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African Art - 411 words
The traditional art of Africa plays a major part in the African society. Most ceremonies and activities (such as singing, dancing, storytelling, etc.) can not function without visual art. It can also be used as an implement and insignia of rank or prestige, or have a religious significance. African art consists mainly of sculptures, paintings, fetishes, masks, figures, and decorative Sculptures are considered to be the greatest achievement for African art. A majority of the sculptures are done in wood but are also made of metal, stone, terra-cotta, mud, beadwork, ivory, and other materials. It is found in many parts of Africa but mainly in western and central Africa. Many ancient rock painti ...
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African Art - 1,040 words
African Art does not have specific date to which it evolved because most early African Art was carved in wood, which perished quickly. This is why most art dates from the 19th and early 20th century. Many 20th century artists admired and collected pieces of African Art. They enjoyed the bold color, expression, and form that produced a new beginning in art history. African Art was mostly dedicated to life affirming activities such as healing, pleasure, protection, and transformation. The first African Art that made a sustained impact on Europe occurred with the bronze casing and ivory seized in 1897 by the British Royal Army. It was then that African Art began to become in demand, and seen by ...
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Picassos Les Desmoiselles Davignon - 1,414 words
Though the backbone of art was formed by academies that graduated classical artists, some of the most influential artists broke away from such academies to change the rules. Impressionists, led by Claude Monet, formed a group of artists originally rejected from the academies to paint in their own "objective reality." They painted art as sifted through their senses; taking into account the environment's affect on an object or placing the focus on everyday activity, the impressionists helped redefine art. While they started the process of the transformation of art, Pablo Picasso advanced it many times over. Though classically trained, Picasso painted art by what views he saw in his head and im ...
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Picasso - 1,238 words
Picasso, Pablo Ruiz y (1881-1973), Spanish painter and sculptor, is considered one of the greatest artist of the 20th century. He was a inventor of forms, innovator of styles and techniques, a master of various media, and one of the most prolific artists in history. He created more than 20,000 works. Picasso was Born in Mlaga on October 25, 1881, he was the son of Jos Ruiz Blasco, an art teacher, and Mara Picasso y Lopez. Until 1898 he always used his father's name, Ruiz, and his mother's maiden name, Picasso, to sign his pictures. After about 1901 he dropped Ruiz and used his mother's maiden name to sign his pictures. At the age of 10 he made his first paintings, and at 15 he performed bril ...
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World History Term Paper - 1,039 words
Hieroglyphics - Writing of ancient Egypt that used pictures to represent words and sounds. Dynasty - Family of rulers in which heirs to the throne are members of the rulers family. Monotheism - Worship of single god. Hammurabi's Code Of Laws - The 1st set of written laws. "eye for an eye". "tooth for a tooth" Cuneiforms - early forms of writing mesopotamia in which the characters were wedge-shaped Reincarnation - An after life in which the person comes back a different entity. Hinduism - Worship of many gods, main religion of India. Caste System - a system that divided Indian society into four main groups according to occupation. 8-Fold Path - Things Buddhist do to make it to Nirvana. Nirvan ...
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How Politically Liberating Is Rap Music? - 2,144 words
... wd rise to the challenge with more cheers and screams. Thus the tone of the album is established. She Watch Channel Zero?! begins with Flavor Flav shouting: Youre blind, baby, youre blind from the facts of who you are cause youre watching that garbage. Flavor is not usually a rapper outright, instead restricting his contributions to short, sneering, seemingly improvised rants like the one that introduces this song. As Tricia Rose says, he is effectively a news activist, his role is to tell you the news and what to do about it all in the same breath. So, the fact that youre blind cause youre watching that garbage can be considered the news. Elsewhere in the song he shouts: Read a book or ...
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Fashion And Culture Among American Women In The 1920s - 1,287 words
There are many types of people in the world today. The past has shown how the fashion has changed. Each era has their own different style and fashion. The twenties was a particularly wild decade. After WW1, it was a time for change. Women became rebellious and shocked everyone by their new style and morals(Louise brooks Society, 3). Women before the twenties were more conservative and were obligated to act like ladies. The rising of music like jazz gave women motivation to be individuals and have fun. Dances like the Charleston had an influence on women in the twenties. Cutting hair and exposing skin was rare considering women in the past had never been daring or even thought about being reb ...
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Syncretism - 877 words
The African presence in the Americas has left an indelible imprint not only on the region's economic, social, and ethnic aspects; but even more so in the cultural, artistic, and religious development of this hemisphere. The study of this presence and its influences has gained tremendous significance in the current century, as has the interest in syncretism or juxtaposed religions created by a blending of Christian and African religious beliefs, rites and practices. Hundreds of years ago, slave ships brought thousands of Africans of different cultural backgrounds to the New World in the infamous slave trade, which lasted from the sixteenth almost to the end of the nineteenth century. As the A ...
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