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Rough essay plan


Monday, Feb 29, 2016 - 12:13:15 am

@ 風鳴る翼

My very initial rough essay plan

Q1: What is Chinese Tomb art? Compare 2 bronzes from the Shang dynasty or compare 2 terracotta figures from the Qin dynasty.


-the year/when/what period

-what is chinese tomb art? What are considered tomb art.

-what objects are usually found?

-where is it found?

-some examples of it?

-prominent examples? Difference between royalty/rich ppl and normal ppl?


In this paper, I will Read more →

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*There seems to be something wrong with your posting--it keeps repeating itself. *Are you writing on bronzes or terracotta figures? *Your current claim is a plan: to find a claim, please choose two objects, then compare the similarities and differences. Then, look for recurring patterns or binaries (opposites). *there seems to be an idea lurking in your point about the tomb art of the wealthy and the poor. But, I don't know if we have enough information about bronzes to make such a claim. They seem to all come from royal tombs...
Thank you Ms Sujatha for pointing out my mistake, I have corrected the post already. I am planning to do on Terracotta warriors. So what I have to do now is to fix on 2 objects to continue proceed on the points?
So, it looks as if you will have 3 body paragraphs. But, at this point, we don't know whether you will address each object separately (i.e. have two separate body paragraphs). You can arrange a comparison essay in many different ways. You could also do a paragraph on similarities and another on differences. Anyway, to find your claim, choose your two objects and start comparing.

Proposal for Art Hist Essay


Sunday, Feb 28, 2016 - 08:49:42 pm

@ Darrenjh

What is Chinese Buddhist art? Compare two sculptures and address the question of change in art and religion when Buddhism arrives in China. The images need to be from lecture or from the Asian Civilisations Museum.

Hi everyone! So these were the two images which I took from the Asian Civilisation Museum in Singapore. Reason why I chose this 2 sculpture to answer the Read more →

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Excellent introduction, but where is your claim? Is it the last sentence in the intro? If so, it is too broad. The choice of subject is good in that you are choosing objects you have seen in person. But, there are from two different countries. You are making life difficult for your self. Why not choose two objects from China? (looking at how Guanyin becomes more female over time?) I believe there is another piece that belongs to the ACM (look at the book on reserve at ADM called The Divide Within: Art & Living Culture of India and South Asia). Your claims are in the conclusion. Your claims need to begin in the introduction and be woven into the body paragraphs. It also looks as if you might go over the word count...

Essay proposal (rough outline and some thoughts)

Andrew Wong

Sunday, Feb 28, 2016 - 11:46:16 am

@ Ola Señorita

Draft thesis/claim : the evolution and rise of Chinese ceramics, especially aesthetics, was to a large extent influenced by other countries

Paragraph 1: introductory information such as uses of early ceramics in native China, brief info about processes involved, importance placed on various types of ceramics (dominant color was black, designs were geometric and simple ones depicting animals or human faces), Read more →

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Good initial claim, but it is still too broad. Are you saying all Chinese ceramics were influences by foreign cultures? No. Please be more specific. Also, what do you mean by "aesthetics?" Why don't you put your point about trade in your intro? You seem to have an idea about early ceramics as being functional and later ceramics being for a tribute. if you want to go down this route, be more specific (choose the ceramics, time period). There seems to be at least two papers in this introduction! You also have an idea lurking in your comparison of a Chinese ceramic used by the crew and another used for export. Your final claim about China is known for its ceramics is too broad. You need to also get some facts correct: Glazing began in the Han period. Shang is known for its bronzes. Taoism is not around in the Shang. It begins in the Zhou dynasty. Porcelain is being produced even now at Jingdezhen. Please post a new proposal.

Week 4: Journal!


Wednesday, Feb 24, 2016 - 12:58:10 am

@ 風鳴る翼

Team 1 presented on hindu temple, Sri Mariamman Temple in class today. The team did a great job in presenting their information. I like how simple and direct their slides were, which allowed me to understand the information properly. Being a singaporean, i am very ashamed to say that I did not know much about this temple until today. I Read more →

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Week 2: Favourite Buddhist Temple


Wednesday, Feb 24, 2016 - 12:18:19 am

@ 風鳴る翼

My favourite temple will be Tong Whye Temple located at Jurong East which is quite near to my house. Every year, my family will go to the temple at least twice to pray to “Tai Sui” at the start of the lunar new year, and before the year ends. For my family, we believe that we have to pray to Read more →

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Histories of Art II: Week 4 Journal, Team 1's Presentation

Alfred Yeo

Tuesday, Feb 16, 2016 - 10:00:08 pm

@ alfredoodles

First of all good job Raj, Fern, Julianna, and Feli! I really enjoyed the presentation that you guys had put up for us.

Firstly free food! *Hint hint to the next group LOL* Haha you know you already won half the battle when you have people like me rushing from my morning class with a growling stomach! But really it was very engaging Read more →

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make sure your presentation have free food ah, if not i'll fine you HAHAHA

Art History: Week 4 Journal


Saturday, Feb 13, 2016 - 09:11:44 pm

@ bella's

“What did the rest of you find most interesting in today’s excellent presentation on the Hindu Temple?”

I think the team did a great job of setting the atmosphere at the beginning of the presentation with the bananas and the jasmine scent. I really like the interactivity and i was thoroughly engaged throughout the presentation.

The presentation was also very well organised Read more →

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Art History: Week 2 Journal


Saturday, Feb 13, 2016 - 09:00:07 pm

@ bella's

“What is your favourite Buddhist Temple in Singapore? Why?”

Unfortunately, i don’t have a favourite Buddhist temple because i’m not a Buddhist and so, i did not know how to put down my response to this question at first (which was why i took so long). Coincidentally, I had a conversation about Buddhist Temples with my uncle when i visited my grandma’s during the Read more →

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Favorite Buddist Temple

Raj Patel

Saturday, Feb 13, 2016 - 12:29:42 pm

@ n1501790h

My favorite Buddhist Temple in Singapore would be the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple in Chinatown. I was able to visit this temple while my team and I went to visit the Sri Mariamman Temple in Chinatown as well. The Buddha Tooth Relic Temple was a huge and beautiful temple. The outside of it looked amazing and the inside was very nice Read more →

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Art History: Week IV Journal

Christy Stephanie

Thursday, Feb 11, 2016 - 01:54:25 am

@ Christy Stephanie

“What did the rest of you find most interesting in today’s excellent presentation on the Hindu Temple?”

Presentation-wise, I find the interactivity interesting. The significance of the jasmine scent, banana fruit-offering, and panorama of the temple contributes an element of fun and yet remains relevant and educational.

Content-wise, I am most intrigued by how dedicated the people are to their gods/goddesses. Washing Read more →

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