please use all documents I posted, it is very important, thank you. I will add 8 more documents more, (you do not have to pick all, you just need choose one) when we confirms. because I am not able to add them right now.
You must choose a work of art that you will analyze with your own eyes while you took ARTS 1A this summer. You may not choose a work of art you have seen or studied in the past, unless you can see it again in the next few weeks, and study it in the context of our work in ARTS 1A.
Your finished paper will be approximately 8 pages in length, typed using a 12-point font, and double spaced, with one-inch margins.
This is not a research paper. If you look closely at the grading criteria below, you will see that no points are awarded for research or “knowledge” of the artist. Rather, this paper requires that you consider the work of art in relation to the work we have done in class this quarter. To complete this paper you will revisit your ARTS 1A chapter notes from the first, second and third weeks, in addition to our classroom materials, including the Documents, Reading Exercises, and Spotlight on Technique videos we have discussed.
This 100-point assignment will be graded by means of the following criteria:
Your discussion of a work of art in a local museum………………………………………up to 20 pts Your use of Documents discussed in class to support your ideas………………………up to 10 pts Your use of Reading Exercises discussed in class to support your ideas……………….up to 10 pts Your use of Spotlight on Technique videos discussed in class to support your ideas…up to 10 pts Your use of five comparative works of art discussed in class to support your ideas…..up to 50 pts
—————- 100 pts
To receive credit for this assignment, you must make and attach two photographs (of the same work of art) you have chosen to analyze, as follows:
- Photo one: This photograph should include ONLY the work of art you are analyzing. It must include the entire work (all its edges) yet be close enough to see some details.
- Photo two: This photograph should show the work of art you are analyzing surrounded by other art objects in the same section of the museum. This photo should be made at a distance from the work of art you are analyzing, to reveal what other works of art it is near.
Be careful about using information on labels. Other than basic identification information (artist’s name, title of work, date of work, and technique/materials), you should avoid using information from museum labels in your paper. For the purposes of this paper, I am interested in your ideas, not the ideas of museum curators and educators.
Visit an art museum and locate a work of art on which to base your analysis.
Using a notebook, a pencil (since pens are not allowed in museum galleries), and this assignment sheet, take notes about the work of art you have chosen to study. Use the questions in step 3 to guide your notetaking.
Consider the following as you take notes about the work of art:
- Look carefully at the surface of the work of art. How would you assess its physical condition? Does it look like it is it in good condition? Are there problems with the condition? Do you see evidence that the work of art has been damaged or become dirty over time?
- Provide the basic identification information for this work of art, including
- – the name of the artist, if known
- – the title
- – the date (or dates) it was made
- – the techniques and materials used to produce itNote the date that the work of art was made. Compare it to a work of art discussed in class from the same period or close to the same year. Ask, “How is this work of art different from the one discussed in class from the same era? How it is similar?” Also ask, “What factors might explain the similarities? What factors might explain the differences between these two works?”
- How would you categorize the subject of the work of art you have chosen to analyze? Landscape? History? Portraiture? Genre? Still life? Non-representational?
Compare it to a work of art discussed in class to determine its subject type. Write about their similarities and differences, and ask “What factors might explain the similarities? What factors might explain the differences?”
- What techniques/materials/tools were used to produce this work of art?
Compare it to a work of art discussed in class to determine the techniques/material/tools used to complete this work of art. Write about their similarities and differences, and ask “What factors might explain the similarities? What factors might explain the differences?”
- What elements of art and principles of design make this work of art visually powerful? Compare it to a work of art discussed in class to be able to understand more clearly the ways in which the artists have used the elements of art and principles of design to make these works of art visually powerful. Write about their similarities and differences, and ask “What factors might explain the similarities? What factors might explain the differences between these two works?”
- What might have been the function of this work of art before it entered a museum?
Do you think that this work was commissioned by a patron? Why or why not? If so,
what type of person or institution might have commissioned this work? If you do not think that a patron produced this work, why do you think the artist made it? What meaning might this work of art have had for the artist? What meaning does it hold for you? Compare it to a work of art discussed in class as you address these questions.
g. As you conclude your observations about this work of art, ask yourself a key question:
How does this work of art reflect the ideas, values, and concerns of the culture in which it was produced?
Make two photographs of the work before leaving the museum (see the first page for the two types of photos to make).
Write your paper.
d. e. f. g.
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In your introduction, describe the work of art you are analyzing as well as the name and location of the museum. Acknowledge the date you visited the museum to study of the work of art. Assess the physical condition of the work of art.
In the body of your paper, compare the work you are analyzing to five comparative works of art as you the address questions in Step 3, b through f.
To support your ideas, bring in numerous references to the documents (10 points), reading assignments (10 points), and technology videos (10 points). You do NOT need to cite these references with footnotes, since these materials are part of our course work this quarter. I encourage you quote from them, placing “quote” marks around anything you pull from the videos, documents, and reading assignments. Remember to state the name of the person whom you are quoting.
In your conclusion, provide a response to the key question: “How does this work of art reflect the ideas, values, and concerns of the culture in which it was produced?”
Communicate your ideas clearly, in traditional essay format, with an introduction, body, and conclusion.
Be thorough. Choose a range of works of art, documents, reading assignments, and videos to support your ideas about the work of art you are analyzing in the museum.
Produce a title page for your paper which includes your name and the two photographs you made of the work of art you have analyzed.
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Your paper should be representative of your best college work. It should address every question asked within this assignment.
Papers that contain plagiarized content will receive an F. There will be no exceptions. ***