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Cinemas Influencing Other Art Forms

My section of the paper is to "Describe influences of cinema on other styles or art forms". I just need to pointers on this topic, not an actual paper. I think Cinema was the last style of art that was created. I know it was influenced by other types of art but I can't find any information regarding what it has influenced.

Europeans were exposed to various elements of Oriental cultures

Because of the Crusades, Europeans were exposed to various elements of Oriental cultures, and this exposure had a great impact on Europeans who were greatly impressed by some of what they found. What were some of the influences that flowed into Europe as a result of this exposure? Explain which of these you feel had the most pr

8 Art/Artist Examples in 8 Genres

On the Internet, look up and list two or more definitions of the word "art" from different reliable sources. Be sure to properly quote and cite these definitions. Then search the internet and find one specific example of each of the eight types of art listed below. Your examples should be by established artists and/or from m

Common Themes Paper

19th or 20th Century Music Identify a specific common theme found in three different contemporary art forms. The common theme is love Select from the following art forms: music, writing, visual arts. The art form I choose is music List the components of the theme and the areas of commonality. o How is the them

How does symbolism manifest an important message through art?

I'm looking for an orginal response to these questions. I want something to compare my thoughts to. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. How does symbolism manifest an important message through art? Can art influence society for the best or worst?

Watteau and Delacroix Comparison of Storm Paintings

Please take a close look at two paintings of storms: Watteau's The Storm ( and Delacroix's The Sea of Galilee ( Both of these paintings depict storms, but in different ways. Consider ho

Choose Three French Impressionist Landscapes

Impressionism: La Moulin de la Galette, Reading and Pool of Water Lilies 18th Century Choose three (3) works of art from three artists from the Baroque period through the Postmodern era. Your three (3) works of art should come from the time periods or art movements covered in the reading from Unit 4 and Unit 5. Your choic

Analysis of three paintings, Baroque to post-modern period

1. Choose three (3) works of art from three artists from the Baroque period through the postmodern era. 2. A description of the works including the style. Describe basic facts, as well as the visual appearance of the work (what does the viewer see? Where are key figures located? What tells us that the work is of a particular st

Support of Art in Small Communities

How are the arts in your community supported by various agencies and citizens? Do you think there is enough or not enough support of the fine arts by these entities? Why or why not? What is your role in the creation and support of art in your community?

Art History questions

How do Eugène Delacroix-Scenes from the Massacre at Chios and Francisco Goya-Third of May, 1808 use color and light to differentiate between the victims and the antiheroes (captors/soldiers)? What descriptive details lead you to your conclusion? (Note: An antihero is a notable figure who is conspicuously lacking in heroic quali

20th Century Arts and Artist Paper

Identify a minimum of five notable artists (and their works) who helped define the 20th century. The creators may be selected from the visual arts, music, dance, literature, or architecture. After briefly explaining why each of these individuals and their works are important, select one particular work of art and analyze how it

Jonathan Swift's "A Modest Proposal"

Review Jonathan Swift's "A Modest Proposal" Modern comedians from "Saturday Night Live" to David Letterman and Dennis Miller poke fun at our political leaders. Is such political satire a good thing? Should a government allow it? Why? Why not? What are the potential negative/positive outcomes of political satire? Brief resp

The Humanistic Tradition

Compare Mona Lisa Leonardo daVinci and Lavender Mist by Jackson PollockCompare Donatello's David (sculpture) and Smith's Cubi XIX.

Art Appreciation

From the Middle Ages through the Renaissance Sandro Botticelli (Italian, 1444-1510), Birth of Venus, c. 1485-86, painted for the villa of Lorenzo di Pierfrancesco de' Medici at Castello, tempera on canvas, 67 7/8 x 109 5/8 inches (172.5x 278.5 cm), now in the Uffizi, Florence. Giovanni Bellini, The Lamentation over the Bo

Ancient art examples

From the gallery websites listed above, and available through the Course Materials List, select two works of art from any ancient culture. Using the terminology and concepts you are learning for evaluating art, compare and contrast the two works including materials used, style, meaning, symbolism, and any other aesthetic issues.

Abbot Suger of Paris

Throughout history there have been patrons of art who have commissioned artists to work to fulfill the hopes and dreams held by the patron. One such patron was Abbot Suger of Paris in the 12th century. Describe the artistic movement his patronage helped unleash and and discuss the theories underlying its creation. Be sure to

Art flows like blood along the arteries

Art flows like blood along the arteries of commerce (trade), conflict (war) and creed (religion). Discuss this statement. Identify at least two pieces of art that reflect the truth or falseness of this statement for EACH of the topics (trade, war, and religion - total of six.)

20th century art and music

Question One: Would you describe postmodern, Information Age art as contradictory, media-shaped, or indefinable? Please explain your answer and tell us about examples of art that supports your impression. Question Two: How has electronic technology affected sounds and music in the Information Age? Can you kindly help

African art examples

In early Africa, unique forms of artistic expression followed social and cultural traditions. For the most part, art seemed to serve people through religious affiliation, and art and magic were closely associated. Discuss what you believe were the social and cultural functions of early African art. Also, through thorough descrip

Buddhist art is demonstrated.

Discuss four examples of Buddhist art from Stokstad or another source. There are few examples from the earliest denomination - the Hinayana aka Theravada. Try to include at least one example from Mahayana and the Esoteric aka Tantric denominations. See if you can determine why they are classified in that sect. (If you can fi

Poverty themes in Slumdug Millionaire

Okay, I am going to write about Global poverty/Slumdog Millionaire. (Where have I been, I have never heard of Slumdog Millionaire). Interesting! Still a little confused. this is the question I asked my teacher, below is her reply. Does this mean that we are to pick an issue and then develop our own art piece, or idea for an ar

historical context matter

How does the historical context matter in how a piece of art is created and the way it looks? What about geography? Does it matter what climate people live in? Why? For this question you can use any time period you wish. Think about what an image tell you about the culture and environment of the people who created art.

Pablo Picasso is examined.

Identify the major changes in these artist's styles and concerns. Explain how outside influences, such as the social and technological background and peer pressure, contributed to these changes.

A Summary of the Creators

Please help with the following questions. I am reading the book "The Creator" by Daniel J. Boorstin. I have read to chapter 10, after reading this chapter, this is the question I would like to know. Do you know enough about this book to answer the question? If so, will you answer the question in your own words? Thank you.

Architecture inquiries

Please answers to the following questions in your own words, citing any sources used as support. Be sure to include examples from both your own experience and course resources. (The Creators by Daniel J.Boorstin) (Min. length 200- toward the questions words). ? Does architecture differ from the other creative mediums discuss