Close your eyes and try to imagine a melding the history of the Irish and Scottish tunes, of the twang of country music, and the reverence of a gospel message. Enter a touch of the blues and the spirit of generations who played music to express themselves with this unique genre of music. Each of these components brought with it instruments steeped with tradition. Country music built the foundation with the guitar and bass guitar, the Scottish and Irish influences added the mandolin. The Africa American 2/4 beat contributes the banjo and the washboard adds the finishing folk music touch.
The first difference between Monet’s garden and Picasso’s garden is artist’s background information. Background information is a general fact of the artist himself, which will provide audiences the better interpretation of painting toward each unique painting style. Claude Monet, French artist, was one of the pioneers of impressionism in 1860s, mostly created his artworks in a well-known “plein-air” painting style (Perry, 1927). Impressionism, in fact, derived from his artwork entitled “Impression, Sunrise” which gave its impression in terms of conveying feeling to most viewers as they were in the same situation (Dempsey, 2002). In general, impressionist art focuses on capturing the natural surroundings in a brief moment and shows in a rough style of painting (Grant, 2010).
The poem is written in a blues poem structure, which means that it is derived from musical tradition of blues with certain elements coming from African-American dialect. A blues poem such as this is usually connected to themes of struggle and loneliness, which can be related to the word “weary” in the title. Similar to a blues song, blues poems also often feature a repetition of phrases in order to emphasize these themes (“Poetic”). “He did a lazy sway / He did a lazy sway” (6-7), “Ain’t got nobody in all this world / Ain’t got nobody but ma self” (19-20), and “I got the Weary Blues And I can’t be satisfied. Got the weary blues And can’t be satisfied” (25-28) are all great examples of repetitive lines being used in this poem in order to to emphasize a relaxed, yet depressing mood.
Hillbilly music was the main genre of music for rural white American’s during the 1920’s. During our class discussion of hillbilly music, I immediately related the genre as the birth of country music today. Hillbilly music was an artistic expression by the people of the rural south. This concept is very similar to the country music that is produced today by musicians from the south who write their music based on what it is like to live in the country. During the time period of the 1920’s, Hillbilly music was only produced and sang by white Americans.
The purpose of taming the horses was to get the animals used to people and able trained to pull wagons. Black cowboys were mostly freedmen after the Civil War. These men were drawn to the cowboy life because the lack of discrimination in the west. But, not all of the black cowboys were freedmen, there were some men who escaped from the plantations in Georgia and South Carolina. The life of the black cowboy was tougher than the most.
His paintings, etchings and prints include elegant female portraits, based on High Renaissance prototypes, with which he challenged the 16th century masters of the Venetian school; painting of horses which recall his love for the peasant life of the Bosnian countryside; paraphrases of Velazquez, which express his profound admiration for the great Spanish master. Throughout his career, he made cycles of painting which chronicle homages, events and dedications. His works are characterized by the intermingling of ancient motifs with a modern and contemporary commentary. He employed a very wide variety of artistic techniques, from the most traditional to the most contemporary. For instance, he made a couple of small animated films, and was fascinated by the possibilities offered by new techniques of digital printing, sometimes producing prints of enormous
There is a different lighting for every setting.for example Benjamin Martin’s Malita has a base within a swamp and the lighting makes the scene feel dark and gloomy or when Benjamin’s oldest son, Gabriel, gets married the lighting is bright and cheery. The Patriot does a good job at making the lighting realistic and sets the mood for dramatic scenes. There is many realistically lighted scenes with light passing through trees and windows as you will see in this video. I believe that the main theme of the movie is patriotism. Patriotism is defined as an act of support and devotion in one’s country("Patriotism").
It generally but not always featured a tenor lead, a soaring falsetto, a vocal bass run and nonsense lyrics in the background supporting all the other elements. The ‘doo-wop’ sound effects by the group members to harmonize the song that gave a rise to this genres name. Emmett et al. (2011) stated that doo wop is a combination of gospel and barbershop styles with an element of jazz and blues. It was due to the rich vocal harmonies of the group members that made doo wop music so famous.
Natasha Trethewey’s Native Guard is a collection of poems highlighting the childhood of her life and honoring her mother. Additionally, Trethewey speaks about the racial background of the Deep South where she grew up and one of the first black regiments who were called into service during the Civil War, the Louisiana Native Guards. Trethewey includes sonnets and monuments to express the meaning behind her poetry. Throughout the collection of poems, there are certain poems that are very apparent in expressing the severity of Trethewey and the Native Guard’s struggles. One of the poem’s in Native Guard that truly captivates the story of Trethewey’s childhood and racial struggles is “Photograph: Ice Storm, 1971”.
Mama even discusses the use of “scraps from dresses that Grandma Dee had worn fifty and more years ago” (1193). Each piece of fabric represents the life and struggles of Mama’s ancestors. The quilt is a piece of history passed down from generation to generation, which embodies long lasting memories and legacy. Wangero asked, “Can I have these old quilts” (1193). Mama was not happy about the request and suggested other quilts.
Douglass begins his description of slave songs by recounting the songs that were sang while slaves made the trip back and forth from the Great House Farm, “While on their way, they would make the dense old woods, for miles around, reverberate with their wild songs, revealing at once the highest joy and the deepest sadness” (Douglass 342). He depicts the large contrast of emotions that is contained within the songs. The illustration of the reverberation of the woods shows the strength of the sounds of the songs. He expands on the strength of music arguing that sometimes he believes that, “the mere hearing of those songs would do more to impress some minds with the horrible character of slavery, than the reading of whole volumes of philosophy on the subject could do” (Douglass 342). He acknowledges the power in the songs is much greater than the power within language.
I paced each breath I took in front of the masterpiece, soaked in the unnatural colours and accentuated shapes, noticed the start and end of each brush strokes life span on the canvas and fell in love with each one. Despite just standing in front of me, Vincent displays his passion with swirling action and dominant skill. The whooshing of the wind that blew the field could still be heard and the kiss of the sun still fell on my face. A moment later and the tears were being rubbed out of my eyes while the painting grew smaller and the shuffling feet became softer. My senses filtered back into reality as the walls spread out and the echoes I heard in the open hall matched those that rebounded off the walls inside me.
There were all kinds of music. There is Classic, Spiritual, Folk Songs and Minstrels. Classical music was mostly heard at Cotillions. It is played by Orchestras and it sounds beautiful. Spiritual songs are church hymns that slaves set to African music styles.
Mr. Bo Diddley was born December 28, 1928 in McComb, Mississippi under the name Ellas Otha Bates but changed as a child to Ellas McDaniel. He was known as an R&B and Chicago Blues singer and guitarist. He was nicknamed The Originator because of his key role in the transition from the blues to rock and roll, and rock, and influenced a host of acts. On November 20, 1955, Bo Diddley appeared on the popular Ed Sullivan TV show. The show asked him to sing "Sixteen Tons", but instead he sang "Bo Diddley".
Gospel music was an effective response to slavery, for as it spread across the South, movements associating with abolitionist groups occurred frequently and soon slaves were emancipated. At black churches, African Americans were able to freely express their beliefs in God. Slaves