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    Alberto Giacometti Essay

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    Alberto Giacometti, a very successful artist during his years of multi-media creation, was filled with conflict about every aspect of life, included the people that surrounded him, art in general (and his in particular), and death. James Lord was a longtime friend and art critic who sat a one-day sketch session that lasted a month, who spent the time in study of the great artist portrayed in his book A Giacometti Portrait. The sessions, short in hours, but long in patience, seemed to progress backwards

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    even though Alberto grew up in a stable family home, events that happened in his later life caused him to feel alone and by himself in the world. As he got older he has a lot of family issues that he had to deal with, like his brother, Diego, getting very sick. This had a huge impact on him. In addition, his father died in June 1933.  Giacometti was not able to see his father before he died and this took a huge toll on the artist. “Instead of taking charge of funeral arrangements…Alberto took to bed

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    Melancholia Essay

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    The Melancholia oil painting by Giorgio de Chirico dated 1916 measuring 20 x 20 ½ inches and the Standing Nude Woman sculpture by Alberto Giacometti dated 1953 measuring 8 ½ x 3 ½ x 4 ¾ inches located in the Menil Collection were both encouraged by European art during the Surrealist movement. This was a time to explore the unconscious mind and to draw from dreams and imagination which resembled a feeling of sadness and alienation suggesting feelings of silence in everyday life. There are many different

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    In this essay I’ll be analyzing selected works of Francis Bacon and briefly discussing arguments of philosophical and existential meanings behind his paintings; and comparing works of artists that have considered likeness to the works of Bacon. Francis Bacon (28 October 1909 – 28 April 1992) has been considered a member of the expressionist movement to which he regarded as an unflattering portrayal of his work. The expressionists wanted to extend their feelings onto the world, warping appearances

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    During the majority of the nineteenth century, Peru had consistently struggled with a turbulent political history, especially regarding its stability. The incapability of institutions to solidify, which contributes the the lack of political stability, occurred from quick successions of government and constant reforms within the political structure (Weeks, 2015). But regardless of Peru’s record of political instability, steps have been taken in the recent years to consolidate its democracy and reach

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    One of the most difficult aspects of working in the medical field, specifically as a nurse, is the loss of a patient. Similarly, watching a patient who has been diagnosed with a terminal disease struggle emotionally and physically to deal with their upcoming death is difficult to watch. Suffering in the hospital, their life is not of quality and their family is watching them struggle. Highly debated, physician assisted suicide has been named one of the options for these patients. Physician assisted

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    A Revolution of the Distressed Essay

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    A Revolution of the Distressed      The world today is faced with many obstacles concerning all the peoples of the world. The issues range from globalization to the state of the environment with every political, economic, and human interest lying in between. It is these human interests that will be brought to light by examining the revolutions of the Incan indigenous beginning in the early part of the twentieth century. Running parallel to their North American neighbors, the native peoples of

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    The Cold War

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    With the end of the “Cold War”, the hypothesis of war between states declined and created opportunities for peace and security. However, new types of conflicts, new challenges for maintaining international security and new threats to peace emerged. The U.S. attacks on September 11, 2001, marked a before and after in international relations, security concepts, and the emergence of new threats. Governments have had the necessity to change and to design new strategies to address these new threats. Furthermore

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    The Sendero Luminoso The terrorist group, Sendero Luminoso, also known as the Shining Path, originates out of the country of Peru. Abimael Guzman, a former university professor, formed the group in the late 1960s. Guzman follows the philosophy of blood is necessary to irrigate the revolution (Collyns). During this time the Sendero Luminoso became one of the most merciless terrorist groups in the Western Hemisphere (Pike). The Sendero Luminoso is considered to be a highly organized political

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    Fourth Day Analysis

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    “No, I won´t let another person die. That is the last word I´m going to say”, said the president to the press. As he left the room, people started asking more questions. The president of U.S. was going to his house to spend some time with his son, Joseph, he was a 15 year-old guy that he was always angry with his father Jim, the president, because he was never around, and who raised him was his aunt, because his father was always working. In the president way, he crossed into a desert, and shortly

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