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aesthetics

aesthetics  

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(Greek sense perception)Kant keeps the ancient Greek usage, in which anything treating of sense perception may be called an aesthetic. The word had earlier been restricted by Baumgarten to the ...
Asian Dance Traditions

Asian Dance Traditions  

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[To survey the diversity of dance throughout Asia, this entry comprises three articles:An OverviewThe Influence of PuppetryReligious, Philosophical, and Environmental InfluenceAn OverviewThe ...
Barbara

Barbara  

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(date unknown).The very existence of this supposed virgin-martyr is doubtful. There is no trace of an ancient cult, although Barbara was alleged to have been killed in the persecution of Maximian ...
Barbara Karinska

Barbara Karinska  

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(orig. Varvara Zhmoudska; b Kharkhov, 3 Oct. 1886; d New York, 18 Oct. 1983)Russian-US designer and costume maker. She left Russia in 1928 and worked as a seamstress in Paris, executing designs by ...
Bharata Nāṭyam

Bharata Nāṭyam  

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The name given to the modern, South Indian classical dance form, which is descended from earlier solo dance-dramas, and seems to have originated as a temple dance performed by women. The poses and ...
Blattion

Blattion  

(βλάττιον), a term that originally meant the color purple, and, by extension, the cloths, both silk and wool, dyed in the highest quality purple. By the 10th C., however, the ...
Burma

Burma  

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Burma has suffered years of repression in the grip of a military regime that renamed it MyanmarBurma consists largely of the central fertile valley of the Irrawaddy River, encircled by a ...
butoh

butoh  

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An expressionist contemporary dance form which originated in Japan in the late 1950s. It was pioneered by choreographers such as Tatsumi Hijikata, Kazuo Ohno, and Kasai Akira. The first recorded ...
Cambodia

Cambodia  

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Decades of war and political upheaval tore Cambodia apart. Democracy has been established but is fragileThree-quarters of Cambodia consists of a large central plain, through which passes the Mekong ...
Chlamys

Chlamys  

(χλαμύς, also χλανίς), a long cloak fastened on the right shoulder by means of a fibula so as to leave the right arm free. In antiquity, a short chlamys was ...
color

color  

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From the polychrome sculpture that once decorated the façades of many of the great churches of the MA, to the stained glass windows that embellished their interiors, medieval art and ...
Designing For Dance

Designing For Dance  

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The nature of decor and costumes for dance imposes an element of visual permanence upon an ephemeral, fluid art form that exists only through movement. Refined sensibility and altruistic discretion ...
Doris Humphrey

Doris Humphrey  

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(born 17 October 1885 in Oak Park, Illinois, died 29 December 1958 in New York City), dancer and one of the founders of American modern dance. Doris Humphrey decided early ...
embroidery

embroidery  

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Decorative surface stitching, usually in wool or silk, on fabric, practised in all parts of the world.
Hagiographical Illustration

Hagiographical Illustration  

The primary focus of Byz. hagiographical (see Hagiography) illustration was portraiture: the particular deeds of individual saints played a comparatively minor role in all but the very earliest ...
Ḥuqqat Ha-Goyyim

Ḥuqqat Ha-Goyyim  

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(; statute of the gentiles), non-Jewish practices, which the rabbis, expanding upon the law in Leviticus 18.3 and 20.23, forbade the Jews to copy, especially if these involved lewdness or ...
insignia

insignia  

Latin insigne, emblem or symbol. Physical emblems (indicia) of status or authority, particularly in government or its organs (e.g. in parliament, courts, the defence forces). Flags, robes, badges and ...
Isadora Duncan

Isadora Duncan  

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(1878–1927)US dancer whose controversial interpretative dancing was extremely influential in the development of modern ballet although her flamboyant lifestyle and ardent feminism made her widely ...
Islamic Influence On Byzantine Art

Islamic Influence On Byzantine Art  

Islam as a religion and political entity had an impact on Byz. as early as the mid-7th C., but it hardly affected the arts during the Umayyad Caliphate, which adopted ...
Jean Berain

Jean Berain  

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(bapt. Saint-Mihiel, Lorraine, 4 June 1640; d Paris, 24 Jan. 1711).French designer, decorator, and engraver. He was chief designer at the court of Louis XIV and also worked for ...

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