Essay on Humanities

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HUMA205-1203A-15 Art Appreciation
Steven R Cross
AIU Online
10 June, 2012

Art takes form in many different ways of expression. Some throughout history express a way of life and belief, while others many express an escape for what back then may be the normal thoughts and patterns. The viewer may take from the art, knowledge or feelings of life back then. As time went by people and lifestyles changed as well did art and expression.

Art Appreciation
Encyclopedia Britannica (Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc., 2012) describes art as “a visual object or experience consciously created through an expression of skill or imagination. The term art encompasses diverse media such as painting, sculpture, printmaking, drawing,
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The actual subjects were his sister and the family dentist. The painting is oil on beaverboard and depicts life in the Midwest with puritan values (The Art Institute of Chicago, 2012).

2. Sculptures Lady Justice or Blind Justice, the Scales of Justice or Themis Statue all are named for this famous work of art. I have not found who actually sculptured this work of art, but we find it in just about every courthouse in America. Dating back to the Greek and Roman times, Themis represented Justice and Law and was well known for her keen sightedness. She stands with a sword in one hand and scales in the other, where balance is just and consequence in the other (, 2012).

3. Architecture Another work of art without a known creator would be Stonehenge. A famous Neolithic monument is said to have been built in several phases (Trachtenberg, 2012). One design that has baffled noted scientist and historians, would be how did at the time Stonehenge was created, did the creators construct the monument so accurate? 4. Photography When life finds its way into our hearts, we sometimes smile, laugh, morn and cry, we see life for what it is and it is always amazing. No matter how much time goes by, there are some pictures that will always makes us cry, give us hope and remind us of humanity. This picture by Charles Porter won him a Nobel Prize. As Firefighter Chris Fields held this dying baby in his arms, brought

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