The Royal Proclamation Act of 1763

In the aftermath of the French and Indian War, Britain needed a new imperial design, but the situation in America was anything but favorable to change. Long accustomed to a large measure of independence, the colonies were demanding more, not less, freedom, particularly now that the French menace had been eliminated. To put a new […]

The assignment on painting

When this assignment was first given to us thefirst painting that popped into my mind was Van Gogh’s Bedroom painting. The reason is because I have a Van Gogh calendar, one my father purchased for me to get me to appreciate art since h is a big fan himself. The month’s picture was this painting. […]

ART: Sixteenth Century, High Renaissance

In the Sixteenth century, mainly in Italy, there was much change, in religion. The dissatisfaction with the leadership and policies of the Roman Catholic Church led to the Protestant Reformation. Martin Luther and John Calvin led the Holy Roman Empire at this time. Some Catholics were worried about the sale of indulgences, nepotism, and high […]

History of Egyptians

As man evolved over centuries, his views of art also transformed. Each culture and era presents very distinct characteristics of their art. Through time and experimentation, the views of mankind clearly are seen with art. We must understand how art was used in the past, to know why we need it today. Egyptians were the […]

Athens Vs. Sparta

There were two major polises in Ancient Greece. These polises were very different form each other and are thought to be the two most different polises in Greece. Both of these polises had advantages and disadvantages for there citizens. Both polises had different forms of government, Athens was democratic and Sparta was totalitarian. Both of […]

The Banjo Lesson vs The Executions of the Third of May

Some people say, “Opposites attract.”Well, I would like to think “Opposites have a tendency to compliments each other.”My concept can be found true if you look at art. Just like basketball, the principles of design (of art) use quick and noticeable elements to create fast breaks that’ll (without you noticing) lead you into an alley-oop […]

The Question of the Grotesque in the Film

By definition, the word "grotesque" refers to those "distorted forms" that are "strange, ugly, bizarre, or fantastic" in their appearance (Wikipedia 1). The grotesque also refers to aspects of life that repel, horrify, and cause strong feelings of disgust or repulsion. When watching Volker Schlondörff's film "The Tin Drum," the viewer is forced to look […]

Confucious

Confucius was a large believer that things should be based on virtue, and not on blood. Confucius stated that the ideal person was one of good moral character.The ideal person was also truly reverent in worship and sincerely respected his father and his ruler. He was expected to think for himself, guided by definite rules […]

Freud

Being the most influential men in psychology, Sigmund Freud and Carl Gustav Jung had both similarities and differences in their theories and insights. Although they shared many of the same beliefs like in dreams and their symbolism of the unconsciousness, and how the unconscious mind determines traits of personality. The majority of their work contradicted […]

The Ballet Russe

Dance, as we know it today, has evolved into a tremendously popular aesthetically pleasing form of entertainment. It merges with other forms of art to create one master piece, a sort of melting pot of art. Before the time of Diaghilev and the Ballet Russe, dancing was not nearly as exciting and stimulating to watch, […]