Analysis of a painting
Analyze the painting and sculpture from the Classical and Medieval periods. Analyze each piece of art according to the Elements and Principles of Design, the 6 Functions of Art and the 3 Theories of Art Criticism. Create a slide presentation or you can create it on paper and turn it in, so you are including visuals and bulleted concise writing. Save it as a powerpoint or pdf. Cite your work!

Slides should be as follows:
One slide of each as the original, mark the artist, name of work and date.
2nd slide of each –A shape analysis made- You can either cut out of paper the basic, main shapes used in the composition. Construction paper cut and pasted over a copy of the image copy and photographed or shapes created and pasted right over the image of the artwork using the computer. These shapes should correspond to repeated shapes, or implied shapes used in the artwork. Be sure you do not make random shapes! Include a written description of what types of shapes they are using. example: Guernicaexample.png.pdfPreview the document
3rd slide-Painting Only– A Value pattern analysis in black white and gray, cut out the basic, main shapes used in creating the composition or use a marker or create on computer. You are showing the overall value pattern of the whole artwork.How it leads the viewer around the work. example: ValuePatternEx.pdfPreview the document

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Responding as an artist

Responding to art is an intensely human and personal experience. However, to become an accurate observer of art, you need to exercise the ability to detach from your emotions and respond as an artist who must first observe and record how an object changes in the light as time passes, and to observe and record what physical changes occur in matter, substance, or shape over time. Observing natural changes in an organic object and cataloguing and recording these changes as they occur over time trains the eye of the artist to represent reality as a process of change however subtle and discreet the changes may be.

In this Assignment, you record your observations of an organic still life object.

To prepare:

Take a piece of fruit or a flower and record your impressions of it addressing color, form, and light as it changes over a period of 48 hours. Alternatively, use the NGAkids still lifeinteractive composer from the National Gallery of Art to observe an object.

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Engaging Children in Arts – Visual Arts in Early Childhood Education

The Visual Arts Portfolio entails an informed and personal analysis of beliefs and practices that support children’s learning in the visual arts. It involves a critical analysis of practices that support child engagement and learning in the visual arts in the 3-5 year old setting and primary school. The practical artworks teacher candidates develop during workshops will not be assessed. You are strongly recommended to keep a journal that documents workshop discussion and practice. This journal will be a valuable reference for the assessment task, professional placement and future teaching. Photos may be included. Word Count: 1350 words Due Date: Friday 23rd July The Visual Arts Portfolio entails an informed and personal analysis of beliefs and practices that support children’s learning in the visual arts. It involves a critical analysis of practices that support child engagement and learning in the visual arts. When submitting please ensure you include, -your name in the document file name -your name, student number and word count on the first page, and page numbers ASSESSMENT TASK Comment on — a) why the visual arts experiences are significant for children, and b)what do you see as your role in enabling engaging visual arts experiences for children? Your views must be supported by key visual arts readings (4-6) and explained through clear reference to short personal illustrative anecdotes (up to 3). These anecdotes should be drawn from encounters you have had as a child/young person and/or with children and must include at least one reflection on your experience as a learner, exploring art media and processes in this course. Photographs of the arts practice and artwork samples are encouraged. If you have permission, photos of your students can also be included. Images of related resources (e.g., picture books, student artworks) can also be attached to this assignment. This task can be written in first person. To guide your response to this task students may refer to the following prompting statement: ‘An engaging visual arts experience for children involves a holistic personal encounter with the visual world. This experience is enhanced through teachers who stimulate noticing, visual thinking, communication and creativity, and encourage and guide child media exploration and meaning-making through the creation of permanent and ephemeral visual forms.’ WRITING GUIDELINES -Include in your INTRODUCTION an explanation of what your writing will cover and note values (e.g., creativity)and teacher roles (e.g,. facilitator) that you will examine in some depth. -Give an anecdote early in your writing so as to illustrate your discussion -In the BODY OF YOUR WRITING comment broadly on • why the visual arts are significant to children and examine some values in some depth, supported by illustrative/ prompting anecdotes and readings, and • the teacher’s role in enabling engaging visual arts experiences for c​‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‌‌‌‍​hildren and examine some roles in some depth, supported by illustrative/prompting anecdotes and readings -In your CONCLUSION re-cap on the main values and teacher roles discussed and note what you have learnt from this task and the challenges you will have to grapple with in the future to afford children an engaging visual arts program. TASK ASSESSMENT CRITERIA C1: Articulate an informed position on why the visual arts are significant to children (25%) C2: Critically examine the teacher’s role in enabling engaging visual arts experiences for children (25%) C3: Use insightful illustrative anecdotes that are clearly linked to discussion (25%) C4: Demonstrate clear written expression and structure (20%) C5: Acknowledge and cite all references appropriately using APA 7th referencing (5%) Details: C1: Comment on why visual arts experiences are significant to children. Your views must be supported by key readings (addressing both C1 and C2) – seek out appropriate readings from the ones I’ve uploaded or from the list provided. C2: Comment on what you see as your role as the teacher in enabling engaging visual arts experiences for children. Your views must be supported by key readings (addressing both C1 and C2). C3: Your views must be supported by key readings (4-6) and explained through clear reference to short personal illustrative anecdotes (up to 3) each of which is written from one or both perspectives – learner and/or teacher. See Uploaded VISUAL ARTS ? ANECDOTE EXAMPLES for de-identified examples. Note how they are closely linked to the discussion and where possible the literature. To help explain your anecdotes photographs of artworks (child or adult), visual resources and visually rich environments may be included and discussed. Your anecdotes should be drawn from encounters you have had as a child/young person and/or with children and must include at least one reflection on your experience as a learner in the visual arts workshops undertaken. Give an anecdote early in your writing so as to illustrate your discussion. Ensure your illustrative anecdotes describe with insight your arts experience/s, bringing them to life with your description and thoughtful commentary. Your illustrative anecdotes should be written using first person and prose. You can write the body of your essay in first or third person, as long as you are consistent. C4: It is expected that the essay will be clearly expressed with clear links made between points. ‘Topic’ or ‘analytic’ sentences are useful at the beginning of each section of the essay––these sentences outline what is to follow in each section. A small number of sub-headings/topic headings can be used to guide the reading. We recommend a careful proofread before submitting your task on Turnitin. C5: Use American Psychology Association (APA) 7th for referencing. Most referencing will be indirect. Direct references (quotes) should be meaningfully integrated into your discussion, which should flow c​‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‌‌‌‍​oherently throughout the essay.

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A work of art analysis

Focus your comments on a single work of art. What aesthetic qualities does the work possess that enable it to capture and hold the viewer’s attention? How does the piece appear to stake out a position in some cultural dispute? What did it make you feel when you looked at it? What did it make you think about when you looked at it?
Focus your comments on one or two of the selected works. Explain how and why the work exemplifies high culture. low culture, or possesses attributes of each.
Which piece or pieces clearly reference an issue in the Culture War. Which make their stand so clear that you believe you can identify the particular cultural division the work seeks to comment on?
Which work evoked the strongest emotional responses from you as a viewer? What did it make you want to do next and why?

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Comparative Historical Context (Photography).

Please report any two photographs from two different photographers (one each) from this list: Ansel Adams, Alfred Steiglitz, Dorothea Lange, Steve McCurry, Yousef Karsh, Eve Arnold, Diane Arbus, David Bailey, Irving Penn, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Man Ray, or W. Eugene Smith. Your report should be at least 350 words, and should include these numbered sections:

  1. Images: Post images or links to your chosen works, with the MLA citation and URL to the source.
  2. Material Data: Name the artist/designer (if known), date(s), current location or museum, materials used and size. Note its use(s) and any special production techniques utilized. Compare and contrast both images under this section, as you should do in each section below.
  3. Formal Analysis: Compare your two images using at least four (4) of these categories: Line, Shape and Form, Space, Texture, Value and Light, Color, and Implied Movement (Time), Repetition, Variety, Rhythm, Balance, Compositional Unity, Emphasis, Economy, and/or Proportion. Look closely and note the differences clearly.

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Soviet Socialist Realism Painting

Go to: online

click explore art

in left hand column click collections search

type in Joseph E. Davies in white box

This will bring up the collection of paintings. Davies was a collector. The paintings are by several artists.

Browse this Soviet Socialist Realism Painting collection and explore the political and national themes of this art movement. Write down and submit your observations about the political and national themes of the work. Cite any articles used. It is the series of paintings you are looking at to discuss.
Tell me the years in which Postwar Modern Art and Postmodern Art periods happened.
What are the characteristics of the 2 different periods of art (postwar modern and postmodernism)? List any similarities? List any differences?
What are some of the art movements of each period if any and name some artists of those movements as major examples?

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Composition of art still life and its connection to composition

Generally, still life comprises inanimate subject matter of very familiar objects from the natural world or every day, man-made objects. Still life creations can be composed with items from nature and may consist of plants, rocks, wood, food, flowers, or other items from the natural world. Vases, drinking vessels, jewels, coins, and any other items represent a human presence. Still life is the medium that builds a foundation for developing artistic skills. Still life items offer a great deal of choice in metaphorical representation and design elements within composition. Composition is the process and deliberate result of the artist selecting and arranging specific elements to make a statement about his or her creation.

In this Discussion you find an example of a still life composition and describe it, using the art terminology found in “Humanities Through the Arts Classroom Glossary” and Learning Resources for this week. You also address the materials used in the composition of the still life. Finally, drawing upon your own personal experience(s) with art, consider why the artist might have selected the specific elements of the still life.

To prepare:

Familiarize yourself with the NGAkids still life interactive composer from the National Gallery of Arts, found in your Learning Resources for this week. This interactive tool will assist you in understanding still life and the elements of composition. Then, find a still life example from your own research.
Post a description of your still life example, addressing the material composition of the still life. Explain why you believe the artist chose to use those specific materials, objects, and that particular organization in the work of art.

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Creativity and arts

Think about a FILM or a PIECE OF MUSIC that you feel is extremely creative. Something that really stands out in your mind as being “over the top” for ingenuity and creative thought. It could even be something where you would say, why didn’t I think of that or how did they ever come up with such a captivating piece of film or such an amazing sound. You would remember it long after you experienced it.

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Pablo Picasso

Write about the history of their life, events happening at the time they live or lived and were working, other art movements happening at the same time they were working, their Theories on art, what if any art movement they belong or belonged to,
A summary of their body of work- did they pioneer a new direction in their medium,
What were the main elements and principles of design they tend or tended to use,
What of the 6 functions does their art employ,
What art criticism have they received (which of the theories are applied to their work) and do you agree or disagree with that assessment, does the artist?

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The play Othello

In the play’s three couples, Othello and Desdemona, Iago and Emilia, and Cassio and
Bianca, Shakespeare creates a kind of structural ring in which masculine and feminine
gender roles are explored powerfully and subtly. Focusing on the female characters,
discuss precisely how female gender roles are handled.
You might begin asking whether you can identify a single-role woman expected to fulfill
or whether you can instead identify an array of expectations. How are women treated
in relation to these expectations? Are they treated in the same way(s) by all male
characters? How do they respond? Is any one, woman representative of the feminine,
or might it be more fruitful to consider Desdemona, Emilia, and Bianca as representing
different attributes of the feminine?
As you work through the play, be aware that Shakespeare’s handling of gender roles
here is much more subtle than the commonplaces we might bring to it. To respond to
this question well, you’ll need to resist the desire to come to familiar conclusions.
Thesis: “In his play The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice Shakespeare
characterizes the women of the play in juxtaposition to their male counterparts to
exemplify the manner in which women’s femininity can be built and even perverted
(distorted) by the actions of men.

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