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  1. Pablo Picasso

    and Mar�a Picasso y L�pez. Picasso's family was middle-class; his father was a painter who specilised in drawing birds and wild life. For most of his life Ruiz was a curator at a museum and a professer at an art college. The young Picasso showed a passion and a skill for drawing from an early age; according to his mother, his first words were "Piz, Piz", a shortening of l�piz, the Spanish word for 'pencil'. From the age of seven, Picasso received formal artistic training from his father in figure drawing and oil painting.

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  2. Moor in Othello

    He gradually becomes more and more dominant over Othello by building up trust. Every so often, Iago, ironically, states the obvious, through Othello's eyes. "Honest my lord?" This small sentence is seen as an attribute of Iago's duplicitous personality. He tries questioning himself as not being honest but he knows that it will lead into a deep argument with Othello saying that he is honest and that he is trusted with all his heart. This reassures Iago and stimulates him to keep on going with the plan. Another example of Iago preserving his own innocence is by saying, "I think Cassio's an honest man".

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  3. Jekyll and Hyde double personality

    He was also taught to respect the rich, and frown upon the poor. This often came natural to Victorian society, there was either an upper class or a lower class, and nobody would dare say that these two could clash, as reputation was everything. The side where the rich people lived with high class, posh reputations and then there is the lower class side which is dirty, dark and dingy. This is how rebellious temptations are involved. Instead of following his usual upbringing, Stevenson hangs around the opposite places he would normally have to be in.

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  4. Describe Hindu beliefs about life after death

    This is because after death the atman can move nearer the ultimate release from rebirth, known as moksha. This belief can also be shown in the Bhagavad Gita, which states that 'for sure is the death of all that comes to birth, sure is the birth of all that dies. So in a matter that no one can prevent thou hast no cause to grieve.' Hindus believe in karma, which is the law of cause and effect. It teaches that all actions have corresponding results, if not in this life, then surely in the next. Each group in society (varna)

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  5. The Arab-Israeli Conflict

    Source A is useful as it is a photograph, which is a trusted piece of evidence, being harder for biased opinions to be expressed in it. Source A provides proof that Oslo Accord took place between Yasser Arafat, leader of the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) and Yitzhak Rabin, Prime Minister of Israel. It also shows involvement of the President of the USA, Bill Clinton. The central presence of Bill Clinton leaves no doubt as to whom the mastermind behind this agreement was.

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  6. Lengua Paso del tiempo

    Estas 3 preguntas surgen en mi mente al ver a la sociedad hoy en d�a. Este es un mundo donde siempre se sobrevalor� la juventud y se despreci� la vejez, por eso es muy l�gico encontrarse con personas que quieran prolongar lo m�s posible su vida. Cada d�a la gente se agarra m�s a la apariencia de las personas. Actualmente somos prisioneros de la imagen f�sica y de las modas.

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  7. 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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  8. Edward Hooper Artist Study Coursework

    He got involved with art as a child, and then attended the New York School of Art, from the years 1900 to 1906, while being trained by Robert Henri, one of the fathers of American Realism - a man whom he later described as 'the most influential teacher I had' (in Lucie-Smith 67) . From the years 1913 to the year 1923 he worked as a commercial illustrator to support himself, but it was not his real interest (Craven 435).

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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. work experience in art department report

    She also showed examples on the walls that those who were stuck could have a look at, and explained what should be done by the end of the lesson. After that, she walked around the room looking at the paintings giving tips and ideas to their work. The noise level is very low; apparently everyone is sat down doing their work. Ms keeps looking around for those who are struggling, and helps them sometimes individually sometimes by talking to the whole class.

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  11. Artist Evaluation of James Rosenquist

    This painting "President Elect" was created by James Rosenquist in 1960-61/1964. The painting is oil on Masonite and is 7 feet 5 3/4 inches by 12 feet in size. The painting inspired Rosenquist by a presidential campaign poster. Firstly the painting is based on John f. Kennedy wanting to be president of the United States, Kennedy was the first presidential candidate to use mass media in his campaign. The painting is about "a man adverting himself". Within the picture I can see images of John f.

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  12. Evaluation - Caravaggio

    Line One of the most prominent aspects of the piece is the use of line. The most prominent straight lines are that of the edge of the table and the side of the chair, they create a place for and individual to set their eyes, therefore leading them to look at the rest of the painting. A series of invisible diagonal lines draw attention to the face of Christ. This shows his importance in not only the piece but also actual world.

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  13. 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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  14. Art Review

    There are some lovebirds accompanying her. The girl is situating in The Qing Dynasty, as seen in her clothes. The colour used in this painting is quite colourful, mainly using blue, which belongs to cold colours. It acts as a contrast to the red colour of the birds. Other colours used are quite pastel, like pale pink and green.

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  15. 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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  16. Raphael Sanzio

    Raphael had the same fate Parmigianino faced but at an older age. Raphael's mother died at age 9 and at age 12, his father died. He became an orphan and lived with his apprentice. Parmigianino and Raphael both showed talent at a young age. At the age of 18 Parmigianino already finished one of his major works. He completed the Marriage of Catherine alterpiece for Santa Maria at Bardia. Raphael showed extraordinary talent in his teenage years. He had an apprenticeship with an Umbrian master named Pietro Perugino. Many were astonished by Raphael's talent, that some even said it was hard to distinguish the hands of Raphael and Perugino.

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  17. Goivanni Antionio CAnal

    It shows the distance between the far away buildings and the close up gondolas. The gondolas appear to be larger then the buildings in the background but actually aren't, it's just painted to look that way. If you look at the right hand side of the painting, it appears as if the buildings are growing smaller. The angle makes it appear this way.

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  18. attitude to reading

    Many at times I read so many history books and newspapers that gave me better understanding of my culture and the happenings around my environment and also the community as a whole. Although, we spoke English but knowing your native language was very important because your language represents your culture and identity. However, there are a lot of differences between reading in my language and reading in English language. Reading in my language was very pleasant, interesting and relaxing for me because I understood the information they are trying to get across and which also gave me a better understanding of what the whole context is talking about.

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  19. Surrealism and Contemporary Surrealism

    Surrealism was a cultural movement that involved both writers and artists, one of the most influential writers was a French doctor called Andre Berton. Berton was Surrealism's main leader; he wrote poetry in the First World War and studied Sigmund Freud's work; and used Freud's psychoanalytic methods also.

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  20. pop art

    Pop Art favoured figural imagery and the reproduction of everyday objects, such as Campbell Soup cans, comic strips and advertisements. The movement eliminated distinctions between "good" and "bad" taste and between fine art and commercial art techniques. The artists were responding to the relationship between life and art. * The pop art work is very bright, vibrant, brash, bold and simple.

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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. Development - rationale - set plan

    After that we made music which sounded a bit tribal and wiry, we made this by banging on the blocks with our feet. At the end of our piece the combination of good and unpleasant had to choose. To show this the combination pushed the middle block forward ( as shown in the set plan diagram 2) and made another rhythmic sound, while the good and unpleasant went up. Then the combination jumped onto the block while the good and unpleasant pulled the combination to either side.

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  24. Come up with an interesting way of presenting the poem for the class - The Rustle of the Hood.

    I am going to give an example of one of our scenes we did. We changed some words in the poem such as instead of "the instrument he choose" we decided on "the instrument of choice". We did this just because it sounded and fitted better with our piece. Hannah and Simone said those words in unison and then we all said in reply "noose", creating a small correlation of noise. Then after that Hannah and Simone turned to face me and then they stepped down. They took three steps: the first step facing forward, the second step facing the audience and then the last looking forward again.

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  25. Free essay

    The Psychological World of the Artist

    This can be seen in the artwork 'Judith beheading Holofernes' which features a Judith who is sawing at Holofernes' head quite savagely and is not meant to be conventionally attractive. This painting of a strong, brave woman triumphing over a man rather than the other way around, as was the norm for that time could be interpreted as what Gentileschi wished would happen to Tassi after he raped her, and it contrasts with depictions of this scene by male artists like Caravaggio, who depicts his Judith as being pretty and delicate-looking, with a horrified expression as she watches the blood

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