Sunday, 5 June 2016

Independent Learning Log #1 By Lucas

Date: 6 June 2016  

What I did: I was searching on BBC for some interesting news, I  came across an article about religions and arts of skeletons and skulls.

What I learned:
Definition :
bewildered or perplexed.
In a sentence: ”he became flummoxed and speechless.”
an attractive appearance that covers or disguises someone or something's true nature or feelings.
"her veneer of composure cracked a little”
Carnivalesque is a term used in the English translations of works written by the Russian critic Mikhail Bakhtin, which refers to a literary mode that subverts and liberates the assumptions of the dominant style or atmosphere through humour and chaos.

An excessive amount of something.
an excessive amount of something."a surfeit of food and drink”

Definition 2:
an illness caused or regarded as being caused by excessive eating or drinking.
"he died of a surfeit”


In Zibo City, China, schoolchildren hid their faces behind creepy photocopies of a chain-smoking skull, holding oversized cigarettes.

A team of researchers at the University of Montana announced that it had solved the mystery behind a clutch of eight Aztec masks made from human skulls

The archaeologists have found out that the masks were probably from defeated warriors or from the bones of nobility who betrayed the emperor Axayacatl, who reigned from 1468-1481.

It was like the photograph of the schoolchildren in China, wearing the images of skulls on their head, seeking to remind their peers of the dangers of smoking.

The image of society as a morbid masquerade of insidious skeletons, recalls one of the more ghoulish imaginations in modern art.James Ensor saw society itself as a parade of bodies: grotesque and grimacing, disfigured and diseased. An example is in his 1888 painting Masks Mocking Death.
Done by the Great Papyrus! 

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