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    Art History

    From Realism through the Postmodern Era

    Research a contemporary artist from the Art 21 PBS website. See the Resource List for this unit, for access to that website. Make sure you include the following in your postings: * Brief artist biography * Discussion of the artist's overall "theme" or interests. * Describe and evaluate one of the artist's

    Art Appreciation

    From the Middle Ages through the Renaissance Sandro Botticelli (Italian, 1444-1510), Birth of Venus, c. 1485-86, painted for the villa of Lorenzo di Pierfrancesco de' Medici at Castello, tempera on canvas, 67 7/8 x 109 5/8 inches (172.5x 278.5 cm), now in the Uffizi, Florence. Giovanni Bellini, The Lamentation over the Bo

    Ancient art examples

    From the gallery websites listed above, and available through the Course Materials List, select two works of art from any ancient culture. Using the terminology and concepts you are learning for evaluating art, compare and contrast the two works including materials used, style, meaning, symbolism, and any other aesthetic issues.

    Abbot Suger of Paris

    Throughout history there have been patrons of art who have commissioned artists to work to fulfill the hopes and dreams held by the patron. One such patron was Abbot Suger of Paris in the 12th century. Describe the artistic movement his patronage helped unleash and and discuss the theories underlying its creation. Be sure to

    sources were for Romanesque creativity

    Romanesque style is seen as a reflection of several influences. Discuss what the sources were for Romanesque creativity and explain which source you feel was the most important and why.

    Art flows like blood along the arteries

    Art flows like blood along the arteries of commerce (trade), conflict (war) and creed (religion). Discuss this statement. Identify at least two pieces of art that reflect the truth or falseness of this statement for EACH of the topics (trade, war, and religion - total of six.)

    Understanding and Evaluating the Arts

    Art that is not conventionally considered to be art. Unconventional use of material (Webster's) What is the form of 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? Described the use of line, space an

    20th century art and music

    Question One: Would you describe postmodern, Information Age art as contradictory, media-shaped, or indefinable? Please explain your answer and tell us about examples of art that supports your impression. Question Two: How has electronic technology affected sounds and music in the Information Age? Can you kindly help

    African art examples

    In early Africa, unique forms of artistic expression followed social and cultural traditions. For the most part, art seemed to serve people through religious affiliation, and art and magic were closely associated. Discuss what you believe were the social and cultural functions of early African art. Also, through thorough descrip

    Buddhist art is demonstrated.

    Discuss four examples of Buddhist art from Stokstad or another source. There are few examples from the earliest denomination - the Hinayana aka Theravada. Try to include at least one example from Mahayana and the Esoteric aka Tantric denominations. See if you can determine why they are classified in that sect. (If you can fi

    Poverty themes in Slumdug Millionaire

    Okay, I am going to write about Global poverty/Slumdog Millionaire. (Where have I been, I have never heard of Slumdog Millionaire). Interesting! Still a little confused. this is the question I asked my teacher, below is her reply. Does this mean that we are to pick an issue and then develop our own art piece, or idea for an ar

    historical context matter

    How does the historical context matter in how a piece of art is created and the way it looks? What about geography? Does it matter what climate people live in? Why? For this question you can use any time period you wish. Think about what an image tell you about the culture and environment of the people who created art.

    Pablo Picasso is examined.

    Identify the major changes in these artist's styles and concerns. Explain how outside influences, such as the social and technological background and peer pressure, contributed to these changes.

    A Summary of the Creators

    Please help with the following questions. I am reading the book "The Creator" by Daniel J. Boorstin. I have read to chapter 10, after reading this chapter, this is the question I would like to know. Do you know enough about this book to answer the question? If so, will you answer the question in your own words? Thank you.

    Architecture inquiries

    Please answers to the following questions in your own words, citing any sources used as support. Be sure to include examples from both your own experience and course resources. (The Creators by Daniel J.Boorstin) (Min. length 200- toward the questions words). ? Does architecture differ from the other creative mediums discuss

    three different contemporary art forms

    Identify a specific common theme found in three different contemporary art forms. Select from the following art forms: music, writing, visual arts, architecture, and sculpture. List the components of the theme and the areas of commonality. Answer the following question: Which piece do you believe most successfully communicate

    American Gothic by Grant Wood is assessed.

    In my assignment I need to complete the following. Art is described as being representational, abstract, or nonrepresentational and as having style, form, and iconography. Review the artworks found in the five links below and compose an essay covering the three major areas listed. Then in the link below I need explain wh

    Feminism and Literature

    Based on "The solitude of self" by Elizabeth Cady Stanton how do you think Feminist literature has influenced our contemporary thinking?

    comparison of churches

    Comparing a contemporary 20th century work of art to a historically similar work of art and select a 20th century work of art and a similar work of art from the past. Identify each piece, each artist, the era of the historical piece, and the characteristics to be compared. Compare and contrast both pieces on elements such as sty

    Need assistance

    Analyze the creative process in the lives of four notable artists. What generalizations would you make about creativity and genius based on the information you have? Analyze the creative process in your own life - does your own experience with the creative process support your generalization(s)? Based on your knowledge, do you b

    Art and Monetary Values

    Some artworks now sell for tens of millions of dollars or more money. Are they worth it? Why or why not? (Look at any Botticelli panel, Michelangelo sculpture, or Claude Monet oil painting in the text, for instance.) Why do you think that an artist's name often determines the value of an artwork?

    Experiences with creativity

    Describe your own experiences with creativity. Without referring to any outside sources, how would you define creativity? Consider addressing the following questions in your paper: a. What makes you creative - in what ways do you demonstrate creativity? b. Does your own creativity occur under specific circumstances, or i

    Art's connection to life is examined.

    Does art imitate life, or does life imitate art? How does art express our personal convictions? Which type of creator (musicians, authors, sculptors, painters, architects) do you believe had the most influence on society, and which do you believe have the most influence today? Why?

    Romanticism in the American Old West Photography

    Please help in distinguishing the artistic links in the photographers of the American West. The influences of Romanticism on the mythologizing and chronicling of the American Old West. Discuss the ways in which the stories and myths of American expansionism are captured in literature as well as in paintings, photographs,