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The arts is a vast subdivision of culture, composed of many creative


endeavors and disciplines. It is a broader term than "art", which, as a
description of a field, usually means only the visual arts. The arts encompass
the visual arts, the literary arts and the performing arts music, theatre,
dance and film, among others. This list is by no means comprehensive, but
only meant to introduce the concept of the arts. For all intents and purposes,
the history of the arts begins with the history of art. The arts might have
origins in early human evolutionary prehistory.

The Parthenon

Ancient Greek art saw the veneration of the animal form and the
development of equivalent skills to show musculature, poise, beauty and anatomically correct proportions.
Ancient Roman art depicted gods as idealized humans, shown with characteristic distinguishing features
(e.g. Jupiter's thunderbolt). In Byzantine and Gothic art of the Middle Ages, the dominance of the church
insisted on the expression of biblical and not material truths. Eastern art has generally worked in a style
akin to Western medieval art, namely a concentration on surface patterning and local colour (meaning the
plain colour of an object, such as basic red for a red robe, rather than the modulations of that colour brought
about by light, shade and reflection). A characteristic of this style is that the local colour is often defined by
an outline (a contemporary equivalent is the cartoon). This is evident in, for example, the art of India, Tibet
and Japan. Religious Islamic art forbids iconography, and expresses religious ideas through geometry
instead. The physical and rational certainties depicted by the 19th-century Enlightenment were shattered not
only by new discoveries of relativity by Einstein and of unseen psychology by Freud, but also by
unprecedented technological development. Paradoxically the expressions of new technologies were greatly
influenced by the ancient tribal arts of Africa and Oceania, through the works of Paul Gauguin and the
Post-Impressionists, Pablo Picasso and the Cubists, as well as the Futurists and others.
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The Four Stages of Cruelty


is a series of four printed
engravings published by
William Hogarth in 1751. The
prints depict the progression
of the fictional Tom Nero,
from a cruel child to his
ultimate fate: the ignominy of dissection after his

Charles Holden (18751960)


was an English architect better
known for designing many
London Underground stations
during the 1920s and 1930s,
for Bristol Central Library, the Underground
Electric Railways Company of London's
headquarters at 55 Broadway and for the

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execution as a murderer. Beginning with the torture


of a dog as a child in the First stage of cruelty, he
progresses to beating his horse as a man in the
Second stage of cruelty, and then to robbery,
seduction, and murder in Cruelty in perfection.
Finally, he receives what Hogarth warns is the
inevitable fate of those who start down the path
Nero has followed: his body is taken from the
gallows and mutilated by surgeons in the
anatomical theatre in The reward of cruelty. The
prints were intended as a form of moral instruction:
Hogarth was dismayed by the routine acts of
cruelty he witnessed on the streets of London.
Issued on cheap paper, the prints were destined for
the lower classes. The series shows a roughness of
execution and a brutality that is untempered by the
humorous touches common in Hogarth's other
works, but which he felt was necessary to impress
his message on the intended audience.
Nevertheless, the pictures still carry the wealth of
detail and subtle references that Hogarth had made
his trademark.

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University of London's Senate House. He also


created many war cemeteries in Belgium and
northern France for the Imperial War Graves
Commission. His architecture is widely viewed
and appreciated. He won the Royal Institute of
British Architects' Royal Gold Medal for
architecture in 1936 and was appointed a Royal
Designer for Industry in 1943. His station designs
for London Underground became the
corporation's standard design influencing designs
by all architects working for the organisation in
the 1930s. Many of his buildings have been
granted listed building status, protecting them
from unapproved alteration. Due to his modesty
and belief in the team effort of his fellow
architects, he declined twice the offer of a
knighthood.
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Movement V of Suite du Premier Ton (Suite in C


major) from Louis-Nicolas Clrambault's 1710 set
of compositions, Livre d'Orgue, performed by
Ashtar Mora.
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"Join, or Die", a 1754 editorial cartoon by


Benjamin Franklin, a woodcut showing a snake
severed into eight pieces, with each segment
labeled with the initials of a British American
colony or region (not all colonies are represented).
It was originally about the importance of colonial
unity against France during the French and Indian
War, and re-used in the years ahead of the
American Revolution to signify unity against Great
Britain.

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... that Frank Lloyd Wright's


textile block work, Storer
House (pictured), was
restored in the 1980s by
Joel Silver, producer of the
films Die Hard and The Matrix?
... that Swiss illustrator Albert Lindegger
was responsible for murals at the
headquarters of the cantonal police and the
crematorium in Berne?
... that U.S. Presidents Lyndon B. Johnson
and Harry S. Truman once lived in the
Kennedy-Warren Apartment Building?

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In this month
1 January 1818 Mary Shelley's
novel Frankenstein is published
anonymously in London
7 January 1927 The Scottish
Arts and Crafts architect Fred
Rowntree (pictured) dies in
London at the age of 66
13 January 1782 Friedrich Schiller's play
The Robbers, an important work in the
German Sturm and Drang movement,
premieres in Mannheim and is an overnight
sensation
22 January 1956 Camera Three, a Sunday
morning television program devoted to the
arts is launched by CBS
24 January 1925 Maria Tallchief, the first
Native American to become a prima
ballerina, is born in Fairfax, Oklahoma
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News
June 13: English actor
Christopher Lee dies aged 93
May 28: B.B. King's daughters allege blues
musician was poisoned
May 22: David Letterman signs off after 33
year career on the Late Show
May 15: Blues musician B.B. King dies aged
89

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May 7: New Zealand begins process to


consider changing national flag design

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