Research Papers on Political Issues In Art

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  • Greenwood Primary Student Arts Program is a Program for School Excellence

    This 12 page proposal relates to the use of an Integrated Visual Arts Education programme, designed to enhance arts education learning at Greenwood Primary School (GWPS). This proposal outlines the arguments for a funding request for this programme for school-based excellence, and demonstrates how the programme has succeeded in meeting many of the needs of the learner population. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Liability and Negligence Chain in the McCollum Case

    A paper which considers the McCollum case, in which it was asserted that a record company should be held liable for the suicide of a mentally disturbed listener who was influenced by Ozzy Osbourne's music. The paper compares this case to the judgment in Weirum, and looks at aspects of liability and the chain of negligence. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Historical Functions of Museums

    This 10 page paper delves into museums and how they are to be considered in light of new technology. The function of museums throughout history, and throughout the world, are explored. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • “The Castle” : A Messenger

    An 8 page consideration of the comical Australian film “The Castle”. This paper argues that the film is in fact a powerful societal messenger. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Golden Age of Hollywood and Exploitation

    A 12 page overview of the economic strategy launched in film production and promotion during the 1930s and 1940s. This strategy, in part, included the dynamics of film production (dynamics of the producer-unit system) and the alliance between studio systems and exhibitors, alliances established through vertical integration. One of the most important inclusions in this economic rationale, however, was the "bankable" star system. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Questions on Art History

    7 pages. This is a series of four questions concerning such topics as the difference between modern and contemporary art, narrative perspectives on collecting art, and why art museums are resistant to art history.

  • Superhero Films, Comics, and Cartoons and Their American Significance During the Second World War and the Cold War

    This is an 8 page paper discussing the emergence and significance of the superhero comics, cartoons and films in the United States in World War II and the Cold War. Within the United States, superhero cartoons, comics and films shifted dramatically in both themes and popularity in World War II and again during the Cold War with the Soviet Union. Suddenly, when it became obvious that the United States was becoming involved in the Pacific and Atlantic conflicts in World War II, superheroes who bestowed patriotic American virtues were used as propaganda in the war against the Japanese and the Nazis. Superheroes such as Superman and Captain America appeared on the battlefields with equally heroic super soldiers. The comics and cartoons supporting the American war effort were reinforced within the daily newspapers, cartoons, comics and films. After the war, comics which highlighted horrific and terrifying crime images were quickly shut down by the U.S. Senate Committee interested in maintaining American virtues and not corrupting American youth. During the 1950s and the 1960s, the Cold War and the threat of nuclear war increased and superheroes took on superpowers which allowed them to combat the “Red Threat” but remained out of the war zones due to the unpopular conflict in Vietnam. Regardless of the era, superheroes depicted in cartoons, comics and films have tried to reinforce the traditional American virtues and have remained increasingly popular using this format and have also remained important and significant on their influence and impact on the American public. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Asian Culture in Art and Film

    A 9 page paper which examines how one can learn quite a bit about Asian culture and society through an examination of their art and film. The films discussed are the Chinese film “The Blue Kite” and the Japanese film “Rhapsody in August.” Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • 12 Angry Men/TV's Law and Order

    A 3 page research paper/essay that discusses the defendant is seen in the film 12 Angry Men (1957, directed by Sidney Lumet) and in an episode of TV's Law and Order. In the film, the defendant is a young Puerto Rican teenager. The defendant is only briefly glimpsed at the beginning of the film, as the judge gives instructions to the jury who thenw adjourn to the jury room to deliberate. Consequently, the audience perceives the defendant solely through the perception that the juror have of him, which changes slowly over the course of the film. Similarly, in an episode of TV's Law and Order, the perception of attorneys McCoy and Borgia toward the primary suspect in a murder case slowly changes as new evidence emerges. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Pakistan's Miniature Painting

    This is an 8 page paper discussing the history, influences and contemporary issues in miniature painting in Pakistan and India. The art of miniature painting was first known to exist in Persia where it was imported from into India during the 1500s at the beginning of the Mughal dynasties. In the Mughal schools of artistry, the art of miniature painting was given a more intense and dynamic feel which differentiated it from the formal structures used by the Persians. The technique is very specific in its use of wasli paper, squirrel hair brushes and vivid water based paint applied in multiple layers to earn it a silky finish. When the Mughal dynasty was displaced, so too were many of the artists who then had to earn livings applying their craft to other objects such as walls and furniture. During the late 1800s, when Indian nationalism began to take place, a revival of the traditional arts led to the re-introduction of miniature painting into the educational system where artists could earn specialties in it. Today, the art of miniature painting is one of the more popular and traditional methods of art especially found in the graduates of the National College of Arts in Lahore, Pakistan, the only school in the world offering a specialty in miniature painting. Modern miniature artists apply traditional Mughal methods in their depictions of the contemporary world and the political and lifestyle issues in Pakistan. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century History, Europe, and the Norton Simon Museum

    A 5 page paper which examines art in the Norton Simon Museum and discusses it relevancy to 18th and 19th century history as it relates to Europe. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Bellini, Durer, and Ribera and an Art History Examination

    A 3 page paper which examines three artists (Jusepe de Ribera, Albrecht Durer, Giovanni Bellini) from three different time periods (Baroque, Early Renaissance, Classical Renaissance). Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Considerations of Stereotypical Cultural Representations in the Literature

    This 5 page paper considers whether or not non-Indigenous writers should be prevented from writing about indigenous peoples. Bibliography list 1 source.

  • Renaissance Culture: Donatello, Michelangelo and Shakesepare

    A 5 page paper which examines what art and literature tells us about Renaissance culture. The works examined are Donatello’s St. George and David, Michelangelo’s David, and Shakespeare’s Henry IV Part One. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Keeping Art In Public Schools

    11 pages in length. It has long been realized how the infusion of creativity serves to enhance the overall level of intelligence; as such, students who are in public schools with active arts programs stand to benefit from the synergistic alliance between creativity and intelligence, a coupling that is being threatened by budget cuts and teacher shortages. To attend public school without the advantage of including art is placing students in an environment without culture; clearly, maintaining a schedule of math, science and English does not fulfill the requirements of a well-rounded education. In short, the presence of art programs in public schools "raises SAT scores; improves reading, math, and spatial skills; increases overall academic performance; and builds self-esteem, self-discipline, creativity, community cohesion, and greater tolerance for difference" (Gee 9). As the author points out, the mixed nature of art helps to bridge the divide student populations have with accepting diversity in their lives. With so much being excised from today's public schools, taking away art programs does nothing short of jeopardize the broad-based knowledge that affords greater knowledge, better opportunities and a sense of accomplishment. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Music and the Sexualization of Women

    This 14 page paper analyzes the way women are presented in commercialized western music. The author addresses the question of whether this presentation is more negative than positive. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Music Therapy as a Pediatric Sedative

    This 10 page research paper reports on using music therapy as a sedative in regards to pediatric patients. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Fan Culture Ideology and Music

    A 40 page paper which looks in detail at the relationship between musical genres and the development of fan cultures, with reference to the part that music plays in the development of collective memory and cultural ideology, as well as the relationship between music and the validation of outsider cultures. Bibliography lists 12 sources

  • Medieval Christianity: Music and Sculptures

    A 6 page paper which examines how the Medieval philosophy of Christianity influenced music and sculpture of the time period. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • The Divergence of Country and Folk Music? ?

    This? ?6? ?page paper traces the evolution of the American folk song from the so-called hillbilly music of the Appalachians to Country and Western.? ?The bibliography includes five sources.?

  • Twenty First Century Cultural Artifacts and Ideologies

    This 4 page paper justifies the author’s choices for literature, film, art, music, and toys to include in a time capsule. The author argues that our culture has morally disintegrated and chooses objects that illustrate that disintegration. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Venice, Italy

    A 10 page research paper that discusses the history of Venice, Italy, and also its architecture, painting and music, focusing particularly on the sixteenth century. Then, the writer discusses the current crisis of Venice sinking and what is being done to preserve the city. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Ofili and Dalwood's Celebrity in Contemporary British Art

    A paper which looks at two works by modern artists - Kurt Cobain's Greenhouse, by Dalwood, and Afrodizzia, by Ofili - and considers them as specific examples of the way in which celebrities are portrayed. Bibliography lists 7 sources

  • Islamic Militarism Since 600 A.D.

    A 5 page research paper that discusses the history of Islamic militarism. One hears a great deal, in this age of Islamic terrorism, about how the Muslim instigators of indiscriminant violence are not true "Muslims." However, an overview of Islamic militarism shows that, as with Christianity, violence and aggression are integral to Islamic history and that this history very much pertains to the current situation. The writer first discusses Islamic militarism, beginning in 600 A.D. and continuing to the Crusades and then relates this militaristic tradition to Islamic belief and current terrorism. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Renaissance Diversity

    This 5 page paper considers the argument that the renaissance period should be subdivided into two separate periods due to the differences between the early and later time in this era. Evidence is used to argue this case including evidence from the arts and science as well as social history. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Beuys and Warhol, Two Different Artists

    This is a 6 page paper comparing and contrasting the works and politics of the artists Joseph Beuys and Andy Warhol. Artists Joseph Beuys and Andy Warhol lived and worked basically at the same time from the 1920s to the 1980s. Beuys, who grew up fairly conservatively, served in the war and held an academic position, expressed a great deal of warmth and hope in his art works which was also reflected in his political and philosophical outlook on life. He believed that all humans were students of life and it was their obligation to use their creativity throughout their disciplines to integrate the ideals of all cultures. Throughout his lifetime he was the founder of several activist groups designed to allow for a more open-minded society. His convictions to freedom of education were often at his own expense as he sacrificed a great deal for his activism. Warhol was known as one of the most influential commercial and pop culture artists of his time. His outlook on life and the human race was somewhat more grim than Beuys’ however as he believed that modern culture should and does act like a machine. He stressed that he was superficial along with the rest of society and used his celebrity to further his career mostly in the art, film, music and television industries. He did however use some of his exhibitions to display some of what he considered to be disasters of the twentieth century but most of his activism was through his art and not through outward causes like Beuys. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • ADHD and ADD and School Compulsory Medication

    A 14 page research paper that explores the use of psychoactive drug use in the US with schoolchildren. The first half of the paper offers a legal analysis and the second half an ethical analysis. The writer concludes from a review of available research that while these drugs are crucial for some children (1 to 2 percent of the childhood population), they are dramatically over-prescribed and used as a "quick fix" to enforce compliance with unrealistic behavioral expectations for young children. Bibliography lists 13 sources.

  • The Manchurian Candidate Conspiracy

    This paper explores Richard Condon's book and Frankenheimer's movie 'The Manchurian Candidate' in terms of conspiracy theory and McCarthyism of the era (1959-1960). There is a brief comparison of the two and a short biography of Condon. The book focuses on the psychological and political aspects of the story. Bibliography lists 4 sources. JVcondon.rtf

  • Analogue to Digital Photography Shift and its Implications

    This is a 4 page paper on the implications of the shift from analogue to digital photography. With the recent shift of analogue to digital photography, critics cannot help but wonder what the implications of this change will be in regards to the ideals of originality, truth and authenticity of the work. From a traditional viewpoint, Benjamin and others argued that art loses its authenticity and originality once it is mass reproduced because art and photography have an intrinsic link with time and space which relates to these two aspects. In addition to the fact that digital photography can be mass reproduced in an exact manner, it also lends itself to being altered and manipulated quite easily. While this may imply that all original components of the piece are lost forever, some graphic designers have recently expanded this component to create a new field to allow for original technical work which is considered reflective of modern society. While Baudrillard stated that the media has turned modern society into one which is devoid of authentic experience, some critics allow that digital technology may actually provide a further medium to create authentic and dynamic experience. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Sexism, Romanticism, and the Portrayal of Women in Eighteenth Century Art

    A 5 page research paper focusing on how women are portrayed in 18th century art. The paper focuses on Fragonard and Goya. Substantial background is given on these artists and consequently how women are viewed in their works. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Overview of Fashion Counterfeiting

    This 5 page paper provides an overview of this little known secret of the fashion industry. Although counterfeiters on the streets are obvious, the less obvious infiltration in department stores is also problematic. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Past History of NEA

    This 9 page paper examines the past history of the NEA; controversial issues which have surrounded federal funding of the arts, including First Amendment issues and censorship; and makes suggestions for some calm resolution. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Controversy and NEA

    This 10 page paper examines the past history of the NEA; controversial issues which have surrounded federal funding of the arts, including First Amendment issues clarified in 1998. Censorship outrage due to the work of Serrano and Maplethorpe is also discussed. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

 

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