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The Characteristis of Bipolar I Disorder Observed in the Behavior of John F. O'Donnell, an American Stand-Up Comedian
Carrying a duffle bag full of important documents, John F O’Donnell is an American stand-up comedian who finds himself running around Dublin, Ireland. His only belongings are a passport, cell phone, and the duffle bag. In the middle of Dublin, the main character O’Donnell is presented as judging a painted, Leprechaun “sta...
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A Study of the Statue of Eirene, a Goddess Personification of Peace
MUSEUM PAPER ASSIGNMENT The sculpture that I chose to write about is the Marble statue of Eirene. The MET has the Roman copy of the Greek original on display amongst their collection of artwork. This piece dates back to . This piece struck me as particularly beautiful, and almost a little haunting due to the vivid detail c...
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A Review of an Exhibit of Islamic Items
When I first walked into the exhibit, I was surrounded by various Islamic items, but there was one specific item that caught my attention. The men’s agbada robe. Having it by in it’s own little showcase, this robe grabbed my attention by how native looking it was. This exhibit is composed of five themes and the items in th...
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A Comparison of Two Sculptures: Standing Bodhisattva Maitreya, Buddha of the Future and Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara in Water Moon Form
On Saturday, our class went to the Metropolitan museum of Art in New York City, and explored the many exhibits The Met had on ancient asian art. The two Bodhisattvas I will be choosing to analyze are ‘Standing Bodhisattva Maitreya, Buddha of the Future,’ and ‘Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara in Water Moon Form.’ Bodhisattva Aval...
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The Consequences of Recutting Portraits, a Lecture by Dr. John Pollini
This lecture was given by Dr. John Pollini, Professor of Classical Art and Archaeology at the University of Southern California. He is a member of the National Organization of the Archaeological Institute of America which is the largest of its kind spreading to Canada, the U.S. and Europe. The group members go to various lo...
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The Impact of Claude Garamond on the World of Typography
Claude Garamond was a publisher who made the way for many things in the world of typography. Sadly, in his lifetime, he was pretty much poor and was not as recognized as he is today (Garamond - Garamont's will. (n.d.).). When someone mentions the name Garamond, the font immediately comes to mind. While it is true that it ha...
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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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An In-Depth Analysis of the Poetry Flyer
This past week I searched for a long time trying to find a flyer with interesting visuals and text that I could analyze. My search was unsuccessful and I found myself most interested in the least exciting and simple flyer I think I have ever seen. The flyer I found was light purple included a graphic of paper and a quill,...
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The International Art and the Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright
1. Frank Lloyd Wright Prairie Style homes Louis H. Sullivan has greatly inspired Frank Lloyd Wright Prairie
Style homes. Before getting a five year contract from Sullivan who had
turned out to be his mentor, Frank had spent the entire time acquiring
knowledge concerned with Sullivan detail designs. Franks main inspira...
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A Comparison of the Art Pieces White Squad V by Leon Golub and Peace, Helicopter and Hanging Christ by Nancy Spero
Leon Golub and Nancy Spero are both rather unusual, interesting American artists. Better yet, they were in matter of fact lovers and joined hands in marriage. They both were very well known for their unique paintings. In this paper, I am going to analyze each piece by both artists and then follow up with a compare and co...
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An Analysis of the Painting Debris of an Automobile Giving Birth to a Blind Horse Biting a Telephone by Salvador Dali
OPTIC Overview: Debris of an Automobile Giving Birth to a Blind Horse Biting a Telephone is an oil painting, by Salvador Dali, which represents an automobile becoming a horse. The year the oil painting was made was 1938. This oil painting has mostly dark colors like gray, silver, black and also brown. There is also...
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The Beauty of the Administration Lawn on the University of Idaho Grounds and Its Memorial Statue
There is a certain calm to be felt when in the presence of a monument of historical significance. It is as though the statue presides over the area, regulating the atmosphere and affecting those around it. In the essay “Monuments to Our Better Nature,” Michael Byers addresses the issue that Americans are a part of their his...
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An Analysis of the Technicolor Heart on WSU's Campus
I am not a fan of Technicolor Heart. It is a tacky blue eyesore on an otherwise choice piece of university real estate. Its depth is comparable tothat of an above-ground pool, thus provoking just enough thought to spawn pretentiousness. Would that I could move it anywhere, a more suitable location might be a kindergarten pl...
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An Analysis and Comparison of Arch of Titus and Maya Lins' Vietnam Memorial
Both the Arch of Titus, and Maya Lins’ Vietnam Memorial serve as a public space to their respective cultures. Their use of artistic elements such as size, shape and placement serve to identify and promote emotional realities, such as sacrifice, sombernance, and pride/accomplishment. The Vietnam war, as well a...
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A Tour of the Monuments of Passaic, New Jersey by Robert Smithson
Prompt 1: Earth art, often massive pieces of work, created by artists like
Robert Smithson and Michael Heizer, act a metacognitive artistic movement
taken from the crammed New York studio to the open hands of the natural
world. While earth art can carry environmental purpose, it often represents
the power of the huma...
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Public Art; The Titled Arc by Richard Sierra
Public art has historically been used to enhance the aesthetic value of public spaces, express a common cultural attitude, create employment, and introduce a human touch to both built and natural spaces. Public art can be privately or publicly funded. Essentially, most public sometimes attract contrasting support and resent...
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