PAULA SCHER By: Jade Zuspan Paula Scher was born in 1948 in Virginia and grew up in Philadelphia and Washington DC. Her father worked for the United States Geological Survey as a photogrammetric engineer and there he invented a device that corrects the distortion aerial photography creates. Her father’s career inspired Scher’s passion for creating hand painted maps, which is shown in some of her later works. In 1970 Scher began her higher education at Tyler School of Art studying design. During her senior year, at Tyler School of Art, Scher met her Husband Seymour Chwast.
Once he turned twelve years of age, he began an apprenticeship which lasted five years. During this time, he learned how to “depict perspective and proportion accurately” (Quazen). After turning eighteen, the Seville Painters Guild certified him as a master painter, which in turn, gave him the license to work as a qualified artist. As a result, he spent his years doing “various religious paintings, tavern pieces known as bodegónes and random aristocratic portraits” (don Quijote). However, Velazquez wanted to overturn his fate as a middle class man.
Qin Shi Huangdi was able to annex all seven states and bring them under his control. As he ruled, the First Emperor had a long lasting influence on China. He reorganized the political and legal systems and added supplementary changes to consolidate China as he standardized the system of Chinese units of measure such as weights, measurements and currency were standardized. The currencies of different states were standardized to Ban Liang Coin which allowed easier importation and exportation with traded goods. He also worked with standardizing the Chinese system of script as he removed variant forms within the Qin script.
"His painting style followed the Song Academy tradition; he was versatile landscape, figure, flower-and-bird painter. He was especially adept at creating large-scale historical paintings." (John Fairbank and Merle Goldman 115-117) Only in the Ming capital of Beijing does Shang Xi's life and career assume any discernible outline. He was by the Xuande reign, if not before, a painter at the Ming court in Beijing. Little is known of Shang Xi's life at the capital, but his membership of the Guards - the sole fact available to describe his career - may have had some bearing on what he painted.
After the death of their parents they were cared for by their aunt and uncle. At the age of eighteen Sorolla traveled to Madrid, he vehemently studied master paintings in the Museo del Prado. After completing his military service, at twenty-two Sorolla acquired a grant which enabled a four year term to study painting in Rome, Italy. While he was there he was welcomed and found stability in the example of F. Pradilla, the director of the Spanish Academy in Rome. A long visit to Paris in 1885 provided his first experience to modern painting; he was inspired by the exhibitions of Jules Bastien-Lepage and Adolf von Menzel.
In The Virgin and the Grail, Joseph Goering departs on a quest to discover the true origins of the grail legend. Goering reminds us that the story of the Holy Grail is not an ancient myth whose roots are lost in the depths of time. The Grail legend was invented by medieval poets and storytellers in the late twelfth and early thirteenth centuries. The earliest surviving account of a sacred vessel called a Grail is found in a medieval romance entitled The Story of the Grail (Conte du Graal) written by Chretien de Troyes in the north of France at the end of the twelfth century. This story of how the young Perceval comes of age, and of his encounter with the mysterious vessel or serving dish.
Today there are many different scene designers, but to me Ming Cho Lee was one of the most important and interesting. Lee was born in China, and said to be one of the most influential American scene designers during the last four decades of the 20th century. In Lee’s early life, his mother provided him with the opportunity to study ink drawing and landscape painting with the watercolorist Change Kwo-Nyen. Lee like his father, was a member of Yale's class of 1919, and his uncle was a graduate in 1918. This young designer grew up in an environment where English was the predominant language.
Later on he met, Eugene Boudin. Eugene helped Monet master oil paints and “plein air” techniques. In 1857, Monet’s mother died so he had to leave school to live with his aunt. He travel to France and since he would bring paints everywhere, he would sit by the window and paint the view. His life in Paris also brought him closer to other painters.
Travis Sabatino 11356491 HIST 121-02 Shen Fu: Six Records of Floating Life Context Shen Fu’s Six Records of Floating Life is a true story that took place during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1912), the last dynasty of Imperial China. Specifically, the story takes place in the late 18th century to the early 19th century China, which was the when the Qing dynasty was at the height of its power and influence. In this book analysis of the Six Records of Floating Life, an in-depth comparison will be made of concepts learned from class with important happenings from the story. An important concept from the Qing dynasty lecture that will be analyzed from the story is the Chinese class system. This analysis will hopefully show you, the teacher, that many connections can be made between the material learned from lecture and the primary sources that we are assigned to read.
The Gua Sha Treatment narrates a interlinking story happened in a emigration family, aiming at demonstrating cultural crash which derives from different origins of traditions and poses great influence on the concepts and ideologies of the people. Gua Sha has been a traditional treatment of China for thouands of years. In the movie, however, it gives rise to a collision of two totally different and parallel cultures. The grandfater, who came from mainland of China, did the Gua Sha to his grandson, leaving the reddish stripes on Danial’s back, which caused a series of unfortune to the Chinese-American family. It is soothing that the familiy got reunion and cultural misunderstaning got elimilated in the end of the movie.