Geraldo Rivera

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  • Argumentative Essay On Mental Illness

    perceived with his eyes would be rectified. Six years later, Geraldo Rivera won the Peabody award for his investigative report on Willowbrook State School in 1972. The conditions had corroded after Kennedy visited the state school. With the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King, the moon landing, Vietnam, and the anti-war movement, America’s shared empathy gradually vanished during this turbulent period of our country. Geraldo Rivera’s, raw investigative report outraged our country. As the camera operator was recording, Rivera reported, “When Dr. Wilkins slid back the heavy metal door of B Ward, building No 6, the horrible smell of the place staggered me. It was so wretched that my first thought was that the air was poisonous and would kill me. I looked down to steady myself and I saw a freak, a grotesque caricature of a person, lying under the sink on an incredibly filthy floor in an incredibly filthy bathroom. It was wearing trousers, but they were pulled down around the ankles. It was skinny. It was twisted. It was lying in its own feces. And it wasn 't alone. Sitting next to this thing was another freak. In a parody of human emotion, they were holding hands. They were making a noise. It was a wailing sound that I still hear and that I will never forget. I said out loud, but to nobody in particular, 'My God, they 're children. ' Wilkins looked at me and said, 'Welcome to Willowbrook '. (Rivera, 1972) This report laid the foundation to the…

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  • Clutch In Sports

    In the 2004 American League Championship Series, the Boston Red Sox faced off against their most hated rivals, the New York Yankees. The Red Sox were already in the midst of an 86-year World Series drought known as “The Curse of the Bambino.” 2004 was the closest Boston had come to winning a World Series title since the infamous Bill Buckner error in 1986. Red Sox fans had believed all year long that this was THE year. However, after being down 3 games to none in the series, the Red Sox faced…

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  • Frida Kahlo's Short Life

    inspirational artist and feminist icon. As her husband Rivera put it, “Never before had a woman put such agonized poetry on canvas as Frida did at that time” (Mencimer 29) . Kahlo’s life was full of tragedy. At six Kahlo caught polio (Laidlaw 9.) During her recovery period her father, a photographer, started to teach her about art (Sabbeth 16.) Although she survived, her recovery was very difficult. However, despite the fact that her illness caused her…

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  • Frida Kahlo Research Paper

    The artist who I find the most interesting is Frida Kahlo. Frida Kahlo was a Mexican self portrait artist. She was well known, and it still well known as a strong feminist icon. She was born on July 6, 1907, in Coyocoan, Mexico City, Mexico. Frida Kahlo began her art work after a horrific bus accident she was involved in which lead to fractures to her spine and pelvis. One of her art pieces included a visual representation of her accident, which shows her spirit reflecting over her body lying on…

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  • Mexican Muralism Essay

    1. Mexican Muralism – Mexican muralism is the term used to describe the revival of large-scale mural painting in Mexico during the 1920’s and 1930’s. The three greatest Mexican muralists were José Clemente, Diego Rivera, and David Alfaro Siqueiros. Diego Rivera is known to be the most important painter of the movement. The Mexican muralism is also known as one of the greatest movements in Mexican territories as it gave a new way for painters to be able to paint in civic buildings and in…

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  • The Couple In The Cage Analysis

    The Couple in the cage was a performance, filmed into a documentary of artist Guillermo Gómez-Peña and Coco Fusco. Guillermo Gómez-Peña is a Mexican–American performance and installation artist and writer, as well as an activist and educator. His works revolves around the issue of the north–south border and US–Mexican interactions. Gómez-Peña is deemed as a pioneer of performance art, experimental radio, video and installation art. His works often involve dense texts, a collaboration with…

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  • Frida Kahlo's Unrealist Movement

    On July 6, 1907, Frida Kahlo, a Mexican-German descent artist, is born as Magdalena Carmen Frieda Kahlo y Calderon in the “Blue House” in Coyoacan, Mexico. Frida was very fond of her Mexican heritage and displayed it throughout her life. She even changed her birth year to 1910 to coincide with the outbreak of the Mexican Revolution. In 1922, Frida is one of the few women admitted to a prestigious National Preparatory school in Mexico City to study medicine. (Souter) While she studied there,…

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  • Frida Kahlo's What The Water Gave Me

    Frida Kahlo was born lived and created her art in first half of the 20th century. She was born in 1907 in Mexico and died there in 1954. She became painting after in 1925 she got into car accident that dramatically changed her life. She didn’t receive any education after she finished school but she connected her life with arts forever. During her life she was an activist of the Mexican Communist Party and was married with a famous Mexican muralist Diego Rivera. He played one of the most…

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  • Visual Art Analysis Essay

    Visual Art Analysis: Self-portrait on the Borderline Between Mexico and the United States by Frida Kahlo Frida Kahlo’s Self-portrait on the Borderline Between Mexico and the United States created in 1932 and it is an oil painting on canvas. at first glance seem to be a very busy painting. The dark gray and brown colors in the background reflect sadness and depression except a few areas that the artist used bright colors. The painting is divided into two sides with Kahlo standing in the…

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  • Liberation Of The Peon Diego Riveras Analysis

    The two murals I chose were both painted by Diego Rivera around the same time period between 1923 and 1947 with the first, “Liberation of the Peon being painted in 1923 and the second “dream of a Sunday Afternoon in Alameda Park” being painted from 1946-47. “Emiliano Zapata’s aim was to bring about agrarian reform and freedom to the poor and working class citizens. But how successful/how lasting was the influence of Zapata and/or agrarian reform on both the Mexican Revolution and present day…

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