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During the period known as the High Renaissance, the ideal in painting was
based on the ability of the artist to use the newly developed techniques of
perspective to add realism to their depiction\'s. One of the artists who helped
define the Renaissance was Peter Paul Rubens. The tradition of European art
passed down from the High Renaissance in Italy through old masters such as
Veronese and Rubens has as it\'s mainstay the so-called grand manner. Among
the masters of the Renaissance and Baroque periods who subscribed to the
grand manner were Rembrandt, Goya, Whistler, Michelangelo, Velazquez,
Titian, Caravaggio, Rubens and Anthony Van Dyck. This 5 page paper explores
the similarities between Rubens and his apprentice, Van Dyck, primarily through
the auspices granted by the understanding of the grand manner style - in
addition to other aspects. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
Charles Renny Mackintosh
A 5 page paper which discusses the architecture of Scottish architect Charles
Renny Mackintosh. In discussing the architecture of Mackintosh we examine
three of his most famous buildings which are the Glasgow School of Art, Hill
House, and the Willow Tea Rooms. Mackintosh was essentially an artist who did
not fit into a specific genre, but instead implemented all forms of art and
architecture into a truly unique style of architecture. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
Is Our Age a Contemporary Renaissance?
A 6 page research paper that argues that our contemporary age is similar to that
of the Renaissance. The writer compares the two times on numerous levels, but
finds them most similar in that both the Renaissance and contemporary modern
times have undergone an "information revolution." Bibliography lists 5 sources.
African American Literature / Harlem Renaissance
In 5 pages, the author discusses African American literature. The role and
responsibility of the African American writer is discussed. Alain Locke is used as
an example of the Harlem Renaissance period. Locke\'s work is discussed in the
context of how it is an example of Harlem Renaissance and why. Bibliography
lists 4 sources.
Mary Shelley’s Gothic Novel, "Frankenstein"
A 10 page paper which examines the Gothicism of Mary Wollstonecraft
Shelley’s masterpiece, Frankenstein (1818), by first defining Gothic, then
providing specific examples from the novel. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
Hawthorne vs. Poe / Dark But Not Necessarily Gothic
A 5 page paper discussing two stories of Poe\'s : \'Ligeia,\' and \'The Fall of the
House of Usher,\' and Nathaniel Hawthorne\'s \'The Minister\'s Black Veil\' in light of
the Gothic tradition of the nineteenth century. The paper concludes that Poe\'s
stories are Gothics and Hawthorne\'s is not because Hawthorne is trying to
influence the reader\'s conscious mind through parable and Poe is going for the
unconscious mind through fear. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
A Comparison of Two Italian Renaissance Paintings
A 5 page research paper that compares two Renaissance works ñ the painting
on the Sistine Chapel ceiling by Michelangelo and "School of Athens" by
Raphael. The writer argues that both of these works display the Renaissance
fascination with ancient Greek philosophy. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
Human Nature in Renaissance Art
A 20 page paper describing the view of human nature on renaissance art. The
writer describes the Renaissance belief in humanism and its effects on the view
of human nature and how this is portrayed in art of the time. Bibliography lists 10
Othello / In The Tradition Of The Renaissance
A 3 page essay on the play "Othello" and how it related both to Shakespeare
himself and to the Renaissance period. Examples of themes introduced in the
story are used to illustrate how Othello was both a hero and outsider... different,
yet acceptable, -- and thus, an exemplary figure from Renaissance literature.
Bibliography lists 4 sources.
Sir Thomas MoreÕs "Utopia" & The Renaissance City
Sir Thomas MoreÕs "Utopia" & The Renaissance City : A 6 page paper
examining the way Sir Thomas MoreÕs Utopia reflected the actual conditions of
the Renaissance city. Particular attention is paid to London, where More lived;
the paper also shows how MoreÕs views differed from PlatoÕs Republic, the
book he used as his primary source. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Moreutop.wps
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