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Art Of Living

An August, 1996, series in the San Jose Mercury News by reporter Gary Webb linked the origins of crack cocaine in California to the contras, a guerrilla force backed by the Reagan administration that attacked Nicaragua’s Sandinista government during the 1980s. Webb’s series, The Dark Alliance, has been the subject . . . Read more

The San Francisco Museum Of Modern Art

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art was the first museum on the west coast dedicated to 20th century art. It first opened in 1935 but underwent a major renovation and opened a new museum facility designed by renowned Swiss architect Mario Botta in January of 1995. Botta used a . . . Read more

Changes In Pop Art

“Changes in Pop Art”“Pop art” was a 20th century art movement that utilized consumerism and popular culture. Andy Warhol, for example, changed the imagery of everyday objects, as well as entertainment figures, through distorted shapes, sizes, and bold colors. As the decades passed, the style of “pop art” slightly changed . . . Read more

Roman Art Vs. Greek Art

Paul JohnsonDebbie Barret-GravesWestern Civilization10/29/00Roman Art Vs. Greek ArtThroughout history art has consistently reflected the cultural values and social structures of individual civilizations. Ancient art serves as a useful tool to help historians decipher some important aspects of ancient culture. From art we can determine the basic moral and philosophical beliefs . . . Read more

The Art Of Influence

THE ART OF INFLUENCE;Africa And Its’ Influence On Western Art Between The Mid-Nineteenth Century and The First World WarDuring the mid 19th century up until the Great War of 1914, European countries began to heavily colonize and come into contact with African nations. This was called “new imperialism”. During this . . . Read more

Pablo Picasso Changed The Way We Look At Art

Muldoon 1Picasso Changed the Way We Look at ArtThere is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterwards you can remove all traces of reality. -Pablo PicassoPicasso had not always been so enlightened with the fact that there was more to art than the eye could see. During . . . Read more

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