Etymology: The Origin of the Word “Meat”

I looked into the history of the word meat, and this led me to wonder about other edible animals, so I researched the words meat, pork, beef and mutton. … More Etymology: The Origin of the Word “Meat”

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Art Deco: An Artistic Response to Industrialization

The Art Deco Movement of 1925 – 1940 marks a time of exuberant excess, and is characterized by bright and linear ornamentation in visual art, geometric elegance in fashion, and hard-edged decoration in architecture.  Artists, architects and designers of the time sought to embellish all things tangible, from the largest skyscraper facades to the smallest … More Art Deco: An Artistic Response to Industrialization

Analysis of William Waterhouse’s Various Renditions of the Lady of Shallot

  Section 1: The Work and its Historical/Cultural Context Arguably the most famous piece by painter and drafter John William Waterhouse, The Lady of Shallot depicts an emotionally evocative scene on an ancient theme: the fabled medieval city of Camelot.  The work’s creation in 1888 was inspired by a poem by the same name which … More Analysis of William Waterhouse’s Various Renditions of the Lady of Shallot

Abraham Lincoln Predicted U.S. Downfall by Avarice

“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.” – Abraham Lincoln This quote by our nation’s most influential historical executor gave me more than a moment’s pause. I couldn’t help but compose some reactionary thoughts. First: Positivity. This quote by President Abraham … More Abraham Lincoln Predicted U.S. Downfall by Avarice