Hum -102 - Week 1 - Humanities Today Paper

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Introduction
Humanities allows us to look at the past, the past will allow us to see what our future holds. This paper will examine how the study of humanities is differentiated between other modes of expression. The paper will also review examples of art, music, architecture, philosophy, literature and film that reflect current socio-economics, technology and politics. Humanities Defined

The study of humanity provides insight into how humans have developed culturally. The insight that art, literature and music can provide allows us to understand the influence that it provided in the development of our future, or our today. This awareness gives us the opportunity to see how important facts and events have influenced others. Specifically, how artists, writers, performers, and philosophers used these influences to tell the stories of their time. This review provides value in the fact that it allows us to understand how art uses symbolism or how representations of facts or events are portrayed within the artist’s creations. Art

Art is defined as a style or form of expressing culture. Art is a broad term used to categorize the way in which ideas, views, dreams, and events are expressed. There is no one type of art. However, the most commonly forms that are known as art include sculpture, and painting. Leon Golub, an American painter, would be a good example of an artist who used politics and the techniques of war and terrorism in his work. The Broad Art Foundation describes Golub as “an existential and activist painter, Golub's interest in the depiction of the figure never waned, and he has recently regained recognition for his large-scale, politically charged works that directly address issues of war, racism, sexism and power” (Golub Collection, 2007). The website goes on to state that “political terror and man's abuse of power are the primary subjects rendered in his monumental and highly topical paintings” (Golub Collection, 2007). Music

Music is a common...
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