HUMN 303N Week 6 Discussion Question 1 - Art and Politics

HUMN 303N Week 6 Discussion Question 1 - Art and Politics

This week, we looked at several examples of early modernist art such as Cubism, Fauvism, futurism, and expressionism. Let's discuss the relationships between these aesthetic categories and the sociopolitical climate of the period. How did the sociopolitical climate of the time period, including the two world wars, influence artists?
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HUMN 303N Week 6 Discussion Question 2 - Feminism and Literature

HUMN 303N Week 6 Discussion Question 2 - Feminism and Literature

Let’s connect the themes of the three readings and the lecture for this week to talk about how the ways feminist literature has influenced contemporary thinking? In your first post, share what you see the main themes or issues that were important the writer of at least one of the following feminist works: The Outside by Susan Glaspell (audio available in the lecture) A Society by Virginia Woolf The Solitude of Self by Elizabeth Cady Stanton Be sure to reference the specific elements of at least one of the readings or audio in your response. We’ll follow up as a class to connect these historical issues to present-day discussions of women and society.
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HUMN 303N Week 7 Course Project Final Draft; Grand Central Terminal

HUMN 303N Week 7 Course Project Final Draft; Grand Central Terminal

Grand Central Terminal Grand Central Terminal, is one of the most famous architectures in New York City. This famous landmark was built in 1871 by Cornelius Vanderbilt. It served as the center for a number of railroad routes entering Manhattan. This terminal is an essential piece of history and has a significant cultural focus in the heart of NY. Many people visited and gathered at this building to see a movie, eat out at a restaurant, and learn about the history of railroads. It is often referred to as Grand Central Station, due to the fact there is a subway station underneath. This station provided a framework for books, movies and television shows. It also was famous for their Oyster Bar, where many films were shot right above it. Many people travel through Grand Central Terminal, though they probably don’t know about the captivating history and its secretive traditions it reveals................................................................................
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HUMN 303N Week 6 Course Project First Draft; Grand Central Terminal

HUMN 303N Week 6 Course Project First Draft; Grand Central Terminal

Grand Central Terminal Grand Central Terminal, is one of the most famous architectures in New York City. This famous landmark was built in 1871 by Cornelius Vanderbilt. It served as the center for a number of railroad routes entering Manhattan. This terminal is an essential piece of history and has a significant cultural focus in the heart of NY. Many people visited and gathered at this building to see a movie, eat out at a restaurant, and learn about the history of railroads. It is often referred to as Grand Central Station, due to the fact there is a subway station underneath. This station provided a framework for books, movies and television shows. It also was famous for their Oyster Bar, where many films were shot right above it. Many people travel through Grand Central Terminal, though they probably don’t know about the captivating history and its secretive traditions it reveals.....................................................................
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HUMN 303N Week 5 Discussion Question 2 - Realism or Impressionism

HUMN 303N Week 5 Discussion Question 2 - Realism or Impressionism

For this week's discussion, choose realism or impressionism as a basis for your posts and discuss how your choice is manifested in any area of the humanities (i.e., painting, sculpture, literature, music, etc.), and give an example from any discipline in the humanities to illustrate how realism or impressionism influenced the work of art. Please be sure to give an analysis of how the work of art was influenced by the movement.
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HUMN 303N Week 7 Discussion Question 1 - Controversial Art and Censorship

HUMN 303N Week 7 Discussion Question 1 - Controversial Art and Censorship

Although controversial art is not a topic exclusive to the 20th century, the distribution of information regarding controversial art has increased with the proliferation of media. Please discuss an example of a 20th century controversial work of art from any discipline of the humanities (music, literature, sculpture, film, etc.) and an accompanying statement from the artist(s). Based on your example, to what extent does controversial art make a social contribution? Are governments ever justified in censoring art?
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HUMN 303N Week 8 Final Exam

HUMN 303N Week 8 Final Exam

Page 1 1. Question. (TCO 1) Which of the following is the legendary Minoan queen who gave birth to the Minotaur? (Points : 5) 2. Question. (TCO 2) Whose writings did Augustus NOT view favorably, resulting in this writer's permanent banishment from Rome? (Points : 5) 3. Question. (TCO 5) Which of the following is NOT among the strict, though unwritten, code of conduct that guided a knight? (Points : 5) 4. Question. (TCO 8) The author notes that Brunelleschi's investigation of optics in Arab science (particularly Alhazen'sPerspectiva) contributed to his understanding of linear perspective. Which of the following is NOT among those whose classical works were integrated into Alhazen'sPerspectiva? (Points : 5) 5. Question. (TCO 2) Who created Jupiter and Io as part of the set of paintings commissioned by Federico Gonzaga of Mantua? (Points : 5) 6. Question. (TCO 2) Who painted The Upper Falls of the Reichenbach? (Points : 5) 7. Question. (TCO 5) Which of the following includes these lines: "'Beauty is truth, truth beauty,' – that is all / Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know"? (Points : 5) 8. Question. (TCO 2) Who wrote Les Fleurs du mal, whose publication brought criminal charges and a fine? (Points : 5) 9. Question. (TCO 2) Who is the author of the Surrealist Manifesto? (Points : 5) 10. Question. (TCO 5) During the 1960s, which of the following U.S. cities was considered the center of the civil rights movement? (Points : 5) Page 2 1. Question. (TCO 5) Discuss Paul Cézanne's influence on Georges Braque, who in turn, influenced Pablo Picasso. Also, discuss one painting by Braque that you feel was influenced by Cézanne and one painting by Picasso that you feel was influenced by Braque. (Points : 50) 2. Question. (TCOs 3 and 4) Define tenebrism and discuss the purpose of its use. Discuss the presence of tenebrism in Caravaggio's art, citing at least two specific works. (Points : 50) 3. Question. (TCO 7) Discuss England's Glorious Revolution. What events led to the revolution? What were the consequences of the revolution? (Points : 50)
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HUMN 303N Week 7 Discussion Question 1 - Controversial Art and Censorship

HUMN 303N Week 7 Discussion Question 1 - Controversial Art and Censorship

Although controversial art is not a topic exclusive to the 20th century, the distribution of information regarding controversial art has increased with the proliferation of media. Please discuss an example of a 20th century controversial work of art from any discipline of the humanities (music, literature, sculpture, film, etc.) and an accompanying statement from the artist(s). Based on your example, to what extent does controversial art make a social contribution? Are governments ever justified in censoring art?
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HUMN 303N Week 3 Course Project; Annotated Bibliography

HUMN 303N Week 3 Course Project; Annotated Bibliography

Annotated Bibliography: Grand Central Terminal Grand Central Terminal, is one of the most famous architectures in New York City. This famous landmark was built in 1871 by Cornelius Vanderbilt. It served as the center for a number of railroad routes entering Manhattan. This terminal is an essential piece of history and has a significant cultural focus in the heart of NY. Many people visited and gathered at this building to see a movie, eat out at a restaurant, and learn about the history of railroads. ...............................................Continue
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HUMN 303N Week 3 Discussion Question 1 - Theater

HUMN 303N Week 3 Discussion Question 1 - Theater

This week, we took a brief look at Shakespeare's The Tempest (see the Assignments section). This five-act play opens with a storm at sea (a tempest) and throughout, Shakespeare has planted allusions to apparitions and magic, such as the character Ariel who, at times, appears to be invisible to the other characters. It is a given that the special effects, such as those often used in films, to actually give the stage the appearance of a deadly tempest or actually make Ariel an invisible presence are not achievable on the stage. To fill in this gap, audiences suspend disbelief. In this thread, let's discuss the power and limitations of theatrical imagination. Please feel free to draw from productions you have seen. (The old high school productions count, too!) Why are we willing to suspend disbelief when we see a play, yet we demand so much more from a film production? Do you think that the limitation on special effects and alternative demand on the audience member to suspend disbelief is a weakness or a strength of the theatrical experience? Would you rather see The Tempest on stage or in film? Why?
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HUMN 303N Week 4 Discussion Question 1 - Rubens

HUMN 303N Week 4 Discussion Question 1 - Rubens

Line, color, hue, balance, form and perspective were some of the key concepts covered in this week’s tutorial. Use the example of a painting by Peter Paul Rubens and discuss how one or more of this week’s key concepts are featured in the painting. Identify the painting by title, and include citations for any material you’ve researched.
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HUMN 303N Week 3 Discussion Question 2 - Allegory and Art

HUMN 303N Week 3 Discussion Question 2 - Allegory and Art

This week, we are exploring the items below. • Excerpt from Beowulf (also available as an audio in the lecture) • Act II Scene I from Shakespeare's The Tempest This week, we have looked at several works of art that utilized allegorical themes. One of the most common uses of imagery in the medieval and Renaissance periods is allegory. What is an allegory? Describe how at least one of the examples of art in this week's lecture or one of this week's readings is allegorical in nature. Why, in your opinion, was allegory so prevalent during these periods? Is it still important in contemporary literature? Why or why not?
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HUMN 303N Week 1 Course Project: Outline & Proposal

HUMN 303N Week 1 Course Project: Outline & Proposal

Proposal on Alex Grey I chose to write about Alex Grey and his work of art. After going thru the list of topics we can choose from, I’ve only ever heard of about three or four things presented. So I started to google names of artists and famous architecture. One bolded name, was Alex Grey. Since my Professor, Dr. Free is very interesting herself, I took her word on what she thought was a good pick. After researching Alex Grey, and knowing his background I knew I wanted to make this as my course project..................................................Continue
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