Abstraction

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  • Analysis Of Concerning The Spiritual In Art By Kandinsky

    The basic tenets of materialism and abstraction often clash against one another. Materialism, after all, results in “shapeless, [describable] emotions such as fear and joy,” while abstraction encompasses those “inner, subtler feelings…beyond the reach of words” (Section I, Paragraph 4). These contrasting depths of emotion give rise to the potent tension between materialism and abstraction in Section VI, Paragraph 18 of Kandinsky’s essay “Concerning the Spiritual in Art.” Here, Kandinsky comments on those “rhomboidal composition[s] made up of a number of human figures [which are] an absolute necessity to the composition,” criticizing the figures’ material appeal for “directly weakening [the composition’s] abstract appeal.” While Kandinsky correctly…

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  • Mere Definition Essay

    In the article, The Role of Definition, the author discusses how a mere definition can affect the way a student will interpret information. A definition can contain concepts that are difficult to understand and will hamper a student’s ability to learn. As math in the classroom progresses, The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics recommends that the students create their own definitions of for mathematical terminology with the modification from a teacher. This is done to get the student to…

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  • Being A Girl: A Cross-Cultural Analysis

    I was initially interested in how throughout history there have been archival silences where certain events have been excluded from the archives due to the powers of the time deeming them unimportant. It is mainly female history that is unrecorded and the idea of silencing women because they are less important than men really made me think if there were times in my life where I had been silenced or told I was not allowed to do something because I was a girl. This was the idea I started to work…

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  • Ideology And False Ideology

    As discussed in class the concept of ideology is simple, it is seen as a set of ideas and assumptions or premises that aim particularly to reinforce a dominant social order, which can also be seen as the power of a dominant social group. The quote on page 7 in lecture captures this perfectly, “To study ideology is to study how ideas and power intersect.” Ideology is seen as most dominant when there is a set of certain ideas that will particularly catch the interest of an elite group, as it is…

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  • Crosscution Standards

    To understand the depth of the standard above we must address the three main components that form the standard: Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas, and Crosscutting Concepts. The standard in this context applies to a fourth grade unit on earth 's systems, and more specifically: soils, rocks, and landforms. The disciplinary core ideas that this standard is addressing exist in two parts, ESS2.A which focuses on rainfall shaping the land and the movement of sediments…

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  • Spoken Language And Skill Analysis

    Speaking and Listening – Elizabeth has shown she has good speaking and listening skills this year. She loves show and tell and takes great pride in presenting to the class items that she has bought in from home. When presenting, Elizabeth articulates well and holds good eye contact with her audience. During carpet sessions, she listens well most of the time but can occasionally become distracted by what others are doing around her. When taking part in School performances, Elizabeth is more…

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  • Teamwork Reflection Essay

    Reflection Essay 1 This week, I grasped the importance of teamwork. I didn’t recognize how vital it was, and how pooling together our resources would be so crucial to the advancement of our project. For the first session, the ideas we had were dull, to say the least. It was not a fruitful discussion. I attempted to bring some ideas to the fore but my thoughts were instantly shot down. I tried to appeal to those gathered around the table; what if we tweaked it? What if we made a change here, and…

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  • Sociological Concept Of Feminism In The Movie True Grit

    In the movie “True Grit,” an unrelenting fourteen year old girl named Mattie Ross, brings it upon herself to avenge her father’s death after the outlaw known as Tom Chaney murders him and flees the territory. The young farm girl quickly seeks out to hire the U.S. Marshal, Rooster Cogburn, who is just as familiar with whisky as he is with guns, to track down Chaney. Shortly after this quarreling duo set out on their man hunt, they are accompanied by a Texas Ranger named LaBoeuf. However, the…

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  • The Role Of Beauty In Kant's Critique Of Judgement

    Beauty is a difficult concept to describe. Many philosopher’s strive to attain some semblance of what beauty is but by doing so they often times contradict another philosopher’s idea on the matter. Examining two philosophers, or more, side-by-side can provide insight into why beauty is a hard concept to grasp, but it does not examine why the philosophers either agree or disagree with one another. Kant’s Critique of Judgement attempts to specify what makes something beautiful and in doing so…

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  • Metaphor Theory Summary

    The Effect of an Individual’s Mood on his or her Weather preferences People have always wondered how the body and mind interacted. Some people believe that they did not interact at all. For example, Plato believed that the mind and the body were two separate entities (University of Richmond Department of Psychology, 2015). However, recently, there is evidence that a person’s body does influence his or her cognition. It is known as Embodied Cognition, which is built off Metaphor theory. Metaphor…

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