Category : Arts

Temple of Zeus Essay

The Temple of Zeus was a magnificent structure built during the early classical period of Greece. It’s been dated around 470 BC and was most likely constructed to commemorate the victory over the Pisans. One of the most remarkable features of this structure was the eastern pediment, which would have been the first thing visitors would see when entering the structure from that side. The scene depicted on the pediment, layout of the figures, and similarity to other pediments of […]

Greek Art Essay

The Palace of Pylos was a short lived but impressive structure which stood during the Mycenean Palace period between 1300 and 1200 BC. Like many palaces of the time it was unfortified. This lack of fortification eventually led to the palace’s demise  around 1200 BC.  It’s a real shame that the palace no longer stands.  With its large megaron, plaster floors and eccentric throne room, the Palace at Pylos would have been a great spectacle indeed. One of the best […]

Performance and deception in The Aspern Papers

Performance and deception in The Aspern Papers By: Fernanda Price In examining the role of theater and performance in Henry James’s The Aspern Papers, it is clear that the very nature of the novel is in itself a play. It’s as if all the characters are wearing theatrical masks and playing the roles they choose. Everything is theatrical- the way the characters behave, the dramatization of normal life and simple activities, and the set-like quality of the locations in which […]

Frida Kahlo Essay

Frida Kahlo By: Heather Waldroup Frida Kahlo was a female Mexican painter of mixed heritage, born on July 6, 1907 and lived 47 painful years before passing away on July 13, 1954. Within her short life, Frida was slightly crippled from polio, suffered from a serious streetcar accident that left her infertile, married famous muralist Diego Rivera, divorced, remarried Rivera, became a political activist and rose to fame through her oil paintings all before succumbing to her poor health. She […]

Renaissance Art

Written by: Sarah During the Renaissance, humanity as a whole became more aware of its place in the world. The discovery of entirely new continents shifted the European perspective. Ideas and goods were exchanged through increased trade across oceans and entire continents. The market for the new and never-before-seen sky rocketed with the introduction of other country’s native flora and fauna. With the invention of the printing press, the same image could be seen by hundreds of people thousands of […]

Across the Spaghetti: The Meatballers

“ARE YOU READYYY?! We have a great show, so big, that it is the greatest show EVERRR!!!” Would anybody like a show like that? Everyone who likes concerts would love this type. Therefore, they should come and see the Meatballers travel Across the Spaghetti. The band consists of some people coming from above, some people starting to head above, and some people who are staying with the earth. That band includes Adam Levine, Paul McCartney, Jimi Hendrix, Elvis Presley, and […]