WRITING ASSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS:
This assignment has two parts. Please submit BOTH parts at the same time.
PART 1: QUESTION & ANSWER (10 points)
Choose one visual artist that was BORN after January 1, 1900 from your book and answer the six questions below.
CRITERIA: INELIGIBLE artists include: Filmmakers (including animators), actors, and graphic designers. Artists’ works should be in a visual media such as painting, sculpture, mixed media, installation, drawing, etc. Ineligible websites: Wikipedia.org, artsy.net, artcyclopedia.com (or any other “general” art site) or any site that is a “sale site.” If you’re not sure about a website, ASK! Artists that work as a team count as a single artist. For each artist: Number, copy, and answer each of the six questions and then answer each question individually (re-write the question and then answer the question). Points will be deducted for missing or incomplete responses. Follow the Question and Answer format. If you have any questions about your selected artist, please email me. NO CREDIT WILL BE GIVEN FOR INELIGIBLE ARTISTS OR ARTISTS BORN PRIOR TO 1900.
QUESTIONS: Artist’s name, year of birth, country of birth and the page on which the artist is found in your textbook. (1 point) Complete website where you found information about the artist. This website must be an “informational” site that is specific to your artist. (1 point) What is his/her primary media? (1 point) List TWO locations where the artist’s work is currently displayed or was recently displayed. Be specific. (2 points) Write a short paragraph about why this artist interests you. For full credit, your response must be at least 80 words. (2 points) Locate on the Internet one piece of the artist’s work that is not found in A World of Art. Then – IN YOUR OWN WORDS – describe its medium, form, and content (meaning). Include the full website where you found the work. For full credit, your response must be at least 80 words. (3 points)
EXAMPLE: Artist’s name, year of birth, country of birth, textbook page where the artist is mentioned: John Doe, Born 1902, Russia, Page 101 Complete website where you found information about the artist: www.museumofcontemporaryart.org/johndoe What is his/her primary media? Oil paint on wood panel. List TWO locations where the artist work is currently displayed or was recently displayed:
Museum of Modern Art, NYC and Leo Castelli Gallery, NYC.
PART 2: SHORT ESSAYS (10 points; 5 points per topic)
Points will be deducted for incorrect grammar and spelling.
CRITERIA: Select TWO questions/topics from the list below. Write your response in essay format. For full credit, your response to EACH question/topic must be at least 250 words. Please re-write the question/topic to which you are responding. Remember, ALL WRITTEN WORK must be IN YOUR OWN WORDS, and use proper citation format if you choose to use outside sources (other than your textbook).
QUESTIONS: Discuss the four “roles of the artist.” Cite an example of each from your book not found in Chapter 1. Explain how the group of artists known as the Impressionists got their name and the major factors that tied them together as a group. Compare and contrast Venus of Urbino by Titian (1538) and Olympia by Manet (1863). Describe the origins of the mosque and analyze its chief features. Explain the rise of Dada and the emergence of Surrealism.