Damien Hirst

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  • Essay On Taxidermy

    Unlike Angela Singer who refuses to be found guilty of killing innocent animals, artists such as Damien Hirst tend to take a different, darker route to achieve a message through their work. Hirst is a British conceptual artist who has been known as the one who introduced the use of animals in art as a new breed of avant-garde. Hirst believes that killing animals for the sake of his artwork such as, sheep, cows, or 9,000 butterflies is a necessary act. “I like the ideas of trying to understand the world by taking things out of the world. You kill things to look at them.” In an interview with Antennae, Singer was asked, What do you think of Damien Hirsts’ use if animals in his work?” She responded, “I get the impression from his comments that Hirst isn’t interested in the consequences and responsibilities of, and political and ethical issues raised, by taking life for artistic ends. While some of his comments suggest that he likes the animals, his actions show he holds the conventional view that all non-human life exists for human needs and desires. He summed up his position with his statement that the, ‘idea is more important than the actual piece. Even though both Singer and Hirst are from England and use animals in their work, it is clear that Singer has a respectful process to her work to send out a message that is working to eliminate animal violence and cruelty, whereas, Hirst demonstrates the ideology of the male collectors who captured, killed, and stuffed the…

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  • Terry Tempest Williams

    dead tiger shark in suspended animation, glorified in a steel box of formaldehyde, I can’t help but see it in motion. I see the walls of its glass cage expand into a murky kelp forest that masks its constant forward motion, just as Terry Tempest Williams mentions in her essay “A Shark in the Mind of One Contemplating Wilderness.” Though Williams addresses a broad range of issues in her work, this essay can be summarized quite easily: in order for us as humans to understand and appreciate…

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  • Damien Echols

    were arrested for being part of a murder that you did not commit . As you are sitting there in a cold room with bars as a door that the world calls a jail sail. What 's going through your head at that time; will my parents believe me? Why did the police come after me? Who did they kill? How did they kill them? In May 5 ,1993 three teenagers were convicted of three murders are Damien Echols was 18 Jason Baldwin was 16 and Jessie Misskelley was 17: and one of them was ordered to…

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  • Paradise Lost: The Child Murders At Robin Hood Hills

    Being guilty “beyond a reasonable doubt” is the highest standard of proof in any trial, especially in criminal trials where a defendant can be deprived of his or her liberties and even result in his or her death. This principle, however, is often forgotten with the presence of strong religious beliefs and rising emotions following violent crimes. Directors, Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky, in the documentary film Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills (1996) takes an insider look…

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  • West Memphis Three Short Story

    While there are many of people that are in prison for something they did and they deserve to be in prison, there are also probably just as many in prison for crimes they didn’t commit and are now serving time for. The case that usually comes to mind with a lot of people is the West Memphis three. This story was a gigantic topic when it first hit TV and newsstands. There is another case almost exactly like West Memphis three called the Central Park Five. Both stories prove that innocent people go…

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  • The Robin Hood Police Case Study

    Most of the clothes were found in the water next to the bodies, but instead of being torn all of the clothes were turned inside out. Two of the three pairs of underwear were never found, nor were Christopher Byers missing parts. It’s said that serial killers usually take something of the victims, but I’m not convinced Echols, Baldwin or Misskelley would do anything like that. Also at the scene, no blood or weapons were found anywhere around the area. The day after the bodies were discovered,…

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  • Devil's Knot Character Analysis

    Vicki soon reported to officials that she’d gone with Damien and Jessie to an esbat, a devil-worshipping orgy in a field, where she witnessed about 10 youth, with faces and arms painted black, stripping and “touching each other”. Ultimately police brought in Jessie Misskelley for examination concerning the murders. Jessie was 17 and thought to be mildly retarded. Nonetheless a plain questioning became a full blown interrogation by police, in which Misskelley confessed. That confession was…

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  • Compare And Contrast The Witch Trials

    All across the United States and all throughout history our judicial system has been terrible. Trials that stand out are very similar, they don’t have reasonable doubt, they all have a bias against the defendant to begin with, and the judicial system doesn’t want to look bad. The witch trials are a great example and one of the oldest to happen in the colonial era, but it was still in America. The West Memphis three is another great example of the judicial system being corrupt. Even though these…

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  • Still Life Art Analysis

    For centuries, artists have made still-life artworks as a response to the world around them, preserving both material possessions and concepts in their works. Two display examples of this are Dutch Golden Age still life painter, Pieter Claesz (executed works include ‘Vanitas with Violin and Glass Ball’ and ‘Nature morte au crabe’), and British, eccentric, contemporary artist, Damien Hirst (creator of iconic works ‘The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living’ and ‘Chicken’).…

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  • Seven Days In The Art World Analysis

    The Auction she’ll discuss the actually auction, but them drifts off like during the auction she’ll discuss the how it's being conducted and Burge he conducts the auction like an orchestra. Burge being the orchestrator and the art being the music notes and the collectors and buyers are the musicians. By trying to fit one part of the art world in one chapter is the weakness because you can’t explain it all in one book yet alone one chapter. While in “The Supermodel and the Brillo Box” the…

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