Andreas Gursky

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  • The Cinema Of Attractions: Film Analysis

    artists began to realise that photography was a valid form of art for portraying personal expression and to exhibit aesthetic qualities. Under this new understanding, photography began to take on some of the attributes of more traditional art and become more painterly. Though, there seems a battle raging always between realism and expression in photographic artworks, between the intrinsic nature of the medium and the ability to use it creatively. Contemporary German photo artists Andreas Gursky’s large format works epitomises this struggle, challenging viewers to engage with his work on a level beyond the documentary whilst retaining some of its qualities thematically. In examining the photographic artworks of Gursky, it is integral to first look back at his development, the formative years that would come to mould and shape him as an artist. He was born in 1955 to a family that was already embedded in the photographic landscape with his father and grandfather working in commercial photography.1 In 1980 Gursky undertook an education at the hands of another influential photography pair, Bernd & Hilla Becher at the Düsseldorf Kunstakademie. The husband and wife team produced a series of photographs beginning in the late 1950s of industrial German buildings. The documentary connotations are clear; their intention was to preserve these machine-age buildings as they began to be demolished in the post-war period. It was a personal project of sorts, focusing their attention on…

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  • Dramatic Irony In Othello Act 3

    In Act Three of Othello by William Shakespeare, Iago begins the second part of his plan to destroy those who wronged him. To those around him, Iago seems harmless because we associate evil with an evil appearance. In this story, Iago looks just the same as every other soldier. His evil is not recognizable, and he can easily act with deceit. The entirety of the plot is built upon miscommunication, distrust, and especially lies, and Iago uses those to his advantage. The exchange between Iago and…

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  • Andreas Vesalius Research Paper

    Andreas Vesalius was born in December 31st, 1514 in the city of Brussels in Habsburg Netherlands which is now Belgium. Andreas was born into a family of physicians and pharmacists, so education was important to him and it inspired him to make his future work on the human body. In which during 1529 - 1533 he attended the University of Leuven and from 1533 to 1536 he went to the University of Paris to study on medical related things; and that's where the revolutionary discovery started . After…

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  • Andrea Yates: Mother Or Monster

    Andrea Yates: Mother or Monster Mothers have been thought of as nurturing caregivers. Caregivers who have always done and thought of what is best for their children. Nevertheless, what happens when the nurturing mother becomes the monster? What causes them to undergo such a drastic transformation? Let us look at Andrea Yates. In Houston, Texas Andrea Yates was born on July 2, 1964 and raised as a devout Roman Catholic. Montaldo (2016) reports that Andrea Yates graduated from Milby High…

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  • The Devil Wears Prada

    2003 by the Harper publishing house. This book follows the experiences of a young graduate from Brown who somehow finds herself working as one of the assistants of the top fashion magazine in the world, Runway. Never having read a copy of Runway in her life and with aspirations of working at The New Yorker fresh out of college, Andrea ‘Andie’ Sachs finds herself at an interview at Runway after applying half heartedly to a bunch of publishing houses in hopes of landing a decent job. Being a self…

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  • Analysis Of Pornography: A Form Of Oppression To Women

    Dworkin, 1981; Dworkin and MacKinnon, 1988; Mackinnon, 1989) since 1980s have overwhelmingly stressed on criticising of pornography as a form of oppression to women. By examining the ‘effects’ of pornography on its male consumers, radical feminists have frequently amplified that negative effects, namely violence, sex addiction, intimidation, child abuse, and women as sexually objectified by men, of pornography have facilitated men for reinforcing the notions of patriarchy and masculinity. In…

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  • Analysis Of Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar

    Sylvia Plath; Along with authors such as Virginia Woolf, Simone de Bauvoir and Marguerite Duras, is one of the biggest female authors of 20th century. The Bell Jar shares more characteristics with Sylvia Plath’s life than just a semi-autobiographical novel. The main character of the book, Esther travels to New York to work as an intern in a fashion magazine, just like Sylvia Plath did. They are both poets, who lost their fathers at the age of 8 and both Esther and Sylvia Plath slowly falls into…

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  • Coyote Character Analysis

    The centralized theme of the novel is the evil of mankind. In the novel, evil is an entity that can possess people against their will – like a spirit. Although that may sound like the run-of-the-mill Webster’s definition of evil, there is a difference, which is that in the novel, evil is personified. The novel uses its events to show how evil works in the real world, in a slightly mellow dramatic, but realistic way. Also, evil in this novel is known as Coyote, and this is because evil is being…

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  • Casa Malaparte Architecture Description

    Casa Malaparte was designed by Architect Adalberto Libera. It is located at 0073 Capri Metropolitan City of Naples, Italy which was designed for client, Curzio Malaparte. The structure contains spaces that are similar in shape and size of most homes. The rooms are squaredm but what makes the structure have an interesting circulation are the stepped levels of each floor. The Villa has stairs as wide as the whole structure which leads to the terrace. These stairs were designed to reduce vertigo…

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  • The Pearl Research Paper

    The Pearl is a symbol that changes from a wonderful gift that will save this poor family and give them a better life, then changes to this object that brings evil, death, and hate into the lives of a family, with a lust for a new life, and values that help them see the evil in this Pearl. In the book the pearl shows the way that greed, hope, and family values can change a family, the way they live and how there feelings and emotions of a family are damaged by one object. At first the pearl gave…

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