What is beauty And More Importantly, what is the use of Beauty in understanding history.

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Slide 1 Slide 2 What is beauty And More Importantly, what is the use of Beauty in understanding history Slide 3 I have divided these slides into 4 sections: 1) Nature 2) Man made art 3) Uncertainty 4) The question for this assignment Your task to click through the images, and do spend some time on each as the beauty is undeniable. The fortunate part you can always refer back to some extraordinarily beautiful images. Slide 4 Slide 5 Slide 6 Slide 7 Slide 8 Slide 9 Slide 10 Slide 11 Slide 12 Slide 13 Slide 14 Slide 15 Slide 16 Slide 17 Slide 18 Duccio, Betrayal of Christ, back of the Maesta, 13 th century Slide 19 Giotto, The Lamentation, 14 th century Slide 20 Giotto, The Ascension, 14 th century Slide 21 Maest by Duccio di Buoninsegna, Tempera on wood, 13 century Slide 22 Slide 23 Giotto, The Annunciation Slide 24 Reubens, Feast of Venus Slide 25 Slide 26 Botticelli: Nascita di Venere, 15 th century Slide 27 Ghiberti, Gates of Paradise, 17 ft high, 15 th century Slide 28 Panel from Ghiberti door. Bottom right panel Slide 29 Andrea Mantegna, The Lamentation over the Dead Christ,. 15 th century., tempura on canvas Slide 30 Rafael, The Transfiguration Slide 31 Raphael, The Madonna and child Slide 32 Massacio, Expulsion from Eden, 15 th century (note twisted and contorted face the pain and the agony) Slide 33 The Annunciation, Rogier van der Weyden, 15 th century Slide 34 Leonardo da Vinci, Mona Lisa, 16 th century Slide 35 David, 16 th century Slide 36 The Creation of Adam. Michelangelo, 16 th century Slide 37 Monet Slide 38 Portrait of Dr. Gachet by Vincent van Gogh Slide 39 Slide 40 Slide 41 Slide 42 Slide 43 Slide 44 Slide 45 Slide 46 Slide 47 Slide 48 Chris Ofili's "Holy Virgin Mary": Using dung as a paint Slide 49 Piss Christ Crucifix in case of urine Slide 50 Slide 51 You may wish to review other art from the Renaissance through the art constructed today. These are samplings I found, which I particularly find appropriate. Slide 52 What is the use or purpose of beauty? In forming an answer, you may wish to consider the following: Is there a standard for art and does art have a relationship to the real world (the one we live in), should it if it does or does not. Should art reflect your life whether triumphal or abysmal or should art aspire (inspire you) to something else? What benefit does that have for us in understanding beauty? If you believe it should reflect a beauty we could or should aspire to- why? Does beauty change over time, or is there an eternal beauty that is universal. Do you have to answer each of the questions above? No. That is why I wrote you may wish to consider the following. It is your answer, BUT I want serious thought and consideration of the questions raised and then, after you have seriously considered all I have asked make sure you do answer the following question: What is the relationship between the beautiful and the study of history? Slide 53 How long does the paper have to be: - no more than 1 page typed. I do not care about format. Simply type it, and give me a one page answer. There are no points for this. THIS TIME: All work must be sent via EMAIL. The deadline for all work is 10 am on Tuesday, May 31 st. If I receive ANYTHING from you after 10:00 am, I will not even open the email. 10 am is determined by MY time, my watch, my clock. I WILL not ACCEPT THIS ASSIGNMENT ONE SECOND LATER THAN 10:00 AM (local time) if you are in a triple car accident, that is unfortunate but I will not accept this assignment late. If your family are all taken to the hospital requiring surgery this assignment must be in before 10 am. If your computer malfunctioned it must wait until after you send this in, if it happens earlier, I will not even look at your email. This assignment MUST be done. If you do not do it, you will receive 0 out of 20 on your assignments portion of your final grade, which means the MAXIMUM you could possibly get would be 80 / 100 (and that assumes 100% on attendance/participation, final exam, and quizzes).