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Church of the Annunciation

- The Carmelite Friars occupied the Church of the Annunciation until their petition to Archbishop Michele Giovanni Balaguer Camarasa to relocate them to Mdina was acceded to in 1659. They took possession the Vergine della Rocca chapel dedicated to the Birth of Mary. Demolition of the old building commenced on 16 February, 1660 to make room for a newer, grander church. The construction of the new church proceeded in fits and starts, as cash frequently ran out. The design of the temple may be attributed to the French architect Blondell, with Lorenzo Gafa' and Francesco Sammut overseeing the construction work....   [tags: Priory, Choir, Chapels]

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Comparison of Annunciation and The Raising of Lazarus

- Annunciation (Paolo Caliari) and The Raising of Lazarus (Joachim Wtewael) are oil on canvas paintings located in the Blanton Museum of Art. Annunciation is set on a balcony during sunset; the archangel Gabriel appears to be ascending from heaven and a woman seems to be falling in awe of the sight. The Raising of Lazarus depicts about fourteen people in a scene where everyone is looking at a different person, but no eye contact is taking place. The people are in the foreground, and a city can be seen in the background....   [tags: Canvas Paintings, Art Analysis]

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Chopin's Lilacs and the Story of the Annunciation

- Chopin's Lilacs and the Story of the Annunciation            When the theologian Elisabeth Schussler Fiorenza writes that the myth of the Virgin Mary "sanctions a deep psychological and institutional split" (59) among women in the Catholic tradition, she captures what Kate Chopin also captured in her story "Lilacs." There, sisterhood between secular and religious women appears fragmented and nearly impossible. To scrutinize the division, Kate Chopin fashions her story around the portion of the Virgin Mary myth told in St....   [tags: Chopin Lilacs Essays]

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The Annunciation Explored through the Era of Italian Renaissance

- ... The open porch-way around the figures, which also seem too large for the space, feels as it would have been a space that the religious monks of the convent or monastery would have inhabited. This is also suggested by the small window, which is similar to the kind that one would have been in the monk's cells. There seems to be a flatness on the left side of the painting with the lawn and forest in the background painted very two-dimensionally and a plain wooden fence marks the boundary of a garden....   [tags: Christian iconography]

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Annunciation in Northern Renaissance Art

- “Of all religious subjects, that of the Annunciation is closest to the artist as a Christian. The subject is described only by Luke, patron saint of painters, who was popularly believed to have been a master of their craft as well as a physician.”1 Flemish painting was founded in the Low Countries at the start of the fifteenth century. The Low Countries, consisting of what is now Belgium and Holland, as well as the provinces of Artois and Hainault, and the cities of Arras and Cambrai.2 “No other artists give quite the same sensation of being free to see, through a window of a picture frame, a vanished world preserved in all completeness, as a piece of amber preserves the fragile deta...   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Jean Hey’s Annunciation

- By most accounts, the year 1500 was in the midst of the height of the Italian Renaissance. In that year, Flemmish artist Jean Hey, known as the “Master of Moulins,” painted “The Annunciation” to adorn a section of an alter piece for his royal French patrons. The painting tells the story of the angel Gabriel’s visit to the Virgin Mary to deliver the news that she will give birth to the son of God. As the story goes, Mary, an unwed woman, was initially terrified about the prospects of pregnancy, but eventually accepts her fate as God’s servant....   [tags: Flemmish Artist Jean Hey]

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The Capitalist Future: A Consequence of Calvinist Annunciation

- The Capitalist Future: A Consequence of Calvinist Annunciation In his work, The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism, Weber predicts that the future will be a world of "mechanized perfection" devoid of "religious and ethical meaning." In this world modern capitalism becomes a self sustaining system no longer needing the Calvinist religious impetus that had inspired the work ethic. Weber argues that the future will be a capitalistic society, where the proletariat and the bourgeoisie alike, will not be driven by religious motivation, but instead by a constant struggle to benefit from the system....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Exhibition on the Depiction of the Annunciation by Early Northern Rena

- “The annunciation is the very moment of the Incarnation when the Holy Ghost overshadowed the Virgin and the Child conceived in her womb, the consummation of her marriage to God.” (p.84 textbook) The Annunciation by Rogier van der Weyden, completed around 1435, is a 33 7/8” x 36 1/4” panel, which once was part of a triptych. The depiction is of Mary in a bedchamber, seated by the light of a window at the right, positioned on the floor in a stance that implies that she had been busy reading....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Religious Symbolism in Painting The Annunciation, with Saint Emidius by Carlo Crivelli

- Religious Symbolism in Painting The Annunciation, with Saint Emidius by Carlo Crivelli The artist Carlo Crivelli painted 'The Annunciation, with Saint Emidius' in the 15th century. Noticeably, Crivelli's portrayal of the Annunciation differs vastly to the one actually presented in Luke 1:26-38 of the Bible. For instance, Jesus' coming was said to have been announced to Mary in 'Nazareth, a town in Galilee' (Luke 1:26). However, in Crivelli's interpretation of the event, the Annunciation is set in the elaborate town of Ascoli, a town that has been portrayed to be flourishing in the opulence and aesthetics that the Renaissance had brought to Crivelli's era....   [tags: Papers]

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Use of Angels in Smith’s Annunciation and Plath’s Black Rook in Rainy Weather

- Use of Angels in Smith’s Annunciation and Plath’s Black Rook in Rainy Weather   Since biblical times, people have looked to angels as sources of comfort, inspiration, protection, and solace. Yet very little is said in the Bible about what angels actually are; the Bible focuses mainly on their deeds, and leaves their nature to the imagination. Consequently, few people really understand them, and the very notion of angels is a rather open-ended idea subject to personal interpretation and design....   [tags: Black Rook in Rainy Weather]

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Paintings During The Renaissance

- The Renaissance was a turning point for art. Many new styles and techniques emerged from this time period. Compared with the paintings of the Middle Ages, during the Renaissance, paintings became more realistic and more attention was directed to the detail of each person. Perspective and a sense of depth and space were included in the paintings. We can examine these features in the 15th century paintings of the Annunciation by Botticelli and Campin. The Annunciation was where the Angel Gabriel was sent to tell Mary that she will give birth to Jesus Christ....   [tags: styles, techniques, realistic]

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Similarities Between Italian And Italian Artists

- ... Fra Angelico painted numerous Annunciation scenes, characterized by simplicity and vibrant color. For Fra Angelico, the act of painting was an output of religious devotion. His artworks express the inspiration he obtained from his faith. In comparison, oil paint (thought to be invented and perfected by Jan Van Eyck ) is used in the Merode Altarpiece, giving this artwork a more luminous and translucent appearance due to the oil paint’s ability to be layered and easily blended. Oil paint enhances the realism of reflective surfaces such as the brass pot and candleholder....   [tags: Renaissance, Italian Renaissance]

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Salutations to the Greek Theotokos

- I had the great privilege of visiting the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church. I visited this Church to witness the Salutation to the Theotokos, an annual service held to honor the annunciation of the Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus. In this paper I will discuss the history of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church along with a detailed description of the architecture and interior of the church. I will also explain the service I attended, Salutations to the Theotokos and my perspective of the service....   [tags: Religion]

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The Shift Between The Middle Ages And Renaissance

- The shift between the Middle Ages and the Renaissance was characterized by great socio-economic, political, and religious changes. Politically, the feudal system of the Middle Ages was exchanged for a more stable centralized republic/monarchy system that gave the people more freedom and input. Religiously, secularism became more important as stability gave people a chance to concern themselves with the “here and now” rather than simply the “hereafter.” Socially, there was a shift from dogma and unshakeable belief to humanism and the ability to interpret things for oneself....   [tags: art history]

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Role Of The Patron During The Renaissance

- ... The Merode may depict the annunciation of the virgin on the middle panel, but the true message of the altarpiece lies in the sponsors witnessing the scene from the outside and their defining characteristics through iconography. The scene of this divine moment is set in a Flemish home to directly reflect their life, but the violets representing humility and the rosebush charity conveys a lifestyle. Campin and Van Eyck are both considered masters of modern painting and as luck would have it, each has an altarpiece from which to compare the two....   [tags: Florence, Renaissance, House of Medici]

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Meanings for the Name Farah

- Many factors help create a person's personality and these factors are what makes everyone unique. In many ways like fingerprints, names are also as unique. People may have the same name; nonetheless, they will never have the same reasons behind their name. People's names have their own meaning, if not more than one meaning. Names can have different meaning in different languages or different meaning in different sentences. Our names have symbolic meaning to them as well as spiritual meaning. Names also put people in different situation either they are receiving a compliment or they are being made fun off....   [tags: Coptic and Arabic interpretation]

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The Historical Jesus, Jesus as Messiah, and Jesus the Personal Savior

- Jesus Christ, the figure who changed history more than any other, did many miracles to show others that he was God's son. God gave Jesus power over nature, power over disease, and even power over death. As a young Christian, my knowledge was a little understudied, to say the least. Now, as this module comes to a close, I realize that I have learned so much. While writing this summary paper, I intend to discuss my understanding of the historical Jesus, Jesus as the Messiah, and Jesus as the Personal Savior....   [tags: Biography]

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Comparing A Painting By Fra Filippo Lippi And Dante Gabriel

- Comparing a painting by Fra Filippo Lippi and Dante Gabriel Rossetti The two pictures are Rosetti’s Ecce Ancilla Domini and Lippi’s Annunciation. Both of the artists were influenced by their age. Lippi lived in Italy between 1406 and 1469 and Rosetti from 1828 to 1882. Lippi’s background of Italian Renaissance determined his style to a large extent. In Florence where Lippi lived the economic changes of the time led to an emerging new class: that of the banker princes. They lent money to almost all the kings in western Europe and so they collected great fortunes....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Comparison between Jan van Eyck and Fra Angelico

- The Renaissance in Western Europe brought a “rebirth” to the arts. No longer was the church the only accredited patron for the arts. Instead, a wealthy middle class arose as patrons and were able to purchase artist’s works. Although many pieces still had religious themes, the styles, freedom of creativity, and less reserved pieces were created. The Renaissance was not only confined to Italy, although it is often mistaken as the birthplace of the movement. All over Western Europe artwork flourished....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Morals and Values are the Foundations of Society

- Morals and Values: The Foundations of Society Childhood is a time in which parents embed most of our morals into us. Historically, parents have essentially been children’s only social interaction, and therefore, shape their children’s lives. This is important because most of what parents teach their children consists of what is “good” and what is “bad.” Parents give their children “time-outs” when they misbehave and reward them with new toys or sweets when they behave—a straightforward concept....   [tags: Moral Morality Value]

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The Portrayal of Jesus in Matthew’s Gospel

- Most people would agree that Matthews’s gospel is the most Jewish of the four gospels. This first century Jewish writer, set within the Jewish tradition, wants the reader to learn about Jesus, the one he called Messiah. It is thought the work of Matthews’s gospel is unlikely to be a translator; there is no evidence to say if it is the same, Matthew mentioned in the gospel. We can say for certain the author was a Jew. And safely dated to the last quarter of the first century; the Didache and Ignatius of Antioch reference Matthew’s gospel in the first part of the second century....   [tags: Essays on the Gospel of Matthew]

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Mary And The Catholic Church

- ... A few weeks later Mary goes to visit her cousin Elizabeth in Judea, and upon arrival Elizabeth feels a leap in her womb and yells out “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb” (Luke 1:42). At this moment Mary realizes that she and Elizabeth are both pregnant under the will of God. Throughout Jesus’ life, Mary played a huge role and as a result she became both a motherly and womanly example for all. Mary was there at the wedding feast in Cana and persuaded Jesus to perform his first miracle....   [tags: Mary, Blessed Virgin Mary, Christianity]

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The Pre-Raphaelite Art of Edward Burne Jones

- Like his fellow Pre-Raphaelite artists, Edward Burne-Jones' paintings often included an array of mythological subjects, from ancient Greece to the bible. Burne-Jones was extremely interested in mythology from a young age, creating a dream world for himself to compensate for his harsh upbringing at the hands of the strict housekeeper. This fascination with myths, particularly the Arthurian legend, continued for his whole life and Burne-Jones' art was reaction against the `moral ugliness' of the industrial world he grew up in, where realism had taken over in art....   [tags: Artists]

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Women's Literacy During the Middle Ages

- During the Middle Ages, women were considered to be inferior to men and were not formally educated. It was common for women to be unable to read and write in their own language. Even though some were fortunate enough to be taught how to read, some were still unable to write. Women were not usually taught how to read Latin, the language of male scholars and people of the Church, who also happened to be male. In the later Middle Ages, even most nuns were not able to learn Latin. Partially literate women became increasingly common in the later Middle Ages; but very few women were given the opportunity to learn to read and write....   [tags: European History]

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Fourteenth Century Art

- One can learn a great deal about fourteenth century art by observing and analyzing the subjects ,the central and main focus of the art works at this period.The main subject religion ,in particular Christianity was flourishing in Europe at this time . Christianity was the central and dominate power politically and religiously.Political leaders ruled under a theocratic government.Every aspect of life revolved around religion;Education domestic,and social.Any work of art paintings or architectural,communicates these historical significance in fourteenth century Europe.Before man learned to write they learned how To draw and make art so it's only natural they recorded their history th...   [tags: Christ, altarpiece, Europe]

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Leonardo da Vinci: The Most Influential Man of His Time

- In the period of the Renaissance and the age of enlightenment, the world saw many a great mind. Without their inventions, modern life would look nothing like it does today. Thomas Edison invented the light bulb. Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone. Medical advancements, aerial designing, modernization, musical compositions, and artistic masterpieces are among the many amazing outcomes of this time period. Due to all of his amazing achievements in science, technology, and art, Leonardo da Vinci is the most influential and significant man of his time....   [tags: inventions, artwork, science]

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Medieval versus Renaissance Eras

- Medieval and Renaissance Eras      It is amazing how significantly various aspects of society can and will change over a prolonged period of time. Between the time periods of the Medieval era and the Renaissance, one can note numerous significant changes, mainly those pertaining to art and religion. In general, ideals and subjects during the Renaissance became more secular. In Medieval times, people seemed to focus mainly on the church, God, and the afterlife; during the Renaissance, the focus was more secular: humans and life on earth....   [tags: Compare Contrast History Art Essays]

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Artistic comparison

- While it's apparent that artists of the modern age owe much to the artists in the Renaissance, there are many differences between the two. There are some similarities however much of what the artist is expressing, and how they present their concepts are entirely different. Renaissance art appears to be more of a historic record, and heavily influenced by reason and mathematics. Modern art on the other hand tends to convey ideas, and emotions, leaving interpretation to the viewer, instead of being straight forward....   [tags: Renaissance Art, Modern Art]

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Analysis Of ' Tulips ' And ' A Birthday Present ' By Sylvia Plath

- ... The irony in the situation is that while it is Plath’s birthday, she wishes for a gift of death, in order to make her feel reborn again. The animated present and situation reflects Plath’s theme that the association between life and death is of a closer proximity than is generally measured. On the other hand, “Tulips” personifies the object in the perspective opposite of the one seen in “A Birthday Present”. The flowers in the poem represent a blaring reminder of the life the speaker had before entering the hospital, and an indication that she is not dead like she wishes to be....   [tags: Sylvia Plath, Ted Hughes, Death, Sylvia]

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A Character Comparison of Ophelia in Hamlet, Gerturde, and The Prince of Denmark

- The character of Ophelia has been long debated: her role in the Shakespearean play is quite marginal, yet full of meaning. With the passing of time, she became a more and more important character, worth being examined and described in many other novels. This was the beginning of Ophelia's afterlives, her story being told -and sometimes reinvented- from different points of view and described with cognizance and attention to her feelings. This essay will analyse how the figure of Ophelia evolves in Shakespeare's Hamlet, in John Updike’s Gertrude and Claudius and in Graham Holderness’s The Prince of Denmark....   [tags: pure, fragality, sexuality]

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Leonardo Da Vinci : The Greatest Painters Ever Along With Being A Painter

- ... Even though the painting was believed to be painted by Ghirlandaio or Lorenzo di Credi, but the finishing touches by Leonardo is what made this painting in his masterpiece (Hohenstatt 30). Leonardo was known for not being able to accomplish tasks, but, two of his most famous finished tasks are the Mono Lisa and the last supper. Leonardo began painting the last between 1494 and 1495, however it was not completed until 1498 (Kindersley 58). The last supper is one of the most studied and famous and painting in the world (karystek)....   [tags: Leonardo da Vinci, Mona Lisa, Florence]

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Divinity through Decoration: Christ in Majesty with Symbols of the Four Evangelists

- The increase of wealth during the twelfth century allowed artists to showcase their talents in churches. The apse titled Christ in Majesty with Symbols of the Four Evangelists in the church of Santa Maria de Mur displays the representation of divinity through its subject matter, technique, and style. In the apse, the main subjects revolve around scenes from the Old and New Testament with Christ as the focal point. For technique, the artist employed fresco painting instead of mosaics to show the images....   [tags: Religious Art, Art Analysis]

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Colour And Words On The Way That We Read `` Yellow ``

- ... Figure 1 - Merode Altarpiece (1435), Robert Campin, Oil on oak panel. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/ef/Robert_Campin_-_Triptych_with_the_Annunciation,_known_as_the_%22Merode_Altarpiece%22_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg - Accessed 5 May 2015 In this painting in particular we see text placed on the table beside Mary and she is also reading a book, which represents words, the books appear to be etched with gold, which is commonly associated with the bible, leading to the belief she educated and religious....   [tags: Renaissance, Florence, Humanism, Printing press]

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Sir Gawain's Shield and the Green Night: A Semiotic Analysis

- In the poem Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Sir Gawain must go on a quest to find the Green Knight from whom he accepted a challenge a year earlier. Because Gawain lives the chivalric code, he must keep his promise to the Green Knight and let him get one swing of the axe one year and a day after he swung the axe on him. Before leaving for this quest, Gawain was given amazing armor and a descriptive shield. This shield was more than just a shield; it had a much greater meaning like many other items and actions throughout the poem....   [tags: literature, symbolism]

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The Christ in Majesty with Symbols of the Four Evangelists

- ... Christ is also surrounded by stars, which could represent the heavens and his own divine nature. The Four Symbols of the Evangelists surround him as reminders to the Revelation of Saint John in the last book of the bible about the coming apocalypse, when the judgment of the people occurs. Around these symbols, the artist placed seven lamps to symbolize the seven Christian communities where Saint John addressed his revelation . In the band below, separated by geometric designs similar to San Vitale, the twelve apostles with halos stand holding books....   [tags: notorious paintings, Art history]

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My Personal Statement : The Mission Was A Complete Failure

- ... Paradigm Shifting and the Red Pill While I was in seminary, the catch phrase “take the red pill” caught on. The movie Matrix had come out and taking the red pill offered an ontological existence of a “true reality” - one in which only the rebels in a hovercraft free and unplugged, could compete epistemicly with an ever so generic Mr. Smith. The theme of the first movie of the trilogy studied is the difficulty of coming into reality. It tackled the problem of illusion displacement. What I began to understand was that I had viewed Christianity from not only a western American based mindset, but by a mindset bound to a system from which I had yet become critically aware....   [tags: Western culture, Western world, Gospel, Culture]

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The Second Set of Doors at the Baptistery

- The maintenance and completion of the Baptistery of San Giovanni, one of the oldest and most significant buildings in Florence, was entrusted to the Arte del Calimala Guild. This wool merchants’ guild was the oldest of Florentine guilds and was extremely powerful and wealthy. This wealth and power was due in large part to the fact that Florence was the fabric capitol of Italy. The Baptistery was dedicated to Florence’s patron saint John the Baptist. Consequently, the first set of doors created by Andrea Pisano in 1336 depicted scenes from the life of Saint John the Baptist and was installed on the east or main entrance side....   [tags: Art History]

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What did Giotto's Followers Admire about his art?

- Giotto di Bondone (1266-1337) is widely considered to be the father of florentine painting, and indeed even the originator of the rebirth of Italian painting of the Trecento period. His style and genius permeated the social consciousness in the late 13th and early 14th Centuries and persisted to influence and inspire the work of great masters of the age and continued to affect the face of Italian painting right up to 15th Century and beyond. His followers, known as the Giotteschi, were those influential artists who were emulated by Bondone and sought to emulate his genius through their own works....   [tags: Florentine Painting, The Giotteschi]

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Leonardo da Vinci and Plant Forms in Painting

- Leonardo Da Vinci and Plant Forms in Painting Leonardo Da Vinci was an artist as well as a scientist. He devoted his time to gaining knowledge through his studies of the natural world. For Leonardo, understanding the world meant experimenting and observing in a cause-and-effect manner. He believed that nature followed a set of laws and they could be uncovered by intensive studies. This eagerness to understand the natural world through examination set him aside from his contemporaries. Through these observations he created a vast number of scientific manuscripts that helped him understand the natural world he celebrated in his paintings....   [tags: Renaissance art analysis]

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Why Is Christmas Celebrated on December 25?

- “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!” This beloved carol echoes in the minds of most when the cool December weather brings the red and green décor to homes and shops. Why does everyone presume that Christmas falls in the month of December, much less December 25. Over the centuries, historians and scholars attempted to discover the true origin of this now widely recognized date. While it is impossible to truly pinpoint the exact reasoning, many theories and ideas, such as the History of Religions Theory (the most factual/believable in existence), the Calculation Theory, and others less commonly recognized, exist to explain the mystery of why Christmas is celebrated worldwide on Decem...   [tags: History of Religions Theory, Yuletide]

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Culture and Religion Go Hand in Hand

- ... In the motion picture “The Rapture” the wife went into trying to make sure she was ready for the rapture. In my eyes the rapture became her God. At the end of the film she could not say she loved God to make it Heaven. The bible study that her family attended was the only spiritual culture she was involved in. In my opinion it was more like a cult. My opinion this religion was more secular. The movie “Paris is Burning”, the balls and the homosexuality were their culture that they were involved in....   [tags: Tilich, notorious paintings]

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Most Influential Artists Of 17th Century Italy

- Universally known as Donatello, or for our contemporary movie going crowd he is also known as a Ninja Turtle who has intelligence, cool calculation, and a gift for inventing. Donatello was one the Renaissance masters that would become one of the most influential artists of 15th century Italy. Predating Michelangelo, Donatello was one of Florentine 's greatest sculptors with a very multifaceted outlook of his craft, and drive to invent and reinvent that would shoot him to the top of the charts to earn his place in history along with the likes of Raphael, Leonardo Da Vinci and even Michelangelo years after him....   [tags: Florence, Renaissance, Donatello, Sculpture]

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The Soviet Union Of The Cold War

- At the end of world war two, the Soviet Union military forces, British and the U.S have divided Germany into an occupied areas. Berlin was located far away inside the Soviet-controlled eastern Germany. The United Kingdom, France and The U.S have controlled the western portions of the city, while the Soviet troops controlled the eastern part. As the wartime alliance between the Soviet Union and the Western Allies ended, the friendly relations turned to be hostile. The question is whether the western occupation zones in Berlin would remain under Western Allied control or whether the city would be absorbed into Soviet-controlled eastern Germany led to the first Berlin crisis of the Cold War....   [tags: Cold War, World War II, Eastern Bloc, West Germany]

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The Roman Emperor Of The Christian People

- ... He initiated an ambitious plan to send officials to lost territories of the Roman Empire to reconquer them. For most of the 5th century Ravenna was under control of the Osthrogoths under an Arian Christian named Theodoric who held the formerly Roman city of Ravenna. Justinian sent his General, Belisarius, to Italy to both reconquer the land and reestablish the reach (and power) of the Byzantine church. In reestablishing the boundaries of the empire, Justinian needed to cement his power as the new leader of the Christian Orthodoxy somehow....   [tags: Byzantine Empire, Roman Empire, Christianity]

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The Birth of Jesus of Nazareth.

- The birth of Jesus of Nazareth. " To be born or not to be born," The begining is the best place to start, so let's start at the beginning point of the life of Jesus. If we are not sure of where Jesus was actually born, how do we know he was born at all. Should one actually rethink the bible, rather than basing an opinion solely on church hearsay and the mid rash of scripture. Or should we actually see for ourselves, by gathering the evidence ourselves, regardless of how painful the answers may be, whether to the affirmative or to the negative....   [tags: life, town, evidence]

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Exploring Mary in the Bible

- ... He worked with stone , copper , metal , and wood for use in several industries. Mary’s life wasn’t normal. In this gospel written by Luke , Mary was visited by an ‘angel’ that came to her , telling her that she would be birthing a Son of God. What Luke meant by angel is unknown. He just knew that this action was God’s will. This event was called a proclamation. 'The angel said to her “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And now you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you will name him Jesus”.’ Luke 1:26-38 Mary became pregnant , without sexual intercourse....   [tags: Mark's Gospel, Bible studies]

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Nature vs. Nurture in Language

- In attempt to understand individuals, psychologists debate whether nature or nurture accounts for human abilities and capacities. The term “nature” refers to the characteristics and abilities that derive from genetics, such as eye color. The term “nurture” indicates the abilities and capacities we acquire from society and the environment around us – the things we learn. Both nature and nurture influence how humans behave and function. Determining where the qualities and characteristics derive from will help us understand and assist the subject we desire to learn about....   [tags: lingustic, development, learn, behavior]

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The Period Of The Renaissance

- The period of the Renaissance in the post-Medieval Europe occurred by virtue of the humanists who revived ideological and aesthetical principles of antique Greece and Rome. Artists, as many people of that time, were excited about the crucial change happening in the world around them and they significantly changed the subject and the modes of representation of their artworks. The art of plastic art reached its apogee during the Renaissance. Being released from the shackles of its religious and mystical content, sculptures refer to life, to the real images of reality and, more importantly, a man....   [tags: Renaissance, Florence, Donatello, Sculpture]

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The Basilica Of St. Sernin

- ... The exterior has a bell tower over the crossing of the transept and apse. This tower has a Gothic spire, much like the ones on Chartres Cathedral, which was added during the 15th century. The Basilica was once surrounded by monastic building and a cloister, today a garden has been placed at the east end. There are four capitals that line the entrance of St. Sernin and have themes of Adam and Eve, the Annunciation, Visitation and the Massacre of the Innocents which decorate the church with iconographic sculpture....   [tags: Gothic architecture, Romanesque architecture]

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- Gothic Art began in 1137 with the rebuilding of the chair of the abbey church of St. Denis. Gothic Art is the style of art produced in Europe from the Middle Ages up to the beginning of the Renaissance. Typically religious in nature, is especially known for the distinctive arched design of its churches, its stained glass, and its illuminated manuscripts. Gothic, although symbolic, is a lot more anecdotal and naturalistic than Romanesque. In the late 14th century, anticipating the Renaissance, Gothic Art evolved towards a more secular style known as International Gothic....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Christian Calendar

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- Leonardo Da Vinci Leonardo Da Vinci was a man of many worlds. He was a great influence inhis time. Leonardo was known as many things. He was known as a sculptor, architect, writer, musician,philosopher, engineer, and scientist. But most of all he was known for his impressive paintings that influenced the world. Leonardo was born in Anchiano, Italy on April 15, 1452, to Piero Da Vinci, a prominent public official in Florence, and a peasant woman named Caterina. He was born out of wedlock and shortly after his birth they were married, but not to each other....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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