Ideas are given for a paper on a work of contemporary art (20-21st century). The piece can be a painting, a piece of sculpture, a work of architecture, a piece of music, or a piece of literature. Research is also cited.
As you research your own selection, I highly recommend this idea/piece as a starting point. Once you write your own essay, please send to us as a new posting for more feedback and editing:
The image of the art work is at http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/ho/11/na/ho_2001.395a-I.htm
The piece is called "The Quintet of Remembrance." It is from 2000. Its author is Bill Viola.
As you discuss its unique form, you might talk about how it denotes the genre of video installation. Please also suggest that it is a color video that is then projected onto a large screen in a darkened room. The dark color seems to evoke more mood, suspense, and emotion.
When looking at its massive size, the room is "12 x 18 x 24 ft. (36.6 x 54.9 x 73.2 cm); screen: 57 x 99 in. (144.8 x 251.5 cm)" ...
Research ideas and reactions about the piece, "The Quintet of Remembrance," are included.