Music affects our emotions and has much to do with our everyday lives. Music has always and will be a part of my life. I would have to say that without music there is no life -- something is missing in our lives without music. If there were no music society we would only have people speaking to each other, and there would be no entertainment. The form of musical entertainment that I attended was the opera, La Boheme, composed by Giacommo Puccini and Libretto by Giuseppe and Luigi Illica. The opera took place at The New City Opera on November 10, 2001. La Boheme takes place in 1830, 19th century Paris around Christmas time. This opera tells the tragic love story of a young Bohemian, Rodolfo, who finds a love interest in
Impressionism is the movement in the arts that favored exploration of the elements that include light, color and sound over literal presentation. This effort in music was more concerned with human perception and how the artwork would be impressed on us rather that expressionism is concerned with gestures and how they reflect internal psychological mindsets. One of the most innovated composers that is considered an “impressionist” composer is Claude Debussy, who focuses his artwork on the visual aspect. In his first book of Préludes there are two pieces of music that show Debussy’s uses of impressionism are “Violes” by the influence from painter Monet.
acques LeCoq, a French practitioner and Augusto Boal, a Brazilian practitioner both aim to take their actors and the audience on a journey of discovery. Both Practitioners believed in ‘Freeing’ the body and making it ‘De-mechanicalized’ to enable full interpretation. LeCoq and Boal both use emotion, imagination, extensive body movement, playfulness and political matters to create their methods of theatrical practice.
Noah Baumbach’s Frances Ha conveys the story of a young woman bumbling through life in New York City. The film watches Frances, played by Greta Gerwig, trying to act like a real-life adult, however, ends up failing miserably. Although the story is centered around Frances and her journey in becoming a fully-functional adult in society, one of the few reoccurring themes resides in the devastating break-up between Frances and her best friend, Sophie. The friendship between the two women are, at first, undoubtedly unbreakable and borderline romantic. Baumbach perfectly illustrates how a female friendship could be deeper and more satisfying than a romantic relationship. The girl’s friendship is ultimately threatened and results in a nasty break-up
They called it the Blue House the outside with painted a bright blue the house become an important part in Frida’s life. Frida father had several jobs when he moved to Mexico when he married Frida’s mother she had talked him to become a photographer because her father was a photographer. Frida was a very good photographer and he became very successful.
Boom! The door flies open and a handsome knight runs into the room and yells, “Come my lady we must go now, for he is on his way”. The lady jumps to her feet and says “My love whom is on their way?” he responds, “your husband is on the way and he has heard of our romance”. The couple joins hands and quickly runs through the castle hoping that they are not seen. Suddenly the king jumps from a dark shadow, stops the couple in a sudden halt, and says, “Where do you think you are going?” With no response from the lady, the king reaches to his side and pulls a rope that releases a large bucket of acid onto the queen and her secret lover, which eats their bodies flesh within minutes only leaving the two skeletons holding each other’s hands. This
The future Queen of France was born on All Souls' Day, 2nd November, 1755, in Vienna as the youngest daughter of Maria Theresa and the Emperor Franz Stephan. She was baptized under the names Maria Antonia Josepha Johanna. A glorious future seemed to await the little Archduchess. Not only would she grow up in the bosom of a large and affectionate family, but from the very beginning her mother intended to marry her youngest daughter to the glittering Crown of France. The traditional marriage politics of the Habsburgs would secure her beloved daughter a brilliant position and help guarantee the peace and stability of Europe at the same time.
“I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone, because I am the person I know best.” Known as one of the most influential Latin American artist’s Frida Kahlo was a female Mexican painter, recognized for her elaborate Mexican dress and detailed self-portraits. Suffering through many struggles and tragedies in the beginning stages in her life, including an almost fatal bus crash and polio at the age of six. Events lead to her often being alone, this lead to her painting herself, as she was who she known best. Frida Kahlo’s paintings and amazing battle have inspired many all over the world, her elaborate dress has sparked many Halloween costumes over the years and an abundance of conventions and celebrations of her life; this is the
Adoring one of the walls upstairs in the San Diego Museum of Art in the Balboa Park is a neoclassical masterpiece crafted by French-born artist Marie Guillemine Benoist. This Oil painting, done on canvas, shows encased in a wreathed and rustic bronze frame woven in fertile vines bearing fruit. With the respectful dimensions of 100.33 cm (39.5 in.) length and 81.6 cm (32.13 in.) width, and hanging slightly above eye level it is easy to behold the bold and obvious detailing of the beautiful young women it portrays. However as visually stunning as this painting may be, the real beauty can be found in the history, controversy, and significance this work conceals in secret.
Achille-Claude Debussy or Claude Debussy was a French 20th century composer known for his prominent role in impressionistic music. Debussy never described his pieces as impressionism as he disliked the term when it was associated with his music. Born in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, he and his family left for Paris in 1867 only to move to Cannes in 1870 to escape the Franco-Prussion war. Claude Debussy learnt to play piano from an Italian violinist by the name Jean Cerutti and later studied under a woman, by the name of Marie Mauté de Fleurville, who claimed to have been a pupil of Frédéric Chopin. In 1872 he was enrolled in the Paris Conservatoire and remained there to develop musically over the next 11 years. Debussy was infamous for his experimental nature breaking
In the book and movie adaptation of Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables, a struggle for love exists between three characters. Eponine and Cosette pursue Marius Pontmercy throughout the story. Whereas Eponine and Marius seem to know each other well in the movie, Cosette and Marius believe they are in love after simply looking at one another. Marius is presented with a choice, and he picks Cosette. However, Marius should have decided to pursue a relationship with Eponine rather than Cosette because his interactions with Eponine were more meaningful.
Art has been part of our society since humanity existed. For countless years’ people been creating, observing, criticizing and appreciating art. Claude Monet’s piece titled Sunrise (Marine) illustrates the daylight in the industrial port of Le Havre of the north coast, France. This piece was made in March or April of 1873. The piece’s present location is the J. Paul Getty Museum, west pavilion, gallery w204. The medium is oil on canvas and is next to another piece made by Monet called The Portal of Rouen Cathedral in the morning light. Claude Monet was part of the impressionist movement that changes French paintings of the nineteenth century. For Sunrise (1872), people criticized the paint due to the appearance of an unfinished painting,
Saints are always different from everyday people, thus no one understands them in their lives, only a lot of years after their death. Joan of Arc was a saint like this as well, she was too far ahead of her times and was killed by her fellow men, because they didn’t know what else to do. She was canonized in 1920, after 489 years of her death. In my opinion, she was not only a saint, but meant to be an angel and showed a good example to all of us, how to behave ourselves in the name of honour, honesty, and glory.
653. This is the same mindset that Sartre applies to the anti-Semite- the refusal to consider the complexity of the world in favor of a system that provides easy answers to all life’s questions. Only, unlike the anti-Semite, the woman is turning her hatred inward; does she hate herself because she fears freedom or because she feels she is not worthy of it? De Beauvoir seems to believe that fear is the primary cause for this willing dependency. She cites the psychoanalytic view that women’s obsession with love does not comes from a desire for men at all, but from a desire to return to the secure dependency of childhood. This explains the lifelong refuge some women take in infantile (“cute”) behavior and appearance, but psychoanalytic explanations for human behavior have proven to be far less than perfect, and a woman’s self-worth (or, in this case, lack thereof) has far more complex roots than a Freudian theorem.