Essay about The Renaissance Man

As the fifteenth century dawned, Western Europe was changing. The Black Plague and other illnesses resulted in a significant decrease in the overall population, which resulted in a shift of power from wealthy landlords to those who worked the land.…

Leonardo da Vinci Essay

Leonardo de Vinci (1452-1519), considered a pioneer artesian, of the high renaissance, was best known for his art, science, and his wisdom. He believed in only what he could observe. His drawing Vitruvian Man (1490) is the balanced perfection of…

Essay on David

David, who was destined to be the second king of Israel, destroyed the Philistine giant Goliath with stone and a sling. Donatello, Verrocchio, Michelangelo, and Bernini each designed a sculpture of David. However, the sculptures are drastically different from one…

The White Man’s Burden

More v In the “White Man’s Burden”, Rudyard Kipling claims that it is the duty or burden of the white men to civilize the non-whites, to educate them and to religiously lift them (lecture notes, 2/8). Kipling is specifically talking…

The Genius of Klassik Komix

More v The Genius of Klassik Komix In “Klassik Komix” Steven Millhauser uses the well-known poem, “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” by T. S. Elliot, to create an intermediary between complex poetic prose and the simplicity of the…

Masaccio: Innovator of Perspective and Illusion Essay

Masaccio: Innovator of Perspective and Illusion Considered the greatest Florentine painter of the early 1400s, Masaccio is one of the most important figures of Western Art. Tommaso di ser Giovanni Cassai di Simon Guidi was born in 1401 and nicknamed…

Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock Essay

In the poem “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” by T.S. Elliot, Prufrock is a man that is pessimistic, has low self-esteem, and has much internal conflict. He believes that he isn’t good enough for the women of his…

Kipling’s short story, Miss Youghul’s Sais Essay

Upon first seeing a young woman wearing a hijab, a child once questioned her father in a loud, excited whisper, “Daddy, is she a princess?” while rudely pointing at the woman across the parking lot. The child’s conclusion likely came…