Freshman year of high school it dawned on me. “What I am going to do with my life? What exactly am I going to do to change the word, make a difference, to revolutionize?” The first answer that came to my mind was music, an overwhelming passion for the arts to be blunt. Music and theater have been a part of my life since, well, as long as I can remember. Through music I discovered a whole new way to view the world. I realized that everything has a song or a dance and very special few people could make others view the world through a song and I want to be one to make others hear that song. Some have asked “Don’t you want to do something meaningful with your life?” Music is an entertainment, a therapy, and educational. To me, what could be more meaningful than spreading the joy of music and the arts to others. Every show I have seen, whether dance, or theater, has inspired me to change. Change a part of my life or change a part of my community. At a young age I the Broadway drama Mornings At Seven, and I was reminded of the importance of family and the idea of loving unconditionally. After walking out of the theater I wondered to myself, “Wow, if this production inspired me, imagine how it could have touched the other 599 people in the audience.” It was at that moment when I realized that this is what I need to do for the rest of my life. Touch lives through art. Ever since that dawning moment I have been hard at work at achieving my goals. From vocal training to drama classes I have worked extremely hard to achieving my goal of becoming a performance artist....
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There are many life-changing investments we make which require a great deal of thought and research. One of them is choosing a career path. The first step towards this decision is made when we choose our academic path in university. From then on it is a process of researching options and career paths that will satisfy our needs. I feel these past years in university have been the most influential in my life. Throughout this paper I will try to demonstrate my experiences and my professional development in recent years. After careful review of the theories presented in class, Hollands, Gottfredson and Browns theories are the most accurate in assessing my experiences. it is my belief that through expeience and personal development my decision making criteria in respect to a potential career path has shifted from a Gottfredson type to a Browns Type.(change wording here) Taking part in the co –op program at university, has allowed me experience different fields of work. The experience is excellent in helping one to determine their needs and interests. This can also be classified as a process of elimination. Once a work term is complete the student will have a good feel for that particular field of work and will be able to assess the option to excel in that field or they will be able to eliminate it from their list of options. Dr.John Hollands theory of vocational choice applies to every student in the co-op process. When I apply to co-op postings my primary objective is to find something which suits my interests. Assumption three from Hollands theory states, individuals search for environments that will allow them to utilze skills, express attitudes and values and take on suitable roles. This is a powerful assumption and one that I feel is very important in determining...
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An Autobiography of Patrick Henry I, Patrick Henry sit here to write the tale of my life up until this time of April 16th, of 1760. As of now I am 24 years of age and I feel now is a fine time to document my early life before I start a new chapter of my life. That chapter is entitled, The legal profession. In the ensuing pages I will describe my childhood, my teenage years and my adulthood up until the present period of time. I was born on May 29th 1736, to my father and mother, John and Sarah Henry. I was the second son, and one of an eventual 9 children that my mother would have. My mother gave birth to me on my father's plantation called Studley in the scarcely settled county of Hanover on the eastern end of Piedmont in the state of Virginia. Soon after my birth, my parents decided to move to Mount Brilliant, this is where I spent most of my childhood. My parents, although not rich were not to far off from that status. Neither of my parents originated from poor families by any means. My Father was born and raised in Aberdeen, Scotland and was a member of at least the upper-middle class. He was a scholar by many means although he never finished his degree at Aberdeen College. It was rare for a Scottish boy to receive any proper schooling, so by that means my father had great personal wealth, at least of knowledge. My mother, Sarah Winston Henry was "Considered by her contemporaries to be both attractive and of pleasant disposition, was herself a daughter of the Virginia provincial aristocracy. Her father, Isaac Winston, was a prominent merchant and land speculator; her mother Mary Dabney, was a member of one of...
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It was a Sunday afternoon, and as I was packing boxes filled with the old toys, which were left over from the clearance sale at my closed down second hand toyshop. I realised that I was also packing away twenty years of my life, which was devoted to setting up and keeping this shop running. I looked around the room taking in the soft blue walls with paint chipping off them, the brightly coloured toys poking out of boxes, and the faded green carpet on the floor. Shivering from the coldness of the rain outside, I stood up, stretched and looked at my watch, reading 2.18 pm, 23/8/02. I remembered back exactly twenty years ago to the day when I first moved my things in unaware of what this chapter of my life would hold... It was the day after my 47th birthday and I was just stepping into my new shop in Warkworth, NZ, where I was planning to set up a second hand toy shop. I had just moved over from Australia after getting a divorce and wanting a fresh start. I wiped my head of perspiration from the hot sunny day. And even though it was only 10.43am the sun was already streaming through the long front windows. I immediately decided on redecorating the fresh white walls and light yellow carpet once I was settled in. I was feeling happy, excited and nervous all at once, about taking on a challenge like setting up a shop and moving to a new place where I knew no one... As I shifted the last box out the door I had a quick glance to make sure I hadn't forgotten anything, and I thought about how a new chapter of my life was opening, with being retired and moving down to Dunedin...
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Guido Reni was an Italian painter of popular religious works and mythological scenes. He was born in Bologna and began to study painting at the age of nine; he joined the Carracci Academy when he was 20. His studies were rounded off by a trip to Rome in about 1600. He worked with Annibale Carracci (another Italian painter) in Rome, helped in the decoration of the Farnese Palace, the Quirinal Palace, several of the churches of Rome, but his greatest painting in that city is the ceiling decoration of the Palazzo Rospigliosi Aurora. From that moment on, antique and recent Roman art became his ideals. Reni's inspirations came from another famous painter by the name of Raphael Sanzio. He followed in the footsteps of Raphael and learned from his paintings. Guido Reni was from the wealthy and grand Baroque period mostly during the Seventeenth century. His style of paintings was popular in several European countries and regions, including the Netherlands, England, France, Italy, and Spain. Reni was one of the most popular artists during the Baroque period. In his early days he was "a colorist of great purity, a composer with dramatic force, known for the greatest masters of his time" (1600–1615: The Artistic Milieu of Rome and the Young Guido Reni (IFA/NYU, D. Posner) He alternated between living in his native Bologna and visits to Rome. After Annibale Carracci's death (1609) he became the leader of the classical school of Emilian painters. His devotion to this school can be seen in the frescos he painted in Rome in around 1610 in the Quirinal Palace, the Vatican, and various churches (San Gregorio Magno al Cielo). The large altarpieces he painted in Bologna were: The Massacre of the Innocents and Pieta dei Mendicanti both in the Bologna Pinacoteca Nazionale. These paintings mark the...
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Da Vinci's Last Supper has become one of the most widely appreciated masterpieces in the world. It began to acquire its unique reputation immediately after it was finished in 1498 and its prestige has never diminished. Despite the many changes in tastes, artistic styles, and rapid physical deterioration of the painting itself, the painting's status as an extraordinary creation has never been questioned nor doubted. The perfection of this work lies not only in the artistic merits of the painting, but also in Leonardo's expressive mastery. Leonardo's Last Supper is an ideal pictorial representation of the most important event in the Christian doctrine of salvation - the institution of the Eucharist. His representation of this part of the Christian story has achieved a unanimous accceptance and authority. No other painting of a Christian subject dominates our imagination with the same power of Da Vinci's Last Supper. There are countless copies and reproductions of this particular painting in homes, places of worship, and museums throughout the world. However, when thoughts turn to the Last Supper, we seem to see only Leonardo's representation before us. The painting has also been subject to much attention due to the number of restorations it has had to face since its completion in the fifteenth century. The most recent restoration lasted twenty years and has been the subject of much controversy. The painting that remains so influential has been frequently referred to as "repainted", not "restored". However, restoration has been an ongoing reality with this masterpiece due to unprecedented manner in which Leonardo painted it. Although restoration may have altered Leonardo's painting to a degree, it has prolonged the life of this painting for future generations to appreciate and view. Along with Michelangelo's David, this is undoubtedly one of the most famous art works in Italy. Everyone has heard...
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Case Study 5 By Ashley Blacker The Evaluation of Wassily Kandinsky Wassily Kandinsky was a Russian painter, whose exploration of the possibilities of abstraction makes him one of the most important innovators in modern art. Both as an artist and as a theorist he played a pivotal role in the development of abstract art. Born in Moscow, December 4, 1866, Wassily Kandinsky spent his early childhood in Odessa. His parents played the piano and the zither and Kandinsky himself learned the piano and cello at an early age. The influence of music in his paintings cannot be overstated, down to the names of his paintings Improvisations, Impressions, and Compositions. Kandinsky studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich, Germany, from 1896 to 1900. His early paintings were executed in a naturalistic style, but in 1909, after a trip to Paris during which he was highly impressed by the works of the Fauves and postimpressionists, his paintings became more highly coloured and loosely organised. Around 1913 he began working on paintings that came to be considered the first totally abstract works in modern art; they made no reference to objects of the physical world and derived their inspiration and titles from music. In 1911, along with Franz Marc and other German expressionists, Kandinsky formed Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider) group (so called for Kandinsky's love of blue and Marc's love of horses). He produced both abstract and figurative works during this period, all of which were characterised by brilliant colours and complex patterns. By this time he was already "abstracting'' from the image, using it as a creative springboard for his pioneering art. Seeing a painting of his own, lying on its side on the easel one evening, he had been struck by its beauty, a beauty beyond what he saw when he set it...
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Report Email This report includes the following information about is about certain aspects, uses and the effects on the labour force and nature of work. Australian executives are working long hours just to deal with the vast quantity of emails they receive. Many of the emails read at work are from colleagues and friends and messages are often jokes or social messages. Such is level of the problem that recent surveys mentioned, and identified as 'information fatigue syndrome', where email users are bombarded with so much information they simply cannot cope. Email can present a potentially enormous drain on the time of staff these result in staff conflict, reduce staff productivity and expose the organisation to legal action. 'Email has bein such a convlict in our know business environments these days', says Kirsty Hughs (Employer of Australian Accountants) The positives of email is that it providesPersonal and business, Composing messages, The subject, The message, Reading email, Replying to email, Email abbreviations, Security, Tone & Emphasis, Legibility, Forwarding, Copying, Headers, Addresses, Attachments, Signatures, Netiquette, Domains Privacy There are five major areas which trigger privacy matters in the area of public sector employment: background checks, cognizance of off duty conduct and lifestyles, drug testing, workplace searches, and monitoring of workplace activity. Of these five, the fifth area of privacy, monitoring of workplace activity, is the most controversial. The reason for this is the advance of technology. These conflicts open anew the basic questions as to what is private, what is propriety, what legal rights an employee possesses, and what an employee's obligations and responsibilities are within the sphere of public employment. This is one area where an employee's privacy interests may be violated in a technological environment by fellow employees who may use bulletin boards to post embarrassing information or defamatory messages to be read by others. This conception of...
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Iago. The name alone can conjure up many different images to various people. So much has been written over the centuries as to what motivated him to do all he did. The one thing that most scholars do agree on is that Othello is one of Shakespeare's oddest works. He departs from his usual formula of various subplots and numerous villains. It is also one of the only plays he wrote where a "supporting role" dominates so much of the stage. In this century, it wasn't until the National Theatre's production of the play with Sir Laurence Olivier in the title role that people were reminded of who's play it really was supposed to be. James Earl Jones was very well received but Christopher Plummer dominated the stage. Sir Anthony Hopkins was raved but Bob Hoskins walked away with the show. Most recently Laurence Fishburne received good notices but Kenneth Branagh's Iago was hailed as a triumph in Oliver Parker's film. I had to ask myself, what was so incredible about this character? Is it his air of mystery? Is it his charm? What makes this person, who seems to be the devil himself, so amusing? It was in that statement that I came to conclusion. What if Iago was a demon, or the devil himself? Shakespeare gives us so little of Iago's prior history that we can only guess otherwise to Iago's reasons. Coleridge himself called it "Iago's motiveless malignancy". Who else, besides the devil, causes evil just for the sake of doing it, and being so captivating at the same time. Evil has always attracted man. It seems that evil may even be more interesting than good. Could it be the reason why Iago has survived all these years because he is eternal to begin with? I think so. It is my conclusion that Iago is the devil incarnate. To prove my hypothesis, I find it necessary to respond...
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Tennessee Williams' masterpiece, The Glass Menagerie, appears as a living, breathing symbol in itself. Williams portrays a vast array of subtle references to human nature in a poetic, yet realistic form. One can discover his immense use of symbolism throughout the play. Amanda's character portrays one for of symbolism that Williams uses, whereas, the glass menagerie, the fragile unicorn, "Blue Roses", and the fire escape pertain to the abstract and in depth form of symbolism. His use of symbolism assists him in becoming one of the best-known literary figures on the American scene and also one of the most controversial. Despite the fact that critics consider Tennessee Williams one of the most controversial American writers, many critics praise the skillful author. Thomas Lanier Williams' birth occurs on March 26, 1911, in Columbus, Mississippi. Williams' father, Cornelius Coffin, makes his living as a prominent traveling salesman. Williams, originally born as an Episcopalian, later converts to Roman Catholic in 1969. During his youth, Williams contracts diphtheria and this causes partial paralysis in his legs. Williams' frequent ill health during the 1960's culminates in several severe mental and physical breakdowns in 1969. Williams' receives his education from the University of Missouri and later goes to the University of Iowa. Williams' becomes a full-time writer, writing plays, novels, poetry, and short stories. His first publication occurs in 1927. In 1965, Williams becomes president of the American Automatic Control Council. The fact remains that Williams' homosexuality does not appear as a peripheral issue, but rather a sentimental issue that he uses throughout his writing. In 1948, Williams wins his first Pulitzer Prize for A Streetcar Named Desire. On February 24, 1983, Williams chokes to death in his suite at Hotel Elysee located in New York City (Falk 48). His burial ceremony occurs in St. Louis, Missouri....
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