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Portraitures in the 15th Century

A portrait is typically defined as a representation of a specific individual. A portrait does not merely record the features of a person, but it also says something about who the person is, offering a true sense of the person’s presence. Portraits in the 15th century were not paintings in their own right, but instead, important symbols of Christian subjects. European portraiture in the 15th century and throughout the Renaissance took on a much more realistic nature than the paintings for the 13th and 14th century.

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Discussion Post on Giotto’s Arena Chapel

Giotto, a Florentine artist from the early 14th century, is famous for his painting of various biblical scenes on the walls and ceilings of the Arena Chapel in Venito, Italy. Giotto had a new approach to realism and naturalism in painting and transformed the tiny, barrel-vaulted chamber into a theater in which the individual scenes, lit from the west and viewed from the center, appear to take place in real space. Giotto’s work was much more realistic and three dimensional, using the gestures and positions of the figures to add to the realism of the work. This was a new shift for paintings of the time and was much more representational and realistic than works painted previously- the Arena Chapel is Giotto’s most famous work for good reason.

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Business

The Art of Negotiation

Thesis Statement: Research shows successful negotiations are dependent upon the behavioral as well as psychological triggers of the negotiation process because an agreeable personality is crucial in communication, humans generally do not react well to criticism and cultural diversity will present challenges if not understood.

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Art

MMA Art Gallery

A Dutch painter, Hendrick Sorgh painted A Kitchen circa 1643 or more than three centuries ago. This painting is only available for view online (Sorgh) and not in the museum’s art gallery featuring European artists. The medium is oil on wood. The painting depicts two women working in the kitchen who may be mother and a daughter. The only hint that the mother and daughter duo is in a kitchen is the fact that they are making preparations for making a meal.

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Mobile/Viral Video Production Company

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            The industry of mobile creation has reached its peak status in relation to the manner by which the gadget industry has surged during these years. It could be understood that somehow, it is because of this trend in the market that companies like Mobile/Viral make a great impact on how the development of the trend takes a sense of advancement through time depending on how the market responds to the said change of culture in utilizing videos. For this particular presentation, a suggestion on how the company could boost their way of marketing the videos they create shall be given particular attention to.

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Paintings

Courbet’s Social Looking-Glass: An Art in Rebellion

Literary critics often say that writing reveals as much- or even more- about the author than it does about the story—the same could be said of artists and their works. The majority of Corbet’s works focused on the morbidity of life and death or nude women often accompanied by some small and adorable animal. Although Gustave Courbet painted artwork during the early Realism period, even the presentation of a human subject in various natural reactions permanently captures candid images laced with the author’s subtle humor. His unconventional approach immortalized him as a father of an entire artistic movement which replaced romantic heroes and long-haired maidens in distress with dirty subjects in the city, beautiful nudes relaxing in the privacy of their grounds and waters, and planter’s pots brimming over with leaf and flower. The art tells us more about Courbet than his history; it explains his past, the evolution of the time period in which he lived, and the modern direction to which the world quickly gravitated.

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To Challenge Ordinary Perception: Mattise’s Open Window, Colicure (1905)

Henri Matisse’s 1905 work, Open Window, Colicure, is considered exemplary of the “fauvist” style: the description of this style of art as “fauvism”, which from the French translates into English as “wild beasts”, can be said to capture a certain wild and unbridled style that distinguishes these specific painters, of which Matisse is a part, as a distinctive approach. In the work in question, the raw animal quality that distinguishes this approach is shown in Matisse’s transformation of a mundane content matter, various plants and the scene seen from an open window, into something that is both vibrant and transgressive.

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History

Indian Art

Introduction

This article mainly discusses ancient Indian temples design, art and architecture. The paper tries to explain the art designs in Harrapan period and historical art witting in India. The main emphasis is connecting the art designs of the post Harrapan period and pre-Budhist period. There is much emphasis of the structures of North West Indian which proves the existence of the Harrapan and Vedic era.

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Piece of art from different times

Piece of art from ancient times

One of the pieces of art from ancient times is “Ready to sail” by the artist Carmen Galigarcia. The intention of this artist was to express the traditional artistic values which are an integral part of her Cuban culture and heritage. Cuban artists influenced him concerning the style he used. Galigarcia sires her travel souvenirs through her paintings, the act of  walking around with her paints and brushes portray what click her imagination and fascinates her.

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Cross Cultural Study of Dante’s Divine Comedy Representations In Different Cultures

Introduction

This is a case printed in the early 14th century by an Italian politician called Dante Alighieri. The Divine Comedy is the literary reaction by Dante Alighieri to the bitterly contested politics of feudal Florence. Florence was the richest of states in the Italian if not Europe at the time. The region was under two divisions, the black people and the white people. The black people supported the pope while the white people were against the popes verdicts. The then pope, Boniface VII went ahead and schemed with the black people in Florence to seize power over the region in a military coup. This led to the exiling of Dante and by writing his Divine Comedy; he expresses his hatred of the pope and the entire system. The Divine Comedy is Dante’s provocative fictional account of himself having to travel through the three sets of divine realms (Alighieri, 145). They are hell, Purgatory and finally Heaven. He shows in his passage on how tribulations and misinterpretations occur, eliminating his existence in space. As expected, Dante puts his enemies in Hell. He calls this the inferno since it is dense with the corrupt politicians of Florentine. Dante sees them as sinners, thus their position in Hell. The Divine Comedy is not only a means of payback, but it is also the first work of italic poetry, which is not in Latin. The divine Comedy in its original version was in the vernacular, the language of the common people, the language used by the people of Florentine. Date in this perspective goes a long way into stabilizing the Italian language, fomenting new vocabularies, and finally paving the way for a majority of works Witten in the vernacular language (Alighieri 222). He is indeed a lofty Kahuna in the world of poets. His works brought about the influence in the works of Botticelli, William Blake, and Gustav Dore.

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Monet: The Houses of Parliament (Effects of Fog)

The Houses of Parliament (Effect of Fog) is the work of art discussed in the following, accompanied by some information regarding the artist.  This oil on canvas painting, housed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, was painted in 1903 by Claude Monet and is exemplary of the Impressionist Movement of the era.  The work is actually one in a series of Monet paintings using the Thames River in London as subject (Tucker  258).   The range of Monet’s art exists today, as it did in his own era, to confirm his status as a foremost master of Impressionism, a style that sought to convey an immediate impression of a scene rather than a more realistic or specifically significant representation of meaning (Connolly  6).  Emphasis on lighting, brushstroke techniques, perspective, and use of color are the defining elements of Impressionism and, as will be discussed, Monet’s skill in these renders  The Houses of Parliament (Effects of Fog) an ideal example of the movement.

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Theatre

Creativity and Actuality: the Art and Craft of Documentary Films

One of the most powerful functions of documentary films is their ability to introduce viewers to meaningful, important subjects and ideas. Many documentary filmmakers have chosen to document the day-to-day details about the way of life of a particular group of people. These people may be divided from the rest of the world by religion or geography or technology or culture; whatever it is that makes them stand apart provides the context and framework for the best documentary films. While seeing what it is that makes them different or unique, viewers also come to see what it is that makes them just like everyone else; the differences between people can also provide a glimpse into the universality of the human experience. Photographers, journalists, and other documentarians try to accomplish the same things, though in different ways, and often with different results. These differences in approach, technique, and subject matter also give viewers and readers a chance to learn that what divides us is usually much smaller than what unites us.

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Art Analysis Paper Based on Titian’s Bacchus and Ariadne

What makes an art as valuable as it is? One is that of the name of the artist who made it, another is that of the culture it represents, and lastly is the reason behind its making. The painting of Bacchus and Ariadne is a classic representation of Titian’s work of art. Relatively, its meaning and the basis of its message come from a very classical origin which includes the consideration over the popularity of the Greek mythology during the 1500’s. Released in 1520 by Titian himself, this art work was made under the request of the Duke of Ferrara. The duke placed the said work in the Camerino D’Alabstro which was a special room in his mansion dedicated to painted work of arts regarding the classical novels that he was fond of. To better provide an analysis of the said art, three theories should be used as basis for this discussion. One is the formal theory, another is the socio-cultural theory and the third is the expressive theory.

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Wolfflin Principle of Art History

The two painter Botticelli and Credi are linked with each other in a number of factors such as age, period and race, and both of the painters are considered to be the Florentines of the later Quattrocento. Despite their linkage with each other, there are some differences in the art style of both the painters. When Botticelli represents a nude female body, he knowingly or unknowingly relates her physique, body and the shape to the features peculiar to himself. Moreover, the female figures drawn by Botticelli are considered fundamentally and unambiguously dissimilar from that of the nude female bodies of Lorenzo, which were compared to a straight oak from a lime. If observed closely the curve of the arm of the nude figures presented by Botticelli ad Credi, we find quite a bit of peculiar features that can be related to only one of the two painters.