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AA100 The arts past and present


Question: TMA 05 The Art of Benin The Read carefully Reading 2.6, ‘Works of art from Benin City’, in Book 3, chapter 2, and look closely at Plate 3.2.27, ‘Plate showing four sixteenth-century brass plaques from Benin’, in the Illustration Book.

With close attention to both, discuss reasons why the ownership and location of the art of Benin have been controversial and continue to be so.

Answer: The city of Benin and its incredible works of art were first...


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  • Subject: The arts past and present
  • Course: AA100
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: 68%
  • Words: 1502
  • Date submitted: July 14, 2014
  • Date written: June, 2013
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 5917

Question: EMA End-of-module assessment Option 1
To what extent has the desire for health and exercise been crucial to the development of the seaside resort?

Answer: This essay will look at how the seaside resort has developed over...


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  • Subject: The arts past and present
  • Course: AA100
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: 82%
  • Words: 1990
  • Date submitted: July 14, 2014
  • Date written: May, 2014
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 5916

Question: TMA 05 Read ‘One Out of Many’ by V. S. Naipaul (in the Anthology, A World of Difference, pp. 261-94). Discuss the ways in which the author explores the concept of freedom in the story.

Answer: Naidal explores the concept of freedom in One Out of Many through...


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  • Subject: The arts past and present
  • Course: AA100
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: 68%
  • Words: 1503
  • Date submitted: July 14, 2014
  • Date written: February, 2014
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 5915

Question: Assignment 5 Part 1:‎Look carefully at Plate 3.1.15, which shows a sixteenth-century relief plaque from Benin ‎depicting a warrior with Portuguese men. How does this work contribute to our ‎understanding of cross-cultural encounters?‎

Assignment 5 Part 2:‎How have different contexts of display affected how the art of Benin has been understood?‎

Answer: Assignment 5, Part 1: The relief plaque is of a good size...


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  • Subject: The arts past and present
  • Course: AA100
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1500
  • Date submitted: June 16, 2014
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 5827

Question: Assignment 2 Option 1 Transmission of Medical Knowledge
How and why has the reputation of Ibn Sina’s Canon changed over time?

Answer: Ibn Sina (Avicenna) born in 980 in Bukhara. Bukhara was one of...


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  • Subject: The arts past and present
  • Course: AA100
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1481
  • Date submitted: June 16, 2014
  • Date written: July, 2013
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 5826

Question: TMA 03 Part 1 What evidence supports the reputations of Madonna and Maria Callas as divas? How might these reputations be compared and contrasted? Please support your answer by referring to their musical performances, as provided in the module materials. (563 words)

TMA 03 Part 2 Read Alfred Lord Tennyson’s ‘The Kraken’ (p. 139) and Lewis Carroll’s ‘Jabberwocky’ (pp. 135-6) in The Faber Book of Beasts. In no more than 600 words, compare and contrast the way the two poets represent their monsters. (597 words)

Answer: The Kraken by Alfred Lord Tennyson and the Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll...


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  • Subject: The arts past and present
  • Course: AA100
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1160
  • Date submitted: May 22, 2014
  • Date written: January, 2013
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 5745

Question: Assignment 07: Critical Review

Answer: As a first year pupil at the Open University, I have learned...


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  • Subject: The arts past and present
  • Course: AA100
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 741
  • Date submitted: May 22, 2014
  • Date written: May, 2014
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 5744

Question: TMA 01 Carefully read the extract several times. Compare and contrast the ways in which the passage below attempts to discredit Antony with the ways this is done in the speech attributed to Octavian by Cassius Dio (in Reading 1.1 of Book 1, Chapter 1).

Answer: Plutarch and Cassius Dio both use Cleopatra as the focus of reason...


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  • Subject: The arts past and present
  • Course: AA100
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1024
  • Date submitted: May 22, 2014
  • Date written: November, 2013
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 5743

Question: Reworked Assignment - TMA 01 What does this scene reveal about Faustus’s state of mind?

Answer: The scene specified is a soliloquy; one that acquiesces a monumental insight...


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  • Subject: The arts past and present
  • Course: AA100
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: 72%
  • Words: 779
  • Date submitted: May 02, 2014
  • Date written: January, 2011
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 5658

Question: TMA 01 To what extent do Roman depictions of Cleopatra appear to have influenced how she has been depicted on TV and in film.

Answer: Throughout time, Cleopatra has been a figure much discussed, exploited under varying...


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  • Subject: The arts past and present
  • Course: AA100
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 513
  • Date submitted: May 02, 2014
  • Date written: April, 2011
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 5657

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