Description: The Research Essay is a problem-solving exercise. It asks for evidence of independence in both the formulation of an argument and research. The essay should begin with the identification of a problem and attempt to find an independent solution to this problem that extends upon existing readings. The essay should locate and cite a minimum of 8 authoritative references Please note: at least one of your 8 references must be a refereed article (It’s in the attachement). In addition, essays must also follow the instructions below: – References to images in the body of the essay must include a figure number, e.g.: Pablo Picasso’s Weeping Woman (fig. 1). – The figure numbers, e.g. (fig. 1, 2 etc) will refer to a series of numbered illustrations which must be included in or at the end of the essay. These illustrations may also be accompanied by captions providing further details about the image such as date, medium, etc. – In any case, there must also be a numbered list of illustrations (figures) at the end of the essay. This list will include, as a minimum and in the following order: author, title, year, measurements, medium. Formatting is as follows: – Tom Roberts, Shearing the Rams, 1889. 193 x 265 cm, oil on canvas. Melbourne, National Gallery of Victoria. Presentation should conform to Chicago A (Footnotes and bibliography) citation style.
Picking an art pieces from the artist and telling it about them. Also including their life story and why they started are and where did they get their inspiration.
Write a brief analysis of the 2014 film Guardians of the Galaxy (no more than 250 words), focusing on one aspect of the nine analysis topics. Be sure to support your statements with examples and include visuals and clips. Choose one of the nine analysis topics below which you feel had the strongest influence on the film: story character or performance technique environment audience genre structure design use of sound
“Your assignment is to write 4 critical summaries of primary source readings that are important to contemporary art. Your assignment is primarily summarizing the most important ideas and opinions in the reading. After that, you should comment on the writing, discussing if you find it persuasive, informative, helpful, etc. It might be useful to relate the writing to a few artworks by that artist. It also might be useful to indicate how this writing relates to the career and work of the artist or the style and movement to which the artist is connected.” 1 1/2-2 pgs for each artist. PLEASE mention information from the pdf textbook that Is attached. The textbook is : Art in Theory, 1900-2000: An Anthology of Changing Ideas 2 ed., Blackwell [Harrison]. AND Kristine Stiles, ed. Theories and Documents of Contemporary Art: A Sourcebook of Artists’ Writing, 2 ed. Rev. University of California Press [Stiles]. (Not attached) The 4 artists I have chosen are: Robert Rauschenberg, statement from 1959 [Stiles, p. 320] Robert Rauschenberg, interview with Barbaralee Diamondstein in 1977 [Stiles, pp. 322-323] Barnett Newman, “The Ideographic Picture,” 1947 [Harrison, pp. 573-574] Barnett Newman, “The First Man Was an Artist,” 1947 [Harrison, pp. 574-577] Barnett Newman, “The Sublime Is Now,” 1948 [Harrison, pp. 580-582] Jackson Pollock, “Answers to a Questionnaire” & “Two Statements,” 1943, 1947-1948 [Harrison, pp. 570-571] 2 Jackson Pollock, “Interview with William Wright,” 1950 [Harrison, pp. 583-586] Jasper Johns, statement from 1959 [Stiles, p. 323] Jasper Johns, interview with David Sylvester, 1965 [Harrison, pp. 737-742] THANK YOU SO MUCH! And whoever is writing this I hope all the best to you and your loved ones 🙂
PART ONE: ( WORTH 50 POINTS)
1. Choose one artwork from each chapter in the See Module from the links that was the most interesting to you.
2. Next Choose a Writing Style, such as the DESIGN ANALYSIS, for each artwork from the list on the Module Page of Writing Styles.
(Make sure you use at least three different styles – each entry is worth 10 points)
Tell a Story
Compare and Contrast
3. Next create 5 separate entries on this discussion board (minimum requirements are 5 sentences for a paragraph or for a poem 5-10 lines, no haikus please)
for each of the artworks you chose with at least three different writing styles previously chosen.
(five total artworks/entries – one paragraph or poem per artwork inspired by artworks of the SEE chapters
in each entry, make sure you: describe the main characteristics and analyze those unique Elements and Principles of art to interpret your own personal meaning of each artwork.
You can be as creative as you want.
There are examples of each writing style based off of different artworks, on the module page Gallery of Student Writing
Tip! To get started, first address what specifically you thought was most successful and why about the artwork, and mention what the artwork reminds you of. You can place publishs of your writing on the Student Lounge page to get feedback.
PART TWO: (WORTH 50 POINTS)
1. Keep the Discussion threads going by replying to at least 2 other students’ posts to further discuss the meaning. Do more than agree – shed light on your unique perspective to deepen one another’s understanding and use art terminology, such as the Elements and Principles of Art.
The more detailed, thoughtful and creative your entries are, the more points you will score! You will lose at least 2 points per entry for not following each direction from above.
Have questions? Post them on the Student Lounge page!
Help one another to look through the art, and SEE what lies beneath the surface!
Evaluate the ways in which Michael Hanake represents “independent” filmmaking. Focus on elements and perspectives that demonstrate how his films and techniques are NOT conventional. Certainly, some of it will be “conventional” in some ways – just keep more of the focus on the way he demonstrates his “independence.”
Cite specific examples – scenes, shots, lines of dialogue, etc. – to support the points. DO NOT write a long “biography” of Hanake – only refer to the historical facts that are relevant to your argument. Brief, specific quotes that make strong critical points are encouraged. Cite sources, MLA format.
We’ve spent the last two weeks debating various theories about art and its meaning. This writing assignment allows you to revisit those while practicing argumentative skills unique to philosophical writing. Your goal as you complete this assignment is to be as clear and precise as possible.
Your job is to write a 400-word (1-1.5 page) essay. The essay will have four paragraphs:
– Paragraph 1. Present an artwork of your interest (it could be a musical piece, a painting, a novel, a performance, etc.). Please describe it in your own words and also include a link to where I can view/hear/read the artwork.
– Paragraphs 2 and 3. Analyze the work of art using any of the philosophical theories we have learned about.
In the second paragraph, present your chosen theory and explain why you chose it. Make sure you select a theory that can be easily applied to the piece you want to analyze (for example, conceptual art may not be the best thing to analyze using Kant’s theory). You could also select the piece based on the theory you want to investigate.
Please concentrate on one or two aspects of the piece that stand out the most – it could be its meaning in light of some author declaration, how it affects our cognitive faculties, and so on. Make it clear how you are applying the theory to better understand the work of art.
– Paragraph 4. Here is where you can express your personal opinion and tell us what you think about the preceding discussion: Does it give us a thorough understanding of the piece? Is it missing an important aspect of the public’s experience? If you say yes or no, make sure to explain why.
– The paper must be no more than 450 words.
– The sentences must be short – a good rule of thumb is not to exceed 16 words (Phrases connected by a semicolon, colon, or comma still count as one sentence.)
– The paper must be double spaced.
– The font size must be 12 point.
– Use at least 3 sources (two, at least, of philosophical texts) and make sure to cite them properly.
Evaluation. Your paper will be graded along four rubrics:
– Understanding. Have you correctly understood the argument at issue?
– Clarity & Precision. Have you expressed yourself in a clear and precise manner? Have you avoided ambiguity and sloppy phrasing?
– Dialectic. Do you see how your point of view (paragraph 4) could undermine the discussed theory? How might the philosopher with whom you are conversing respond?
– Word & Sentence
The main goal of this essay is to spark a conversation between your creative abilities and existing philosophical theories. This means that it may take some time to fully formulate the type of analysis you want to conduct, but once you do, the rest should be relatively simple.
If you have any questions or encounter any difficulties, please do not hesitate to contact me. If you require more time to complete your work, you may be granted an extension of 2-3 days (send me an email).
Heroes were very important in Greek mythology. Select two depictions of heroes from two different periods of Greek history. Describe and analyze them. What do these depictions tell you about about Greek art and culture. Read chapter 5 in the textbook BOOK LINK—-https://usa1lib.org/book/5237970/e426ed chapter 5-page 105 in book.
This assignment asks you to practice the close looking and interpretive skills we’ve been learning in unit two (Visual Art). You will complete a comparative analysis of two works of art, noting their similarities and differences. This is a specific type of #interpretivelens that will allow you to make an argument about how we might understand these works.
You are not required to conduct research or consult secondary sources. The assignment is designed to help you practice your own close looking and interpretive skills. Your analysis should be written to persuade the #audience that your interpretation of the works is plausible based on the evidence you provide.
use this painting ( this first painting ) to:
1. Pay special attention to formal elements and themes you notice in the work. What do you think the work is about? What formal elements of the work help convey the theme? What effect does the work have on the viewer, and what formal elements create that effect?
2. Write a 150-250 word interpretation of the one work. Be sure to note the title and artist of the work in your first sentence. Use 2-3 pieces of evidence to support your interpretation. The evidence should be formal elements of the work (e.g., the subject/scene depicted, composition, movement, pattern, plane, color, value, use of light, shape line, brushstrokes, materials/medium, etc.).
Explore works from the Barjeel Art Foundation exhibit, “Memory Sews Together Events that Hadn’t Previously Met,” and choose a piece of art from the exhibit that you think relates in some way to the first work you wrote about. this link: https://www.barjeelartfoundation.org/exhibitions/memory-sews-together-events-that-hadnt-previously-met/
Look closely at the second work of your choosing, again paying attention to its themes and formal elements.
Write 300-500 words comparing and contrasting the two works you’ve chosen to look at at closely. Note similarities and differences in their themes and formal elements and then explain how those similarities/differences help us understand the works. Remember, your goal is to make a persuasive argument about how the audience should understand these works. You might find some of the following prompts helpful as you think about the two pieces of art in conversation with each other. You do not have to answer all of these prompts. Use the most useful questions as a guide:
What are the subjects or settings of the works? Are they similar or different?
Do the works evoke the same affect, mood, or feeling in the viewer? Why? What formal elements contribute to these feelings?
Do the works have political messages or are they attempting to persuade the viewer in some way? If so, what techniques do they use to do so and are they effective on you as a viewer? Why or why not?
Do the works use similar artistic techniques or materials? Are they used to the same or different effect?
Compare/contrast the color palette of the works. Are the colors similar or different? Are the hues bright or muted? Are the colors drawn from nature or are they non-naturalistic? How does the use of color in the works affect the viewer’s response to them?
Compare/contrast the composition of objects in the works. Where is your eye drawn in each? How are the objects or figures arranged in relationship to each other?
Compare/contrast the perspective in the works. Is there a depth of field and do objects/figures appear three-dimensional or is there little depth and objects appear flat?
In order to receive a 3 or 4, you will need to submit both an interpretation of one of the five works of art listed in step #1 “Mourners,” 1959 and a compare/contrast analysis of the work you selected and a second one of your choosing from the Barjeel collection**. For example if you select “Mourners” for step one, your compare/contrast analysis should compare/contrast “Mourners” to a work you select from the Barjeel collection. Your interpretation of the first work should include a statement of what you believe the artwork expresses, means, or is otherwise about supported by 2-3 pieces of evidence. Your evidence should be based on close observation of the formal properties of the work (composition, subject, color, medium, etc). Your compare/contrast analysis should make an argument about how the #audience should understand the meaning of these two works in relationship to each other. This means you should have a thesis and 2-3 pieces of supporting evidence based on close observation and a comparison of the formal properties of the works. The work you turn in should be written for a #audience of your peers in this class and the instructor. Your goal is to persuade us that your interpretations are plausible based on the evidence you present.
Learning Outcomes Added
Tailor oral and written work by considering the situation and perspective of the people receiving it.
Persuasion: Identify and appropriately use rhetorical appeals.
InterpretiveLens: Identify how prior experiences and expectations affect inferences drawn from different forms of communications, and react accordingly.
Medium: Describe, analyze, and utilize distinctive characteristics of communicative and expressive mediums at the level of form and structure.
Pick one of the perspectives listed below. Using the art resources listed below, select an artwork and interpret its meaning in the context of one of the six critical perspectives we studied in this unit. Try to uncover the meaning in the image you choose, then explain how your particular critical perspective supports your interpretation .
This assignment will take some focus and structure. Review the major ideas behind your critical perspective first; then you can begin the search for an image that you think fits the critical test. From there you can begin your explanations.
ART 21: Includes interviews with major contemporary artists, studio visits and explanations of their work
Google Images: A comprehensive search engine for images
Artcyclopedia: Good general art site, mostly image links to museums:
Mark Hardin’s Artchive: Great link with alphabetical listing of artists, mostly contemporary and historical European
Art History Links: An amazing collection of links specific to sites related to the practice of art history, many are written not visual, information Cities and Buildings Collection: Over 5000 architectural images maintained by the architecture department at the University of Washington
Web Gallery of Art Good reference for lots of art history images
Saatchi Gallery, London: Cutting edge contemporary artplus a site where any artist can post their work
The National Gallery of Art, Washington , DC: Our national art museum Seattle Art Museum Museum of Modern Art New York A treasure trove of modern art
Metropolitan Museum of ArtExtensive collection database from many cultures and time periods Islamic art collection : An extensive collection of Islamic art from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: An extensive digital collection with text information Currier Museum of Art: A smaller museum in Manchester NH with a fantastic collection, much of it online
Henry Art Gallery: The art repository of the University of Washington An extensive image database and excellent search system
National Galleries of Scotland : Extensive collection of artwork from many cultures and time periods
ARTstor: Nearly one million images here. For access to this siteplease check with your campus library or public library
CAMIO: 95,000 images of all kindsFor access to this site, please check with your campus or public library