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“They Say/I Say”: The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing




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“They Say/I Say”: The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing In the introduction to “They Say/ I Say”: The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing, Gerald Graff and Cathy Birkenstein provide templates throughout the first six chapters in the book. The writers specifically designed these templates to make it easier on the write on how…

Mark Twain’s Is He Living or Is He Dead Review


Words: 684 (3 pages)

Abstract This review is about Mark Twain’s short story entitled “Is He Living or Is He Dead”,published in 1893. This is the story of four artists who can’t seem to sell any of their paintings and come up with a plan that would bring them richness and greatness. Mark Twain’s satire on the realist Francois…

The Birth of Venus by Alexandre Cabanel





Visual Arts

Words: 730 (3 pages)

            “The Birth of Venus” by Alexandre Cabanel was painted in 1863 and is currently on display in the Musee d’Orsay in Paris, France (Rosenbloom, 1989). Nude paintings and similar erotic subjects were popular during this time and as a result, Napoleon III immediately purchased this painting for his own private collection (Rosenbloom, 1989). This…

Visual Analysis Assignment Hope Athena



Body language




Visual Arts

Words: 553 (3 pages)

The Hope Athena For my visual analysis assignment I chose to go visit the Los Angles County Museum of Art. It has been an extremely long time since I last visited a museum. Took my twelve year old son with me to explore what the museum had to offer. We found the art to be…

Cave Art and Paintings and Their Meaning


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Paintings are one of the earliest discovered traces of art, and people first found them on the relics of the Aurignacian time period. Those paintings were drawn on the cave walls and ceilings, probably 32,000 years ago. There are a lot of conjectures about the meaning of cave paintings, some people believe that those pictures…

The Influence of Western Culture on Indian Art


Western Culture

Words: 617 (3 pages)

The modern Indian art traces its roots to colonial era when western influences were highly felt when Indian artists started to draw inspiration, styles and techniques from western schools established during this time. Indian artists also internalized the western artistic designs and successfully used them to portray Indian social themes. Indian art is today composed…

Comparing Dada to Pop Art


Pop art

Words: 1308 (6 pages)

In this essay I will compare the Dada and Pop Art movements by depicting the characteristics of each art period, their style and social conditions that may have influenced the creation of each movement. The essay will describe the relationship between the Dada and Pop Art movements. The essay will show their similarities, differences, and…

Duccio di Buoninsegna and Giotto di Bondone





Visual Arts

Words: 820 (4 pages)

Duccio di Buoninsegna and Giotto di Bondone The Renaissance Period changed the way Western art was conceived following the strict and religious tomes of the Gothic era.  The Renaissance was inspired by a naturalistic realism emphasizing the human qualities of the religious subject.  Both Duccio di Buoninsegna and Giotto di Bondone were at the forefront…

Why Are Archaeological Sites Important?




Words: 293 (2 pages)

Pompeii is a slice in time. The city is exactly the way it was on the day in 79 AD when it was buried. Historians can study how the people lived and the quality of the life on that day. The people of Pompeii lived pretty well and the houses and stores show us this….

Formal analysis of art work


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                                               Formal Analysis of the Ishtar Gate             The Ishtar Gate (605-562 B.C.)  originated as one of eight processional gateways to the great city of Babylon.  Constructed of mud-brick masonry with a glazed exterior (or skin), the fortified wall demonstrates a dual function and represents both represents both architectural and expressive design, functioning as a…

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