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Nonconventional Works of Art

This posting discusses art that is not conventionally considered to be art. Works of art currently, or traditionally found in museums should be excluded from your examples. Choose two, specific works of art (not general forms of art) that will make for a captivating news article.

Elaborate on the details in your own words. Consider including a headline to grab your readers' attention, and be sure to include a clearly labeled URL (web-link) to the image.

What is the FORM of the work?
· Is it a two-dimensional or three-dimensional work of art?
· What materials are used?
· What techniques or processes are used to create the art work?
· What colors are used?
· Describe the use of line, space and balance.

Does the work of art have SUBJECT MATTER?
· If so, what is literally depicted?

What is the CONTENT?
· What does it mean or represent?
· What is the artist's message?
· Is symbolism used? If so, what is the meaning?
· What is the context of the art work?
· What is the function of the art work?
· What traditional role of the artist is exemplified?

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As you use the Internet to seek different kinds of art works--art that is not conventionally considered art, you might allow my ideas to help:

First, I chose a concrete poem called "Light into Day" because it intrigues me. Its image is at

As you assess the form of the work and its overall structure, including formal elements, you might look how its form uses words and earthy colors to project a ...

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This posting offers examples of art that is not conventionally considered as art as a model briefly for students to formulate their own inquiry. 331 words of guidance.