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  1. Passions and obsessions evaluation. The first artist I looked at was Leonid Afremov, I found him while searching the Internet for inspiring artist and I came across a piece of art called Beautiful Cellist.

    Then my mum told me to look at an artist called Andy Warhol who focuses on pop art. I liked Andy Warhol because of his bright colours and it looked unique to other artist I was looking at. It also was modern and I like the effect of the repeated images yet different colours had. I decided to study Andy Warhol and bring him into my idea of 'ears'. So I had done a few ears using bright colours and repeating them in different ways.

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  2. To what extent do you sympathise the character of George

    Only George suffers this inner struggle, not believing in something but telling himself to believe in, never does Lennie. When Lennie says that Curley's wife is pretty, George tells him "You leave her be". Here George is warning Lennie to get away from that woman because he knows from Lennie's eye that Lennie is attracted by her beauty, as being attracted by other beautiful and soft things before. This shows that Lennie doesn't have a sense of judgement for his action, he have no idea what his action means, and what serious consequence such as losing jobs or getting caught they may cause, but George does.

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  4. African Art- Cameroon Grasslands

    mask is the main liturgical garment for a member of the mkeen during the royal and ritual dance of the elephant.8 The instruments used to create the music performed during the elephant masquerades are mostly sacred drums and gongs. The beat of the music is consisted of measured steps, which suggests the way of how an elephant would normally walk.9 This particular elephant mask is a fitted helmet mask and supposed to be worn completely over the dancer's head. Some elephant masks include a head crest which would be located on top on the mask.

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  5. Formal Analysis- Henri Matisse "Interior at Nice"

    In Interior at Nice, the ground plane is broken up in a naturalistic manner into three different grounds known as the foreground, the middle ground, and the background. The ground plane is the area around and between the figures and objects in the painting. Figures and objects in the foreground appear closer to the viewer because they are larger in size than those in the middle ground or background. In the middle ground or background figures and objects are smaller and therefore appear farther away.

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  6. The handmaid's tale section 3

    Offred talks about his meetings with the commander and games of scrabble and him letting see out dated magazines while he watches her. Offred acknowledges that her new relationship with the commander means more than a meeting between a handmaid and her master. * After asking, the Commander gets her lotion, he watch as she lather on the lotion which shows a bit of lust that the commander has for Offred and shows there relationship as a mistress. She starts to question the meaning of their meetings.

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  7. Active reading notes

    * Women rights/ Feminism- Gilead provide protection for women by isolating them from men; women are expected to unite during pregnancy (of other handmaids), death and sickness. Females teach other females about the regime of Gilead and how it's beneficial for them. Even though Gilead expects females to be loyal to one another, one of the flaws seen in Gilead is jealously and resentment between females. Gilead gives fewer rights to females versus the males who are allowed to have wives and handmaids, also they are suppose to have the "ability to feel".

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  8. Impressionism was the most important Art movement of the nineteenth century, having a great influence on the development of Modern Art.

    Pissarro, Jongkind and also influenced Monet in a subtle way. Then Monet moved back to Paris and met Bazille, Pissarro, Renoir, Sisley and the rest of the impressionist group. Then in 1870 Monet married Camille Doncieux. He then went to Le Havre and because of his fear of being called into the French army, he left for England and his wife was sent after him. There Monet painted several London scenes and saw the paintings of Constable and Turner. The war ended in 1872, resulting in Monet moving back to France and setting up a house just outside Paris.

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  9. van gogh

    Van Gogh did not begin his career as an artist until he was around 27. He suffered from anxiety and was unsettled for most of his life. He spent his early adulthood working for a firm of art dealers in The Hague, London and Paris, after which he taught in England. An early vocational aspiration was to become a pastor and preach the gospel, and he spent time working as a missionary in a mining region in Belgium.

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  10. Artist Hitory

    This picture is surreal because of the boat in the background blending with the sea and the creatures are not real creatures because of the way they are coloured. The Blank Check This picture is in a woodland habitat, the background is a blue colour but of leafs and bushes to make the horse stand out more. The floor is all grass meaning it is spring or summer time because all the trees have there leafs on and there are no leafs on the ground.

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  11. Gender Issues in Art

    This signifies the process of birth and death simultaneously. The piece uses still life as a compositional element, depicting a table covered in food. Many symbolic images are used, such as the birthday cake, the hourglass, the woman giving birth and the stuffed animals which symbolise her main themes of food, rituals and time. Siopis also uses the same technique of paint application as used previously, by layering the paint into an almost three-dimensional paint which seems to leap off of the canvas, and also comments on the effects of time.

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  12. Art Green: Consider the Options

    The lines going to the up and left of the bubble make it seem like it has flown in. This sudden arrival of the bubble leads me to believe the thought "NO!" has just popped into the man's head. Lines are also used to frame the picture. The rounded edges of the grey on the sides makes it seem like the painting is being viewed through an old television set. Those same gray framing lines and connected to the horizon line which splits the painting in two behind the man. Shape is a very important aspect of Consider the Options.

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  13. theatre review

    The simple set came as quite a shock to the audience as they entered the theatre. There was no curtain, and the stage was dimly lit and relatively bare. The set consisted of a coffin placed slightly stage-right, a row of chairs at the back, a small table and chair located front left, a lovely stand full of a funereal bouquet of flowers, a row of candles in long candle holders ordered by height and an entrance backleft with a large wall mirror just on stage.

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  14. Art Cutorial Assignment

    The ochre colour plain of the ground has been divided up into cubic shaped blocks, and the addition of the rhinoceros horns in the upper left-hand portion of the painting also refers to Dal�'s fascination with the molecular world. The melting watches and landscape of Cadaqu�s make another appearance herein, and the addition of the fish serves as a witness to the event. Dal� created this painting as a continuation of his themes of Nuclear Mysticism by applying a perspective of Divisionism to the original painting.

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  15. J.M.W. Turner The Fighting Temeraire tugged to her last Berth to be broken up. Critical Analysis.

    It currently hangs in the National Gallery in London. Over the following paragraphs I will be discussing the conceptual framework in relation to 'The Fighting Temeraire, tugged to her Last Berth to be broken up' whilst simultaneously concentrating on the relationship of J.M.W. Turner, his artwork ('The Fighting Temeraire'), his audience, and also the world/influences that surrounds the painting. J.M.W. Turner had devoted almost his entire life to painting, producing over 20,000 paintings. His one great desire in life was to be an artist, and drawing on different aspects of Impressionism, he could be said to have laid down the foundation for the genre.

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  16. Nanoscience. Nanoscience involves working with objects on a very very small scale in other words, the study of phenomena on a scale of 1-100mn.

    If you were to look closer with a microscope you could examine the cells that make up your skin. This is a scale of micrometres (one-thousandth of a millimetre), sometimes referred to as the microworld. A nanometer is used to measure things that are very small. Atoms and molecules, the smallest pieces of everything around us, are measured in nanometer. One nanometer is 0.000000001m or 1nm. A nanometer is a unit of measure. Just like inches, feet and miles. A nanometer is one-billion of a meter. A meter is about 39 inches long. Nonmaterial includes glass which is made into windows furthermore; there are other uses for nanoscience such as: Some read computer data stored on CD-ROMs.

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  17. Artist research into Tom Blacwell's 'Hudson river landscape'

    Content: When I first look at this painting, I see a typical urban scene. It seems dusk has arrived; giving everything a deep blue glaze. I see a run down car beside a pond, lying next to run down wall infested with graffiti. Cracks are visible on the wall at closer inspection. The scene seems quite still and we can tell this is so by the still unmoving reflection within the pond beside the car. The lack of people within the painting also emphasises the tranquillity of the still life within the painting.

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  18. artist research into Brendan neiland

    There is a clash of bold colours creating that 'ripple' effect as if the buildings consist of water which is an interesting thought. There's good use of contrasting, sharp, geometrical precise shapes with loose shapeless objects. The reflective surfaces of the buildings in these paintings are all made up of windows which can be seen at closer inspection; these windows show symmetrical and geometrical precision and there is a sense of perspective in many cases; however there is also the loose wavy shapes of the reflections shown on the windows.

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  19. My name is Sarah..... I am but three, My eyes are swollen I cannot see,

    Oh please let it end! And he finally stops And heads for the door, While I lay there motionless Sprawled on the floor My name is Sarah And I am but three, Tonight my daddy Murdered me. Angry, hurt, destroyed Broken, bruised and toyed Damned to a secret hell Falling for your deadly spell Wounded soul, live hood charred Feeling so stupid, arms now scarred Innocence stolen, purity taken Forever lost, joy forsaken So of tired life, sick of this fight I�??m going to take my life tonight Same old story, two souls unite in a bond For years they

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  20. The Character of Leonardo

    Since they were formed upon yesterday's art, he does not assume that they are ready-made for today. While he seeks to comprehend the objectives behind the new art produced, nothing is a priori excluded or judged irrelevant"1. Steinberg advocates the idea where the process in understanding art is key and it is through the study of the ambiguous that one gains the greatest reward. Nagel's article titled Leonardo's Sfumato searches to investigate the reasons behind the accomplishments of Leonardo da Vinci.

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  21. Steinberg and the Attention to Detail

    Steinberg's study displays a thorough analysis through various aspects of Leonardo's painting. Separated in distinct nine chapters, Steinberg organizes and systemizes his thoughts and theories regarding this work of art. Chapters on the twelve disciples, feet and hands, functions of objects, and the importance of space and its connection with the viewer, all serve to further aid in the understanding of the depth of Leonardo's art. Jesus, being the main figure, bears the closest and most careful examination. This book offers very concise and calculated arrangements towards supporting Steinberg's theory that all these features are not the result of "a chance optical constellation" (p.23), but in fact part of a prearranged and planned design.

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    History Coursework Pickering Castle

    It is thought that it was originally built in wood, which would have rotted away leaving no trace. Therefore Lapper logged the transition of the castle from wood to stone. However his exact dates are questionable because nobody was around to record them, and there is no reliable written evidence. Any pictures or evidence from this time are not necessarily accurate. Lapper had to use his imagination. This is a problem as his imagination is not the same as anybody elses. He is an artist historian Lapper was commissioned by English Heritage to create paintings that were as far as possible accurate reconstructions of the castle during the 12th, 13th, and 14th century.

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  23. History Never Repeats

    "Calm at Five Hills," by Ralph Wilson is naturally a realism painting. Realism is an art style that was popular in the 19th century. Realists paint ordinary objects, people and scenes as they appear in real life. The artist makes no attempt to dramatize the scene and only paints it as it truly is. Calm at Five Hills is as the style depicts painted as real as possible. Everything is in perspective with detail critical. This piece has a real balance between the real dunes and the reflection in the water below.

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  24. Claude Monet was arguably the most influential painter of the Impressionist movement; even the word "impressionism" comes from one of Monet's

    We know from surviving notebooks that Monet's early sketches were mechanical and imitating of older artists, but he would later claim that at this age he drew "spontaneously" and "(covered) his schoolbooks with fantastic designs."4 Similarly, he would later allege to have held disdain for his next mentor, Eugene Boudin: "His painting inspired in me great aversion...without knowing the man, I hated him." Despite these feelings, Boudin would be the man who set Monet forth on his style of painting.

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  25. Critical Analysis of Nighthawks, Edward Hopper

    Hopper has a clear style; often showing interiors an exteriors and capturing one moment in time. He paints isolated people and vast spaces, with a contrast in colour and light in all his art. Hopper's style is very distinctive; it has a recognisable 1920's era to it in the use of dress film and theatre which all feature in his work. The way he uses bright colours in contrast to dark scenes and the way he brings out both exteriors and interiors in his paintings is very well done and so is his use of space to create moods and atmospheres in his work.

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Taking Art at GCSE will increase your range of artistic skills and introduce you to many techniques that you may have never come across before. Youll be encouraged to develop your powers of expression and explore a wide variety of media and tools: painting, sketching, charcoals, printmaking, sculpture, maybe even photography and graphics. Coursework is very important and over the two years you will be building a portfolio of work which will make up the majority of your final marks. This will include some research, analysis and written work.

Marked by Teachers can show you what teachers and examiners expect from you in your written Art coursework and help you gain that understanding through many essay examples.

Art GCSE is a practical course which does require a lot of self-organisation to ensure you keep on top of the coursework. It's a strong preparation for A level Art and Design and even if you don't take it further it will certainly broaden your artistic aspect and appreciation.

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Conclusion analysis

Good conclusions usually refer back to the question or title and address it directly - for example by using key words from the title.
How well do you think these conclusions address the title or question? Answering these questions should help you find out.

  1. Do they use key words from the title or question?
  2. Do they answer the question directly?
  3. Can you work out the question or title just by reading the conclusion?
  • Discuss the work of two still life painters from different periods, referring to specific examples of their work.

    "In conclusion, it is evident that both S.J. Peploe and Paul Cezanne were talented and unique painters. Their styles were very different and their influences also varied. Cezanne was associated with post Impressionism and Peploe was involved in the colourists movement and this origin is evident in the painters style. Their use of colour and brushwork is also contrasting. However, although Peploe and Cezanne had different aims they both created very expressive works of arts with interesting and bold compositions and original use of media."

  • To what extent do you sympathise the character of George

    "In conclusion, I sympathize with the character of George because he knows clearly what he is going through but has no power to fight back, and the real burden Lenned gives him plus his willingness to take on this burden, and of course his shooting to Lennie. His tragic ending makes Of Mice and Men better than other novels with similar themes."

  • Compare and contrast the northern with the Italian renaissance.

    "In Conclusion, the two Renaissances of Italy and of Northern Europe both sprung out from the ruins of the period of transition known as the Middle Ages, but differed in timing, literature and art because of the different mentalities and heritages of the two areas. Although Italian Humanist authors were Christians, they didn't feel they needed to prove their religious beliefs in their writings but instead set out to rediscover the classical authors to learn their philosophies and better the knowledge of their world. In the north instead, where the Christian religion had arrived later than in Italy, Northern Humanists such as More and Erasmus wished to deepen their knowledge and understanding of their faith by reading old Christian scripts. Thus, the focus shifted to Christianity rather than Classicism. In painting, although the themes differed greatly, both emphasized man, and his individualism. While in Italy, religious themes, and ancient myths blended, to be represented by human, natural and frequently naked figures, in the north, man, was shown in his everyday settings. Yet, although differences do exist between the two movements, both gave a new cultural birth to Europe after the Middle Ages, shifted the focus from God to man, and paved the way for the great changes of the following centuries."

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