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Writing Assignment

  • Please read & follow all directions for this assignment.
  • The Writing Assignment is worth a total of 20 points.
  • Due on or before MMDD
  • Points will be deducted for assignments submitted late. (Under significant circumstances- exceptions may be made.)

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Writing Assignment

This assignment has two parts.

Please submit BOTH parts at the same time.

PART 1: QUESTION & ANSWER 10 pts

Choose one visual artist that were BORN after January 1, 1900 from your book and answer the 6 questions below.

CRITERIA:

  • INELIGIBLE artists include: Filmmakers (including animators), performance artists, actors, graphic designers, craft artists and architects. Artist works should be in a visual media such as painting, sculpture, mixed media, installation, drawing….
  • Ineligible websites: Wikipedia.org, artsy.net, artcyclopedia.com…. (or any other “general” art site) or any site that is a “sale site”
  • Artists that work as a team count as a single artist.
  • For each artist: Number, copy & 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.
  • Assignments submitted in the improper format WILL NOT RECEIVE ANY CREDIT
  • If you have any questions about your selected artist, please email me.
  • NO CREDIT WILL BE GIVEN FOR INELIGIBLE ARTIST OR ARTIST BORN PRIOR TO 1900

QUESTIONS:

  1. Artist name, year of birth, country of birth and PAGE artist is found in your text book (1 pt.)
  2. Complete website where you found information about the artist. This website must be an “informational” site that is specific to your artist. (1 pt)
  3. What is his/her primary media? (1 pt)
  4. List TWO locations where the artist work is currently displayed or was recently displayed. Be specific. (2 pts)
  5. Write a detailed paragraph about why this artist interests you. For full credit your response must be at least 150 words. (2 pts)
  6. 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 – Fully describe its media (form / materials) and content (meaning / story).INCLUDE THE IMAGE OF THE ART! Include the full website where you found the piece. For full credit, your response must be at least 160 words. (3 pts)

INSTRUCTIONS for Part 1:

Review writing assignment criteria.

Follow the Question and Answer format.

Contact your instructor if you have any questions about the requirements.

EXAMPLE:

  1. Artist name, year of birth, country of birth, textbook page where the artist is mentioned (1 pt) John Doe, Born 1902, Russia, Page 101
  2. Complete website where you found information about the artist. (1 pt) johndoe@art.net
  3. What is his/her primary media? (1 pt) Oil Paint on wood panel.
  4. List TWO locations where the artist work is currently displayed or was recently displayed. (2 pts) Museum of Modern Art, NYC and Leo Castelli Gallery, NYC.

PART 2: SHORT ESSAYS 10 pts (5 pts 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 more than 200 words.
  • Please re-write the question /topic that you are responding to.

QUESTIONS:

  1. Sayre names seven major themes in Art. Define four and cite examples of each from your book which are not found in Chapter 21.
  2. Discuss the four “roles of the artist”. Cite an example of each from your book not found in Chapter 1.
  3. Discuss the main advantages of synthetic painting media.
  4. Compare and contrast installations and earthworks as environments.
  5. Describe the origins of the mosque and describe its chief features.
  6. Explain the rise of Dada and the emergence of Surrealism.

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