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    The Lasting Influence of Giovanni Battista Piranesi Giovanni Battista Piranesi was an 18th century printmaker and architect with a fascination for ancient Roman architecture, but to future generations of artists, he was a visionary who the rebuilt the ruins of classical Roman architecture into macabre and overwhelming structures of fantasy. Piranesi’s Le Carceri infuses his own imagination into each of the 16 plates in this series, manipulating space, light and perspective to create a striking atmosphere that imbues the same sense of dread experienced by Le Carceri’s prisoners into the viewer. Not only was Piranesi an inspiration for other architects and artists during the 18th and 19th centuries such as John Soane, but he also had…

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    Chat Sumlin A View of Eighteen or So Side Columns “A View of Eighteen Side Columns” by Giovanni Battista Piranesi a beautiful piece of art designed to be printed and bought by patrons. Its visual depiction of what can initially be associated with Roman architecture after the fall of its empire is what initially captivates the viewer into looking deeper. The painting communicates using the placement of seemingly foreign figures amongst ruins to signify the survival of life and human…

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    Spina Bifida Through the Eyes of Sarah Allison Cover Misericordia University Introduction There are many reasons why I chose to write about spina bifida for this paper. One reason being that November is spina bifida awareness month so I thought it was fitting. Also, I have first-hand experience with children that are living with spina bifida. I am a two-year camp counselor at an amazing camp called Camp Spifida. At this camp, I had the opportunity to meet and work with a little girl named…

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    The poem ‘Leda and the Swan’ by William Butler Yeats retells a renown story from Greek mythology. According to the myth, Leda, a queen of Sparta, was raped or seduced by Zeus in the guise of a swan. Leda then gave birth to three eggs, one of which did not hatch. The other two gave life to Helen (of Troy) and Pollux, who are assumed to be children of Zeus, and Castor and Clytemnestra, children of Leda’s husband Tyndareus. In the poem, Yeats alludes to the Trojan war and depicts unusually violent…

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    Napoleon’s failed venture to take over, and the publication of Description de l’Egypte, people of France and Britain wanted to have a piece of Egypt. Both countries sent people over to collect antiquities from Egypt and take part in the wondrous, riches of the past. The British consul was Henry Salt and French consul was Bernardino Drovetti. “Bernardino Drovetti...bribed local officials, dug recklessly into tombs and temples” while Henry Salt went with the more hands-off route and elected others…

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    In the poem Iphigenia by Tennyson, Alfred, Lord and the painting "The Sacrifice of Iphigenia" by Tiepolo, Giovanni Battista They explain the idea the with all of your actions come consequences and Agamemnon's consequence was the sacrifice of his daughter. They took this story and created how they saw it because told an important lesson that needs to be taught to common day people. Iphigenia was a young girl whose father upset the goddess Artemis during the Trojan war and had to be sacrificed to…

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    Donna Elvira is portrayed as the “Donna Abbandonata” (abandoned woman) throughout various literature. In particular, I will examine her character through Wolfgang A. Mozart and Lorenzo Da Ponte’s Don Giovanni. Donna Elvira is a sensible and imprudent woman throughout her ordeal with Don Giovanni. She can’t decide whether she wants to kiss Giovanni or to kill him. Donna Elvira is unwavering in her goal throughout the opera. She is in love with Don Giovanni even while being completely aware of his…

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    Introduction to Opera Compare the characters of Carmen and Micaëla in Carmen. What are the differences between them, how is this expressed in the music, and do you think the outcome is inevitable? Introduction Bizet's Carmen is an Opera in four acts, first performed at the Opéra-Comique in Paris on 3 March with a plot based on the 1845 novella by Mérimée. Today it stands as one of the most popular french operas of all time.The Opera explores the relationship between the enchanting Carmen and…

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    which inspired him to compose eight Italian opera serias, seven opera buffa, and five Singspiel. In 1785, Mozart and Da Ponte met and soon started a partnership on Mozart’s masterpieces: Le Nozze di Figaro (1786) , Don Giovanni (1787) and Cosi fan tutte (1790). The last compositional piece in which Mozart worked on was the Requiem Mass started in 1791. This was a piece of funeral music for the Roman Catholic church, that von Walsegg commissioned Mozart to work on. Mid-composition Mozart died at…

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    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is arguably the greatest composer of all time. Along with his many symphonies, he also wrote the music for operas. Even though The Marriage of Figaro, The Magic Flute, and Don Giovanni are his three most famous operas, Cosí fan Tutte is largely underrated. This opera is the story of two sets of lovers. Under the guidance of their old friend Don Alfonso, the two men decide to test their partners ' loyalty by pretending to go off to war and coming back disguised. Slowly,…

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