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    For this assignment, you will take on the role of an investigative journalist by using the Internet to seek out different kinds of art works -- 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. Using the art terminology and concepts outlined, describe and evaluate each art work chosen by answering the following questions. Elaborate on the details. 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?

    â?¢Is it a two-dimensional or three-dimensional work of art?
    â?¢What materials are used?
    â?¢What techniques or processes are used to create the art work?
    â?¢What colors are used?
    â?¢Describe the use of line, space and balance.
    Does the work of art have SUBJECT MATTER?

    â?¢If so, what is literally depicted?
    What is the CONTENT?

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

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    Your posting did not express if the paper to be written from these resources is to be APA or MLA formatted, so I provided the URLs as required, but did not cite them according to either protocol. The other aspects of the assignment I did answer - I would strongly suggest that you review the Web sites, and add your own thoughts to make this paper reflect your own ideas, thoughts and personality. You know the terms your text uses, and can more effectively add these terms where appropriate than can I, since I do not have your text.

    Copied and pasted from the Web site, definitions of art:

    *the products of human creativity; works of art collectively; "an art exhibition"; "a fine collection of art"
    *the creation of beautiful or significant things; "art does not need to be innovative to be good"; "I was never any good at art"; "he said that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully"
    *a superior skill that you can learn by study and practice and observation; "the art of conversation"; "it's quite an art"
    *artwork: photographs or other visual representations in a printed publication; "the publisher was responsible for all the artwork in the book"

    art 1 (ärt) http://www.thefreedictionary.com/art
    1. Human effort to imitate, supplement, alter, or counteract the work of nature.
    a. The conscious production or arrangement of sounds, colors, forms, movements, or other elements in a manner that affects the sense of beauty, specifically the production of the beautiful in a graphic or plastic medium.
    b. The study of these activities.
    c. The product of these activities; human works of beauty considered as a group.
    3. High quality of conception or execution, as found in works of beauty; aesthetic value.
    4. A field or category of art, such as music, ballet, or literature.
    5. A nonscientific branch of learning; one of the liberal arts.
    a. A system of principles and methods employed in the performance of a set of activities: the art of ...

    Solution Summary

    Location of two examples of art not usually considered to be art, with accompanying news article, and analysis/description of the artworks.