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    El Greco, also known by his birth name of Doménikos Theotokópoulos, was alive from 1541 to April 7th, 1614. The name “El Greco”, literally translated as The Greek, refers to El Greco’s Greek ethnicity and Spanish nationality. He was a painter, sculptor, and architect belonging to the Spanish Renaissance. He was born to a prosperous urban family in Crete, which was then part of the Republic of Venice; this was known as the center of Post Byzantine art, where El Greco received initial training to become a master as an icon painter of the Cretan school. El Greco moved to Venice at the age of 26, where he set to master the techniques found in renaissance painting and became a disciple of Titian. He moved to Rome in 1570, where he began a workshop,…

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    Eldon Dedini was a talented cartoonist who had a very funny sense of humor. While some of his works referenced serious topics, he found a way to engage his audience with the lighter side of the issue. He had been known to say that, “the gag is the whole secret to cartooning.” It was his feeling that many people can draw, but that the joke is the importance to make the cartoon. Eldon Dedini was born in King City California June 29th 1921. His father was an Italian dairy farmer and a…

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    His obsession with El Greco started when he went to study in Madrid where he was impressed by El Greco’s magnificent heads. As early as 1899 he had filled page after page of a sketchbook with caricatures of Greco-like portraits, often with flamboyant ruff collars, exaggerating their pointed chins, their schematic quality and their hyper-refined tonality. One of his heads even had the inscription: Yo El Greco, yo Greco! Shortly afterwards Picasso’s Blue Period followed and there his pictures were…

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    From the era of invention to the Jazz age, there has been a plentiful amount of beautiful and meaningful pieces of art produced. "The Prodigal Son" by Aaron Douglas, and "Les Demoiselles d 'Avignon" by Pablo Picasso are two examples of art from these time periods. By reading into these paintings it 's possible to grasp the artist 's feelings and thoughts along with an understanding of life, and how the social climates were during their time periods. Even though they 're separated by two…

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    Clara Barton And Karl Marx

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    Karl Marx is well known for being one of the most influential socialist thinkers of our time. Born on May 5, 1818 in Prussia (modern day Trier, Germany), Marx grew up in a well off family with 8 siblings. His parents Heinrich and Henrietta Marx each had long lines of rabbinical Jewish ancestry. However, after an anti-Semitic law that banned Jews from higher society, the Marx’s involuntarily converted to Christianity – even though Karl Marx himself became an atheist later in life. Marx is…

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    Cid Vs American

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    Flying Sword In this essay I have chosen to compare the Cid Ruy Diaz de Vivar with Superman, a fictional character, a comic book superhero and famous movies. The legend of El Cid sits in the era of the Middle Ages around the twelfth century, when society was divided into fiefs or kingdoms preceded by a King, who dominated a given territory and engaged in the defense and protection of its people. The subjects, in turn, pay taxes to contribute to the King in such objectives. El Cid was not a…

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    El Dorado differs from Europe in that they don’t have a religion, have no need for material wealth, and all work together cohesively, instead of warring over pieces of land. 10. What is the significance of the “six kings” (Chap. 26) The six kings were thrown in to the story for Voltair to make a point that power is not definite. All six of the kings were once in power, but in the end, Candide gives the most amount of charity (pg. 76) and the kings remain obscure beggars. 11. What does "We must…

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    A hero can be classified by many things. A hero can be superman, a police officer, and even your mom, but what makes a hero. Is it someone who can fly or shoot laser beams from their eyes or someone who saves a baby from a burning building. I’ll admit some of these characteristics are far-fetched since I don’t know anyone who can fly or randomly saves babies on a normal day. All heroes, including super ones all, have something in common, they're admired for their courage or an outstanding thing…

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    It 's not hard to understand the plot of this poem or the language, though it can be hard to stomach the truths that it waves in your face. The image of the ears can be disturbing, but we get the full force of the message. The Americans have entered the house of a colonel in El Salvador during the civil war in the late 1970s. The Colonel captures the brutality of the people in El Salvador at the hands of the high ranking military man and uncovers the hidden inhuman treatment of the people in…

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    During the Age of Enlightenment, thinkers believed in reason, liberty, and scientific methods instead of tradition and religion. Many writers published their works that stated the problems of the misuse of religion and the importance of critical thinking. Moliere was one of writers during the Age of Enlightenment, known mostly for his comedy. He was a French play writer who wrote the comedy Tartuffe, which shows the concept of religious hypocrisy, ignorance and fanaticism. In the drama, he…

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