The first thing I thought when we first discussed the museum visit in class was that it would be a waste of a Saturday and just be something I had to get through. I wasn’t looking forward to going into DC at all and especially not to go to an art museum. Before this trip I had never even stepped inside of any museum except for the International Spy museum, which is also in DC. Even the ride to the museum was not a happy one, but everything changed when I got inside. Walking into the National Gallery of Art is really pretty breathtaking and to be honest I wasn’t expecting that at all. My first mission as soon as I walked in was to find my class tour, so I started walking around to all the different little sections and I would find that even when I saw that my class wasn’t in a specific room, sometimes I couldn’t pull myself away from some of the artworks in the different rooms. I would find myself not just checking each room, but spending five or six minutes in rooms that had nothing to do with my artwork or my class because I got so engulfed by all of the amazing artworks. I finally found the class and then I and a couple friends from class set out to find our specific artworks, which like finding the class tour took a little bit of searching. When we got to the room that my artwork was in, I was surprised to see a lot of people in the room and actually crowding the pieces around mine, but I didn’t mind the couple minute wait to see it. When I finally got up to my artwork I was just amazed, I felt so much history and saw almost a story conveyed physically right in front of my eyes. This experience decently opened my eyes, not only to the fact that I find art captivating, but this experience has taught me to keep an open mind about things that I may think at the time I wouldn’t enjoy or couldn’t benefit me. When I decided which artwork I wanted to do my paper on I was looking on the National Gallery of Art’s page online for something that caught my eye and looked interesting enough to go look at and analyze. When I saw it I picked chose it because it looked interesting enough, but I didn’t really get the full effect and experience how majestic this artwork is until I was looking at it not even two feet from me. The first thing that stood out was how it shined and how clean it looked, almost if it had been waxed. Saint George and the Dragon coveys a warrior, Saint George, on his horse fighting a vicious dragon that is under them him. It is obvious that the man is a warrior because he is holding a shield in his left arm, has a helmet on, and with his left hand he is grasping a sword that is in a holster attached to the horse he is riding. The warrior is missing part of his right arm, but I’m not sure if that was the way that the artist intended it to be or if that part of the arm was broken off over time. It looks to me that it was broken off over time because it is straight out, so if the rest of the arm was intact it would look like he is charging into battle. The warrior is also looking down at the horse and the dragon with almost a helpless look on his face. The horse appears to be the one fighting the battle with the dragon that’s…
Prayer to the Saints
People have gotten the wrong perception of Catholics with time. The Catholic Religion is not just all about the saints. We are also Christians. We believe in Jesus Christ our savior. This evolution about Catholics worshiping the saints is wrong. It is not true. But why do Catholics pray to saints, when they can just go through God? The saints do hear our prayers. Praying to the saints does not equate them with God as our only mediator. Saints are not dead.
To pray means…
St. Francis of Assisi
Saint Francis of Assisi was born at Assisi in Umbria, in 1181. He was the founder of the Franciscan Order. His father, Pietro Bernardone, was a wetly Assisan cloth merchant. His mother, Pica, is said to have belonged to a noble family of Provence. Francis was one of several children. According to a legend, he was born in a stable that dates from the fifteenth century only, and appears to have originated in the desire of certain writers to make his life resemble that of…
Dragon CityEarth Dragon Hybrid Generation 1Earth + Fire = Flaming Rock or Volcano.Earth + Plant = Tropical or Cactus.Earth + Water = Mud or Waterfall.Earth + Electric = Star or Chameleon.Earth + Ice = Alpine or Snow Flake.Earth + Metal = Armadillo.Earth + Dark = Hedgehog or Venom.
Fire Dragon Hybrid Generation 1Fire + Earth = Flaming Rock or Volcano.Fire + Water = Cloud or Blizzard.Fire + Plant = Firebird or Spicy.Fire + Electric = Laser or Hot Metal.Fire + Metal = Medieval or Steampunk.Fire + Dark…
Dragons are interesting creatures that play a big role in Chinese history. Dragons were serpent like creatures except for the four legs it had with varying amount of toes. It is thought to be one of the most beautiful mythical creatures. The purpose dragons served to the people of China was to be the symbol of the emperor of China, to symbolize human characteristics, and to symbolize the power of the weather.
In ancient China dragons were used to be the symbol for the emperor of China. It was…
The spheres had a special name, they were called dragon balls. As the legend stated, a person who collects all seven dragon balls will get a wish from an eternal dragon. The eternal dragon was known as “Shenron” the master of all dragons since he had the power to grant any wish to a human being. Once a person collects all seven dragon balls, the sky will turn all dark, lighting will appear, and the dragon will appear or be summoned from the seven dragon balls. However, there was a trick or a special…
The Quest of a Dragon
Getting bored with ordinary mundane life? Have you ever thought “I'm tired of living as a human, I want to become a dragon and breathe fire and fly!” well you can but it is no easy feat.
First know that only ones who truly want to become a dragon can, it helps to have the magical birthmark in the shape of a unicorn or dragon that the gifted ones are born with. If you don’t then a tattoo or the less painful temporary tattoo will work too (know that the temporary one will…
Bearded Dragon Diet
Name: Jacob Bartlett
School: LISA Academy
Grade: 9 DUKE
Sponsor: Mr. Metin
City/State: Little Rock, AR
Table of Contents
Data Tables 11
Applications & Further Research 15
The purpose of this project is to train a bearded…
October 15th, 2013
Dragon Slayers and the American Dream
I believe that Dragon Slayers argues that we have a societal obligation to look past stereotypes. Anyone can be successful no matter what their background or social class is.
In James Tuslow Adams’ quote about the American dream he states “each man and each woman shall be…recognized by others for what they are, regardless of the fortuitous circumstances of birth or position.” I interpret this to mean we should see people…
Conquering the English Dragon
It feels like yesterday that I entered a silent lecture room with this fear of English. You see, I am 41 years old and haven’t set foot in an English class room in 23 years. I was expecting to learn the basics and go from there. Looking around the room I see young people who just graduated high school. I feel old, challenged and fearful of what’s to come. The silence was broken when you entered the room and swiftly laid out our English journey which was made up of…
The Magical Dragon
In the story, The Magical Dragon, there was a dragon that lived in the high mountains and always wanted to go to the villages. This dragon did not have wings and magical powers. The dragons name was Larry. He always felt sad because, he was big and always clumsy. Many people would make fun of Larry because of his clumsiness Since Larry got very lonely in the mountains all by himself he caught a cricket to cheer him up. After cricket cheered him up he went to a village to make…