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AA100 The arts past and present


Question: TMA 01 Part 1 Cleopatra
Compare and contrast how Cleopatra is described in Book 1, Chapter 1, Reading 1.1 (‘Augustus on Cleopatra’ by Cassius Dio) and Reading 1.2 (Horace, Ode 1.37). How do the two passages differ in their descriptions of Cleopatra and of the threat she poses? Support your answer with references to both extracts.

TMA 01 Part 2 Cezanne
In what way can Cezanne’s work by regarded as ground-breaking? Answer this question with particular reference to Plate 1.3.19 Three Bathers in the AA100 Illustration Book.

AA100 The arts past and present

Answer: TMA 01 Part 1 Cleopatra - While both passages have their similarities,...


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  • Subject: History
  • Course: AA100 The arts past and present
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1008
  • Date submitted: February 28, 2017
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 7852

Question: TMA 03 Part 1 The Dalai Lama
Read the following extracts from the Dalai Lama’s autobiography Freedom in Exile. How does the way the Dalai Lama presents himself here relate to his reputation as discussed in AA100 Book 1, Chapter 7?

TMA 03 Part 2 The Faber Book of Beasts
Compare the following poems: ‘The Mouse’s Nest’ by John Clare and ‘To a Mouse, On Turning her up in her Nest, with the Plough, November 1785’ by Robert Burns, from The Faber Book of Beasts. In no more than 600 words compare and contrast how the poems depict mice.

AA100 The arts past and present

Answer: TMA 03 Part 1 - In the extracts the Dalai Lama presents...


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  • Subject: History
  • Course: AA100 The arts past and present
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1197
  • Date submitted: February 28, 2017
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 7851

Question: TMA 04 Option 1 Ireland
In what ways did the nationalist narrative of the past influence attitudes towards Ireland’s built heritage since independence?

Answer: Public opinion of built heritage in Ireland has changed dramatically over the...


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  • Subject: History
  • Course: AA100 The arts past and present
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1117
  • Date submitted: February 28, 2017
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 7850

Question: TMA 01 Part One Compare and contrast both sources and answer how significant a threat Cleopatra has been portrayed by Cassius Dio and in Horace Ode.

Answer: Both passages early on present Cleopatra the enemy of Rome; aggressive language...


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  • Subject: The arts past and present
  • Course: AA100 The arts past and present
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 510
  • Date submitted: February 26, 2017
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 7843

Question: TMA 4 To what extent does Shostakovich draw on musical tradition in his chamber music? Your answer must be supported by a discussion of two or three appropriate pieces of chamber music by Shostakovich that you have studied in the module materials.

Answer: Musical tradition is not a static and unchanging form. Sometimes its handed...


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  • Subject: Music
  • Course: AA100 The arts past and present
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1319
  • Date submitted: February 17, 2017
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 7837

Question: How was Greek medicine transformed by its transmission through the Islamic world to Europe?

Answer: At one time Greek physicians regarded disease as being of supernatural origin...


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  • Subject: The arts past and present
  • Course: AA100 The arts past and present
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: 80%
  • Words: 1583
  • Date submitted: January 30, 2017
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 7800

Question: Assignment 01 TMA 01 Part 2 In what way can Cézanne’s work be regarded as ground-breaking? Answer this question with particular reference to Plate 1.3.19 Three Bathers in the AA100 Illustration Book.

AA100 The Arts Past and Present

Answer: The Three Bathers by Paul Cézanne is a post impressionist piece of...


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  • Subject: The arts past and present
  • Course: AA100 The arts past and present
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 544
  • Date submitted: January 29, 2017
  • Date written: October, 2016
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 7793

Question: TMA 03 Part 1 Read the following extracts from the Dalai Lama’s autobiography Freedom in Exile, how does the way the Dalai Lama presents himself here relate to his reputation as discussed in AA100 Book 1, Chapter 7?

TMA 03 Part 2 Compare the following poems; ‘The Mouse’s Nest’ by John Clare and ‘Too a mouse, On Turning her up in her Nest, with the Plough, November, 1785’ by Robert Burns, from The Faber Book of Beasts’. In no more than 600 words compare and contrast how these poems depict mice.

AA100 The Arts Past and Present

Answer: TMA 03 Part 1 In the extracts from the Dalai Lama’s autobiography,...


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  • Subject: The arts past and present
  • Course: AA100 The arts past and present
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1355
  • Date submitted: January 29, 2017
  • Date written: October, 2016
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 7792

Question: Assignment 02 TMA 02 Learning from Feedback
Compare and contrast how Cleopatra is described in Book 1, Chapter 1, Reading 1.1 (‘Augustus on Cleopatra’ by Cassius Dio) and Reading 1.2 (Horace, Ode 1.37). How do the two passages differ in their descriptions of Cleopatra and of the threat she poses? Support your answer with references to both extracts.

Includes reflective commentary and New Draft

AA100 The Arts Past and Present

Answer: It is worth noting here that both Cassius Dio and Horace are...


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  • Subject: The arts past and present
  • Course: AA100 The arts past and present
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1472
  • Date submitted: January 29, 2017
  • Date written: October, 2016
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 7791

Question: Assignment TMA 07: Critical Review

Answer: My first module with the Open University has produced a wide range...


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  • Subject: The arts past and present
  • Course: AA100 The arts past and present
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 784
  • Date submitted: December 31, 2016
  • Date written: October, 2015
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 7772

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