Art Through the Ages
Using a book or online source, find two works of art-one that you really like and one that you don’t like as much. You may choose a work of art from any time period or culture. You may discuss any art form-painting, photography, sculpture, prints, architecture. Based on the first image, write about why you like it, such as the narrative and meaning of the work, the composition, the theme, the appearance of the work, if it moves you in a particular way, reminds you of something, has a personal meaning for you. Also record your response to the visual appearance of the works-if you find it to be visually interesting, beautiful, intriguing, etc. and why. Please think deeply about this work and why you like it. While you can certainly write about the colors, please don’t just write that the work has lots of blue and really like blue. However, you can write about how the colors work with the theme or composition to convey or enhance the meaning of the art work. Now do the same for the work that you don’t like or that you don’t find as interesting as the other work, i.e., why you don’t like it or find it interesting–if it is emotionally distressing or upsetting; if you find it to be visually displeasing; if you don’t like the narrative or if you don’t find the work to be successful in relating what the artist intended in terms of the theme, etc. Give these topics serious thought, using your critical thinking skills to write about your thoughts on the paintings with clarity and precision. Avoid being vague, ambiguous, or unclear with your statements, as you will be graded on how deeply you think about the works and how well you relate your ideas. Organize your essay in the following manner: Part 1: Your observations on the art that you like and why. Please include an image of the work as well as the title/name of the work, artist (if known), culture, and date Part 2: Your observations on the art that you don’t like and why. Please include an image of the work as well as the title/name of the work, artist (if known), culture, and date. Type in a .doc or docx document, using 1″margins and 12 point times new roman.