Ladies and Gentlemen

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Ladies and Gentlemen
Melissa Young
Darryl Claybon
Humanities 111
August 21, 2011


1. Explain how key social, cultural, and artistic contributions contribute to historical changes. Artwork found on the walls of caves and in the rubble of ancient cities, have opened the doorway to greatly, new, and improved developments, over time. Culture is the values and behaviors shared by a group of people. Culture has been expressed through artwork for centuries. It has paved the way for a better way of living and surviving. The ancient writings and drawings was the eye into culture. We could see and learn how humans lived day to day, what were their religious beliefs and practices, and how talented they were in art and technology. These discoveries led to great economic change. Some of the changes that came about were individuality, women’s rights, indoor plumbing, and the right to bear arms, electric lighting, mathematics, and dance. Economic expansion, agricultural innovations, and the development of cities and trade, are, also, some of the things that led to economic change. These things have had a big impact on social, cultural, and artistic expression. These things have helped us to live, easier, in today’s society. Every human being has the right to enjoy and develop a cultural life and identity. 2. Explain the importance of situating a society’s cultural and artistic expressions within a historical context. It’s important because you can’t understand the present without understanding the past. Artwork is a basis for analysis and interpretation of the human condition. It’s important to study the mood, time period, events, attitudes, and conditions, of that time period, when the event


occurred. Placing artistic and cultural expressions in a historical context would be accurate. Art and culture changed the world to what it...
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