number Date Themes of art In arts, a theme is the general impression or message communicated by the art work. It involves painting, creating performance or a picture. Themes are not directly stated in the art work but they are implied…
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i. Art of daily life Art and craft remains among the major practices carried by different cultures since time in memorial. Art is expressed through the objects, images and architecture created for daily use. According to Rauschenberg (1925 p. 51), these objects (material things) have meanings further outside the practical functions. A perfect example is the art of basketry which is perceived to be of great importance by the Pomo Indians. According to their legend, a Pomo ancestor stole the sun from gods in order to give light to dark earth; he used the basket to cover the sun high up. The Pomo basket depicts the universe which they used to move knowledge to human beings from gods in the beginning of the world. Another example is the Islamic art of the tile used in decoration of architectural surfaces. Though used by different cultures in the world, it particularly features the Islamic art. Tiles are mostly used to decorate the surfaces of a mosque, homes, schools, palaces and others. The tiles were therefore used to illustrate the interior design of a 19th century Iranian mosque. Different cultures can depict the art of life from different objects in which they use for everyday life. ii. Sacred realm Different people holding on different cultures have turned the universe into a sacred place of spirits. They communicate with spirits and develop faith that the spirits have answers to questions like the origin of the world, the beginning of life, the purpose of life and others. Through these beliefs, they have created different arts to enable them to develop the realism that allow them to communicate with the spirits. Different cultural believes have different images and objects for this purpose, they include the different cultural believes which are; Christians, Islamic, Indus and others Rauschenberg (1925 p.53) Architectural works have been created with different shapes and designs to portray the setting of a place that can be used to conduct the rituals of prayers and worship. A good example is the Great Mosque which is an Islamic place of worship in Cordoba, Spain. The interior hall used for prayers has immense horizontal space with a regular rhythm of virtual forest of arches. The light goes in by the doorways placed on perimeter of the hall, filtered through the many columns which create shadows that make the interior design grasp the worshippers. The alternation of the red and white colors into sections creates a distinction in the arch forms while the hanging oil lamp at the centre of worship creates more shadows. Another example that depicts realism in the Christian believes is the model of Mary mother of Christ sited calmly on the throne holding the gesture who is the child Christ on her hand. She is surrounded by angels to quest believers of paradise and in great serenely posture of a virgin symbolizing holiness. iii. Politics and social order Most important systems that human beings hold on are the societies. Most of the early societies believed that the order in the universe is directly related to the earthly order, for example in Egypt Pharaoh who was the king was seen as a link between God the earth. He was seen as a small god and a ruler whose job was to maintain order on earth. When he died, people believed that he joined the gods; they prepared many tombs for him a sign of honor. Most known are the three pyramids, which up to date still serve as inspiring structures. Its weight and extend is tremendous that reflect the power of Pharaohs to command immense forces, it also
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These traditions, if analyzed, can reveal shared values and cultural perspectives. In analyzing a cultural tradition different from my own, and my impressions about it, I can gain deeper insight into my own cultural tradition. For this paper I have chosen to consider Buddhist and Catholic wedding traditions.
It was during the period between the 19th and the 20th centuries that the Iban people began the talent of further enriching their culture by sculpting images of hornbill to become an indispensable part of sacred ceremonies conducted by Iban community. With a nearly standard length of 84.6 centimeters, the Hornbill Figure is traditionally created in wood, paint, cotton thread, some plant materials, and wool.
It is also possible that in some conservative societies the body element is not given that much significance, like in the regions of South Asia and the Middle East but within United States and the Western world, the body premise is seen in a very significant context.
It can be assessed that the style of writing in both of the works are different and at the same time they can relate to each other as well. The poem has also used the symbolic style of describing the main themes and so has the short story. Both the writers have chosen the style to write their content in the most summarized form using the best words and symbolic language.
People living in different parts of the world have different cultural norms even if they belong to the same religion or community. For example, Roman Catholics and Protestants are two of the prominent communities in the Christian culture. However, they have different customs and rituals.
Results: A divergence between the U.S. and Vietnam, as highly educated women return to marriage, albeit at a later age. This suggests that Vietnam and the United States are actually in two different stages of development with regards to the
e States that were in the Northern part of United States.1 This paper will selectively examine tow individual States from both the Southern part of America and the Northern Part of America. This is because the experiences that were witnessed by the salves in these two regions