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Middle Ages Artist: Fra Angelico

Please pick any artist from the middle ages time period and discuss the following: Explanation of how the artist's work reflects or defines the time period Description of some of the artist's pieces Discussion of the use of line, form, color, texture, and material as found within one of the pieces you have chosen Des

Raphael's Use of Drawing as Study for Final Composition

Raphael's drawings aided in the creation of final compositions for artwork of more permanent media. Some of the benefits of drawing included, but are not limited to, content, placement, a study of balance, perspective, etc.

Cold War effects on art

The Second World War was supposed to have brought a new peaceful world. Instead, the Cold War began. How did the international artistic community feel about this and then demonstrate it in their work? Provide a basis for your answer by citing specific works and your reasons.

Twentieth Century Art

Please pick a work of art from the Twentieth Century, (Post-Impressionist, Cubist, Expressionist, Surrealist, Abstract, etc.) that catches your eye. It can be one that reminds you of an event from your own life or otherwise gets some kind of emotional reaction from you. Introduce your report with some information about the ar

Romantic era art

Please pick a work of art from the Romantic era that catches your eye. It can be one that reminds you of an event from your own life or otherwise gets some kind of emotional reaction from you. Introduce your report with some information about the artist, how the work you chose reflects typical Romantic values, and any informat

The art museum's function

What is the "role" of an art museum? How does a museum provoke thought, stimulate understanding of culture and history and generate knowledge?

Community Artworks Project

Look around your community and identify three or four works of art. In your own words, describe why each piece is there and what it says about the individual or individuals it represents. After you have finished, read through "Looking at Art," that is attached.

Computer drawing explained in art terms

Create a drawing using the computer and any program or software that is available to you. Your drawing does not have to be representational, but you should use at least three of the tools available in the drawing program such as brush, pencil, shape and line, and spray. Create a piece that follows the principles of good design.

Impressions on Presidential portraits

Here are photographs of past presidents. What image does the photo project? Does this person look stupid, powerful or weak, effective or ridiculous? What does the photo tell you about the political views of the editor who chose to publish this picture rather than another?

Street Walk

Team up with two or more friends (the smallest acceptable group is three), and walk down the same street or public area for about five minutes, without speaking to or looking at each other. When the time is up, go to separate locations and each make a list of the ten most interesting things you saw on your walk. Then compare you

Sistine Ceiling

Design your own "Sistine ceiling." Make a scale drawing of the ceiling of your room, and plan a painting meant to fill that space, drawing on the personal iconography of your own life. Be creative in working out different-shaped segments for the painting to enclose the various images.

Public Images

People who have held political power have often used art to create "public images" of themselves. Explain how at least two leaders have used art to enhance their prestige, to make themselves more "in." Select one political leader from the past (prior to the 20th century) who used art to influence public perceptions of his/her

Perceptions of gender in media

This solution reacts to observed social expectations for males from American contemporary life. In 1963, he enumerated a list of characteristics that seemed to typify the ideal male during that time. Keep in mind that Goffman was recording observations of this time and not stating a personal opinion. As you read these conclusion

Social Diversity

Analyze and interpret the following quotation: "Worldwide, non-Western cultures faced fundamental challenges to their cultural identities, not so much a recentering of culture but a decentering of culture" (Sayre, 2010, p.419). In the later nineteenth century and early twentieth century, what would a "decentering" of culture

Compare themes of Venus of Willendorf and Aphrodite

Description- Describe the visual style, media, scale, theme, color, texture, scale, pattern and form of Venus of Willendorf 25,000 BCE and Aphrodite (Venus de Milo) 150 BCE. Comparison- What are visual similarities between the two sculptures? What are the main visual differences between the two sculptures? Analysis- How wa

Jackson Pollock's style of painting is rationalized.

â?¢Discuss a minimum of two reasons why Jackson Pollock's style of painting, as exemplified by Convergence, is considered an important, innovative development in the history of painting. . â?¢Imagine that you are a defense attorney for this work of art. Support your argument with research. â?¢Establish a very strong "arg

Examine a contemporary artist on the Art 21 PBS Website.

Research a contemporary artist on the Art 21 PBS Web site. â?¢Brief artist biography â?¢Explain the artist's overall "theme" or interests. â?¢Describe and evaluate one of the artist's works: title, material, size, year completed, subject matter, content, style. â?¢Include an image of the artwork you are describing.

Abstract Art: In a nutshell

1. Abstract art has created many controversial topics about what can be termed art. Why do you think that many abstract art works are criticized? 2. If you had a choice of having a painting from the styles of Impressionism, Art Nouveau, or Avant-Garde, which style would you choose and why?

Determine your stance on the issue of drug testing and employee drug use.

Please consider the following statement: â?¢Drug use is information that is rightfully private and only in exceptional cases can an employer claim a right to know about such use. Post a response to the Discussion Board that either defends or opposes this statement. Determine your stance on the issue of drug testing a

Debate briefly the merits of Abstract Art.

1. Abstract art has created many controversial topics about what can be termed art. Why do you think that many abstract art works are criticized? 2. If you had a choice of having a painting from the styles of Impressionism, Art Nouveau, or Avant-Garde, which style would you choose and why?

Depict types of bankruptcy.

During the 1990s, business and personal bankruptcies soared. This happened in spite of the greatest economic boom in U.S. history. It was also a booming time for lawyers who specialize in the intricacies of bankruptcy law. In 1998, a record 1.4 million businesses and individuals filed for protection under the bankruptcy code, wh

How the Industrial Revolution Affected Life and Art

During the eighteenth century, the Industrial Revolution caused one of the most profound social-cultural transformations human kind had known since the Agricultural Revolution of about seven thousand years before. Discuss some of the ways the Industrial Revolution affected life and art.

Unconventional art is exemplified.

Assume the role of an investigative journalist by using the Internet to seek out different kinds of artworks including art that is not conventionally considered to be art. Choose two specific works of art (not general forms of art) that will make for a captivating news article. Using the art terminology and concepts describe an

World War I-World War II Propaganda Art

During both World Wars, governments used artists to create propaganda pieces. Search for examples of these â?" at least two from World War I and two from World War II. Capture the images into a Word document. Offer specific information as to how they were supposed to influence thinking. Explain whether or not you think such pie

Facts for a report on Paypal are generated.

Despite the difficulties many technology companies experienced when the dot-com bubble burst, Internet commerce (e-business) is here to stay. 1.What resources does an International Internet retailer need other than merely a storefront on the Internet? 2.Does it require fewer physical, financial, and human resources than a tr