Commercial Contracts in International Oil and Gas Industry

23 Mar 2015 13 Dec 2017

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ABSTRACT: This paper aims to address the issues associated with long term petroleum contracts concluded between the state and international oil companies in terms of the political risks investors tend to face in such contracts as well as the risk of change of circumstances brought about not by the act of the parties but rather by the time. In doing so, the efficiency of both stabilization and ...

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Comparison of Mr and Mrs Andrews Paintings

23 Mar 2015 04 Dec 2017

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I chose to make the comparison between Gainsborough's "Mr & Mrs Andrews" and Shonebare's "Mr & Mrs Andrews Without Their Heads" because although the titles are similar and the concept is similar, there are distinct differences. The fundamental differences stem from the fact that Shonebare used mannequins, whereas Gainsborough painted in oil on canvas. Shonebare has excluded the landscape whereas Gainsborough has included his beloved landscape which ...

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Leonardo da Vinci's The Last Supper - History

23 Mar 2015 04 Dec 2017

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Leonardo da Vinci's The Last Supper Leonardo da Vinci's large mural of The Last Supper is one of the most familiar images in Western art, even though it has deteriorated to the point where its original brilliance can only be guessed at. The mural has largely been known through its repainted versions, or through touched-up copies that attempt to give some idea of what the original might ...

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Aeschylus's Oresteia Summary and Analysis

23 Mar 2015 04 Dec 2017

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Aeschylus's Oresteia touched a chord within Francis Bacon both in its themes of parental violence and pursuit by the Eumenides and in the way Aeschylus's poetry communicated in a subconscious emotional level.Analyzing three triptychs, a closer examination is made between the works. Francis Bacon paints images communicating his feelings and emotions but which transcend his own personal experience and convey the tensions and violent emotions of the ...

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Forrest Gump: Marxist and Feminist Analysis

23 Mar 2015 04 Dec 2017

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In the 1990s, Paramount Studio produced some box-office hits and one of which, Forrest Gump, is a huge triumph that won the Oscar for Best Picture for 1994 and gained over $677 million dollars of box office throughout the world. The film is based upon the novel by Winston groom and directed by Robert Zemeckis; it portrays the leading role Forrest Gump (played by Tom Hanks), who ...

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Arte Povera Movement in Modern Art

23 Mar 2015 04 Dec 2017

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The movement Arte Povera began in late 1960's the key artists were; Giovanni Anselmo, Jannis Kounellis, Alighiero Boetti, Luciano Fabro, Mario Merz, Marisa Merz, Pier Paolo Calzolari, Giulio Paolini, Giuseppe Penone, Pino Pascali and Michelangelo Pistoletto. Arte Povera translated, means poor art but this does not refer to the quality or types of materials used alone. The artists involved produced sculpture, photography installation and performance. There were ...

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Distinctions Between Art and Pornography

03 Oct 2017

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Critically examine whether it is possible to distinguish convincingly between art and pornography Introduction The distinctions between art and pornography is one that the law has struggled with. There have been many attempts of defining the two by many art critics and authors. While there are indeed standard distinctions between art and pornography, there are still limitations behind these arguments. There is still an inevitable overlap ...

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Displaying the Human Experience Through Art

03 Oct 2016 21 Sep 2017

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The Human Experience The Vladimir Madonna The Vladimir Madonna is a Russian icon painted during the 12th century. It is recognized by the arm of a child around the neck of the mother. It is designed in that the face the mother is facing the audience. The face out-shows human warmth and comprehension, as well as deep concern and sadness (Cooper, Dana, and Claire, 150). The ...

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Images of 1980s: An Analysis

03 Oct 2016 21 Sep 2017

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Images of 1980s Speaking of 1980s often people think about Reagan, “Greed is good”, and funny hair styles. Of course the 80s were more than that, but if you asked me what I am thinking about the 1980s it would be a longest “Mhm” followed by “I was not even born yet.” However, images can be a tool for us to study the detail of history. ...

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Motivating Students in Painting

03 Oct 2016 21 Sep 2017

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SYNOPSIS FOR DISSERTATION Exploration of selected water colour techniques to motivate students in painting. An action Research at Form IV level. INTRODUCTION Learning is an ongoing process that occurs every minute in the field of education. Learning means to gain knowledge or skill by studying, practicing, being taught, or experiencing something. As teacher, our goal is to encourage learning in the classroom. The purpose of this ...

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An analysis of Van Gogh's 'Starry Night'

03 Oct 2016 21 Sep 2017

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Introduction “Starry Night” is one of the most popular canvasesin modern-day philosophy along with being one of the most simulated and pursued after images. This painting was done by Vincent van Gogh when he was at an asylum in Saint-Remy in 1889.It is said that this painting is a view out of Van Gogh’s asylum window. The painting shows swirling clouds in a starry ...

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Art in the Fourth and Fifth Centuries: The Decline

20 Sep 2017

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Does the notion of ‘decline’ have any relevance for our understanding of the art and literature of the fourth and fifth centuries? Since the Renaissance it has been common for critics to judge the fourth and fifth centuries as a period of cultural and artistic decline. It has been argued that the Late Roman Empire produced an era of “artistic and cultural stagnation”[1] and it is ...

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Mapplethorpe: Art or Pornography?

18 Sep 2017

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art: the expression of creative skill through a visual medium such as painting or sculpture. pornography: printed or visual material intended to stimulate sexual excitement. (1) The question of art versus pornography is one that has long dogged the visual Arts of all mediums. Nudes on stage, actors fornicating on screen, and artists painting, drawing, sculpting, or photographing naked subjects or explicit acts, have all been ...

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History of Portraiture: Changes in Styles and Techniques

28 Jul 2017 17 Aug 2017

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The immemorial fascination of man's own image and of those of his fellow human beings arose a desire in men to attempt and embellish his likeliness into a physical medium. However at the time portrait was exclusive to those who wished to celebrate man's relationship with God and the divine rulers of the times, which makes the Renaissance a revolutionary era for portraiture and the ...

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Art in the Victorian Era

28 Jul 2017 17 Aug 2017

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The Victorian era was an age of peace and prosperity in Great Britain. The Victorian style is developed mainly in Great Britain during the reign of Queen Victoria, who became queen at the age of 18 years old. This movement takes place during the peak of the Industrial Revolution, in this moment, the science, as well as every other aspect of the society, were suffering ...

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From Classical to Minimalism - History of Art

28 Jul 2017 17 Aug 2017

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18th Century Neo - Classical Neo classical art was the name given to the art, architecture sculpture that began emerging in the mid eighteenth century in Europe, it was the new age interpretation of classical art, taking its inspiration from stories and great works of art of the Ancient Greek and Roman civilizations. Johann Joachim Winkelmann's work 'The History of Ancient Art' was one of ...

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Hung Liu - Biography of an Artist

28 Jul 2017 17 Aug 2017

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"Biography" Hung Liu is one of the popular artists born in Changchun China in 1948. She studied Mural painting as a graduate student at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing soon. After her birth, her dad an officer in Chiang Kai Sheik's Nationalist Army was capture. In addition, her mom was compelled to divorce him to ensure herself and a newborn child. Hung ...

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History of Art from Middle Ages to Modern Times

28 Jul 2017 17 Aug 2017

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  Style: Early Renaissance Title: Madonna with Child Artist: Giovanni Bellini Date: 1450 - 1455 Material: oil on wood Location: Civico Museo Malaspina, Pavia Reference: (Madonna with Child 1450-55, n.d.) The Madonna and Child images introduces one of the most amazing characteristic subjects in Bellini's art. However, this kind of work was not only used by Bellini. (Stokstad & Cothren, 2013) Minor ...

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How did the Dada Artists Challenge the Contemporary Art?

28 Jul 2017 17 Aug 2017

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This essay will dive into the world of dada by firstly exploring the movement with an in-depth look into the brief history of dada and the foundations of which it was built around, how it changed art Dada was not just an art movement but as much of an cultural movement, this revolutionary movement originated in Zurich, Switzerland in the early months of 1916 ...

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Barbara Kruger: An Art Analysis

28 Jul 2017 17 Aug 2017

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Barbara Kruger, an American graphic designer who brings to light modern day problems of society using her art as a message conveyer of society problems. Her artwork consists of various pictures spliced together and newspaper like letters as captions for what she is conveying. Her artwork unlike others doesn't immediately go into a museum or on a world tour instead it's towards advertisement. This brings ...

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FAlice in Wonderland Artwork by Sigmar Polke: Analysis

28 Jul 2017 17 Aug 2017

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Sigmar Polke was creating a wide range of surfaces with various materials, as shown in his 1971 artwork of Alice in Wonderland (Figure 1), which is paint printed on a store bought printed fabric, not a canvas. The artwork is divided into three images. The background shows a soccer game. In the middle and part of the bottom, you notice polka dots covering up some ...

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Formal Analysis: Jenny Holzer's Untitled

28 Jul 2017 17 Aug 2017

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Fig. 1. Jenny Holzer, Untitled. 1989,"16 x 162' x 6" Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York. Untitled is a piece of art by Jenny Holzer that was located in the main lobby of the Solomon R. Guggenheim museum in 1989. Selections of phrases are presented in LED lights that follow the spiral ramp, drawing the eye gradually upwards. Constantly moving and changing, the sentences ...

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Funding for Arts Council in Ireland

28 Jul 2017 17 Aug 2017

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" The hackers guide to Arts council funding" Abstract This research paper will provide a thorough account of the different financial components comprising of the arts council of Ireland. An investigation will be held into how the arts council of Ireland is specifically funded and by what means it financially allocates to the arts itself. In addition, a detailed analysis of how the arts council ...

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Outline of Movements in Art

28 Jul 2017 17 Aug 2017

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Introduction  Art has given generation's complex lessons in exquisiteness, horror, and respect. Art has inspired some to delve further into their minds than they ever have. Art evokes many emotions; it terrifies and pleasures, calms and arouses, and can serve to bring light on the inner mechanisms of politics and inspirations. Art is, was, and will always be an outlet that provides insight into the mind ...

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How to Explain Pictures to a Dead Hare: A Spiritual Analysis

28 Jul 2017 17 Aug 2017

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When Joseph Beuys performed his piece, How to Explain Pictures to a Dead Hare (November 26, 1965 at Galerie Schmela in Düsseldorf, Germany), he presented a new way of thinking about the structure and meaning of art. Unlike traditional artists who practiced in painting, drawing, or sculpture, Beuys practiced a then new media of art called Performance Art. Like the name suggests, performance artists did ...

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Traditional Chinese Dance

28 Jul 2017 17 Aug 2017

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Dance is one of the oldest art of humankind, and expresses the feelings and thought of art through rhythmic, refined and organized human movements. China has one of the oldest and continuous cultures in the world, with over 5,000 years of recorded history. Dance is an inseparable part of the Chinese history. With traditional dancing in China dating back to the Zhou Dynasty, numerous transformations ...

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Enlightenment and Modernism in Art

28 Jul 2017 17 Aug 2017

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Some people would describe the period of Modernism the latest and absolutely new movement in art, which appeared in 1850s and lasted until the 1970s. However, if looking at this period of time more careful, it becomes obvious that it is not just an art movement, it is the whole world's evolution within different contexts. I would say an epoch of Modernism is the start ...

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History and Origins of Spray Paint Art

15 Aug 2017

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Would you consider yourself artistic? You may think that you cannot draw anything, but being artistic does not mean that you have to be able to pick up a pencil and draw a masterpiece. According to Dictionary.com, the term 'artist' means "a person whose work exhibits exceptional skill." Being said, professional athletes have 'exceptional skill', highly paid actors and actresses have 'exceptional skill', surgeon doctors ...

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Using a Pencil for Drawing

14 Aug 2017

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  DESCRIPTION: A pencil is an instrument that you can use it for writing or drawing. People use pencils in the schools, offices, houses to write anything they want on a white sheet of paper. By moving the pencil on this sheet of paper using your hand you can make marks with different shapes and different sizes. Since you are able to draw this marks, ...

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Do Arts Enhance Creativity?

14 Aug 2017

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  ABSTRACT It is often said that artists have got a considerable use of imagination and hence they are more creative than other people. However, several scientists around the world state that art have nothing to do with creativity. They actually claim that scientists are as creative as artists. As a matter of fact, creativity have presented a prominently increase overtime. Time ago, human beings ...

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Roland Barthes' Concept of the Death of the Author

28 Jul 2017

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  In this essay I am going to write about Roland Barthes concept of the death of the author and how it applies to class and taste in the work of Tracey Emin. The reason why I am investigating this is that I want to show how different classes views work differently. my theory is that if your brought up in a similar class ...

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Richard Hamilton Artist Analysis

28 Jul 2017

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  Clipping images from American magazines, Richard Hamilton creates an image of a home that challenges viewers to acknowledge the materialistic thoughts that consumed their minds. As a photomontage, Just What Is It That Makes Today's Homes So Different, So Appealing?, contains several images cut from different sources and appears to be inspired however much by the style and medium of the Dada Movement. The ...

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Artist Analysis: Gershom

28 Jul 2017

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  As a student of Crafton Hills College, I got the opportunity to view a collection of still life paintings and drawings by the Los Angeles-based artist Gershom, which is on display at the Crafton Hills College Art Gallery from February 21 to March 10. An opening reception was held on February 21 at 1 p.m., followed by a lecture from Gershom, "Precision and Soul: ...

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Life and Work of Brian Duffy

28 Jul 2017

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Brian Duffy was born in 1933 to Irish immigrant parents in London, England.  His household was highly politicized because his father was a republican and had done time as an IRA man.  His mother was from Dublin, Ireland which inevitably caused further friction in the household. Both of his parents were strict Catholics and Duffy was brought up in a typical working class family.  ...

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Sherman & Diop: Photographer Analysis and Comparison

28 Jul 2017

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Introduction The following study will analyse and compare the contemporary photographers- widely known for their conceptual portraits- American Cindy Sherman (b. 1954) and Senegalese Omar Victor Diop (b. 1980). The works selected are Albert Badin by Diop and Untitled (Self-Portrait with Sundress), both of which feature a persona explored through self-portraiture and conceptual portraiture. Thus, the works go in hand with my theme of identity. ...

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