Essays Tagged: "art literature"

Zen in the Influence of Zen Buddhism on Samurai warriors

Zen's Influence on the Art of the SwordZen has long had a great influence upon Japanese culture. Many aspects of this cultu ... eat influence upon Japanese culture. Many aspects of this culture are touched upon by Zen including art, literature, and specific ceremonies such as the one concerning tea. During the Kamakura period ... tea. During the Kamakura period of Japan, another area of culture began to be affected by Zen; the martial arts of the samurai class.Somewhere along the line, the samurai realized the ease with which ...

(1 pages) 115 0 3.3 Mar/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Buddhism

The Age of Exploration and Expansion. Question: Discuss the motives and discoveries of the 16th century voyages of exploration.

The Renaissance, the revival of classical art, literature, and learning which took place in Europe in 15th and 16th centuries, sparked imagina ... tion. But, "Portugal situated on the extreme southwestern edge of the European continent, got the start on the rest of Europe." (p. 478) They sought greatness in the unknown world oversees.In the earl ... and the Dominican Republic.Amerigo Vespucci, an Italian that represented the Medici Bank inSpain, chartered the coastline of Central America and described this as the "Mundus Novus", meaning "New Worl ...

(4 pages) 222 0 4.4 Dec/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

An essay directed mainly towards what romanticism is, history of, and examples of it.

Romanticism is a movement in art, literature and music of the early 1800's. Romanticism exalted the sublime beauty of nature, the ... l and mysterious. (Schlenoff 51) Ludwig Van Beethoven, John Keats and Theodore Gericault were three artists in this era that represent the common romanticism idea of emotion. Beethoven's ninth symphon ... were new to the time and who demonstrated much needed emotion in the era. Theodore Gericault was an artist in the romantic era that showed his romanticism through dark emotions much like his pieces, " ...

(5 pages) 158 0 4.6 Oct/2003

Subjects: Art Essays

Analyse the below extract of 'Mein Kampf' and its particular qualities and content.

heavily against the Jews in my eyes was when I became acquainted with their activity in the press, art, literature, and the theatre. All the unctuous reassurances helped little or nothing. It suffice ... infected with it! It goes without saying that that the lower the intellectual level of one of these art manufacturers, the more unlimited his fertility will be, and the scoundrel ends up as a garbage ...

(4 pages) 48 1 3.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History > German History

The European Renaissance.

f Humanism were revolutionary for the construction of modern thought and culture. And of course the artistic accomplishments in art, literature, music, and theater are of monumental scope and signific ... ns with an urban commercial attitude. Also, people'scuriosity overcame their fear and many people started to venture outand explore. New schools and colleges became more and more common.The Renaissanc ...

(3 pages) 116 0 4.7 Jan/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

"The defining function of the artist is to cherish consciousness." -Max Eastman

"The defining function of the artist is to cherish consciousness."-Max EastmanThe goal of an artist is to create art.What is art? ... create art.What is art? Art is the product of ingenious human activity.What is considered beautiful art or repulsive art? There is no such thing. Good art or bad art is relative. For instance, some pe ... ers might differ. For a few group, that certain book is beautiful, many others might think it isn't.Art comes in many shapes and forms. Kinds of art include paints, sculptures, photography, architectu ...

(4 pages) 55 0 3.7 Mar/2004

Subjects: Art Essays


ment in the mid-1800's during the American RenaissanceRenaissance: a rebirth or revival; a burst of artistic activity (art, literature, theater, dance, etc.)Immanuel Kant: German philosopher from whom ...

(1 pages) 29 0 2.3 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Friendship and Love: Aristotle's View vs Plato's

Throughout the history of art, literature, and theater, the themes of friendship and love have been the most prevalent. In num ... e, the "perfect friendship" is the kind that is based on goodness. In this type of friendship, one partner's feelings for the other are born of his good moral state. As a result, these friendships ten ... hey are not wholly deprived of all riches. Companions are able to uplift the moral states of their partners by being kind to them. Likewise, "if the function of a friend is to do good rather than to b ...

(8 pages) 174 2 3.7 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays

The Harlem Renaisance: The Sable, Artistic Evolution

also known as the "New Negro Movement", was and, arguably, still is the greatest explosion of black art, literature, music, and theatre since the transportation of Africans to America. This artistic r ... o create stylized works with a cultural favor. It was no wonder why African-American literature and arts attracted significant attention from the nation at large. The Harlem Renaissance marked the fir ...

(2 pages) 67 0 4.7 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Fountain by Duchamp Analyze and illustrate by example the 'anti-art' nature of Dada. Who were they angry with and why?

Dada was a movement in art, literature, music, performance and film that was invoked by the advent of World War I. Switzerl ... tant role in many manifestations of Dada. Considered a culture's finest and most distilled product, art was to Dada the greatest illustration and support of the social sickness. Art became the bull's ... est illustration and support of the social sickness. Art became the bull's eye over the bourgeois heart and anti-art, a term said to be coined by Marcel Duchamp in 1914, was the weapon. By disrupting ...

(7 pages) 92 0 5.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Art Essays

What exactly was the reaissance period?

"reborn".The Italian renaissance is what historians call "the beginning of the modern world", in an art sense.This was a time when many people were gratified through their talents in art, literature a ... their talents in art, literature and architecture. These achievements influenced the future of many artists , art movements, philosophies and ideas through many centuries and all over the world.The be ...

(2 pages) 39 0 5.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

The Italian Renaissance

The Italian RenaissanceThe Italian Renaissance, a time of artwork, a time of prosperity, a time of innovation. Following the Middle Ages or during the late 14 ... ope but mainly originating from Italy. This was a time in where the core aspect of how we developed art, literature, and politics was allowed to expand and advance. With the economy leaning more into ... dvance. With the economy leaning more into a society built with city-states the political leaders started to see the influence art could have and the type of control it could gain over people. The out ...

(1 pages) 52 2 3.7 Dec/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Western ideologies and Cinema: The Paralles between the Cold War and the movie Invasion of the Body Snatchers

ure, it is sometimes helpful to look at the stories that culture tells; whether it is through their art, literature or even cinema. In Western culture, cinema plays a very large role in this story tel ... recognize that they are amongst the population. They look like the other humans, and for the most part they behave the same. The main difference is the pods are devoid of human emotions. This lack of ...

(4 pages) 42 1 3.0 May/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Chinese Culture's Influence in Martial Arts

Throughout ancient history, martial arts has occupied an important part in Chinese culture. Developed by an Indian monk named Bod ... important part in Chinese culture. Developed by an Indian monk named Bodhidharma, the practice of martial arts, known as wushu, it is one the earliest sports and has lasted throughout China's develop ... ter, and a form of spiritual and mental training. Wushu originated and developed into an essential part of Chinese culture, and as such it was bound to be impacted by other forms of culture. The three ...

(4 pages) 91 1 5.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History

Romanticism Period Music

Romanticism was a period of freedom and expression. The movement started in the early 1700s and died down in the mid 1880s. It originated in Germany and England then s ... l themes. Music was a huge change during this time period with all of the different composers who started writing more passionate and compelling music.During the time period art, literature, and music ... ng topic for composing but so wasn't hate or negative feelings. A lot of composers took interest in art and literature for their music. Some of them wrote about the planets, far away lands, dreams, fa ...

(5 pages) 91 0 4.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

The four social revolutions and its consequences on people.

even larger supply of food, which allowed the development of cities. People now have more time to participate in other activities such as philosophy, art, literature, and architecture. This period is ...

(1 pages) 38 0 0.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Art and culture in between the World Wars

at period of time, Germany developed its cultural entertainment greatly, especially in the areas of art, literature and film. But the developments all had a unanimous topic- they were almost all about ... l about war.The art in Weimar Germany was a bit dark since World War I just washed over Europe, the art pieces were all quite abstract, and the two representatives of this art style would be Paul Klee ...

(3 pages) 32 0 4.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

Humanities, The Art of Architecture prepared on structures such as: "The Collsseum" and "The Westminster Abbey". Arts and Culture by: Rebold Janetts Benton and Robert Di Yanni

ores the development of cultures from prehistoric to present time. It examines how religion, music, art, literature, and architect shape and is shaped by social and historical contexts. I chose to stu ... ns, and through the changes that it had gone through until now. "Architecture is a branch of visual arts that combines practical function and artistic expressionism; it is an art to inhabit" (Arts and ...

(3 pages) 54 0 3.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

Raphael's "Colonna" Altarpiece and Cimabue's "Maesta"

e lived during the late Middle Ages, a time when the people of Europe found comfort in religion and art. He followed in the style of Greek painters who taught him Byzantine techniques (Scala, "Cimabue ... ous themes done in a flat, decorative, non-three dimensional style. Cimabue was such an influential artist that he created the base for Giotto's and Duccio's artistic career. Raphael was a master of R ...

(5 pages) 38 1 4.6 May/2007

Subjects: Art Essays > Works of Art

Classical Humanism And The Renaissance

its historical context and discuss the values and philosophy that shaped the literature and visual art of the Renaissance.The great intellectual movement of Renaissance Italy was humanism. The humani ... lies at the base of the period we call the Renaissance. Humanism and its ideals spread through the art, literature, learning and civic life, first in Italy, then in all of Europe in the fifteenth cen ...

(3 pages) 40 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History