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    being a creator that are witnessed in Van Gogh’s life. Van Gogh “was born in Groot-Zondert, Holland on March 30, 1853” (Impact, the Net.). He had many jobs before becoming an artist, which included a clerk, art salesman, and preacher. From around 1888 to current, since his paintings are sought after to this day Vincent Van Gogh is considered one of the famous painters of his time. He only sold one painting when he was alive, but today his paintings are famous. Van Gogh was sent to the Saint-Remy…

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    Seven Tunes Heard in China (在中国听到的七个曲调), by Bright Sheng (盛宗亮,Shèng Zōngliàng), was commissioned for Yo Yo Ma (马友友) and was first performed on October 9, 1995. The piece is based on folk melodies and other songs collected by Bright Sheng from various regions of China. Many Chinese-American composers went through the Cultural Revolution (1966-76) but after, the conservatories reopened in 1977, and they were among the first to enroll and graduate. Many of them after pursued their doctoral degrees…

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    23 Melbourne, Victoria: St Patrick’s Cathedral Robert Mackenzie, Melbourne, 1876-79; completed by George Fincham, Richmond, 1880; enlarged by George Fincham, 1886 and 1889; enlarged by Fincham & Hobday, 1896 3 manuals, 36 speaking stops, 7 couplers, tubular-pneumatic action Engraver: Unknown Source: The Australasian Sketcher (27 March 1880), p. 44 The building of this organ, the second in the Cathedral, was started by Robert Mackenzie of Melbourne in 1876. After a series of delays, George…

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    Throughout the past few decades, our music taste, along with our society, has developed into an expressive community. People of all ages have been using music to express themselves for thousands of years. The 1920s, as well as 2000s are prominently known for their groundbreaking new sound. The two were ferociously popular in their time, but how can two genres, each with a different sound, be so popular? The purpose of the composer, instruments used and the sound produce, are vastly different…

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    Vincent Van Gogh

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    Vincent Van Gogh Context Vincent Van Gogh on March 30, 1853, in Groot-Zundert. Van Gogh was born exactly one year after his parents' first son, also named Vincent, was stillborn. At the age of 15, Vincent van Gogh's family was struggling with money, and he was forced to leave school and go to work with his Uncle At his art dealership. In June of 1873, van Gogh was transferred to the Groupil Gallery in London. There, he fell in love with the English culture. He visited many art galleries and also…

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    most famous painting The Sunday Afternoon on the Grande Jatte it is not only huge, but it consists of only colored spots to create a portrait which looks just like it saw drawn from a distance, and later inspiring many more artists such as Vincent Van Gough’s ‘Starry Night’ and Paul Gaugins ‘The Spirit of the Dead…

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    Luwig Van Beethoven

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    Ludwig van Beethoven, known as Beethoven, has been counted as one of the most extraordinary music composers and pianist of all time. Many people praise his work, but only a few people wonder how his journey began. Johann Beethoven, father of Luwig van Beethoven, was the most influential reason his son took an interest in music. As Johann practiced with his son day and night, he quickly realized Luwig van was more talented than the average child. At the age of 7, Ludwig van Beethoven achieved…

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    Sonia Delaunay's Orphism

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    Sonia Delaunay and her husband Robert were at the forefront of style and artistic innovation. It was popular at the time, and continues to be to this day, to create art that does not depict the true nature of reality. As the trends of art were in full swing towards cubism, which tended to utilize a more muted color palette, the Delaunay’s wanted to bring back color in their works while still depicting geometric forms. The new movement used to describe the works of the Delaunay’s was called…

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    Jackson Pollock was an abstract artist whose paintings have a deeper meaning than they seem to have. Everything he put on a canvas represented a form of expression whether through chalk or paint splatters. It was a way for him to be vulnerable and put his thoughts into a body of work. Pollock was a fan of John Cage’s music, because Cage too was pushing normal artistic views. Cage was introduced to the idea of Abstract Expressionism by an exhibit by Mark Tobey. He realized that art could just…

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    In chapter 7 of “Dracula,” Stoker uses tone and personification to emphasise the contrast between the calm and the storm, indicating problems for the town of Whitby. Before the storm, Whitby is portrayed as a quaint seaside town. Thought the weather is “somewhat sultry” (83), the waves continue to “gently roll” (84) and the sunset taking place is said to be “so very beautiful” (84). Stoker establishes a peaceful setting that is portrayed as the norm in Whitby. Furthermore, the light tone leads…

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