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    The question of whether gender is still an issue in contemporary arts is still a huge issue. Gender inequality and sexism is still a controversial issue in contemporary art. During the nineteenth century in relations to gender, there were very strong and persuasive perceptions of how men and women should conduct themselves. Men and women were expected to fill separate spheres of society. However, after enough women stood in protests, and attended political speeches, women began taking on serious roles, and many impactful women’s rights movements began to take place. The movements brought together many leading figures of the 19th-century women’s rights movements, some including, Sojourner Truth. It made a drastic change which led to an extensive reexamination of the relationships…

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    Comparing Two Archangels

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    These two works have many principal elements in common, but are ultimately very different. Though they are comprised of the same materials, depict similar subject matter, and reflect similar influences, one would never mistake one work from the other. The content of these two paintings is comparable, but many formal properties and iconographic details are different. Both works appear to be oil on canvas. This was a popular medium in 16th to 17th century Latin America. Both works also feature…

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    truths that do not directly affect your own experience, but this conference shone a light on those truths. Alethea Arnquq-Baril’s presentation her passion for storytelling through film was very interesting. As an art historian, I couldn’t help but be reminded of art historic definitions of modernity and it’s the problematic idea of primitivism that was inherent in it. I was reminded of this because Arnaquq-Baril’s work reminded me of the notion of salvage anthropology in the 20th century.…

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    I will present my research findings on the Berlin Wall, political activism expressed through graffiti in 1961 compared to graffiti during the 2008 presidential election. This paper will cover a brief history of the Berlin Wall and its intended social and political purpose. I will show how expression through art can change political space and majority opinion. I will conclude that the use of activist art in public space greatly affected the outcome of specific political events. The Berlin Wall…

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    Throughout history, it has been shown how political systems around the world differ from country to country. With that comes their own way of living, thinking and growing as a nation. How a country is shaped depends greatly on its views of absolute monarchy, Democracy, Communism, and fascism, which are only some systems helping to shape the nations we know today. All these political systems are formed in each region according on the needs of people, exposure they have, and their type of…

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    Many artist are inspired by someone or some type of culture and in the video “Converging Cultures”, it shows how certain events in history shapes famous artist and styles. The video mainly focused on how Western art was affected by Eastern culture and art. Famous artist like Van Gogh, Da Vinci and more all show signs of having converging cultures in their work, and especially in the 18th and 19th century when impressionism became popular. The painting I am going to be discussing that has cross…

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    Another art peices, Saint Michael the Archangel, right leaf of a diptych, carve in the early sixth century from Byzantine period. This very precious right leaf of diptych depicted Saint Michael the Archangel has been considered to be one of the most greatest surviving Byzantine ivory panel. And Hagia Sophia is the patron of this very exceptional beautiful ivory panel. The purpose of this beautiful vory panel is made for commemorating the meeting in Constantinople to restore the power of Roman…

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    counterparts with their long and rich history full of art and literature, Americans felt that their country was inferior and provincial. A call to restore the American pride rose from the ranks of writers and artists, demanding the creation of a new history of the United States, one that would provide a worthy foundation of people, places, and events for American artists to draw inspiration from. They responded enthusiastically, excited to shake off the chains of worldly influence and forge…

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    The world in the first half of the 19th century was largely dominated by multiple states in different regions around the world. Effectively, the distribution of power between these numerous states in the world initiated and sparked what became to be known as World War I and World War II. Shortly after the Second World War, the allocation of power in countries around the world became smaller and smaller as many states that were originally in the spotlight of the world faded into irrelevance. The…

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    Greek Art History

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    Learning about the history of art through chapters 4 to 7 has opened my mind to a better understanding of cultural arts. It can be expressed through many different cultures around the world. I have not only learned that the idea of art had started out in prehistoric Western Europe, but also started to spread out in different parts of the world like, Mesopotamia, Jericho, Ur, Babylon, Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, and many other regions around the globe. Each place went through different eras,…

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