What are the key concepts of Confucianism?
The key concepts of Confucianism include ren, which are appropriate feelings, and li, which are correct actions, that must be used together to have a proper effect. Filial piety, which is respect for one's elders, is also extremely important to Confucianist ideals. There are five key relationships between those that are superior and those that are inferior: ruler to subject, father to son, husband to wife, older brother to younger brother, and friend to friend. These relationships show that inferiors learn to behave properly through the moral example of their superiors, according to Confucianism.
Who were the Transcendentalists and what is an example of a Transcendentalist writer and his work?
The Transcendentalists were a group of nonconformist Unitarian writers and philosophers that believes humans contained elements of the divine and had faith in man's and society's perfectibility. Transcendentalists drew their inspiration from European romanticism. An example of a Transcendentalist writer is Henry David Thoreau and his book, Walden.
What is trompe l'oeil and what is an artistic piece that exemplifies it?
Trompe l'oeil means "fools the eye" in French. It is a form of painting that attempts to represent a object as existing in three dimensions, therefore a resemblance of the real thing. An example of trompe l'oeil is the Annunciation Diptych by Jan van Eyck.