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    Jackson Pollock Essay

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    Jackson Pollock was a psycho-alcoholic. According to the movie Pollock, Jackson Pollock’s work was first exhibited at a show with future wife, Artist Lee Krasner. In the beginning of his career, Pollock’s style of painting was close to the style of Picasso’s art, Cubism. Pollock seemed to have a love/hate feeling for Picasso. He seemed to admire him and maybe had been studying him for so long, like he was trying to crack some sort of code of Picasso’s paintings, but became frustrated that resulted in Pollock having ill feelings toward him. In the first scene of the movie, he was yelling obscenities about Picasso. Eventually, Pollock would “find himself” and create paintings that would place him in a group called Abstract Expressionists. Peggy Guggenheim gave Pollock his first break by showing his work in her museum, Art of the Century, then commissioning him to create a mural for her condominiums. The mural he created looked like it had levels; like you could put your hands through the colors to get to the white of canvas. He built the colors out from the canvas, making it look three-dimensional. Pollock was under contract with Guggenheim. He and Krasner, later purchased a farmhouse outside of the city, which I believe is due to him getting the contract with Guggenheim. They also were married. Krasner thought it would be good for him to be outside of the city; probably thinking/hoping he would focus more on his paintings and not drinking. One day, Pollock was creating a…

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    The Picture of Dorian Gray, by Oscar Wilde, is one of the most amusing and entertaining books to read and just because of the amount of wit and intelligence that can be found in it. Every conversation is a contest on who can make the wittiest comment, though usually won by Lord Henry Wotton. Lord Henry is a master in the art of conversation and uses epigrams to convey his intelligence. Though wit and intelligence play a large role in The Picture of Dorian Gray. Wit and intelligence is shown in…

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    consumes. Without the writer trying to push society to preserve itself, civilization’s own deterioration would be inevitable. This idea is seen in both The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde and Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, where the writers fulfill their duties…

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    Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray. There is a discrepancy, however, in what makes a man a monster. In both Shelley and Wilde’s novels, it is the creators, not the creations, who are the real monsters. Frankenstein is the culprit of his creation’s evil deeds because he abandoned him at the time of his birth, and Lord Henry leads Dorian Gray on a destructive path by being too involved in his life, and in both novels, appearance plays an important part in the creator’s involvement, or lack…

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    In Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night and Machiavelli’s The Prince, deception is a tool that one uses to gain a personal advantage. Despite the negative connotation that is typically associated with deception, Twelfth Night and The Prince demonstrate how deception can bring a positive outcome. If one employs a deceptive appearance under necessary circumstances, the end result must be justifiable, even when a majority of people are willingly deceived. Characterized by her beauty and resourcefulness,…

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    The Importance Of Dorian's Death In Lord Henry

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    You have disappointed me.” After his decision, Dorian believes he made an awful mistake, and he must keep the promise of marrying Sibyl. Wilde uses imagery to convey his feelings, “The birds that were singing in the dew drenched garden seemed to be telling the flowers about her.” Dorian’s young and gullible views on life have been altered by Lord Henry as depicted after Dorian learns of Sibyl’s death; Dorian is unaffected due to the influence Lord Henry has on him, “Dorian, you mustn’t let this…

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    aesthetically accomplished ways (333). Dorian’s realization of his beauty on canvas evokes a fascination not with the arts, but with himself and his own beauty. Sheehan writes that through Dorian’s discovery of beauty, Wilde “straddles the two domains of” art and life where life can be “lived in aesthetic terms,” using a histrionic writing style and “theatricalization of experience” (334). In discovering his beauty, Dorian gradually attains an aesthetic and artistic lens of his life.…

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    social status, etc.” In my opinion, these descriptions fit the corrupted Dorian Gray perfectly. Dorian was a pure, innocent boy, until he was corrupted by Lord Henry, which made him aware of the power of his own youth and beauty. But, before I focus on Dorian himself, I am going to focus on the society revolving him. In the novel we can see that society prizes beauty above everything else and it was founded on a love of surfaces.…

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    The Growth and Change in Character: The Picture of Dorian Gray Throughout life, each person becomes a product of their actions, decisions, and choices, which are often influenced by members of society or societal norms; it molds their character and defines their personality. Many times these actions can cause breakthroughs in one’s life, however other times it can compromise ones reputation and level of respect in society’s social hierarchy. The author, Oscar Wilde, in his classical novel, The…

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    Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray is a unique piece of literature. Set in late 19th century London, the novel centers around Dorian Gray and his friends- Lord Henry Wotton and Basil Hallward. Lord Henry and Basil Hallward share a close relationship with Dorian Gray, having great influence on his development. Both Lord Henry and Basil have completely different values and beliefs. Basil believes in the goodness of mankind and values art to the highest degree. Lord Henry cares little…

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