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    Reflection Of Piss Christ

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    "Piss Christ" it is one of the most famous works and the most controversial one made by the artist and American photographer Andres Serrano. The full title of the work is "Immersion (Piss Christ)". It is a picture taken in 1987 in Cibachrome print 60x40 cm. The presentation is a small plastic crucifix and wood submerged in a glass of the artist 's own urine. The photography belong to a series that Serrano had made that involved several classical figurines immersed in various fluids like milk, blood, tears, semen and urine. Piss Christ, won the "Award for Visual Arts" competition held in Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art 's, which was sponsored in part by the "National Endowment for the Arts," which is an agency of the…

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    Ways Of Seeing Analysis

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    At no point should fear be involved in artistic values. Not even in educational purposes as it is. Many schools across the globe have been shut down for freedom of speech and questioning values of students. That is just students, the ones who are going to be the future of tomorrow. Some artist gets criticized for very religious art. Like the infamous Andres Cerrano as mentioned in the article, "Andres Serrano: The spirit and the letter" he is a photographer from New York with very controversial…

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    In contrast to the tradition of post-mortem photography, Serrano's modern interpretation in The Morgue illustrates emotional tragedies experienced by the subject that are portrayed through grotesque trauma. It is evident from the nature of Andres Serrano’s work that he has a profound interest in, or perhaps obsession with, life, death and mortality. There is a tension between his photographic directness and a theatrically baroque stylization of his provocative themes that are characteristic of…

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    Introduction Magical realism captures the fantastic side of reality ,and it achieves its effect by mixing elements associated with realism and elements related with fantasy. These two worlds undergo a merging and become one. The term “magical realism” was first introduced by German art critic Franz Roh who considered magical realism an art category. Roh influenced many writers around the world ,and one of them is Lois Lowry. This paper will discuss some major characteristic of magical…

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    changed the way art was defined, this was known as the surrealist art movement. Surrealism originated in the late 1910s and early 20s as a literary movement that experimented with a new form of expression called automatic writing or automatism. In Paris in 1924 the publication of the manifesto of surrealism by poet, Andre Breton made surrealism an international and political movement. Many artists and poets such as Louis Aragon (1897–1982), Paul Éluard (1895–1952), and Philippe Soupault…

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    Lydia Darragh

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    said “A few years later the couple moved to America, settling in Philadelphia with it’s large Quaker community. “ And from the same website it also said “Although the Quakers were pacifists - and most remained neutral during the Revolutionary War - the Darraghs secretly supported the rebel cause.” After they moved to Philadelphia Lydia gave birth to 9 children but 4 died in infancy, so she raised 5 children. William Darragh continued his job as a tutor while Lydia worked as a housewife. So you…

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    Rafael Nadal is a professional tennis player. He is a twenty nine year Spaniard. At this time, Nadal is ranked number eight in the world. Since turning pro in 2001, he has won countless tournaments. A few of these tournaments include: the French Open, the US Open, and Wimbledon. After watching the US Open these past two weeks, I decided to write this paper on him because he a very well-known athlete due to a particular set of rituals that he performs before and during his matches. Rafael…

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    The Surrealist Movement was a creative effort to established a new style. Prominent figures and influencers during this twentieth-century movement were Karl Marx, Sigmund Freud, André Breton, and Max Ernest (Dickerson 213). As a way to diverge from previous writing and artistic norms, artists began to use the idea of the unconscious mind as a way to better exemplify one's own imagination and mind. In the works "The Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe, and The Persistence of Memory by Salvador…

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    Truffaut's Auteur Theory

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    Now that we have a foundation for how to encompass what determines an author and how to finite our definition, the theorists of week three begin to hone in our concept to a more narrow ideology. This week centers on the larger question of ‘what is an Author?’ Janet Staiger opens this week by listing problems with authorship studies, Francois Truffaut follows with his negative opinions of French cinema and what appears to be a form of authorship existing there, and Andre Bazin closes the week…

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    Music Analysis: Hey Ya !

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    Grammy Awards. Written by Andre 3000, a member of the hip hop duo, Outkast. It’s music video features a live performance by a band, whose all eight members are played by Andre himself. “Hey Ya!” takes it’s influences from funk, rap, and rock music to celebrate the relationships between men and women in the 2000’s and the importance of an individual's happiness. But according to the Writer Andre 3000, “Hey Ya!” is actually about his inability to maintain a relationship, and a quest to find…

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