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Arts & Entertainment Essay Examples

The Lamentation

Giotto was one of the earliest artists to portray the illusions of real life, in terms of emotion and space on a flat surface. With Cimabue, Giotto is often regarded as the founder on modern painting, as he broke away from the rigid formula that had been the foundation of religious paintings. His painting turned…

The Mystery of Andy Warhol

“Warhol was the black hole in space, the vortex that engulfed all, the still epicenter of the psychological storm.He found the key to the motor of the merry-go-round, as the kids on the outside spun faster and faster and, no longer able to hang on, flew off into space,” stated movie star Ultraviolet about her…

Giotto's Arena Chapel

Giotto;s Arena Chapel Among the early renaissance artist many left long lasting impressions on the artist to come, but none stood out more than the Florentine painter and architect, Giotto. An outstanding painter, sculptor, and architect he was recognized as thefirst geniuses of art in the Italian Renaissance.Giotto lived and worked at a time when…

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The Parthenon

The Parthenon in Athens is perhaps one of the greatest architectural achievements by the Athenians.After being repeatedly demolished, the Parthenon stood as a "symbol of Greek independence, culture, and pride"(111 Thames & Hudson). In 447 BC.Pericles promoted building the Parthenon on the remains of an earlier temple on the Acropolis.The proposal of the Parthenon pleased…

The Simpsons, satire and sitcom

Comedy is work that provokes laughter. Commedia dell' Arte is one type of comedy which was developed in Italy in the 16th and 17th century. It is characterized by improvised text based on plot outlines. It is a fact that the majority of modern-day sitcoms are based on the elements of commedia and satire, because…

Theatre History

Throughout history, religion has played perhaps the most important role in the influence of cultural and societal trends.The ethics and values that a society holds dear are a direct result of the faith that binds that society together.Faith is something that governs, something that punishes, and when in jeopardy, it is something that people don't…

Ti-Jean and His Brothers

“Ti-Jean and His Brothers”is a very rich play in all the aspects one would expect. There is comedy and tragedy as well as the effects of music, sound and light. In the play we also see how the english language has evolved in such a way as to complement the culture of the caribbean. Ti-Jean…

Greek statues--kouros

Kouros are life size or larger, freestanding stone figures of unclothed young man striding forward. They are considered today to be one of the most distinctive products of the Archaic era, the period of ancient Greek history from roughly about 650 to 500 BCE. The statue’s head, feet and hands all point rigidly straight forward…

H.R. Giger

Over half a century before the dark subculture of morbidly inclined teenagers began to flourish in America, a young boy in Switzerland named Hans Rudi Giger was building "ghost rides" in his cellar and drawing deformed children on calendar sheets .Before his time, this artist went against the crowd, daring to be himself and daring…

Vanguardia movement in cuba

The art of the Cuban culture goes back to prehistoric times, when thefirst traces where found in caves. This type of art was later labeled as "folk art" because of their nature and craftsmanship. During the 15th and 16thcenturies the island was full of poverty and not much art streamed out. Painters from foreign countries…

history of jazz dance

History of Jazz Dance “Jazz dance is a form of personal expression created and sustained though improvisation…it has certain defining characteristics, including improvisation, isolation, a centrifugal explosion of energy that radiates outward from the hips, and a propulsive rhythm that gives a swinging quality to the movement.” -Bob Boross Jazz is a crossbreed of north…

Janis Joplin's Porsche

Janis Lyn Joplin was born on January 19, 1943 and died in October 1970.She climbed to the peak of her success during the 60;s, a time of chaos, revolution and excitement.It was a turbulent an colorful period of social change in the country, where America was ripped between those who died for war and those…

Jitney

The off-Broadway show Jitney is based on a dramatic play, written by August Wilson.The production is held at the Union Square Theater.The house has a very pleasant, cozy and warm atmosphere.The structure of the small theater and its thrust stage successfully achieves intimacy.It also creates a bond between the actors and the audience, enabling the…

Kabuki Theater: A Treasured Art

Japanese theater also known as Kabuki is an ancient form of Japanese art. It was created early in the 1600's by a shrine maiden, Okuni, who brought her unique,beautiful,and expressive dance style to the ancient capital of Japan, Kyoto, and for the next 3 centuries it evolved into one of the most respected and the…

Little Mermaid: Musical- Broadway Show Review

Concert Review of "The Little Mermaid" The story and much of the music of "The Little Mermaid" is familiar to anyone who was once a little girl-or who knows a little girl. The performance on October 12, 2008 I saw of the Broadway musical is a retelling of the Disney cartoon that has been played…

Lying Explored in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

“Mendacity is a system that we live in. Liquor is one way out and death’s the other.”[1] This quote by Tennessee Williams is expressed throughout one of his best-known works, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, and the theme of mendacity permeates the entire play. Mendacity is a term that refers to lies, hypocrisy and…

lord of the flies play

The theatre version of'Lord of the Flies' based on the novel by William Golding and adapted by Nigel Williams are now being presented in the Lyric Theatre Hammersmith, London. Tickets cost about £7.00. This review is comparing the book and how Nigel Williams adapted it. The theatre version of'Lord of the Flies' is very good….

Matisse's Painting - Purple Robe and Anemones

Henri Matisse's painting Purple Robe and Anemones, from 1937, hangs in the Baltimore Museum of Art. This painting depicts his model Lydia Delectorskaya in a purple robe with a vase of anemones in the foreground. Matisse did not intend to capture his subject realistically. Instead, the painting explodes with color, rhythm, space, and line and…

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