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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

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

Exemplify a totalitarian government.

â?¢Define and discuss what a totalitarian government is. â?¢Discuss and explain the ethics of doing business in countries with totalitarian governments. â?¢Comment on opposing arguments (looking for holes and inconsistencies). â?¢Attempt to answer any arguments that are presented against your side of the argument.

Rhetorical Triangle's Focus

Use the Internet, library, and unit resources to research each of the following four approaches for developing a presentation: - speech or lecture - workshop - discussion - group activity Now: 1) Explain the reasons why or when you would use each of these approaches. 2) Describe how the three attributes of the Rhetori

Compare Pollock and Rothko in this solution.

1. Jackson Pollock and Rothko (pick one specific paintings for each) 2. Historical background of the period 3. Historical background of the artistic movement (Abstract Expressionism) 4. Artistâ??s biographical information for each works (each of them) 5. In-depth formal analysis (4 main points) about the compositional eleme

Team Conflict Resolution

Discuss how you would know that your team was in conflict and what would be a technique you would use to resolve it. You may wish to research any conflict resolution models available in many credible academic journals and other reliable sources. While you are conducting this research, also consider that no one model is witho

Incorrect Assumptions

Find an example of a recent major decision (whether in business, politics, etc.) that was made based on assumptions that turned out to be incorrect. Explain why at least 2 assumptions for this decision were incorrect, and explain what led to their use as a basis for the decision. What would you have done to test the validi

The efficiency or productivity of any team is discussed.

There are many different types of teams found in the workplace. However, no matter what label is assigned to the team, there are still fundamentals that make the team successful. The highest performing team is committed to a common goal and purpose as well as each individual's success and personal growth. With that in mind, c