A Study About Hagia Sophia Art Essay

Basilicas were used for commerce, as public meeting places and for courts of law.  The Hagia Sophia was built as the Byzantine Emperor, Justinian’s personal imperial church.  It was built in the hopes of competing  with the Temple of Solomon in Jerusalem.  The Forum was built from a vast stoa-lined piazza measuring 660 by 390 feet (200x120m) with exedrae on…

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Exploring art in urban environment

Historical Context In the late eighteenth century, the establishment of the museum revolutionised the notion that art had to be exclusive. Paintings and sculptures, objects previously housed in private collections and viewed by a typically bourgeois audience, were propelled into the wider public arena. Although originating as national institutions, as popularity for this new cultural…

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The superhero

“I am lying in bed counting sheep when all of a sudden it hits me. I conceive a character like Samson, Hercules, and all the strong men I have ever heard rolled into one.” His intense wave of inspiration perhaps a small parallel of the inordinate abilities possessed by the mythical heroes and strongmen he…

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The Advancement of Film

The Advancement of Film: Through Sound During the late 1880’s the motion camera was invented, a few years later the film industry was created. The first films were usually about everyday life, people walking or playing a prank; these films were usually very short. This was the era of the silent film. Gradually film started…

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Eve in Medieval Art

EVE IN MEDIEVAL ART Symbolism in the Medieval period had both theological and social meanings, and the figure of Eve demonstrates how these two kinds of meanings coexisted in a single symbolic form. Medieval symbolism almost always occurred in art that was commissioned by or for the churches. In religious terms, the art of the…

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The handicraft industry

The industry chosen is the handicraft industry and the reasons for selecting the same are as follow: India’s art and craftsmanship is considered to be the best in the world. Abundant skilled labour in the industry – (approximately 41 lakhs).  Raw materials for most arts and crafts are available locally. Possess a variety of crafts…

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Evolution of female artists

Before the twentieth century, women artists struggled to participate in the male-dominated art world. Male domination forbade female learning in general. Women had minimal access to courses in art history, philosophy, and anatomy of the human body. Not gaining any perspective of the human anatomy hindered the women artists from creating realistic portraits or accurate…

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Consumerism culture

1. Introduction Shopping is timeless and is part of our everyday life. It is a necessity and shopping can bring joy and pleasure. Although the economic crisis is increasing, people from all over the world will always go shopping. It is a basic/common and fun thing to do and it brings enjoyment and entertainment. Consumerism…

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Michel Gabriel

Critical commentary on the picture- Henri Cartier-Bresson: Michel Gabriel, Rue Mouffetard, 1952 The photo that I am going to analyse is taken by the famous French photographer, Henri Cartier-Bresson, in 1952. He was famous for his candid photography, which was later developed as another kind of art – ‘Street photography’. His contribution towards photography art…

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Joint Criminal Liability

Introduction: This assignment will attempt to analyse lesser criminal liabilities leading up to stronger criminal liabilities for all parties involved in a possible conviction of murder by focussing on the major themes of contending and procuring, aiding and abetting, accessory liability, unlawful killing, grievous bodily harm (death resulting) and causation. Joint Criminal Liability between Andy,…

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Art and Craft

OVERVIEW OF THE TOPIC This dissertation examines the craft of the book and it’s distinction between Art and Craft. Is it considered an art form… a fine art if you will, or simply a traditional craft? The intended, original purpose of the book, was to be used as a means of recording information, but soon…

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Frida Kahlo and Tracey Emin

Case Study One: Frida Kahlo 2000 The intention of this dissertation is to define links between psychoanalytic theories and fine art. In this chapter the artist’s Frida Kahlo and Tracey Emin are discussed and compared to see how psychoanalytic approaches differ when employed with contemporary and traditional art. Frida Kahlo’s work is associated with Surrealism,…

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Post Impressionism And Vincent Van Gogh

In and around 1911, there were art critics that freely used the phrase “post-impressionistic” as a means to illustrate the work of several artists’ paintings reveal Impressionistic standards. Post Impressionism was a creative shift to follow Impressionism that was to break the Impressionistic style. Post-impressionism consisted of various movements by a group of individual artists…

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