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As far as I know, all of the topics on this page can actually be developed into term papers suitable for a college course on traditional Chinese society. The list was originally developed in order to provide students in my course with a broad enough list of topics that they wouldn't all try to use the same library resources simultaneously. Over the years many good papers have been developed from the list. (Actually, so have many bad ones, but never mind that.) It is offered here for the use of students needing inspiration as they start developing topics.
As to length, I notice that the Encyclopaedia Britannica editors maintain that there is no topic too complex to summarize in 750 words. On the other hand, there is no topic so inherently straightforward that nobody is willing to be longwinded about it. That said, most topics listed here can probably be handled adequately in about ten to twelve pages, the length of an average college term paper.
- Comparison of Ghettos in a Book and Movie Term Paper looks at a sample of an order placed on comparing a book to a movie either choosing The Pianist or Schindler’s List.
Could be applied to drawings done by children, people who are mentally ill or anyone who is does not describe themselve as an "artist" or who are not painting commercially.
Commentators and analysts of the visual arts.
How to judge the aesthetics, craftsmanship and artistic technique of a painting.
The term usually refers to tertiary colleges offering Bachelor of Fine Arts Degrees (BFA), Bachelor of Design Degrees (BDes), as well as BAs in applied art subjects.
Artifact (or artefact)
Any object of human workmanship.
- Film Kingdom of Heaven Term Paper delves into an example of an order placed for a film analysis that requires two full length professional reviews of the film.
Term coined in 1930 when Theo van Doesburg became editor of the magazine art Concret; it is sometimes used as a synonym for abstract art, though the emphasis is not just on geometric or abstract form, but on structure and organization in both design and execution.
Proprietary manufactured chalk.
A rather loose term, used by museums to describe post-war art, and by art critics to refer to art since 1970.
Content, of a painting
This traditionally refers to the message contained and communicated by the work of art, embracing its emotional, intellectual, symbolic, and narrative content.
Contrapposto ("opposite", "anti-thesis", "placed against")
word used in sculpture, referring to the posing of human form so that head and shoulders are twisted in a different direction from hips and legs.
A category embracing most decorative arts.
Design or patternwork (eg.
- Country and Western Music Term Paper examines three songs There’s Life Out There, Boot Up the Ass, and Nobody Believed in You, and looks at their relationship history, and cultural relevance.
- Golden Age of Hong Kong Cinema Term Paper looks at Hong Kong’s film production from 1981 to 1993, and who dominated the big screen during this time frame.
See also: (c.1640-1792).
Victorian craft which involves the cutting out of motifs from paper, gluing them to a surface and layering with varnish to give a completely smooth finish.
Nazi propaganda term used from c.1937 for works of modern art disapproved of by the party.
The plan involved in making something according to a set of aesthetics.
Pair of painted or sculptured panels hinged or joined together; especially popular for devotional pictures in the Middle Ages; see altarpiece.
Invented by Max Ernst.
the artistic theory that form should be determined bv function, especially in architecture and the decorative arts, and that this will automatically produce objects that are aesthetically pleasing.
- The Daughters of the Dust Term Paper illustrates the connectedness of African Americans in their traditional customs and their emergence into the blended society.