El Greco

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  • El Picasso: Boy Leading A Horse By El Greco

    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 inhabited by distorted, emaciated beings inspired by El Greco. [5]. Boy Leading a Horse, is one of Picasso's most direct citations from El Greco. He took much of the painting from El Greco's Saint Martin and the Beggar, including the painting's proportions, the horse’s rendering of the legs, the bleak background, limited palette and the exaggerated, elongated bodies.…

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  • Promoiselles D Avignon: A Visual Analysis

    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

    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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  • Analysis: Candide Leaves For Cunegonde

    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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  • The Characteristics Of Gilgamesh: A Hero As A Hero

    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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  • Response To The Colonel's Poem

    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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  • Fanaticism In Tartuffe Essay

    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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  • Analysis Of Vega's Revulsion: Thomas Bernhard In San Salvador

    character Vega, who is an art history professor that comes back to El Salvador to attend his mother’s funeral in exchange for his fair share of her will she left behind for him and his brother. While being in El Salvador for fifteen days Vega meets up with his so called friend named Moya at a bar called La Lumbre. They decided to meet up in the evening in regards to bar being a pleasant time during the hours from five to seven to discuss Vega’s anger towards El Salvador. However, Vega ended up…

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  • El Salvador History

    The Conquest The history of El Salvador begins with the time period in which indigenous people resided in the country. According to Roy Boland, in Culture and Customs of El Salvador, The Spanish conquered El Salvador in 1524; the spanish found the country was divided into three states (13). The spaniards hegemonic influence finally converted El Salvador into a Spanish colony after twenty six years of indigenous resistance(Boland 14). Such conquest brought violence, diseases, and poverty to the…

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  • The Negative Effects Of Distracted Driving

    injuries that easily could have been prevented. This public service announcement (PSA) from El Colombiano newspaper illustrates the dangerous reality of texting and driving by addressing both drivers and young adults through the use of text, imagery, and emphasis. At first glance, the PSA is simple and does not seem to mean much of anything. Most of the space is empty except for a bar in…

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