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Art History Question:Examine Steenwyck's Still Life: An Allegory of the Vanities of Human Life, 1621, (Illustration Book, Colour Plate 10) Write an account of this painting

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Introduction

Part 1 Art History Question: Examine Steenwyck's Still Life: An Allegory of the Vanities of Human Life, 1621, (Illustration Book, Colour Plate 10) Write an account of this painting, paying attention to the organisation of the pictorial space and how the artist has created a three-dimensional effect through the use of perspective and modelling. Consider, also, how tone, colour, lighting and brushwork are used to portray the objects in the picture. In the painting, An Allegory of the Vanities of Human Life, the artist has created a three-dimensional effect through the use of perspective and modeling. He uses different colours, a wide tonal range, lighting and intricate brushwork to portray the objects in the picture. The artist makes use of one half of the pictorial space as the foreground and the other half as background. On the foreground, there is a table and some objects are grouped on the table on the viewer's right. The objects are arranged on the pictorial space such that we see some objects as nearer to us. The first thing we take note of is the skull. The other objects are placed behind or beside the skull. The viewpoint of the viewer is slightly above, so he looks at the objects at a slight downward angle. This makes us look into the picture. The artist uses a variety of colours. ...read more.

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In the sestet, there is a change of direction in the feeling and thought of the sonnet. It is marked by the turn with the word 'Then' in the middle of line 9. The sestet mentions the gratefulness of living and the importance of time. It moves the poem to a conclusion. The rhyme scheme of this sonnet is Petrarchan - ABBA ABBA in the octave and CDC DCD in the sestet. The octave is further divided into two quatrains of four lines each and the sestet into two tercets of three lines each. In the octave, the rhyme words are 'light', 'sight', 'white' and 'height'. Some are half rhymes like 'illume' and 'room'. In the sestet, the rhyme words are 'decree', 'glee' and 'free' and 'unfold', 'gold' and 'old'. The rhyme pattern affects the way we read this sonnet. In this sonnet, the poet reflects on beauty of nature in short dawn in contrast to the lack of time. The two parts contrast the beginning of a new day to old age. The poet has successfully portray a vivid picture of dawn and gets the readers to think of the preciousness of time. No. of words : 307 Part 3 Music Use the technical musical terms that you have learned in Unit 3 to analyse this song. What are its distinctive features? Pay close attention to the melody, rhythm and texture the instruments create. ...read more.

Conclusion

Pinnie's argument is a deductive argument. It is constructed in such a way that the premises are true. Therefore, the conclusion must be true. 2) Find an example of an inductive argument in Dina's argument. An inductive argument is based on evidence that cannot be conclusive only probable and not certain. An example of an inductive argument is: Premise 1: Past societies have shown that great man like Socrates and Nelson Mandela arose out of democracy Conclusion: Therefore, great men can arise in Democracy. 3) Write your own argument supporting democracy (Dina) or otherwise (Pinnie). I support Democracy. Democracy is a government where all the people are given equal rights. People are the ones who decide on who rules and the people who rules will be given authority to make decisions. In democracy, the belief is that the people get to vote and decide. The majority rules and the minority will be given respect. This provides a system that is fair and just. Everyone gets to give a vote. Nobody can say that they are unaccounted for. In democracy, there is freedom. People are allowed to choose and make a decision without any repercussion. Even though the minority did not vote in favour of the system, they will still be given the same rights. There will be no discrimination to anyone. This makes everyone equal and there is no reason to fight. This will make the society a peaceful one. Therefore, in democracy, there is justice, freedom and peace. No. Of words: 154 ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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