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Art criticism refers to analyzing and evaluating works of art, in art criticism, we look at different forms of art and we view them in a business way. We look at what the piece of art represents, that is the time the a is done, the movement, and the style. We look at each and every feature that makes art what it is. Criticism of art involves four basic steps that are looking at the obvious features. Analyzing the piece of art, deciding on the interpretation and evaluating the importance of the art. A piece of art is a result of the features used by the artist, interpretation of the piece of art should be done by suggesting what the artist is trying to say using the previous stages that have already been done. As the last step of judgment should be issued on the value of the piece of work. Art criticism is the discussion and assessment of artisans. Art is oftentimes criticized on the basis of beauty.

How Disney Influence on Children’s Culture
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In “Animating Youth: The Disneyfication of Children’s Culture,” Henry Giroux discusses whether Disney’s animated films are a good influence on kids. He argues that they teach ideas in their films that are contradictory to societal priorities. Giroux states that in Disney, females “are ultimately subordinate to males and define their sense of power and desire almost exclusively in terms of dominant male narratives” (71). Although Disney movies are beautiful to watch, they are portraying harmful stereotypes. Disney has shown these…...
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A Seperate Peace (Symbolism)
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A symbol is a person, place, or object that represents something beyond itself. This is clearly shown in A Separate Peace by John Knowles. One example of a symbol in the novel is when Finny wears a pink shirt and a tie as a belt. This symbolizes Finny's outlook on authority, how he has lack of respect for it and tests it. When Finny wears the pink shirt and the tie as a belt proves how Finny can get away…...
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George Washington Crossing the Delaware
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The painting, George Washington Crossing the Delaware is an intriguing and well done portrait of one of the most crucial occasions in American history. The painting depicts the American revolutionary forces as they cross the Delaware River on their method to combat an important battle against the British army. There are a number of important and fascinating details of the painting that suggest important historic details and also serve to enhance the appearance of the painting. The most interesting thing…...
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The Nikon D5 and the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II professional camera
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INTRODUCTION I have recommended a professional camera for purchase by a Photographer in the field of Photography and videography. A camera is an optical instrument to capture still images or to record moving images, which are stored in a physical medium such as in a digital system or on photographic film. A camera consists of a lens which focuses light from the scene, and a camera body which holds the image capture mechanism. As part of the meter selection process,…...
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Sonny’s Blues: Plot Overview
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“Sonny’s Blues” by James Baldwin is a story of Sonny, a young jazz musician, who is addicted to heroin and arrested for abusing and selling the drugs. He later returns to his childhood neighbors after he is released from prison. Even though drugs remain central to the story, it is also clear that family, music, and struggling in life is evident in the story. Sonny tries to escape reality through music but is tied to addiction. The narration is perceived…...
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ON THE IMPERFECTION OF IMAGES
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ON THE IMPERFECTION OF IMAGES (1917 words) Jeremy Wong Universiteit Antwerpen Photography and Intermediality Prof. Paolo Favero Of images and reflections A photographic image reveals and reflects on many things: the subject, first and foremost, but also on the photographer and the viewer. Something that is often left unsaid, however, is that the photographic process is also reflective of the reality it is located in. Every photographer inevitably, whether intentionally or not, embed himself or herself in every single image…...
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Censorship in India: Movie Industry
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Film censorship in India which is being acquired by The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), which is a juristic film certification body under the ministry of Information and Broadcasting of the Government of India with the basic duty of control the public showing of films under the provision of the Cinematograph Act 1952. Censorship as transparent as it should be is never felt individually, it will always have a subject where the forces of religions, community and various groups…...
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The essay is about Transcendental themes in the movie “Dead Poets Society.”
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The movie "The Dead Poets Society" is about a group of private school boys in the North East. They encounter a teacher, Mr. Keating, whom is a little different than most teachers. He wanted to instill the motivation to look past what society was telling them to do rather than teach the normal curriculum. He used Thoreau's ideas on transcendentalism by showing them to transcend or go beyond the rules that society poses and create their own independence. Mr. Keating…...
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Developing Listening Communication Skills
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Listening is a vital skill used every day by everyone and is essential for effective communication. Even before we are born, research has shown that fetuses actively process auditory stimuli, and can differentiate between music and language, amongst other sounds” (Worthington & Fitch-Hauser, 2018). This ability continues throughout life, showing that humans are attentive and listen to the world around us in order to make sense of the various stimuli coming into our brains (Tierney & Nelson, 2009). This research…...
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Heroism in Movie “Gladiator”
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The idea of the “hero amongst men” has enticed and seduced various thinkers for centuries. Throughout the ages, selected character traits became associated with the idea and the ideal of man, known as heroism. But what defines a hero? What is the virtue most necessary to be a hero? By using modern films such as Gladiator and 300, one can compare and contrast contemporary definitions of heroism to the ancient Greco-Romans’ conceptualization. Deciphering what characterizes a hero greatly reveals culturally…...
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Television & Modern Life
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Its daily schedule resembles that of a popular commercial station. It fits in with an 'average' daily routine with 'Classic FM's Easier Breakfast', 'Lunchtime Requests' and 'Drive Time'. It could be argued that this replicates the idea that radio is a medium that can be enjoyed whilst doing something else, rather than television that demands more of your attention. The station attempts to make the programmes more popular by using 'famous' presenters for example 'Henry Kelly' and 'David Mellor'. Classic…...
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How has technology affected global visual culture?
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  Today, four of the five most valuable companies in the world are either wholly or partly concerned with global media, communication and information flows (Microsoft, AOL-Time-Warner, etc. ). This tells us much about trends in global economic development and much about the dominant directions in which information flows. The key to understanding this climate of globalisation is visual culture, which means, the understanding of the kind of role they played to support this kind of growth (Sturken & Cartwright,…...
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The Enfreakment of Photography
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Throughout the history of sociology, it has always been apparent that anything deviating from the constructed ideas of normalcy is automatically vilified as unusual, strange, freakish, or simply abnormal. However, it is not so much how or what one sector of society deems normal, but instead it is how we as a society respond to and treat the images of people different from the constant, as well as how the individuals themselves are treated. In addition to this it is…...
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The Drivers of the Photography Equipment Industry
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The drivers of the photography equipment industry are the following: Changes in an industry long- term growth rate Product innovation Technological change and manufacturing process innovation Changes in cost and efficiency and Reductions In uncertainty and business risk The economic characteristics differ between film-based and digital segments on the pace of technological change, scope of competitive rivalry, number of buyers, and racket size and growth rate. Film-base cameras is slowly becoming obsolete, while digital cameras are becoming a great demand…...
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Annotated Bibliography for Lomography Research
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Lomography, international vernacular-photographic movement founded by two Viennese students, Matthias Fiegl and Wolfgang Stranzinger. In the early 1990s they discovered the Lomo Kompakt Automat, a basic auto-exposure 35?mm camera made in Leningrad (St Petersburg) since 1983, and found it ideal for taking uncomposed, spontaneous snapshots, especially in the street and in low light. This source provides the details of the origin of lomography. Barthes, Roland. Camera Lucida – Reflections on Photography. Trans. Richard Howard. New York: Hill and Wang, 1981.…...
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Fisheye Camera Lenses
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Taking pictures is like taking memories. A picture can change one’s emotions. It allows you to capture not only the beauty of an image but what’s inside of it. A beautiful picture can be taken by of course using a good camera along with the perfect gears. There are different kinds of lenses that you can use in taking pictures. Here are the reasons why you need to choose fisheye lens: Why use fisheye lens? A fisheye lens achieves extremely…...
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Obstacles in Mao’s Last Dancer
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In Mao’s Last Dancer we are introduced to the obstacles faced daily by a Chinese boy and his family, living in poverty. In Meltdown by Ben Elton, we are introduced to obstacles faced daily by Jimmy Corby. Obstacles we can all relate to in the modern world. This is why I think we should study Meltdown by Ben Elton as well as Mao’s Last Dancer as a core text in the Overcoming Obstacles unit. Meltdown is about City Trader Jimmy…...
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Song Of Myself By Walt Whitmans English Literature
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“Song of Myself “, by Walt Whitman’s Background Song of Myself is a poem by Walt Whitman’s. This poem presents a continual stream of human consciousness, where he attempts to analyze death as natural and transformative process, which ought to occur to everybody. Walt Whitman was an American poet born in 1819 and died on 26th March 1892. The poet was born in Town of Huntington, Long Island, New York, U.S.In his previous years, Whitman worked as government employee ,and…...
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Exploring Latent Homoeroticism Theme in Whitman’s Song of Myself based on Section 11
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Song of Myself is a poem of bold declarations that egotistically assert Walt Whitman’s place and purpose in the context of a world of immense scope and romantically instilled vigor. And yet located within this chaotic unfurling of identity there is one piece of the poem that stands out as a conspicuously reserved, reflective fragment. This moment of breath in Whitman’s otherwise energetic tirade is located at the opening of section 11, which deals with Whitman’s repressed homosexual longings. The…...
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Musical Boundaries
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The authorities have real difficulty in extracting the musical boundaries that run into criminal behavior. However many performing in clubs grime experienced unwarned police investigation (Hancox, 2008). Due to increased firm popularity, London's Metropolitan Police Service (the Met) was applying discriminatory measures in order to 'lock off' venues and exclude artists from performing, as said by Hancox (2008) in interviews by London's live grime promoters. They also reported that venues imposed conditions where gigs are refusing to proceed despite the…...
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Rebellion Theme in “The Giver” and “The Truman Show”
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Rebellion is an act of violence or open resistance to an established government or ruler, or the action or process of resisting authority, control, or convention. All throughout the world, we see acts of rebellion all the time. The American Revolution, the thirteen American colonies rejected the British monarchy and aristocracy, overthrew the authority of Great Britain, and founded the United States of America. Rosa Parks was an American activist in the civil rights movement, best known for her role…...
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Romanticism: Transcendentalism and Henry David Thoreau
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The Romantic Era followed the Age of Reason. While the Age of Reason involved emphasis on science and rational thinking, Romanticism was the exact opposite. Romantics valued feeling and intuition over reason. They recognized the worth of the individual, and praised beauty, imagination, and innocence. Some of these writers were Margaret Fuller, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Henry David Thoreau. Through this paper the writer intends to present the reasons that these three authors are considered Romantic writers. Margaret Fuller demonstrated…...
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Outsiders Book and Movie Comparison
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The book and the movie of the Outsiders are two very different stories. The book has so much more detail then the movie. The movie is not the most detailed but it does get its point across. There are may similarities and also many differences between the two the book is by far more interesting and more detailed then the movie. I enjoyed the book a lot and the movies a lot but the movie was missing a lot. A…...
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A separate peace movie
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A Separate Peace is one of John Knowles' most acclaimed works and is based on Knowles' stay at Phillip Exeter Academy in the early-to-mid 1940's. It is set in a New England boarding school for boys known as Devon, and begins in 1958 but quickly flashes back to the years 1942 and 1943. In these years at the peak of World War II we follow through the eyes and mind of first-person narrator and protagonist Gene Forrester, as he copes…...
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The Child who Changed Music
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A Prodigy’s Childhood Born on January 27, 1756, in Salzburg, Austria, Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart began his music changing life. This brilliant composer would, later on, write over 600 symphonies, operas, concertos, and sonatas throughout his thirty-five year lifetime.At age seven, Mozart’s sister Nannerl started getting clavier lessons from their dad, Leopold. Wolfgang, who was only three, would sit on the floor listening to her practice. But he wasn’t satisfied. After Nannerl’s lesson, Mozart would go up to the…...
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Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly Book Review
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Margot Lee Shetterly, writer of Hidden Figures, was born in 1969 in Hampton, Virginia. Her mother was an English professor at Hampton University and her father worked as an atmospheric scientist at NASA- Langley Research Center. While visiting her father regularly at work Shetterly grew up knowing many other people of color that worked for NASA and became a common thing for her. After graduating college from the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce, she worked several jobs such…...
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The Mozart Effect and Mathematics
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In 1993 an article was published in “Nature” reporting results of an experiment where students listened to Mozart’s sonata for two pianos in D major, K448, before performing on one of three measures from an IQ test (Rauscher, Shaw, & Ky, 1993). The scores were then subject to a manipulation “we ‘translated’ them to spatial IQ scores of 119, 111, and 110, respectively. Thus, the IQs of subjects participating in the music condition were 8-9 points above their IQ scores…...
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Motown`s Path to Expand
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Motown, a business that reached a widespread nation. During the years, Motown have faced multiple challenges. Some of the major problems was the music financial problems, and racial tensions.  All of this success was created by a man named Berry Gordy. Berry started the business on January 12, 1959. Motown’s music helped communicate and bring together racially divided countries and segregated societies around the world, and touch all races and ages, but there was difficult obstacles that they faced. Motown…...
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Postmodern Jukebox and Motown
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Postmodern Jukebox is a great example of an artist that has successfully opted out of the traditional music industry and proof that one can remain successful when doing so. The group cleverly recreates popular music in a vintage style which typically contrast greatly with the original but almost strangely also illustrate parallels to the original. Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox is a popular, YouTube based musical group founded in 2011. Each week, the group uploads a video to YouTube in which…...
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Hidden Figures Movie Analysis
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In the beginning of the movie “Hidden Figures,” three women who are the leading roles appeared together. So at the beginning, we know each character’s name and job. It is not a stiff description, for example, some movies reveal the background information by putting up a subtitle or narrating by a third person. In this movie, we can know everything such as the historical background through this opening scene with four-person conversation. When the police is approaching these three black…...
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Hidden Figures: Movie about Great Black Women
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Hidden Figures demonstrates real life experiences of three mathematicians at NASA who worked one project mercury, the first human sub orbital space flights from 1961 to 1963 and Apollo 11 flight to the moon. These were the missions that helped America win the space race against Russia. It wasn’t extraordinary to have a bevy of mathematicians at NASA in the 1960s, but what makes these three particular mathematicians unique is they were female and African-American. Hidden figures began in earnest…...
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Comparison of Hamlet Play and Keneth Branagh’s Adaptation
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One of Shakespeare's well known and widely read play of all time is Hamlet. This particular play has been adapted into movies by many directors but Keneth Branagh's 1996 version was a great achievement. This is because the movie is directed in a manner that the originality has been maintained. Yhe film is worth a watch as it is the first version that is uncut but is quite lengthy. The film which was directed by Kenneth Branagh is set in…...
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Color Symbolism in Movie and Book the Great Gatsby
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There are so many themes in The Great Gatsby, a fictional story, written by Francis Scott Fitzgerald. The storyline is set in the 1920s, where “Gin was the national drink and sex was the national obsession”, according to The New York Times. It is a story of passion, hardships, the American dream, prosperity, and hope. One theme in the book is the application of colors and what they symbolize. Yellow is a color frequently associated with wealth and riches. This…...
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The Night of the Hunter
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The Night of the Hunter is a 1955 thriller directed by the great Charles Laughton. This one-time director had already been recognized as an Oscar winning actor for The Private Life of Henry VIII, and famous for playing Quasimodo in The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Even though Charles never directed another film due to its initial critical and commercial failure, it proved to be a cinematic masterpiece. At its core, the film is about the battle between good and evil…...
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Introduction to Music Synthesis Essay
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I enrolled in the Introduction to Music class to get a full understanding of the different patterns of music. I also wanted to how each composer made their unique music on different styles from their rivalry competitors. During the semester I got familiar with musical works from various periods that I never took the time to actually listen to these particular styles. However, the information about musical works that I learned in this class has allowed me to focus my…...
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Safest Ways to Listen to Music
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Music is a very important aspect of many people’s life including my own. I listen to music almost constantly from the time I wake up playing music on my speaker to the time I listen on my record player to calm down before bed not to mention working out and walking to class with earbuds in. The thought of how much I listen to music has left me to ponder can this much listening be dangerous for my hearing and…...
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Frida Kahlo’s Political View
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Throughout my life being a woman has been a teaching process of what to expect from society and family based on your gender. Many women have suffered throughout the years from the oppression and marginalization that occurs in their country. For some women being free and liberated is still something they have not been able to experience. However, history has shown that many women advocated and fought for future generations to be able to express themselves. A woman that played…...
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Love and Art Works of Frida Kahlo
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A lot of people recognize Frida Kahlo via the trademark eyebrows, not because of many of her pieces of art are actually self portraits. Yet, one of the documentary narrators comments during the film, 'It is truly impossible to disconnect the life of Frida Kahlo and art work of Frida Kahlo.' Two huge effects are quickly evident in the life of this famed Mexican icon, One is an nearly fatal accident at the age of eighteen, of which she then…...
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Symbolism of the Creature in Frankenstein Novel
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Science nowadays is considerably more progressed than several years back. It has flourished in positive ways and negative ways. Writers have been cautioning future perusers about the perils of cutting edge science and innovation, similar to Mary Shelley. In her novel Frankenstein, Shelley composed the main novel to bleeding edge science as a way to make life, and in that capacity, she composed the primary real work in the sci-fi class. Frankenstein, an imperfect, fixated understudy, hotly peruses broad tomes…...
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The Symbolism of Fire in “Jane Eyre”
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Fire is multifunctional with its ability to either comfort or to destroy. When in controlled forms its company leads to enjoyment, the lack thereof leads to isolation, and its uncontrolled plentitude results in destruction. This essay will discuss how Charlotte Brontë employ fire both literally and figuratively in the Gateshead and the Thornfield sections in her novel “Jane Eyre”. In the Gateshead section, where Jane Eyre spends her early years, Charlotte Brontë uses fire imagery to show the protagonist’s emotions. From…...
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Understanding Art Work

One of the major goals of art criticism is the search for a logical part of praising artwork. Art is a vital aspect of human life that can be seen in all fields of human life irrespective of their culture or era. Often time’s artists have had difficult relationships with their critics. For art to be bought, artists usually need positive criticism from the critics. Art criticism is not as easy as many people perceive it to be, views of recent arts are dependent on a lot of corrections as time passes. Critics are often blamed for favoring artists. Examples the judgment of critics such as enlighten or understanding. A piece of art can be neutral or intuitive on the basis of individual preference towards artistic taste and form. There are many forms of discussions to criticize and value a variety of artwork. This criticism and appreciation can be on individual choices towards taste and form, or it can be on the basis of the features and rules of artist impression and by societal as well as cultural acceptance.

Stages of Art Assessment

The following four steps are followed by art critics to discuss an art work. The activity of art assessment can be divided into four stages as briefly mentioned in the introduction that is description, analysis, interpretation, and evaluation: Description- the art critic first describes what he/ she can see. The critic is expected to leave out his own judgments and interpretation of what he thinks it means and his analysis of the art. Instead, the critic focuses on the other features such as the magnitude and plate of the art, the general appearance used on the art, the use of upright and parallel lines on the piece of art, angles. Color and color schemes are also described. Also in this first stage, the critic also looks at the historical context of the piece of work in question.

Art Analysis Step

The second step is the analysis step, the critic analyzes the artwork by deciding what they describe and try to explain why the creator of the work art used the certain shades, aspects, and structures among many others, to carry sentiments, aims and past occurrences. In this stage it is vital to pay attention to the construction of the artwork, paying attention on details, such as its use of illumination, outline, extent, and environment. These characteristics are very important in the criticism of a piece of art since it affects the feelings of the critic, just as the color and the light used.

Breaking Down Art

The third step for critics in art criticism is the breaking down of the art work, after the piece of art has been described and analyzed it must be interpreted. Interpretation is used to explain background and describe why the painter created it and what it implies. While breaking down a work of art it is vital to interpret the entire meaning of the work by the use of proof that is presented in the interior of the work. This involves suggestions of the past background such as what was going on at the time, making it simpler to realize when it was done and what hypothesis, as well as flows, are related to it.

Art Evaluation

The fourth and final step in the steps of art criticism is evaluation, also known as judgment. An art critic is expected to describe where an artwork belongs among alike pieces of work and decide which ones of its aspects the most vital when are making a decision on its quality. Judgment can be difficult as a result of the critic’s biased views often interfere and this should not be the case. A critic has to separate his own bias opinions and let the work speak for itself.

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How Disney Influence on Children’s Culture
...Although the messages Disney is putting out into the world is wrong, it is a trusted enough company to many around the globe that others don’t notice. The public is too ignorant to see the effects it is having on the children watching these films. ...
How has technology affected global visual culture?
...Bibliography: Cartwright, Lisa & Sturken, Marita, 2001. "The global flow of visual culture". In Practices of Looking: An introduction to visual culture. Oxford University Press. Mirzoeff, Nicholas, ed. , 1999. An introduction to Visual Culture. L...
The Child who Changed Music
...A well known composer for these early symphonies is Giovanni Battista Sammartini. One of his compositions is the Symphony in F Major. This is a wonderful symphony, but the listener can clearly hear the difference in difficulty and drama when listenin...

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