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Abstract

Expressing a quality apart from an object

Aesthetic

The pleasure that beauty inspires us

Alienation

A withdrawing or a separation from a person or a person's affections from an object or position or of former attachment

Anomie

social instability from a breakdown of standards and values

Apollonian

of or relating to the God Apollo

Archetype

The original pattern or model of which all things of the same type are representations or copies

Atonal

Marked by avoidance of traditional musical tonality

Autonomous

Having the right or self power of government.

Blank verse

unryhmed verse

Baroque

Of, relating to, or having the characteristics of a style of artistic expression contrasting elements often conveying a sense of drama, movement, and tension

Catharsis

The act or result of purging

Communism

A form of socialism that abolishes private ownership

Cubism

A style of art that stresses abstract structure at the expense of other pictorial elements especially by displaying several aspects of the same object simultaneously and by fragmenting the form of depicted objects

Culture Wars

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Chiaroscuro

A monochrome picture made by using several different shades of the same color

Dionysian

Of or relating to the God Dionysus.

Deracinated

To uproot: to remove as if pulling

Dialectic

Any formal system of reasoning that arrives at the truth by the exchange of logical arguments

Dialectical Materialism

The idea that change and development in history results from the conflict between social classes. Economic forces impel human beings to behave in socially determined ways

Empiricism

the practice of relying on observation and experiment especially in the natural sciences

Epic

A long narrative poem telling of a hero's deeds

Epiphany

a divine manifestation

Existentialism

A philosophy based on the idea that people give meaning to their lives through their choices and actions

Fresco

A durable method of painting on a wall by using watercolors on wet plaster

Fugue

a musical form consisting of a theme repeated a fifth above or a fourth below its first statement

Gnosticism

A religious orientation advocating gnosis as the way to release a person's spiritual element

Gothic

a style of architecture developed in northern France that spread throughout Europe between the 12th and 16th centuries

Impressionism

a school of late 19th century French painters who pictured appearances by strokes of unmixed colors to give the impression of reflected light

Hubris

overbearing pride or presumption

Ikiru

LIVE ; BECOME ALIVE

Humanism

the doctrine emphasizing a person's capacity for self-realization through reason

humanities

Studies intended to provide general knowledge and intellectual skills (rather than occupational or professional skills)

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