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    Hickory Museum Of Art

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    For this assignment, I visited the Hickory Museum of Art (HMA) in Hickory, North Carolina. Their major exhibition was “Unexpected Beauty,” a collection of photographs by photojournalist Steve McCurry. I observed several ways in which the HMA replicated historic museums practices, especially in regards to the museum effect, princely galleries, and above all, reinforcing an emphasis on the visual. By visiting the HMA I gained a firsthand experience of what these practices look like and the…

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    Neoclassical Timeline

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    Timeline: Late Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries NEOCLASSICISM – Approximately 1789 TO 1820 The Neoclassical painting style was pioneered by Jacque-Louis David following the French Revolution in 1789. The term refers to the emulation of classical Greek and Roman art of eras past. Much of the subject matter of Neoclassical was Roman-inspired. David rejected the frivolous immorality of the Rococo style and felt the arts should be of greater impact and influence during a time of Governmental…

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    Analysis Of 'The Bench'

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    granted, or at least, to a lesser extent than in Russian. Thus, she prefers to use it for creating sophisticated texts for adults. Her career as an English teacher also contributes to the fact that English is associated with self-control: as a teacher, she has to monitor her speech and make appropriate word choices to ensure that her learners understand her. There is no need to impose such level of control over her use of Russian since this is the language of her nearest and dearest, and she…

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    The entire Grounder culture takes aspects from real life cultures while also portraying them as savages. For example, tattoos are important to the Grounder culture, many characters have facial tattoos such as Emroi, introduced later but with a clear Maori tattoo. The Grounders are often portrayed with Tribal tattoos, clearly stolen from a variety of native cultures that use specific designs to create symbolic cultural meaning. Historically, Native people, with me concentrating on the Moari…

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    Yvonne Noble, in describing the early modern ideas of femininity, shows how passion, emotion, and exoticism characterized the east, and by extension, femininity, in the the early modern period and additionally, in Marlowe’s play (852). These attributes, portrayed in Dido as her love for Aeneas begins to overpower her commitment to her duty, extend from…

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    Laurel Zucker Essay

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    This concert was performed by Flutist Laurel Zucker and Pianist John Cozza. This concert included works by Paul Taffanel, Olivier Messiaen, Eric Ewazen, Germaine Tailleferre, and Charles Griffes. Laurel Zucker is a flutist who left home at the age of 14 to study at the North Carolina School for the arts. She grew up with her brother and sister in Washington Heights, in Manhattan. Zucker begged her parents for a flute after hearing recordings and graduated high school at the age of 16 and studied…

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    Marisa Ventura: Perpetuation to the Submissive-Female Stereotype Latino women in Hollywood films are often portrayed as stereotypical passive-submissive characters. A passive-submissive female character is usually the nurturing figure in a household - she can be found doing the interior housework, teaching the children in their homes, and doing as she is told, no matter what the task at hand is because she just wants to please the person that they deem as authority. Jennifer Lopez’s character,…

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    Today, when the country of Dominican Republic comes to mind, some ideas that are commonly associated with the country consist of vibrancy, festiveness, beaches, and exoticism. What many do not realize is that the Dominican Republic was once a disastrous place to live in. In Before We Were Free, Julia Alvarez explores this world and the harsh circumstances that the characters deal with. It is a captivating piece of historical fiction in which the author focuses on the three themes of freedom,…

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    In The Colonial Harem, Algerian author Malek Alloula analyzes the French colonial gaze on his native country and particularly its women through the historical record of postcards made from 1900 to 1930. Alloula argues that the postcards were a form of symbolic assault on the veiled and private women of Algeria, who were played in them by paid models, as denizens of the colonial fantasy of the harem, as created by Orientalism. In the first chapter “The Orient as Stereotype and Phantasm,” Alloula…

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    Dance Theatre And Religion

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    Dance, Theatre and Religion: A Balinese Case Study Southeast Asia is a highly diverse region, home to myriad ethnicities, religions, practices, beliefs, values, languages, cultures and traditions. The variety of performance art, dance and theatre found in Southeast Asia “is almost staggering” (Brandon, 1967, p. 1). Some examples of performance art, dance and theatre found in Southeast Asia include “shadow plays in Java, dramatic folk rituals in Bali, masked pantomime in Thailand, spirit…

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