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How Our Taste in Music Changes Over Time

5 pages | 1190 words

This essay discusses the reasons why a person's taste in music can change over time, with a focus on the genres of rhythm and blues (R&B) and country. It also explores how our musical preferences can be influenced by our peers and personal experiences.

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The Role of Apotropaism in Medieval Art

2 pages | 450 words

This essay discusses the role of apotropaism in medieval art. Apotropaism is the practice of averting evil or bad luck by means of magical spells or rituals, and was an integral part of many cultures throughout history. Apotropaic symbols and motifs were often incorporated into works of medieval art in order to protect the artist, the artwork, and/or the viewer from harm. These symbols served as powerful talismans against evil forces, and also brought good luck and fortune to those who viewed them.

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The Impact of African Music on Brazilian Music

2 pages | 520 words

This essay discusses the history of African slaves in Brazil and how their music has influenced Brazilian music. It describes the development of the Samba, a popular genre of Brazilian music, and how it is still popular today.

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The Different Ways Christ Has Been Depicted in Art History

2 pages | 510 words

This essay explores the different ways in which Christ has been depicted in art history, focusing on paintings from the 13th century. It discusses the early depictions of Christ as the ruler of the world or the judge of all humanity, as well as the later depiction of him with apocalyptic elements from the Book of Revelation.

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A Comparison of Early Christian and Buddhist Sculpture

2 pages | 540 words

This essay compares two ancient works of art, one from the Christian tradition and one from the Buddhist tradition. It discusses how different cultures have approached the task of representing their religious beliefs through the medium of sculpture, and how this reflects the different worldviews of early Christianity and Buddhism.

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The Virgin of Paris: A Symbol of Motherly Love, the Link between the Virgin Mary and Jesus Christ, and Sensuality

7 pages | 1660 words

The Virgin of Paris is a beautiful and delicate carving that represents motherly love, the link between the Virgin Mary and Jesus Christ, and sensuality. She has a serene expression on her face, and she is shown holding a baby in her arms. The Virgin of Paris was created in the Gothic style during the 14th century, and she remains one of the most popular tourist attractions in Paris.

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The Impact of Digital Filmmaking and New Media on Traditional Filmmaking Techniques

7 pages | 1690 words

This essay explores how the techniques of collage, stop motion animation, and cel shading have been used in digital films and new media, and how they have influenced the future of filmmaking.

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Orchestra Concert Report: Strauss, Tchaikovsky, Schoenberg, and Barber

4 pages | 830 words

The concert featured the works of Johann Strauss II, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Arnold Schoenberg, and Samuel Barber. The first half was conducted by Andreas Delfs and featured the Piano Concerto No. 1 in E-flat major, Op. 11 by Strauss, the Rococo Variations for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 33 by Tchaikovsky, and Perpetuum mobile, Op. 257 by Strauss. The second half was conducted by Yan Pascal Tortelier and featured the String Orchestra Version of Schoenberg's Chamber Symphony No. 1 in E major, Op. 9 and Barber's Adagio for Strings, Op. 11.

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School Violence: The Consequences of America’s Attitude to Guns

3 pages | 610 words

This essay looks at two films about school violence - Michael Moore's "Bowling for Columbine" and Gus Van Sant's "Elephant". The films are very different in terms of genre, style and approach to the problem, but they are united by one thing - an attempt to find out the reasons for school violence and its consequences.

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Hip Hop Music and the Civil Rights Movement: A Comparison

4 pages | 870 words

This essay will study present-day forms of Hip Hop music, and compare and contrast them to the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960's/70's. It will discuss the emergence of Hip Hop in the 1970's, its roots in the Civil Rights movement, and how it has continued to be a tool for social and political protest.

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