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AA100 The arts past and present


Question: TMA 05 The Art of Benin.
Read carefully Reading 2.4 ‘Negro’ in Book 3, Chapter 2, and look closely at Plate 3.2.17 in the illustration Book, ‘Plate showing pencil drawing of Benin Bronze sculpture’. With close attention to both, discuss if and how art from Africa affected stereotypes in late-nineteenth and early-twentieth century Europe.

Answer: Looking firstly at Plate 3.2.17 in illustration book and then comparing it...


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  • Subject: Arts and humanities
  • Course: AA100 The arts past and present
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1422
  • Date submitted: September 09, 2014
  • Date written: June, 2014
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 6041

Question: Assignment 07 – Critical Review and Reflection.

Answer: The main aim of this assignment is to reflect back of module...


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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: 834
  • Date submitted: September 09, 2014
  • Date written: August, 2014
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 6040

Question: TMA 06 ‘Greek medical texts weren’t simply translated in the Islamic world and in Europe: they were adapted and significantly reinterpreted.’

Do you agree with this statement? Explain why you do or you do not.

Answer: With the growth, expansion and migration of cultures into new lands comes...


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  • Subject: Arts and humanities
  • Course: AA100 The arts past and present
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1442
  • Date submitted: September 09, 2014
  • Date written: August, 2014
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 6039

Question: TMA 02 Part 1 - Cézanne
Look carefully at plate 1.3.32, Paul Cézanne painting Still Life with Plaster Cast, c.1894. How do the form and content of this painting contribute to our understanding of it as a modern work?

TMA 02 Part 2 – Reflective Commentary

Answer: Cézanne uses warm colours such as oranges and yellows in the fore...


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  • Subject: The arts past and present
  • Course: AA100
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 731
  • Date submitted: September 05, 2014
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 6021

Question: TMA 03 Part 1 – The Diva
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.


TMA 03 Part 2 – Reading Poetry: The Faber Book of Beasts
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.

Answer: Madonna is a pop diva. This reputation was built by her musical...


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  • Subject: The arts past and present
  • Course: AA100
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1105
  • Date submitted: September 05, 2014
  • Date written: March, 2009
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 6020

Question: TMA Assignment 1 – Part 1 - Cleopatra
This assignment will compare and contrast two pieces of text regarding the ways in which the text discredits Antony. Reading 1.1 will be closely studied to show how this is expressed in the speech by Cassius Dio.

Part 2- Cézanne
This section of the assignment will demonstrate how the form and content of plate 1.3.32 contributes to our understanding of it as modern work.

Answer: Antony was first discredited in Octavian’s speech. This can be shown by...


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  • Subject: The arts past and present
  • Course: AA100
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 994
  • Date submitted: September 05, 2014
  • Date written: January, 2009
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 6019

Question: TMA 07 Final Reflecting on progress.

Answer: AA100 The Arts Past and Present has covered a wide range of...


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  • Subject: The arts past and present
  • Course: AA100
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 749
  • Date submitted: August 22, 2014
  • Date written: May, 2014
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 5989

Question: EMA Final ‘Recreation should be rational.’ How has this idea been expressed at different times?

Discuss with reference to both the ancient and the modern world.

Answer: How do we spend our recreational time and who has influenced this...


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  • Subject: The arts past and present
  • Course: AA100
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1955
  • Date submitted: August 22, 2014
  • Date written: April, 2014
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 5988

Question: TMA 01 Part 1 - Carefully read the following 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: In this assignment I will be investigating how Octavian attempted to discredit...


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  • Subject: The arts past and present
  • Course: AA100
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 468
  • Date submitted: August 22, 2014
  • Date written: November, 2013
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 5987

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

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