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  • The Hollow Skull Analysis

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    Henry Bloxenheim Professor Hillegas ARTD 1010 December, 4, 2017. The Hollow Skull: Vanitas and its Message The Netherlands in the Seventeenth Century was the home of many famous artists, most notably Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, but also many lesser known artists such as Pieter Claesz.. Pieter Claesz was born in 1597 in Berchem (near Antwerp) Claesz moved to Haarlem in 1620 and lived there till his death in 1660. He is most associated with the Flemish and Dutch still life tradition and still

  • Vanity Exposed in Vanity Fair Essay

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    Vanity Exposed in Vanity Fair   The title Thackeray chose for his novel Vanity Fair is taken from The Pilgrim´s Progress by John Bunyan. In Bunyan´s book, one of the places Christian passes through on his pilgrimage to the Celestial City is Vanity Fair, where it is possible to buy all sorts of vanities. A very sad thing happens there: the allegorical person Faithful is killed by the people. In the novel Vanity Fair Thackeray writes about the title he has chosen: "But my kind reader will please

  • Analysis Of Still Life With A Skull And A Writing Quill

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    death in 1660. He is most associated with the Flemish and Dutch still life tradition and still lifes make up a vast majority of his work. His 1628 painting Still Life with a Skull and a Writing Quill is a prime example of the Still Life style called Vanitas, so named as the artist would attempt to display the vanity of materialism. As the name suggests the skull instantly draws the eye, the hollow face of the skull is in the center of the oil on wood painting. The skull extends to the right where one

  • Summary Of Convergence Of The Twain

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    Convergence of the Twain The Titanic, born from human greed and wed to fate’s punishment, is a modern icon of decadence. However, Hardy re-imagines this icon in his poem The Convergence of the Twain. Instead of an explicit critique of the ship’s ostentatious vanity, Hardy sees The Titanic’s sinking as the judgment for its “vaingloriousness” and a product of the ship’s conception, development, and wedding to fate. The poem’s organization emphasizes a contrast between different states of the ship’s

  • Portraying Antony From Plutarch's Life Of Antony

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    The extract from Plutarch’s Life of Antony concentrates on Cleopatra’s seduction of Antony. It presents Cleopatra and her retinue as manipulative, bending Antony to their will, “[Cleopatra’s] flatterers also worked hard upon Antony at this time. They told him that he must be an insensitive brute with a heart of stone, for here was a mistress who was utterly devoted to him alone”. Plutarch: Makers of Rome also references Cleopatra’s wiles, ‘Plato speaks of four kinds of flattery. but [sic] Cleopatra

  • Simon Luttichuy's Still-Life

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    Still-life has been largely viewed as a genre of painting that contemplates life and time passing through an existential lens. Although this may be true, it seems that one may be myopically viewing still-life in a way that robs it of its nuances. This is even truer of still-life that contains a self-portrait of the artist – whether a traditional self-portrait or reflected on a mirror – as seen in many 17th century Dutch still-life. I argue that still-life with the artist’s portrait embedded into

  • My Vanitas Collage Shelters

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    For my vanitas collage I selected a variety of images that spoke to me personally. Instead of doing an old fashion collage with scissors and glue. I decided to used a collage maker online, which really helped me in putting the images together to portray a meaningful meaning behind each image. At first, I struggled a little with selecting the right images to symbolize death, life, time and lust. From what I learned in module 1-2 vanitas are pieces of art that remind people of mortality and that material

  • Vanita, Ruth. “‘Proper’ Men And ‘Fallen’ Women: The Unprotectedness

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    Vanita, Ruth. “‘Proper’ Men and ‘Fallen’ Women: The Unprotectedness of Wives in Othello.” Studies in English Literature, 1500-1900, vol. 34, no. 2, 1994, p. 341. MLA International Bibliography EBSCOhost, doi:10.2307/450905. Accessed 12 Mar. 2017. Synopsis There are a great deal of plays that end with the death of a wife, often due to rumors of cheating. While many of these plays serve to provide violence in the private, domestic sphere, Othello pushes this issue into the public eye. Although there

  • Creative Writing: Fraun

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    After meeting Fraun, he led me and Vanitas down into what I guessed was an underground passage that opened up to a sun lit huge cavern with a hole in its roof. "If I may I welcome you to the camp of the third ring" He glanced back at us casting a smirk at me "Did you know what when young royal demons come of age? they fight for the place of their parents' rank with their siblings as well as other candidates” he told me laughing a bit. “This generation's head candidates have been, and don't

  • Allegory Of Vanity Analysis

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    For my review of Vanitas I looked at ‘Allegory of Vanity’ by Antonio de Pered Y Salgado. In this painting I see Vanitas through the globe, the skulls, the burning candles, the globe, the hourglass, the clocks, the wings in the background, the currency, and the small pictures in the picture frames. Time is shown through the burning candles, by showing they have been lit for quite some time. The clocks represent time passing by and the hourglass shows the time slipping through. The globe shows time