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    great big nose and thick legs” (Barbie Doll Poem). That comment from her classmate attacked her self-perception. As a result, as the poem states, “She was healthy, tested intelligent ... She went to and fro apologizing. Everyone saw a fat nose on thick legs” (Barbie Doll Poem). Because her classmate made that comment and everyone else agreed, she apologized for it. Overall, she apologized for something that she did not do anything wrong for; she was healthy and intelligent, implying that she could have not only been physically healthy but mentally healthy as well before the classmate had made the comment that attacked her self-perception. In the same decade that Marge Piercy had written Barbie Doll was a theory proposed by psychologist Henri Tajfel known as the social identity theory. The social identity theory state’s that a person’s sense of who they are is based on their group memberships because groups give us a social identity and a sense of belonging to the social world (Simply Psychology). Throughout time, society has crafted these images and or ideas that beauty, success and all that follows is represented as one thing and that if you don’t fit that image then you don’t fit the standard of beauty. Similar to the Barbie how she stands as the symbol of beauty and perfection are the standards of society on beauty and perfection. This standard can best be represented as the comparison and contrast of in and out groups. According to Saul McLeod, author of The Social…

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    made from the suffering of the inferior. The psychologist John C Turner examined the consistency of one’s identity in a group and its inability to change: “It is the awareness of the existence of categories which generates the in-group response, not necessarily past hostility nor objective conflict. Identity within a group is either secure and of lasting nature with change not likely, or insecure and subject to change. Data are cited to indicate that psychological distinctiveness may be…

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    To attract and keep the attention of the audience in a genre as stale and traditional as still life painting can be a difficult task, but many painters have risen to the challenge in the hundreds of years since its invention. These methods are numerous and involve the exploration of tensions such as those that exist between abstraction and representation, or moralizing versus hedonistic. Considered one of the lowest types of art by the French Academy, Still Life with a Bottle of Rum, Shoes, and…

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    One of the most well-known philosophical work on the phenomenon of laughter belongs to Henri Bergson, the author of Laughter written in 1900. There Bergson examines laughter as a social activity caused by certain comic situations, which in their turn obtain particular patterns of mechanics or repetition. According to Bergson, laughter is an exclusively human phenomenon such that only human beings are able to laugh and also are the primary objects of laughter. In all other cases, nature or…

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    Reflection on Matisse Henri Matisse was born in 1869, the year the Cutty Sark was launched. The year he died, 1954, the first hydrogen bomb exploded at Bikini Atoll. Matisse lived through some of the most traumatic political events, worst wars, greatest slaughters, and the most demented rivalries of ideology. Yet, this did not affect his artwork. He never express his political opinion or experiences living throughout the horror of the 20th century, instead his painting were “the equivalent of…

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    The role of depth in inciting the other senses has been discussed, but what if there was no depth and the entire composition was as flat as it could be. Flatness relieves a painting of the sculptural effect, but does it only present a space inhabitable to man? As far as this assessment is accurate, Greenberg fails to factor in what type of space is represented in flatness. Henri Matisse’s The Red Studio is a very flat painting, with everything in two dimensions. This painting agrees with in the…

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    Henri Fayol, born 29 July 1841 in Istanbul and deceased on the 19th of November 1925, was a French mining director and engineer, who analyzed and synthesized a theory of management called Fayolism. Fayol’s motivation was not financial, as he had developed his theory at the late age of 75, after a lifetime of collecting and recording observations, while pursuing his career as the manager of a successful metallurgy. The roots of his work may have sprouted from his private life, respectively…

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    Henri Fayol Case Study

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    Henri Fayol was a French engineer and manager in a mine industry and formed the theory to create the base of business administration and business management that is used today. He was born in Istanbul, Turkey in 1841. He joined an engineering school in Lyon which is the second largest city of France. By the age of 19, he graduated as a mine engineer in 1860. As a engineer he joined Rambourg and Co at Boigues. He was the first engineer who came up with the solution to various kinds of problem in…

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    La Machine At Bougival

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    driving the artist’s subjective emotional state. Rather than using idealized forms or classical codes, Fauvists believed that color had a spiritual quality that linked directly to the viewer’s emotional experience. This radical idea revealed that color could be used symbolically, breaking its previously established role as a descriptive element (MacTaggart, 2007). When asked to define Fauvism, Maurice de Vlaminck replied, “What is Fauvism? It is me; it was my style... my way of combined revolt…

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    With all the museums and galleries to choose from, I chose, The Art Gallery of Ontario and the Museum of Modern Art. They have totally different designs in the way of navigation. The Art Gallery of Ontario has a navigation bar at the top which is quite standard these days for website design. The museum of Modern Art has a unique way of designing their website homepage as it has a navigation at the bottom of the website. With that said, The Art Gallery of Ontario has their main navigation easy…

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