardships of life, faith is hard to come by. So in my opinion, ...
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David - 1,042 words
Sometime soon after the year 1430, a bronze statue of David stood in the courtyard of the house of the Medici. The work was commissioned of Donatello by Cosimo d'Medici himself, the founding father of the Republic of Florence. It was the first free-standing, life sized nude since classical victorious athletes of Greece and Rome. But soft, and some how oddly unheroic. And the incongruity of the heads: of hair and shaded by a laurel-crowned peasant's hat; Goliath's tragic, contorted expression, made sharper by the pentagonal helmet and coarse, disheveled beard. Innocence and evil. The weak triumphing over the strong. The city of Florence triumphing over the aggressive dukes of Milan? "David" a ...
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Iconic Oil And Temprea Painting - 1,834 words
... also illuminates around all figures and lets the viewer know that the event and patrons of the event are important. Gold backgrounds were a common theme in iconic temperas. Painted in tempera on a flat piece of wood. is the scene of Christ dead on the cross with The Virgin, John the Evangelist and Mary Magdalene all mourning. The figures are arranged in a triangular formation, which plays off of the overall shape of the wood. At the very top of the crucifix is a nest of pelicans. A pelican is a biblical reference to sacrifice. The Pelican refers to Christ and his sacrifice for all of humanity. Legend of the pelican is that it will pierce its own breast, and feed its children its own fle ...
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"SCHIZ-O-PHRE-NI-A, n. Any of a group of psychotic reactions characterized by withdrawal from reality with highly variable affective, behavioral and intellectual disturbances" (Long, www.mentalheath.com) Schizophrenia is the word for a group of mental illnesses marked by a multitude of symptoms. Literally, the term means "split mind" but, though many people think it, schizophrenia is not multiple personalities. It is generally thought of as the classic case of insanity. When most people think of someone as being crazy, they think of the hallucinations, confusing speech, and delusions of schizophrenics. But not all schizophrenics suffer the same mental illness. Attempts have been made to turn ...
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Chaucers Life And Works - 1,163 words
In Todays writing, writers conform to the readers wants and needs, contrary to the writers of the 13th and 14th centuries. In these times writers wrote from the heart not from the pocket book. They wrote on their beliefs and morals and dreams. But never did they judge. Their styles taken from their trials and tribulations. As so in Geoffery Chaucers works he used his life experiences to influence his every Geoggrey Chaucer is the first literly personality in English, and we know more about the outline of his life than we do about Shakespeares. His inner life is recorded in his poems, and he liked to put himself as a character into them. From his birth to his death his writing was not appreci ...
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Two Lives Paralleled By God - 1,557 words
In the book Tracks, written by Louise Erdrich we meet various characters, including Pauline. As we hear stories about her life and circumstances that she encountered and overcame, we gain insight into the life of a woman who fought to gain acceptance in a world where no one would accept her. As Erdrich wrote the book she based the life of Pauline on a Native American historical figure, Tekawitha Kateri. When looking at the lives of these two women we can see the many similarities in their lives, but also many differences that make them unique from each other. As children, Tekawitha and Pauline grew up without the aid of their parents. At age fifteen, Pauline asked her father to send her away ...
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Rasputin Man Or Myth - 1,638 words
Rasputin: The Man and the Myth Few people in the 20th Century have been more notorious, yet more mysterious, than the Siberian peasant who burst upon the world's stage in 1905, Gregory Yefimovich Novykh. Gregory is better known today as Rasputin. Rasputin literally translates to the debauched one, a moral corrupter. To the Imperial Family of Russia, he was simply Father Gregory. Rasputin was known for seeming to dominate the last Tsar of Russia, causing the downfall of both men. Gregory Rasputin, the man was anything but simple. There still exists considerable controversy amongst scholars as to who he was, what his influence over the tragic Romanov dynasty really was, and perhaps most of all ...
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Art Historycomparison Of Entombment And Adoration Of The Shepperds Paintings - 1,864 words
Man has been creating art for over 30,000 years. There are cave drawings, sculptures, Egyptian art, Greek Art, Modern Art and plenty more but to many, the Renaissance Art period is considered to be most important. Never had so many geniuses in art lived at one time and never had so many pieces of cherished art been produced. Two examples of Renaissance paintings are Cigolis Adoration of the Shepherds and Moretto da Brescias Entombment. Both paintings posses the attributes that were popular during the Renaissance period which I will now contrast and compare. Both paintings focus on the life of Jesus, but at different times in his life. The Adoration of the Shepherds shows us Christ soon after ...
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The Life Of St Thomas More - 892 words
St. Thomas More was born on February 7th, either 1477 or 1478. The exact year is unknown. He was born to John and Agnes More in Milk Street, London. John More, Thomass father, was a lawyer of London and born around 1450. His father was William More. He was a citizen and baker of London and married Johanna. She was the daughter and heiress of John Joye who was a citizen and brewer of London. Mores relatives were all from London and Thomas lived there for 45 years before moving. At the age of 7, Thomas attended St. Anthonys School in London. He went there for 5 years and then 2 years later became a student at Oxford University. More enjoyed his studies there so much that his dad got scared and ...
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Muhamad And The Spread Of Islam - 1,108 words
... one day. The revelations continued and became painful and agonizing causing Muhammad to sweat and become unconscious at times. They told him things to do and how to let the inspiration take its course. In AD613 Muhammad began sharing his visions and ideas with family and friends. He preached about the one God whom all should obey, the equality of all people, sharing of wealth, and the doing of good deeds. Khadija and Muhammad's other family were his first followers. Many people opposed Muhammad's ideas and were afraid that people would not come to Mecca if they heard about the new monotheistic beliefs. They feared losing the present trade and wealth and persecuted Muhammad along with hi ...
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Influential Women - 1,228 words
There have been many women that have changed and shaped the role of women today. They opened the doors of opportunity for future women and made many contributions to our society. Some of these accomplishments have gone unnoticed. The reason that I chose to discuss the influential women of the past and present was because they are the ones that have given me a future. The purpose of the paper is to show the most influential women in different professions and movements. I want to share some of this information with you and show that women have come a long way and can outdo themselves. I think that it is very important that we learn about the history of women and the great ones. Learning about ...
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The Evangelical Free Church Of America - 1,379 words
The Evangelical Free Church of America is a protestant church that dates back to the 17th century. Its liberal beliefs, international missions and personal relationships among congregations make this church one of the most community affiliated and yet closely knit churches in America. The Evangelical Free Church of America is an association of some 1250 churches united by a mutual commitment to serve our Lord Jesus Christ. They are committed to cooperate with one another in ministry and fellowship as they seek to fulfill the word of God. The growing ministry of the EFCA currently extends to some 40 nations of the world, now encompassing nearly 1400 The Evangelical Free Church of America was ...
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