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A Critique of the Inaugural Concert for Edith O'Donnell Arts and Technology Building
Inaugural concerts may be a traditional way to usher a new concert hall into the family of performance locales at the University of Texas at Dallas, but when one builds a concert hall in a building dedicated to the artistic facets of technology, perhaps a commission is called for: a piece of music that marries the ideas of...
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An Interpretation of Patrick Luber's Art Work
If you were to walk past the North West Art Center Gallery, you may
notice the space looking a bit more metallic than usual. That's the work of
artist Patrick Luber from his exhibit "What Comes Before Words." Luber's
work consists of multiple wall-mounted, metal-covered, sculptures hanging
from the walls. The sculptures tak...
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An Interpretation of Linda Whitney's New Art Exhibit
Mezzotint is a process that isn't very common among artists nowadays,
artists that choose to take it on deserve a lot of credit. That's exactly
the case with artist Linda Whitney in her new exhibition "The Space Between
History & Hollywood." Featured int the gallery are thirty or so mezzotint
images of native americans dres...
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Masochistic Action in Performance Art: Rhythm 5 by Marina Abramovic
Masochistic Action in Performance Art Rhythm 5 by Marina Abramovic was performed in 1974. It began with Abramovic lighting a large five-pointed star on fire until the entire symbolic structure was engulfed in flames. She then proceeded to cut her fingernails, toenails, and hair and circle the fire, throwing the clippings...
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Monkey Grasps for the Moon (in Freer Sackler Museum): Communication Error
Monkey Grasps for the Moon: Communication Error “One day, a group of monkeys were playing in the trees. Suddenly, one monkey looked down into a well and saw the reflection of the moon in the water. He became worried that the moon had fallen, so he called his friends to help him get the moon out of the well. The monk...
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An Interpretation of the Pregnant Woman, a Sculpture by Edgar Degas
Aesthetics Assessment During the class trip to the Norton Simon Museum one piece of artwork that captured my attention was Edgar Degas’ sculpture Pregnant Woman. The sculpture is made of bronze and is quite small in size. It looked to be the size of a forearm. Degas started working on the Pregnant Woman in the year 1896 a...
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Lighting the People of New York: The Statue of Liberty
For nearly 130 years she has watched over and welcomed people to the USA. Officially, her name is ‘Liberty Enlightening the World,’ but most call her the Statue of Liberty or Lady Liberty. Lady Liberty is made from 300 copper sheets, suspended from a steel framework, which have naturally oxidized over the years making her a...
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An Overview of the Metropolitan Museum of Art or The Met
We see it everywhere. Whether we see it on the streets, as a sculpture, or even in the form of a song, art plays an important role in the lives of the American people. From the time we are born we are taught to appreciate the arts. While it may not always be in the form of a museum worthy painting, there is no doubt childre...
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The Impact of Tacoma Art Museum in the Community
The Tacoma Art Museum (TAM) is a big contributor to Tacoma’s culture and a good way to get certain cultural/political ideas across. This is because of the interdependence between the people of Tacoma and the Museum itself. The TAM supports their local community in various ways, but most importantly, it could be considered t...
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A Comparison of the Royal Standard of UR and the Greek Statue of the Kritios Boy
Artwork predominated the ancient world. Mostly the Greek people paid much attention to arts as way as communicating their thoughts. The use of artefacts to communicate would be attributed to the primitive ways of storage and dissemination of information in ancient times. Accordingly, the paper compares the royal standard of...
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