Humanities Midterm Review
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A detail, image, or character type that occurs frequently in literature and myth and is thought to appeal in a universal way to the unconscious and to evoke a response.
Carl Jung's concept of a shared, inherited reservoir of memory traces from our species' history.
The Tragic Hero
High status, mostly great but also flawed and therefore relatable, free choice leads to fate, punishment exceeds the crime, leads to gain in awareness or self-knowledge.
A style of art that does not show a realistic subject, usually transforming the subject into lines, colors or shapes.
A style of art in which the subject matter is portrayed by geometric forms, especially cubes.
An architectural style developed during the Middle Ages in western Europe; featured pointed arches and flying buttresses as external supports on main walls
Art created from undisguised objects not normally considered art.
A literary or artistic style that seeks to capture a feeling or experience rather than to achieve accurate description.
Dramatic presentation by visual artists (as distinguished from theater artists such as actors and dancers) in front of an audience, usually apart from a formal theatrical setting.
An artistic movement that emerged in the early 1960s; pop artists took images from popular culture and transformed them into works of fine art.
An artistic movement that displayed vivid dream worlds and fantastic unreal images.
An era of Enlightenment music between 1600-1750 characterized by basso continuo (continuous simple harpsichord or cello chords under complex melodies), little dynamics change, and by dense polyphony. Baroque style greats include Johann Sebastian Bach (composer of Brandenburg Concerto) and Georg Handel. Baroque music was a predecessor of Classical and Romantic music.
1730-1820.Traditional music genre conforming to an established form; composed and written using music notation and performed by professionally trained musicians; educated European tradition: art song, chamber music, opera, and symphony. Mozart, Vivaldi, and Handel.
An era of music from 1800+ characterized by expressive elements reflective of the time's Romantic ideas. Greater contrasts of dynamics and rhythm illustrate expressive qualities of Romantic music along with a move away from "pretty melodies". Ludwig van Beethoven paved the way for Romantic music that stresses expression during a time that emphasized the subjective, unique experience of the individual.
General term for classical music composed in the first half of the twentieth century and intended for performance alongside classics of the past, in which composers sought to offer something new and distinctive while continuing the tradition.
A form of music that combined African rhythms with western style instruments and mixed improvisation with a structured band format. Characterized by syncopation, blue notes, improvisation, polyrhythm, and the swung note.
Term coined in the 1950s for music that reflected the tastes and styles popular with the teen and young adult market.
Refers to the noble qualities of human beings and nature as opposed to the savage and destructive forces (Intellect). David by Michelangelo. More structured, appeals to intellect.
Refers to sensual, pleasure-seeking impulses. (Emotion). David by Donatello) More open, inspirational, appeals to emotion.
(384-322 bc), Greek philosopher and scientist. A student of Plato and tutor to Alexander the Great, he founded a school (the Lyceum) outside Athens. He is one of the most influential thinkers in the history of Western thought. His surviving works cover a vast range of subjects, including logic, ethics, metaphysics, politics, natural science, and physics.
Characters of high birth or status, experience a series of events that threaten position, suffer a tragic fall of own actions.
He becomes king of Thebes before the action of the play begins. He is renowned for his intelligence and his ability to solve riddles—he saved the city of Thebes and was made its king by solving the riddle of the Sphinx, the supernatural being that had held the city captive. Yet He is stubbornly blind to the truth about himself. His name's literal meaning ("swollen foot") is the clue to his identity—he was taken from the house of Laius as a baby and left in the mountains with his feet bound together. On his way to Thebes, he killed his biological father, not knowing who he was, and proceeded to marry Jocasta, his biological mother.
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