? Essays on Art

Leonardo Da Vinci: Biography, Style and Work

Introduction Leonardo da Vinci is one of the best-known artists of all time. Perhaps the most famous Renaissance figure, possessed of a broad variety of interests, he left a lasting impact on both science and art. This essay aims to highlight his most celebrated works, describe his aesthetic and explain...

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Eduord Manet’s Olympia

At the time it was first made public, Eduord Manet’s painting Olympia was greeted with a widespread public scandal. The art world of France in 1865 could not appreciate the aesthetic leap that Manet had taken in his early start on Modernism for a simple reason that they were shocked...

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“Breakfast at Tiffany’s” by Blake Edwards

Breakfast at Tiffany’s is a movie that was made in America in the year 1961. It is based on the highly popular narrative written by Truman Capote that has a similar title. Under movie director Blake Edwards, the movie was categorized under classic romantic comedy genre pooled with drama. The...

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“A Bar at the Folies-Bergere” by Edouard Manet

Introduction Painted in 1881 at a time when the impressionist movement was spawning into modernism, Edouard Manet’s A Bar at the Folies-Bergere provides a striking glimpse into Parisian social life towards the end of the 19th century. It was chosen due to its sensory triggers. There are few quality works...

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There Will Be Blood Film’s Mise-en-Scene and Cinematography

‘There will be blood’ is a chilling movie with razor-sharp editing and creative direction. The sound engineering in this movie is of special mention and the makers of the movie tell us the gruesome tale of vengeance, greed, and violence with wonderful camerawork. However, the best aspect of this movie...

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“Solaris” by Tarkovsky: Psychological Decline and Experience of K. Kelvin

Introduction Human consciousness is a bottomless well – full of mystery and unexpected desires. It always tries to escape the physical body and to become material. Human intelligence, hence, has always strived for the unknown and here, science plays the role of motivator and trigger of all human deeds. In...

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A Film Review of Harriet B. Stowe’s “Uncle Tom’s Cabin”

Introduction The film Uncle Tom’s Cabin is a film that thrills a lot of people. This is a film that exhibits Harriet Beecher Stowe’s never-ending model of American writing. The book Uncle Tom’s Cabin was given credit by President Lincoln during the commencement of the 1861 American civil war. The...

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Popular Music and Its Impact on the Economy and Politics

Introduction In the book ‘Studying Popular Music Culture’, by Tim Wall, the core theme and attention is linked to the acceptance of music civilization; the recognition and composition of music within the society. Based on this, the author is mainly concerned with the studies that merge the political financial system...

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Italian Neo-Realism and French New Wave Movies

Introduction Italian neorealism is a movement in the Italian cinema which was typical for the postwar period in Italy and which took hold in Europe, namely, it affected the movement of the New Wave in the French cinema. The techniques of the Italian neorealism can be traced in the movie...

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Jazz History, Complexity of Music, Cultural Factors

Introduction There is no specific definition on the word Jazz. To understand it better, many authors propose the use of broad definitions to incorporate all major definitions of jazz ranging from its origin, composition and its style of performance. The origin of Jazz music can be traced back to the...

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Pablo Picasso: Blue Period

Introduction Pablo Picasso was born in Spain in a place called Malaga in the year 1881. At the age of 15, he already had acquired technical skills in the field of painting and drawing. He had a novel style that constantly underwent advancement all through his artist career in his...

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Popular Music in the Modern Culture

Introduction Popular music is a part of modern culture which attracts millions of fans around the world. The philosophy of music states that the best music is music that resists heavy consumption, challenging fan’s expectations and habitual modes of musical perception, thereby helping to resist community’s deeply troubling drift toward...

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American Women in Careers in Films of the 1930s

Essay outline This paper will address how women have been portrayed in film since the nineteen thirties. The focus will be on how films define gender roles. Since films are often a reflection of the attitudes adopted by society, reviewing these films will help to shed light on what the...

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Music Industry: The Downfall Caused by Technology

Introduction One of the industries that have had to grapple with the impact of the disruptive technology, thanks to the internet, is the music sector. Digital distribution of music has especially dealt the music industry the heaviest blow ever. For example, RIAA reconfirmed on the 28th of April that in...

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“Rope” by Alfred Joseph Hitchcock

Cinema/film industry has become a very conspicuous form of mass entertainment. The extent of cinema’s popularity, influence, and proliferation has been phenomenal. Artistic expression and development via technological expediency has made it an unequaled facet of visual/fine arts since the inception of the 20th century. The immemorial film cadre by...

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Bernini, Caravaggio, and Rembrandt Works Comparison

The three artworks discussed – Bernini’s The Ecstasy of St. Theresa, Caravaggio’s The Calling of St. Matthew, and Rembrandt van Rijn’s Resurrection of Christ are now analyzed for their resemblance with the typical artwork of the baroque period in terms of form, content and subject matter. Baroque art of the...

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Expressionism and Post-Impressionism in Art

Introduction We hear of an artistic movement that lasted only ten years total and are then told that this single art movement had a profound effect upon the art for the remainder of the century. How can this be so? How can one single approach to art have such wide-ranging...

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19th Century Art History

Abstract In the second half of the 19th century, modern art has shaped a new revolutionary development in visual arts and Western painting. It squeezes with an extensive variety of theories, movements, attitudes, and contemporary styles that exist in a common tendency to reject precedent and conventions of old days...

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Hip-Hop Culture: What Philosophy to Choose?

Introduction Once in life, a day of great decision comes. One has to firmly define what his or her life principles are and what philosophy he/she has to follow. Hip-hop culture helped me to work out my own credo and to realize the importance of keeping to it every new...

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History of Jazz Music

Introduction Jazz has its roots in the African American communities living in United States particularly in the south. Jazz is a musical art that incorporates African (mainly West African) and European styles. Since its inception in the early 20th century, Jazz has transformed due to influence from the popular music...

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Expressionism: Term Definition

Expressionism (from expression – expressiveness) – a modernist flow in the West European art, mainly in Germany, the first third of 20th century, prevailing in the specific historical period – into the threshold of the First World War. The ideological basis of expressionism became an individualistic protest against the deformed...

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“Boyz n the Hood” by John Singleton

“They want us to kill ourselves… the best way you can destroy a people you take their ability to reproduce themselves.” This reflects the opening lines of the movie Boyz ‘n’ the Hood and the death toll concerning African Americans. “One of out of every twenty-one Black males will be...

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The Origins of Hip-Hop Culture

Hip hop dates back to 1970 and is considered to be a cultural movement among Americans and African Americans. Dj Clive ‘Kool Herc’ is considered to be a founder of hip-hop music, he made hip-hop music’s blueprint and culture by building upon the Jamaican tradition of boasting or toasting impromptu...

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Dance Style: Capoeira

Introduction Dance is more than entertainment… it is an emblem of our culture, and a spirit of our society. It bestows in us feeling of belongingness with oneself, with our own world and with the world outside. It generates fire of imagination, shows attitude and represents whole essence of our...

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Popular Music in America

“Differences and similarities between the use of music in traditional Native American cultures and in contemporary American popular culture” Traditional Americans believed that music emanated from God at the commencement of the universe. Therefore, the creator is the vital source of music since as evident in the creation process (Kuiper...

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Hip Hop Music, Culture and Famous Artists

Since the early 20th century, music has undergone considerable transformation. These changes are attributed to the reactions against the impressionist movements of the 19th century. In the mission to develop new lingo and forms, artists have come up with different genres of music. Each genre targets a specific audience. Currently,...

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Media Art: “Beyond” Virtual Reality by Zoe Beloff

Zoe Beloff’s “Beyond” can be considered one of the most famous virtual realities created in the twentieth century. In my essay, I will be exploring the main specifics and themes of “Beyond” and reveal that this virtual reality has the distinguishing qualities of digital media that contribute to its impressiveness....

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E-Concert Report: Pieces by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Introduction Among the universal geniuses of Romantic music, one of the most prominent personalities is the Russian composer of the late nineteenth century, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840–1893). The uniqueness of his composing talent revealed itself in a multitude of works in different genres which combine in themselves both a high...

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The Film “Tucker – the Man and His Dream”

There is so much to learn about successful entrepreneurship from the “Tucker – the Man and His Dream”. This movie is about the most important characteristics of a successful business. Every successful entity starts with a man or woman with a great vision, an incredible dream. The successful venture is...

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The 10 Principles of Photography

Capture Relative Size Topic The Animal Kingdom – Primates: Smallest Primate How The tiny monkey is demonstrated relative to a human finger, enabling the student to visualize the relative size of the monkey. Why The perspective of the tiny primate’s size is enhanced by the visual comparison of size. The...

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“Luncheon of the Boating Party” by Pierre Auguste Renoir

Introduction The work of art I have selected for this critique is the oil on canvas painting titled Luncheon of the Boating Party by Pierre Augusta Renoir of France. The artwork is currently hosted at the Phillips Collection in Washington DC, as part of its resident collections. The painting was...

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The Artist Georgia O’Keeffe: Motivation and Inspiration

“A person in my life who has motivated me and continues to do so” Georgia O’Keeffe Numerous personalities have motivated me and continue to do so. In this context, Georgia O’Keeffe has been my inspirational pillar due to her artistic values, determination in life, and transformational leadership. Born in1887, O’Keeffe grew...

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Sound Analysis and Aural Experiences from Music

Luc Ferrari – Presque Rien No.1 Luc Ferraris’s works transcend the mid and late 19th century ushering in the 20th century. The 1970 piece it is regarded as a piece in its own rating that invites the listener to a slow but solid environment of the activity that filters into...

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African Music’s Contribution to Contemporary Genres

Introduction While only a century ago, music was one of the most culturally specific aspects of artistic activity, nowadays, it is perceived as a multicultural language that can be understood by everyone as it bears the influence of several different nations’ values, beliefs, and interpretations of beauty, creativity, and perfection....

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The Effect of Music on Culture

Introduction The influence of music on individuals and their lives is unquestionable. Many studies confirm that music regardless of its genre, pace or origin affects human experiences in different ways (Ramadani 248). While listening to a song, a person can undergo a change of mood or find the energy to...

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Movie Synthesis: The Big Sick

Introduction “Can you imagine a world in which we end up together?” – Emily. The Big Sick is an independent film in the romantic comedy genre that is loosely based on autobiographical events of the Pakistani-American comedian Kumail Nanjiani and his wife, Emily Gordon. It describes their encounter and courtship...

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The Social Network: Film Analysis

The synopsis of the movie Synopsys – Settings In 2003, Mark Zuckerberg (who back then was a student at Harvard) comes up with the idea of creating a website, where students would be able to rate each other’s photos. To have this idea actualized, Mark hacks into the campus database...

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Heavy Metal Music Gender Trends

Methodology Every research project must have a clear method that defines the approach that is taken in the collection of any data, analysis of the collected data, and the presentation of the analyzed data in the form of the texts and figures. According to Kothari (2005)1, conducting research is a...

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Fashion Trends During 2014-2015 Years

The abundance of products makes producers add you create products with added value (it is often associated with the concept of fashion). It is clear that customers are not ready to spend their money on some goods, but they are now looking for fashionable things. It is possible to identify...

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Humanism and Renaissance Period

The aim of this essay is to comprehend the influences prompted by both south and north renaissance. The affected humanity studies such influences in terms of arts, sciences, mathematics, and church. Also, it looks at how their works of art influenced humanity and the world (D’Elia, 2009). These works include...

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