Surrealism

Anais Nin
Anais Nin
Anais Nin Anais Nin was a passionate woman, not only in her works but also in her life. The fact that she lived life to the fullest is what made her books so intriguing. Although her diaries were a chronicle of her experience, her fiction showed the reader sides of her while displaying everyone's innermost desires. In her own words Nin says, the role of the writer is not to say what we can all say, but what we are unable to say (Rollins), and she does exactly that. For this reason her works ta
Monty Python
Monty Python
Monty Python The very essence of Contemporary Theatre is that is such a diverse realm of performance art. Many different playwrights have contributed to this post World War Two theatre that instead of keeping to just one narrow genre it was able to branch out to cover all aspects and views of an ever transitional modern society. Theatrical pieces from this time period have ranged from Existentialism, pioneered by Jean Paul Sartre, to the Theatre of the Absurd, which was precedented by Samuel Bec
Elizabeth Bishop
Elizabeth Bishop
Elizabeth Bishop Why Elizabeth Bishop was Considered to be Dickonsonian in Her Writing Style Poet Elizabeth Bishop was as simple as she was complex. The lucid and uncomplicated images she created with her seemingly elementary style were anything but; in fact, the complexity that resides within her characteristically simple prose, which demonstrate a purity and precision like no other, are known only to those who can see beyond their fašade. Attention to outer detail and an unquenchable desire to
The Waste Land
The Waste Land
The Waste Land SURREALISM AND T.S. ELIOT Surrealism is a dangerous word to use about the poet, playwright and critic T.S. Eliot, and certainly with his first major work, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock . Eliot wrote the poem, after all, years before Andre Breton and his compatriots began defining and practicing surrealism proper. Andre Breton published his first Manifesto of Surrealism in 1924, seven years after Eliot's publication of The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock. It was this
The Metamorphosis
The Metamorphosis
The Metamorphosis The Metamorphosis is Kafka?s portrayal of the negative mental and physical aspects in his life. It is clear that Kafka?s low self-esteem stemmed from the lack of acceptance from his family, especially his father. The relationship between Kafka and his father can be seen in the relationship between Gregor and Mr. Samsa. This paper will use various texts to show that The Metamorphosis is a story about the impact of his negative father-son relationship on his self worth. Kafka?s r
Pablo Picasso
Pablo Picasso
Pablo Picasso Pablo Picasso A Brief Biography Pablo Ruiz Y Picasso was the most famous artist of the 20th century. He was born on October 25, 1881 in Malaga, Spain. Picasso showed great talent at an early age. He loved to paint pictures of city life and was fascinated by the circus. He also enjoyed painting pictures of the day-to-day life of poor people in his neighbourhood and was also very poor himself. His father, Jose Ruiz Blasco, was a Castilian art teacher in Malaga and his mother, Maria P
H.R. Gieger
H.R. Gieger
H.R. Gieger H.R. Giger was born on February 5, 1940, in Chur, Switzerland. He was raised in a middle class environment, and his dad was a pharmacist. His dad recieved a human skull as a promotional peice from a pharmacy institution when he was very young, and this sparked H.R. Gigers interest in the strange and macabre. His mother encouraged his artistic ability, though she often failed to understand his strange fascinations. In 1953 he attends the cantonal school in Chur (a technical school), a
The Concept of Postmodernism
The Concept of Postmodernism
UNIVERSIDAD CENTRAL DE VENEZUELA Facultad de Humanidades y Educaci?n Escuela de Idiomas Modernos Departamento de Ingl?s Cultura, Temas y Textos 2 2do lapso ? 2009-2010 Profesor: Reygar Bernal POSTMODERNISM By ROBERT B.RAY Because in common usage the word ?modern? simply means ?contemporary?, the term ?postmodernism? has seemed, from the start, like the vocabulary of science fiction. How, after all, can something which exists now be said to come after the present? The word?s apocalyptic tone, its
The Epistemology of Cindy Sherman:  A Research Method for Media  and C
The Epistemology of Cindy Sherman: A Research Method for Media and C
Humanities research is widely considered to be the sole province of academic scholars, yet avant-garde artists practise their own versions of humanities research. As critics, we tend to applaud the avant-garde for its anti-linear, anti-rational, anti-Enlightenment qualities, but we do so even as we continue to reproduce the same form of criticism, employing linearity, rationality, and the rhetoric of scientific realism. Avant-garde artists invent research methods by using media as research tools
Futurism in Art
Futurism in Art
Art movements originate from the need of people to express their reactions to political, social and religious changes. The aim of this expression is to illustrate the artist?s perspective on matters. The Futurism movement is unparalleled in modern art with its aggressive and bold manner. Futurism was born in the heart of Italy in the early 20th Century. Powerful and shameless, these artists asserted their discontent with modern society. They criticised traditional conventionalism and demanded so
Taming of the Shrew
Taming of the Shrew
Taming of the Shrew Introduction: On April 5 at 7:30 p.m. I attended William Shakespeare\'s The Taming of the Shrew, directed by Steve Cardamone. I chose to do this play because I have seen and am a big fan of many Shakespeare plays and wanted to see another. Before the show started I was expecting to see what is expected out of a Shakespearean play, old English dialect and wardrobe. I was expecting to see characters dressed in 1500\'s dresses and robes, using phrases such as Shall I compare th