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Question: TMA 02 Part 1 Art History 86%

In not more than 300 words, write a descriptive account of Harmen Steenwyck’s: Still Life: An Allegory of the Vanities of Human Life ( Illustration Book, Colour Plate 10), paying particular attention to the organisation and lighting of the composition and to the effects of tone and colour.

Answer: Harmen Steenwyck illustrates an eclectic mix of objects in this fine oil...


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  • Subject: Art History
  • Course: A103
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: 86%
  • Words: 300
  • Date submitted: January 13, 2009
  • Date written: May, 2004
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 98

Question: How does the Surrealist photography (of Man Ray) engage with gender politics?

Answer: The inherent mimetic quality of photography, its ability to represent ‘the real...


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  • Subject: Art History
  • Course: Art History
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 69%
  • Words: 2766
  • Date submitted: March 06, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 909

Question: Discuss the importance of the concept of ideal beauty in the evolution of western art between the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries.

Answer: In discussing the importance of ideal beauty in the evolution of western...


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  • Subject: Art History
  • Course: Art and Design
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 66%
  • Words: 2133
  • Date submitted: March 06, 2009
  • Date written: November, 1999
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 906

Question: Critically assess the degree to which to which it can be said that traditional African theatre was also ‘a theatre of resistance’ to colonialism.

Answer: Pre –colonial, Traditional African theatre was an extremely important division of the...


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  • Subject: Art History
  • Course: Art History
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 66%
  • Words: 5110
  • Date submitted: March 05, 2009
  • Date written: May, 2003
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 894

Question: Pop Art as a cultural expression of American democratic values.

Answer: The aim of this paper is to show that Pop Art was...


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  • Subject: Art History
  • Course: Art History
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 66%
  • Words: 3495
  • Date submitted: March 05, 2009
  • Date written: May, 2004
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 893

Question: The graffiti subculture mirrors the functions of ‘institutionalised art’. Discuss.

Answer: Graffiti first came to public attention in the late 1960s, mainly in...


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  • Subject: Art History
  • Course: Art History
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 65%
  • Words: 1415
  • Date submitted: March 06, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 925

Question: Considering the ways in which feminist interventions in art history have developed our understanding of the genres of portraiture and history painting.

Answer: Our understanding of the genres of portraiture and history painting is, I...


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  • Subject: Art History
  • Course: Art History
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 65%
  • Words: 2760
  • Date submitted: March 06, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 918

Question: Compare and Contrast Barbara Kruger’s ‘Your body is a battleground’ and The Guerrilla Girls ‘Do women have to be naked to get into the Metropolitan Museum of Art?’

Answer: Artists Barbara Kruger and The Guerrilla Girls often use their work to...


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  • Subject: Art History
  • Course: Art History
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 65%
  • Words: 1259
  • Date submitted: March 05, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 897

Question: Discuss and evaluate the importance of some of the innovations in style and structure found in modernist text.

Answer: After the catastrophic aftermath of World War I, many artists believed that...


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  • Subject: Art History
  • Course: Art History
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 63%
  • Words: 2905
  • Date submitted: March 06, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 916

Question: Can art accurately capture the experience of war?

Answer: Throughout history, artists and authors have tried to allow their audience to...


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  • Subject: Art History
  • Course: Art History
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 60%
  • Words: 1510
  • Date submitted: March 05, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 895

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