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    On the Internet, look up and list two or more definitions of the word "art" from different reliable sources. Be sure to properly quote and cite these definitions. See the "Resource Links" (in Course Materials for this unit) for useful sites. Then search the internet and find one specific example of each of the eight types of art listed below. Your examples should be by established artists and/or from museum collections online. Submit the URL for each example, a description of the art and an explanation of why the example you provide exemplifies the definition(s) of the word "art."

    Painting
    Sculpture
    Architecture
    Photography
    Printmaking
    Conceptual Art
    Installation Art
    Performance Art

    No Abstract is wanted (on any assignment in this class!). Start with an introductory paragraph where you discuss, and correctly quote and cite the two (or more) definitions for art. Make sure to learn how to quote and cite properly, and do it correctly here. Next, list: eight web site addresses (URL's) that take the reader directly to your example; or eight images. These are your examples of the forms of art. Write a short (but solid) paragraph for each example, where you justify the art form as "art". How does the form of art fit into your definitions for art? Which aspects of the definition apply to the example you chose? Why do we consider this to be art? What elements of art are shown in your example?

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    Art Appreciation
    On the Internet, look up and list two or more definitions of the word "art" from different reliable sources. Be sure to properly quote and cite these definitions. See the "Resource Links" (in Course Materials for this unit) for useful sites.

    1. SBC.edu references, "ART has not always been what we think it is today...[it] lacks a satisfactory definition...and is easier to describe it as the way something is done -- "the use of skill and imagination in the creation of aesthetic objects, environments, or experiences that can be shared with others" -- rather than what it is.
    SBC: http://www.arthistory.sbc.edu/artartists/artartists.html

    2. CSULB.edu references 40 potential explanations of the term: "#4. The activity of art is based on the fact that man, receiving through his sense of hearing or sight another man's expression of feeling, is capable of experiencing the emotion which moved the man who expressed it."
    CSU: http://www.csulb.edu/~jvancamp/361r14.html

    3. ARTSCHOOLS.com references, "A work of art is simply a creation made by human hands, not by nature."
    ARTSCHOOLS.com: http://www.artschools.com/introduction/

    4. Dictionary.com refers to, "the quality, production, expression, or realm, according to aesthetic principles, of what is beautiful, appealing, or of more than ordinary significance; craftsmanship; science; learning or scholarship; skilled workmanship."
    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/art

    5. SEE: Leo Tolstoy's "What is Art"
    http://books.google.com/books?id=0SYVAAAAYAAJ&dq=what+is+art+".edu"&printsec=frontcover&source=in&hl=en&ei=G5itS4LVHYP8sQOglLiSDA&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=11&ved=0CC0Q6AEwCg#v=onepage&q=&f=false

    Then search the internet and find one specific example of each of the eight types of art listed below. Your examples should be by established artists and/or from museum collections online. Submit the URL for each example, a description of the art and an explanation of why the example you provide exemplifies the definition(s) of the word "art."

    1) Painting: Colette Calascione (my favorite artist + kindred spirit) http://www.calascione.com/
    This artist's paintings exemplifies ...

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    Various art genres are defined and exemplified.

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