20th Century Modern Art

Select a work of art created after WWII that catches your eye, other than the one reviewed in the Case Assignment.  It can be one that reminds you of an event from your own life or otherwise elicits some kind of emotional reaction. It is not necessary to include an image of the artwork.SLP Assignment ExpectationsWrite a two to three page essay discussing how the artwork of your choice reflects the typical values and characteristics of Post-Modernism and/or Modernism.Provide a brief background on the artist as well as a description of the work.Include observations of a few stylistic elements to produce a convincing argument.  

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The Romanticism Art Movement

Compose a 500 words assignment on romanticism art movement. Needs to be plagiarism free! Romanticism Art Movement Romanticism (1790-1850) has been one of the most influential art movements of the late -18th to the mid -19th century in the Western civilization which gave paramount significance to individualism, subjectivism, irrationalism, imagination, emotions and nature. “The Romantic Movement did not necessarily favor a specific aesthetic. instead, Romanticism is characterized by an approach to art in which emotion is more important than reason.” (Safire, 25) Materialized as an artistic and intellectual movement against the established social and religious values and order, Romanticism supported the revitalization of several artistic styles. The Romantic Movement emphasized different types of art styles, mainly because the artists of this movement believed in the expression of subjective experience of the individual and there were revival of the different styles. “Romantic artists were fascinated by the nature, the genius, their passions and inner struggles, their moods, mental potentials, the heroes. They investigated human nature and personality, the folk culture, the national and ethnic origins, the medieval era, the exotic, the remote, the mysterious, the occult, the diseased, and even satanic.” (Romanticism) Significantly, Romanticism started as a movement in Germany and England in the 1770’s and, by the 1820’s, it had spread all through Europe, followed by its spread in the United States. There are a number of artists, including writers, poets, politicians, philosophers who belong to the category of ‘Romantic Artists’ and the most significant of them are William Blake, Henry Fuseli, Francisco de Goya, Friedrich Overbeck, Eugene Delacroix, William Turner, and John Constable. All these Romantic artists enjoyed a romantic spirit which was above the firm formal rules and traditional procedures of the time and their role was similar to eventual egoistic creators. The artists of Romanticism considered imagination as a gateway to transcendent experience and spiritual truth and these qualities were evident in their artistic creations.It is significant to note that the Romantic Movement in art was a product of the movement in literature and philosophy which accentuated emotional, spontaneous and imaginative approaches. “In the visual arts, Romanticism came to signify the departure from classical forms and an emphasis on emotional and spiritual themes. Caused by the sudden social changes that occurred during the French Revolution and the Napoleonic era, Romanticism was formed as a revolt against Neoclassicism and its emphasis on order, harmony, balance, idealization, and rationality.” (Art History: Romanticism) Thus, the movement stressed freedom, emotion, and imagination of individuals and was subjective in character. The artists of this group emphasized spontaneity and freedom and considered imagination as greater to reason and beauty. Therefore, they depended greatly on personal spirit and creativity as against formal training. “Romantic techniques were developed to produce associations in the mind of the viewer. These foundations of the Romantic Movement were influential in the development of Symbolism and later Expressionism and Surrealism.” (Art History: Romanticism) In conclusion, Romanticism has been a significant movement in the history of art and literature which tremendously influenced the artists of the period as well as the other movements of the time and the following age.Works Cited“Art History: Romanticism.” Worldwide Arts Resources. 16 Feb. 2009. .“Romanticism (1790-1850).” Art History. 16 Feb. 2009. .Safire, William. (Ed). The New York Times Guide to Essential Knowledge: A Desk Reference for the Curious Mind. New York: Macmillan. 2007. P 25.

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Virtual Visits

.IntroductionBy this week, you should have made your visit to a museum and taken time to observe and reflect on your chosen artwork. Let’s see where you all  have visited and what work you felt drawn to emotionally and/or intellectually. These can be virtual visits if you are unable to make a physical visit to a museum. DirectionsPost a picture of your trip to the museum (postcard purchase from bookstore, photograph, your personal sketch, etc.).In one (1) sentence, summarize what stands out the most to you (ideas, and/or emotions) with this artwork.

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What is Beauty

Purpose:  For this assignment, you will be able to understand the following: 1) How the idea of beauty has changed over time 2) The art movement Dada Directions: After listening to the both of the videos and the podcast about different ideas of beauty, in your own words define the idea of beauty and how it you think it relates to the visual arts. Consider ideas of beauty and why they might be problematic to the art world and how beauty as an dominate expectation in the arts has changed over the last century. Dada was an art movement that defied traditional forms of beauty. Write about your thoughts of how Dada artists overcame the status quo and broke the “rules” of art. In your opinion, is beauty necessary to art? Do you think what is beautiful is more interesting than what is considered ugly? How do you define what is beautiful? Do you consider Marcel Duchamp’s Fountain to be beautiful?  Also, visit the website of The Museum of Bad Art and explain why those works of art are considered less beautiful or aesthetically pleasing than artworks found in Fine Art Museums. Is there any work of art that you find interesting or beautiful in their collection? Explain why the artwork is compelling to you or why you find a work of art that you find beautiful. Vocabulary Terms: PLEASE ALL THREE WORDS AND TYPE THEM IN BOLD FONT Junxtaposition, Objective & Subjective, Found Objects Word Count: This should be 400 words minimum. http://museumofbadart.org/ https://www.artspace.com/magazine/art_101/in_focus/duchamp-probably-didnt-make-the-fountain-urinala-look-at-the-dada-woman-who-likely-authored-the-56084?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=053119_Magazine_The%20Woman%20Who%20Made%20%26quot%3BDuchamp%27s%26quot%3B%20Urinal_Active%20Non-Buyers&utm_term=Active%20Non-Buyers https://player.fm/series/series-1264716/art-must-be-beautiful https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bMGStypFWY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJgzoTp82SU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2jFs2StW6o https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qXzdlJp_eQ Address the questions in the directions and have a thoughtful analysis of the material You must also use the vocabulary words mentioned and they must be typed within the essay in bold letters. HOW TO USE THE TERM IN YOUR WRITING:You can use a variation of the word in your Writing Assignments if necessary. For example, if the word is Allegory, than you may use the word Allegorical. As mentioned above, you must you the word within the context of the artwork. For instance, one of your terms this semester is PATTERN. You would use this term and relate it to a specific work of art. For example: “The painting by Sean Scully uses repetitive motifs of lines and shapes to form a quilt-like pattern in his artwork.” You would NOT use pattern in a sentence that follows: “We can find that humans often create patterns throughout history.” The more specific to the provided content, the better!

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Public Art

Purpose: For this assignment, you will be able to understand the following: 1) Expectations of public art 2) Various types of public art 2) The process of making public art and it’s many complications  Directions: Public art is always a topic for debate. It is impossible to please everyone, especially when dealing with works of art. Many public artworks fulfill a specific role in the community; whether that role is to glorify a leader, celebrate a victory, educate the view about history or provide notoriety and therefore promote tourism. Typically, public artwork is selected by a committee of artists and city officials and is commissioned using funds from the city’s budget. After watching the videos and reading the articles listed above, consider what you think the role of public art should be. Should it challenge the public or perhaps provide an escape from the everyday. Do you think it is appropriate to remove/censor works of art that many find inappropriate? Do you find any of the works of art in the required watching/reading material offensive? Why or why not? What do you think should be the appropriate process for commissioning public works of art? Should the community decide or a selected group of people? How much of the city’s budget should be spend on public art? Should there be a requirement for subject matter? What public artworks do you encounter in Ft. Worth and do you think they are effective with expressing the values of the community? Vocabulary Terms: figurative, shape, appropriation Word Count: This should be 400 words minimum. https://glasstire.com/2017/06/05/how-to-erase-the-flood/ https://news.artnet.com/market/paul-mccarthy-beaten-up-over-butt-plug-sculpture-136129 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-iuStS34BM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nm3HA8rQYj8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxyhgUAYvB4 Address the questions in the directions and have a thoughtful analysis of the material You must also use the vocabulary words mentioned and they must be typed within the essay in bold letters. HOW TO USE THE TERM IN YOUR WRITING:You can use a variation of the word in your Writing Assignments if necessary. For example, if the word is Allegory, than you may use the word Allegorical. As mentioned above, you must you the word within the context of the artwork. For instance, one of your terms this semester is PATTERN. You would use this term and relate it to a specific work of art. For example: “The painting by Sean Scully uses repetitive motifs of lines and shapes to form a quilt-like pattern in his artwork.” You would NOT use pattern in a sentence that follows: “We can find that humans often create patterns throughout history.” The more specific to the provided content, the better!

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Art History

In the essay “Art Objects” by Jeanette Winterson, she makes this intriguing statement: “Long looking at paintings is equivalent to being dropped into a foreign city , where, gradually, out of desire and despair, a few words, then a little syntax, make a clearing in the silence. Art, all art, not just painting, is a foreign city. And we deceive ourselves when we think it familiar. No one is surprised to find a foreign city follows its own customs and speaks its own language. Only a boor would ignore both and blame his defaulting on the place. Every day this happens to the artist and the art” (4). I would like you to write an essay in which you consider the value of this analogy. In your view, does it offer a useful way of thinking about art that encourages us to delve deeper into it? Please explain what you think the author is saying as well as offering your opinion of it. I would also like you to cite two or three examples of work from Art Since 1960 or other images I have provided that support your view of her premise. Those works can be any you wish to choose and as a source for examples, you can look to the assigned pages (thus far) of Art Since 1960, 11-59.

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Art Movement

For this assignment, you will be able to understand the following: 1) The difference between and Art Period and Art Movement 2) Various Art Periods and Movements and their style  3) How the Art Periods and Movements reflect cultural values Directions: For today’s assignment, you will be discovering various art periods and art movements. As art history unfolds over time, many of these distinctive eras throughout history reveal the cultural values and ideas that defined the era. As human beings progressed more rapidly, so too did the art movements change and shift quickly. In fact, many of the art movements tend to overlap in other forms of such as art such as music, theater and poetry. Also, another aspect that you will discover is that most art movements build on from the previous while also rejecting certain aesthetics of the previous movement simultaneously.  When encountering a work of art for the first time, it is often helpful to learn which period/movement it belongs to because with this information, you will discover the time period, place, visual culture, cultural culture and ideology that surrounds the work of art. You may even begin to develop preferences for specific art movements over your art education that will allow you to appreciate artworks more fully. After watching the videos below, click on the link to Google Arts and Culture to discover all of the distinctive art movements since the inception of art history. Click on at least 10 periods/movements that interest you and write a short synopsis in your own words of all TEN of the period/movement that you selected. Aspects to consider are artists who participated, the style, medium, concepts, subject, region and time period.  Vocabulary Terms: Culture, Medium, Aesthetics Word Count: This should be 400 words minimum. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfX1tvloLNA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyabu9mU1bk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6rPtmiJ678 https://artsandculture.google.com/category/art-movement You must also use the vocabulary terms mentioned and they must be typed within the essay in bold letters. HOW TO USE THE TERM IN YOUR WRITING:You can use a variation of the word in your Writing Assignments if necessary. For example, if the word is Allegory, than you may use the word Allegorical. As mentioned above, you must you the word within the context of the artwork. For instance, one of your terms this semester is PATTERN. You would use this term and relate it to a specific work of art. For example: “The painting by Sean Scully uses repetitive motifs of lines and shapes to form a quilt-like pattern in his artwork.” You would NOT use pattern in a sentence that follows: “We can find that humans often create patterns throughout history.” The more specific to the provided content, the better!

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Acitivating Creativity

Acitivating creativity. Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide. An abstract is required. Sadly though, not all people will go about this process in the same manner and with the same level of success and experience. In Rossman’s creativity model (1931), evidence of the different levels of activities and tasks involved in the activation of creativity is showed in a manner that depicts that there are as many as seven different processes that needs to be considered in a typical creative thinking process. The rate of success associated with each process determines that overall success with the activation of creativity. From his model, the processes are given as observation of a need or difficulty, analysis of the need, a survey of all available information, a formulation of all objective solutions, a critical analysis of solutions, the birth of the new idea (invention), and experimentation to test out the most promising solution (Rossman, 1931). Similarly, Wallas (1926) touches on a creativity process in a manner that gives an indication that creativity is not an event that takes place in a one off moment but undergoes the achievement of a series of tasks, which comes together to be collectively known as the creativity process. He though gives the process as indicated below. Through the outline above, seven major tasks will have to be completed including orientation, preparation, analysis, ideation, incubation, synthesis and evaluation. It is based on the foundations of these two major models that four series of assessments were carried out and presented in the following journal. With a different task to fulfil in each of the assessments, the various creativity processes that went into the fulfilment of each of the tasks have been completed below. Assessment 1 Assignment 1 was on conceptual photography and involved the taking of a photograph that was used in depicting more than what was seen in the image of the picture. That is to say that, conceptual photographs are used to express generalised concepts of events and process that take place and happen all around us (Keller-Mathers, 2004). To accomplish this task, a picture of two people running a change of baton race was taken. The concept that was being examined in the photograph was the symbolism of the power of two. It is said in a Chinese proverb that if two people carry a single load, it does not hurt. What this means is that it always pays off to have a helping hand in any project or activity that a person is undertaking. It is not surprising that it is said in an England parable that two heads are better than one. When two people team up to accomplish a common task, there is much effectiveness and efficiency (Grivas, 1996). This is because there is the sharing of ideas and thoughts in a manner that makes exchanges of knowledge rapid and forthcoming. Studying the picture critically, it would be noted that a total of 400 meters was supposed to be completed in the race. Meanwhile, due to the limitation of the human ability in running such a distance, it would be difficult for any person to end the 400 meter race with the same level of speed that was started. But in completing a 100 meter race by the same person, the tendency to maintain the start up speed or even improve on it is higher. To this end, instead of allowing one person to do the entire 400 meters, four people team up to run 100 meters each. As a proof of the fact that team spirit brings results, the finishing time in the change of baton is better than when one person alone run the entire 400 meters. Assessment 2 Assignment 2 was carried out by the use of divergent thinking. That is, there was the use of exploration of many different possible solutions (Gonzalez, 2003).

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Beauty and Art

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide. An abstract is required. 31 May, What is beauty and more importantly, what is the use of beauty and culture? Beauty is all what appears, sounds and feels good to the senses. Beauty is not something that can be touched or tasted. It is an abstract noun. What is funny about beauty is that it may not be felt by every individual. That is why beauty is said to be in the beholder’s eyes. This is not just an adage. In fact, it is a whole ideology which says that beauty originates in the perception of the individual appreciating a certain thing. The thing may not necessarily be beautiful, but the individual’s point of view is indeed, beautiful! On the other hand, culture is the general way of living of a nation which signifies its trends, traditions, norms, values, moral standards, ethics and common practices. Culture of a nation is essentially its identity. Different nations are identified by their individualistic cultures. Like the difference of their meanings, beauty and culture both have their own individualistic uses. It is hard to identify particular uses of beauty since it is required in everything. It is used everywhere. Crockery is made beautiful to increase its market value. Makeup is worn to look beautiful and presentable so that a woman can work. The fundamental use of culture is that it lends identity to the people who belong to that culture. Culture is used to benchmark ethical standards which can be used to compare an individual’s performance against. Owing to their common identity ingrained in their culture, people of one nation become united and a strong force.

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Spolia as it Applies to Art

Define and examine the term “spolia” as it applies to the arts. Consider the use of spolia in at least three specific examples either from the world of art. Discuss how they changed the significance of the art work to which they were applied. How does the history of the objects influence the meaning or viewing of the work of art? Source citation is required.

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