Humanities Today

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Humanities Today
Monique Berry
October 4, 2011
Sharon Worley

Humanities Today
Humanities are defined as the study or investigation of the natural human processes and social relationships. Many world events transpired in earlier centuries that created what the world is now. The purpose of this paper is to define the term humanities, and also distinguish them from other modes of human inquiry and expression. A list of current examples of Art, Music, Architecture, Philosophy, and Literature, can be found forthcoming. An explanation of how each example reflects current developments in politics, socioeconomics, and technology will also be discussed. Humanities cover art, music, literature, philosophy, and architecture. These areas are considered the human conditions. All other modes are of non- human subjects and are not considered humanities. Art

Art has been used as an expression in both social and economic factors. Donatello, a famous artist of the Medieval Times, and the forerunner of humanistic expression; was admired for the sculptures he produced in marble, bronze, terracotta, and wood. Donatello work was of the Gothic Style. By the middle of the 14th century it evolved into a naturalism known from the classical antiquity. Today artist are still using sculpting and painting to display expressions of human inquiry. There are Museums worldwide to currently enjoy art of all kinds. Music

Music was used in previous centuries as a form of worship. It was somehow used as a technique used when worshiping in many different religions. It later evolved into a way to send messages. During the slavery times, Slaves song lyrics that expressed sorrow and the need to be free. They also used music to relay messages to other slaves. When an escape was planned, music played a very important role. The lyrics of the hymns provided important information such as the meeting spot and the departure time. Today artist use the lyrics of the songs they produce to...
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