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The Priam Painter's Hydria, in the Elvehjem Museum of Art (Madison 68.14.1), shows a narrative of the deification of Herakles that maintains the classic version of the myth in the sense that Athena drives a chariot which brings Herakles to the realm of immortality, but insinuates the process was perhaps more peaceful and more simplistic than did other painters contemporary with the Priam painter. Herakles stands at the flanks of the horses, recognizable by the lion's skin on his shoulders and its jaws he wears on his head. Athena, to his left, will command the chariot once their travels begin; she wears her archetypical helmet; and Hermes is engaged in conversation with Herakles, wearing a "traveler's helmet" and carrying his staff. At the horses' heads hides a female figure, presumably of no more significance than a groom or a servant. Clearly Herakles and Hermes are talking; Athena looks ahead, over the horses' ears, seemingly aloof to the conversation. That Athena is the charioteer is indisputable, as is the fact that Herakles is beside her. Their adornments are perfectly typical in the tradition of characteristic pieces associated with the goddess and the hero/to-be god. Thus, to an ancient viewer who had not been instructed that the vase depicted the apotheosis of Herakles, unless there existed another story in the oral tradition that Herakles was to ride behind Athena as Charioteer, the vase would have been instantly recognized as the myth the Priam painter intended. However, had I seen this vase without prior instruction as to its intention, I could have distinguished Athena and Herakles but probably not Hermes; I could see the intentions of Herakles to ride with Athena but be utterly clueless as to where they were going. There is no indication of Mount Olympus anywhere in the scene, so we don't...
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What a sad sight to see: a young boy in the house with nothing to do. After complaining of boredom, his mom urges him to do something out of the house for once. She raids his bedroom closet, unravels the pile of dirty clothes, and finds a glistening package with the words "Do Dad Sketch Pad" through the translucent plastic wrapping. It looked familiar to her, then she snapped her fingers and remembered exactly where it came from. It was the art set that she had bought for him for his tenth birthday. Now boredom could no longer be an excuse for the young boy. Proudly and swiftly, his mom drug him across the house by the ear and gave him a push out the front door while slapping the sketchpad and charcoal into his chest. The boy is stunned. A few minutes pass as the boy adjusts to this somewhat foreign environment. He takes a few steps back toward the front door when he stopped to hear a chirping sound close by. Although never being interested in the simple sounds of the outdoors, he began to notice the lively atmosphere around him. He becomes intensely interested in the unseen source of the recurring noise. He creeps toward the dense forest where the sounds origins lie. As he inches toward the periphery of the woods, his neck bends further backward as he gazes up at the large sentinels that stood guard. He crosses the threshold of the initial gate-like line of trees and continues walking deeper into the forest. Every other step he would turn around to catch a glimpse of his house, which seemed to comfort him knowing home was near. The sounds are getting louder and he is getting more anxious with every step. The boy turned around once...
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The war of 1914-1918 seriously changed the direction of architecture and architectural thought in various ways. There were three factors that had changed to effect this. "The material conseqeunces of the war, the psychological and moral consequences and the artistic experiments and theories which came of age during the war years." PG398 BENEVOLO Before the war there had been serious problems about the accommodation of civilians due to the dramatic rise in population however with the destruction and devastation of countless buildings the condition got worse and there was urgent need for re-development and re-housing. Architectural clientele became more involved with town planning rather than with individual housing. The problems were felt all over Europe but more so in the defeated countries Austria and Germany where old politics had also been overturned. This political change brought with it an attitude for cultural change and progress. After the economic depression that these countries experienced after the war, the old classes mixed with each other and together they kicked the old habits of social hierarchy in order to achieve innovation and advancement. These were the main countries thought to be the protagonists of the Modern Movement. "The full consciousness of my responsibility in advancing ideas based on my own reflections only came home to me as a result of the war, in which these theoretical premises first took definite shape. After that violent interruption, which kept me and my fellow architects, from work for four years, every thinking man felt the necessity for an intellectual change of front. Each in his own particular sphere of activity aspired to help in bridging the disastrous gulf between reality and idealism." Walter Gropious PG398 BEN...
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Architecture is the center of our modern world. Without architecture there would be no places of business or any domestic housing. That means no courthouses or any other federal building, no duplexes, no apartments, and no hospitals. Architects are used in many fields of study. They are used in tool and die factories, designing the certain pieces built by that factory, in domestic landscaping companies, designing the layout of the yard of a home, and of course in architectural firms, both public and private. Architecture is also one of the oldest professions in history. Since ancient times architecture has been a major part in showing the strength, wealth, independence, and power of a nation. From ancient times all the way up to modern day, strength has been a major part of any nations concern. One of the biggest symbols of strength in the ancient world is the Great Pyramid of Giza. This pyramid was built around the year 2560 BC to serve as a tomb for the pharaoh Khufu of the fourth dynasty (Great 1). The pyramid was an astonishing 145.75 m (481 ft) high (2). For forty-three centuries Khufu's tomb was the tallest structure on Earth, and is still standing now in Giza as strong as ever (2). The strength of a nation is determined on how established their society is (Kostof 124). A modern day example of architectural strength is the most breath-taking "Twin Towers" in New York City, New York. For around thirty years the two "Twin Towers" were the largest buildings on the face of the Earth. Seeing those two towers stand through it all and never budging. Then, on September 11, 2001, disaster struck the "Twin Towers" when an airplane flew directly into the side of one of the towers. Then another plane hit the other...
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The architect Leopold Eidlitz once said "American architecture is the art of covering one thing with another thing to imitate a third thing, which if genuine would not be desirable" (guide pg. 42). The architects who designed Washington D.C. were true to this. Neoclassical, Greek Revival, Roman Revival, Georgian, Gothic Revival, and Egyptian architectural styles were all used in the creation of the city in the 1800's. The image of Classical order came to be strongly associated with public buildings and their role in elevating public virtue (Understanding Architecture pg. 422). William Thorton's design for the Capital Building captured that image. "The grandeur, the simplicity, and the beauty…will, I doubt not, give it a preference in your eyes as it has in mine," Thorton exclaimed ( The design for the Capital was a work of art but would prove to be difficult to build. In 1803, Benjamin Henry Latrobe took over work on the building ( By 1807, he had completed the south wing and had begun repairs and alterations to the north wing (guide pg.23). Unfortunately on August 24th, 1814 Admiral Cockburn of the British Navy set fire to this "harbor to Yankee Democracy" (guide pg.23). When Latrobe began reconstruction, it allowed him to explore different Greek styles and to find something suitable for democratic expression ( Latrobe can be seen as the originator of the American search for a purer Classicism ( Charles Bulfinch took over construction in 1819 and completed the project in 1829 (guide pg.22). The White House, which was designed and contracted by James Hoban was first created between 1793 and 1801. Like the Capital Building, Neoclassical styles were used but with an expression of Georgian architecture ( The White House also was set fire on in 1814 but was not destroyed. By some stroke of luck,...
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"Architecture is not produced simply by adding plans and sections to elevations. It something else and a lot more. It is impossible to explain precisely what it is. Its limits are by no means well defined. On the whole art-should not be explained, it must be experienced" Architecture provides a framework for people's lives. Houses they live in, buildings they work in. Naturally people will feel to a building. Some will comment on how comfortable it feels, how space full and graceful it feels, how small, cozy and warm it feels. Immediately human emotions are directly in use to experience the functional sculpture it is. All senses come into play where solids and cavities evoke certain emotions, scale and proportion, rhythm, light, colour and most recently hearing. "Architecture is frozen music-so music must be melted architecture". "Durability, use, and sex appeal" , this phrase has been referred to for many centuries as the basis of all 'good' architecture. In today's world, and more precisely Sydney Australia, the architect has been under constant scrutiny for being a money hungry-lazy builder/engineer. In comparison to the older days where the finest of artists where employed as the architects. Their roles were powerful in shaping their society and time through their artistic expressions. They left a true and accurate description of their time, and it was from the architectural ruins that history composed it self into the mighty empires of the Egyptians, Greeks, Romans and the more recent Gothic period. Architecture has been sometimes referred to as an art, thus the architect tends to be called an artist as a result, a sculptor in a sense. His building becomes a type of sculpture, which people can use, associate with, and have feelings towards. It becomes a "functional art" . This then leaves the architect with a phenomenal and awesome...
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Argentina is an economic, financial, political and social tragedy. The country declined from being the 10th wealthiest nation to the 36th wealthiest in 1998. Argentina is the only wealthy country to experience so great a reversal in recent history. Currently in a financial crisis, Argentina faces fewer prospects for positive economic growth in the future. Poor economic policies and political instability contributed to Argentina's current state. The International monetary fund's loans and guidance have aggravated Argentina's problems as well as self inflicted problems through profligate and corrupt spending by argentina. Problems began with the hyper inflation of the 1980s. to slash this, anchoring the currency to the dollar was to be done, otherwise the country's real exchange rate would appreciate, demand for its exports fall and unemployment increase, dampening wage and price pressures. According to Edwin Truman, from the Institute for International Economic, the argentine authorities opted for a particular rigid type of exchange rate based stabilization regime, one that guaranteed the convertibility of one peso into one dollar. The IMF encouraged this exchange rate system, but did not promote sustained growth. Argentina should have encouraged a more flexible exchange rate. There were other mistakes in Argentina's reform program. It was praised for allowing large foreign ownership of banks. This led to a seemingly more stable banking system, but one which failed to lend to small sized firms and growth slowed due to firms not getting enough finance. Soon there were higher interest rates and double digit unemployment. The global financial crisis that followed East Asia's crisis set off a series of big exchange rate adjustments.( the US dollar, to which Argentina's peso was tied, increased sharply in value). According to the Strait Times, there are lessons to be drawn from argentina's situation: · In a world of volatile exchange rates, pegging a currency...
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Arnold Schwarzenegger – Star Image "To be tough or not to be tough that is the question" Our perceptions as the audience are heavily influenced by how Schwarzenegger's star image is portrayed by the media, publicists, his films and the roles he undertakes within them. This image captivates and interests us for many reasons, from his star persona to his powerhouse masculine physique, they all create an icon that we admire and want to emulate. For example, Schwarzenegger has won seven 'Mr Olympia' competitions and a 'Mr Universe' competition in 1969. These incredible achievements of masculinity gave the star an image of toughness and dominance which has consequently been transferred to his movie persona. This image is personified and evident in many of his films such as; Terminator (1984), Predator (1987) and in Total Recall (1990). In such films our expectations of the Actor to be the hard, weapon wielding hero or even villain are often expressed exactly the way we anticipate. For example, in Running Man (1987) Schwarzenegger plays a good cop framed for a bloody massacre. As a result his character is sent to a sadistic TV show aimed to kill criminals in twisted games of cat and mouse. The audience at this point expect him to overcome the adversaries and restore order using his brute strength and power, because of his image. Of course this occurs, although it relies upon a high degree of predictability it is effective because it is based on the audience's expectations; which intensify the relationship between his star persona and us as viewers, allowing the audience to feel we "know" this real person. Schwarzenegger's power and strength is illustrated in such films in a variety of ways, often relying on constant and varying signifiers that the audience can carry from one film to the next. Mis-en-scene is often...
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Everyone knows how hard it is to find a mate for marriage. Having said that, each person is free to decide how the mate selection will take place. Some people would rather conduct this selection by themselves, without any help, while others prefer to get help from someone else, like their parents or a matchmaker. Before continuing it is wise to make a distinction between the traditional arranged marriage and the modern definition of an arranged marriage. The arranged marriages that happen by tradition in parts of Africa, most of Asia and a good portion of Eastern Europe are determined by the parents without the consent of the future couple. The modern view is very different from traditional view. Today's definition makes a distinct emphasis on choice, courtship and convenience. In most instances it is a service, provided by an agency, or a good friend. The purpose is to find a compatible mate, with the greatest number of similarities and the same primary objective: marriage. This text will compare and contrast some of the advantages and disadvantages of today's version of the arranged marriage. It is clear that the concept itself is controversial. Some people find it cold and little romantic to choose your lifelong partner using this method. Most young people tend to believe that the only way to choose a mate is to date until you fall in love plan a wedding and get married. This point of view is not very realistic if we define marriage as a lifelong commitment. If the young marriage is based on love alone the soon to be adults may grow together based on other similarities or goals they have identified, or may grow apart because they have found nothing else to keep them together. It is safe to say that you will...
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Jim Homfer 8/21/03 In my research I found several papers with people's opinions, but it seems like everyone has a different opinion on the subject, so here is mine. Art is a form of expressing ourselves, and sharing with each other. Therefore it is also a reflection of us in a way. So, people can only be expected to produce art that reflects the way they are themselves. If the artist does not have the same views as you, you can't expect them to make art that goes along with your views. So I think in the area of art, "to each his own" is a good statement. However, I also think that art should never be used to directly offend people, or infringe on their rights, nor should it go against the law. I remember hearing about someone taking a painting of Jesus and rubbing elephant dung all over it, calling it art. I don't know the entire situation here, but it sounds more like someone trying to get attention, rather than making art, and they new they would directly offend people. In my art, I see things a specific way, and have ideas that I think may look neat. This is usually what prompts my projects. Ethical values have never been a big part of my art. Thinking back, I have made things that I like, and used colors that are satisfying to me. So in that way I guess art is a self-pleasing act. Even when I make something for someone else, such as a flower vase that I made for my girlfriend, I still made it according to what I thought looked good. This is because we only have one mind, and can't see what others see. Film seems to be the biggest area of art that expresses ethical views....
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"You do as you experienced." Employing artistic and literary devices towards the equivalent goal to reproduce forms of imagination to which the mind will recur with pleasure, a binding link between art and literature is established. A proof to this link is that both art and literature reflect the social context in which they were produced. The social context in which an artist lives in heavily influences his or her painting. During the Renaissance, an age that spanned the fourteenth to sixteenth centuries, Western art reached its pinnacle, and although Michelangelo's work embodies its grandest artistic achievements, no life embodies the Renaissance as grandly and completely than that of Leonardo da Vinci's. He more than any other individual then earned the title "Universal man." It was not un-rare for Renaissance artists to engage themselves in various intellectual interests; Leonardo, however, was unparalleled in both the breadths of his interests and the thoroughness with which he studied them. Renaissance works of art existed largely for their own sake, as objects of ideal beauty and pertaining to the human soul, mind and body. Leonardo clearly displayed this belief in his many extant drawings, which reveal his brilliant draftsmanship and his mastery of the anatomy of humans, animals, and plant life. In addition, Marc Chagall was profoundly affected by his home, background, and religion. In one of his notorious painting, I and the Village, Chagall's childhood Russian Jewish community is evidently manifested. Clearly, because his Jewish background effected him greatly Chagall chose to create a replica of his very own Jewish village. Both in Leonardo and Chagall's paintings the time- period they experienced is reflected in their paintings, whether through the theme, background, or their artistic devices. Furthermore, in literature the social context effects an authors method of writing just the same. The life of Edgar...
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His work depicts a human male facing backwards while sitting on a chair, with his right leg being on the chair. His shadow is depicted on the wall nicely and three cardboards are placed along the wall. There is a lot of unity in the work by the way the male has been placed at the center of the artists work. The whole work, the shadow, the chair and the cardboards unify the back of the male. On the other hand, there is no clear sign of balance in the work. Although, there is a slight hint of asymmetrical balance if a line can be thought between the male and his shadow on the wall. However, since the male sitting on the chair is placed right at the center this asymmetrical balance is hard to define. There does however seem to be a balance of colors. The artist has used warm colors throughout his work. He has used variations of lightest pink to define parts of the body except his head. Balance can be found by looking at the back of the head of the male, which is black and brown in color and at the floor which is half painted brown in color as well, which makes it look like a carpet. However, the similar color of the carpet and the head in a little darker brown and black gives a feeling of balance in the work as the rest of the body is more or less done in variations of light pink. The emphasis is clearly on the person, and the larger shadow, the way the chair is placed all add to make the back of the male the focal point of this piece of art. The directional forces seem to be moving straight from bottom to the top. However, this...
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Struggling through poor articulation, here's an attempt to argue against the dominant view of society on the subject of street vandalism--which I like to call habitat re-decoration--expressed nicely by an anonymous conservative web-site: Graffiti is a crime. Graffiti is vandalism. Graffiti is not art. The same web-site went on to say that graffiti damages surfaces to the point of permanently changing the character of the surface and the character of the neighborhood. This restructuring of ones environment is at the heart of the appeal of graffiti. Without much of the usual, criminal anti-establishment rhetoric I'll discuss street art, focusing mainly on stencils, and it's validity as art. Of course how can one discuss illegal art without criticizing the system that makes it illegal? A good tag can be just as stimulating and moving as a Durer or Picasso and just as confusing as a Duchamp. And it's really the wondering why that moves me when I look at a piece. Why did the artist do this? What is he or she, this anonymous criminal, trying to tell me. The term "graffiti" derives from the Greek graphein ("to write") meaning a drawing or scribbling on a flat surface, originally referring to marks found on ancient Roman architecture. Although examples of graffiti have been found scattered across the globe from Pompeii to the Maya site of Tikal in Mesoamerica. Presently these marks range from simple lines on bathroom walls to complex, colorful, multi-layered compositions covering entire buildings. An important aim of street art is to reawaken a sense of wonder about our urban environment. Seemingly meaningless stencils or free-style graffiti attempt to stimulate curiosity and bring people to question both the art and their relationship with their surroundings. Can a wall be an empty canvass? A complex colorful tag provides a free, light-hearted...
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I chose to write about Edvard Munch's The Scream. In 1893, Munch used oil, pastel, and caesin on cardboard as his medium. The result is a timeless 35 and 3/4 inch by 29 inch painting that is currently housed in Oslo's National Gallery. The representational piece depicts the feelings of nature screaming and symbolizes great emotional anguish. The lines in The Scream are flowing, yet have such abrupt and choppy contrasting lines within the main motion of the work to give a sense of chaos and disarray within the whole. The vibrant reds and yellows in The Scream give the sense of "too much". It is as though everything in nature is too much and it is too much for the person. The people shown in The Scream are not vibrantly colored. This choice gives the sense of a certain unimportance of self. The imbalance of colors and lines in Scream makes it a bold work. Much is said by the focus on the sky and the demure colors of the bridge and people. Everything about the space of the work seems to point toward a dark horizon that the protagonist is not looking forward to. In the foreground is the screaming man because of his size and central placement and the fact that he is the only thing allowed facial expression in the work makes him the protagonist in the work. In the middle ground the passers-by, the bridge, and the water are darkly present and both merely go by without stopping. The background is the vibrant sunset. The sunset is what seems to overwhelm the protagonist. Sunsets often symbolize and end. In this case, the sunset dominates the scene. Perhaps it is the inevitable end of things that dominates all and the inability for the individual to have control that...
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Art study essay An artwork can express the artists' interests in the world, but it can also express he/her interests from within. An example of the interests within can come from expressionism, because it's about expressing and sharing the feels from the subject him/her self. "The Scream" is a fine example of expressionism. An example of the artists' interests in the world may be from the cubism movement, because it developed from the impressionism movement which was formed from the technologies developed in the world during the war time. "Les Demoiselles D'Avignon" or the "Prostitutes" is a great example of cubism. "The Scream", by the famous German artist Edvard Munch was painted in the 20th century. "The Scream" looks like a person holding his/her face screaming in pain. It could be a metaphor for his inner emotions. This figure is often said to represent his dead mother or Munch himself. There's also a bridge behind the figure, which could symbolise a journey or path about his life. And on the back ground there's great big rough brush strokes to express and share his inner feels (this is a main feature in expression). These brush strokes are like directional a line, which develop & flows through the work, this also directs the audience into the pain & suffering. The reason for all this depressive tones is because Munch was try to express & show his inner feels of pain from having lost his mother & sister in early stages of his life. There are other examples that demonstrate the artists interests like Andy *Walhole (sorry). The pop artist that created his works by usin repetition such as the "Campell soup"....
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According to Kant art has no rules and norms. For him anything that has rules is knowledge, and everything that is knowledge can be made from those rules and norms. The question then is: How can art be made? Going back into history from the prehistoric period, and later Renaissance and Modern times we see that art had always followed different kinds of rules and norms. Some of them were eventually broken, some of them stayed longer than others, but there was always someone who tried to make up rules for art. According to Kant art has no rules, but it wasn't like that during the period of Renaissance when rules were made by the Catholic Church and the law enforcement institution was the Inquisition. It wasn't like that during the period before the Impressionists, when the laws were made by the academies and schools. But then came the real geniuses, in their own time they started pushing the limits. They tried different things. Things that didn't follow the rules, things that weren't in the mind of everybody. They were the bright brains of their own times who helped other to stand against and follow the thoughts of exceptional people. These people broke the laws of the Inquisition; they broke the laws of the schools; they did what they felt they had to do. They created the Art. If there weren't people like this, the world would be a different place. Art would be a place full with laws and rules. It would be like mathematics, a world where everything is exact and precise. Imagine! Now art has no rules. Then how can it be done? The answer is very simple. It can be done the way any individual wants. Because the art is not about the rules, art is about the personality and imagination....
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Commanders Versus Warriors The art work left by the ancient Egyptians during the Predynastic and Old Kingdom periods were very similar. The Predynastic period preceded the Old kingdom roughly in the years of twenty five hundred B.C. The art work during these time periods followed a set of rules, called the Canon, regarding proportions and the human figure. The same rules were followed during both period, but it is evident that the artists of the New Kingdom where changing and fiddling with the Canon ever so slightly. "The Palette of King Narmer," from the Predynastic period, and the "Painting relief of Ti watching a hippopotamus hunt," from the New Kingdom, are excellent examples of a shift in the way powerful people were displayed in art work, yet were still very similar. Powerful people, such as kings, priests and officials, were displayed disconnected from others much more during the New Kingdom than the Predynastic period. The "Palette of King Narmer" is a phenomenal representation of the Predynastic period, as it came from Hierakonpolis, Egypt during the years three thousand to twenty nine twenty B.C.. It shows the power of King Narmer during a war between upper and lower Egypt. King Narmer is shown victorious in battle as he kills an enemy on one side of the Palette. Above, his name is written in hieroglyphics, and a bird watches over king Narmer. Behind him, a much smaller figure, most like a servant, stands. On the backside of the palette large serpents are intertwined in the center. The painting is divided horizontally into sections. The serpents lie in the middle section. On the top section King Narmer's army is shown victorious. The "Painted relief of Ti watching over a hippopotamus hunt" is painted on limestone, and lies in the mastaba of King Ti, which dates back...
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Art and design make up a huge part of our culture. Every day thousands of commercials are aired, thousands of billboards are viewed, and millions of people are affected by some form of art. Art is everything. Whether it is a painting to or cartoon, Americans are constantly faced with art. Coming out of college with a Bachelor's of Fine Arts and a major in graphic design, will give me a wide range of opportunities for jobs. This major covers studio art classes, like drawing and painting, and also includes many advanced computer courses that relate to design. With these computer courses, I will become familiar with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and Maya. Knowledge of these programs is required for all graphic design and animation careers ( This major focuses on communication of ideas visually through the use of images and typography. By majoring in graphic design, I will most likely find a career with a large commercial firm. I would like to create advertisements for products along with their logos and promotional displays. I would be required to promote a certain product or company through the use of words, images, and brochures. I would need knowledge of product management and communication skills ( I want to work in a large city where there are more opportunities to work with larger companies. These larger companies would give me more opportunities to work with various medias, concepts, and ideas. Larger Advertising and Graphic Design firms would have a wide variety of companies to work with. These companies can range from retail to business firms. Even though being a graphic designer would be the prime career for me, I have also considered looking into animation and illustration. This career would still primarily be based on computer graphics, but instead of communicating ideas, I as the illustrator would...
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Assignment 2 ARH 102/F/101/3 Marcia Snyman Student no: 0497-4085 Theme: Art marketing structures and strategies Introduction: Craft in context: 'Craft objects have universal attraction that crosses cultural and geographic borders and transcends time'. (Susan Shells chop/Wendy Goldblatt/Doreen Hemp 2002) The global interest in the traditions of other nations is supported by the worldwide desire to travel, as well as by programmes and articles in the media. The form, the volume and the integrity of the material introduce a connection to the roots of a living culture and bring a sense of the permanence of the creative spirit of mankind into the living space. Craft can be defined as useful and aesthetically pleasing objects created mainly by hand asking specific materials and developed skills. (Susan Shellschop/Wendy Goldblatt/ Doreen Hemp 2002) The subject of my discussion/field research is Kim Sacks's gallery/retail outlet in Rosebank Johannesburg where she sells and displays a large range of crafts with the foundation of her interest being the development of ceremanic's in South Africa. Background: Kim Sacks was established in 1986 in Yeoville. Here she founded a pottery school and gallery to develop an appreciation of what ceramics were about. Much of her experience comes from travels through Europe and her studies at the Royal Danish School of Art in Copenhagen. In 1998 she moved the gallery to Rosebank to be closer to the developing market. The gallery is positioned close to the Hyatt and Westcliff hotels, which attract many tourists, and 13000 local cars pass by the gallery daily. The ceramics school still operates from Yeoville. The Gallery: The gallery is a fusion of architectural styles taken from her travels all over the world and combined into a statement on Africa. The entrance to the gallery is enormously high, with pots on the windowsills above the entrance and the walls covered with the latest finds, displayed in layers of...
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