What gallery and location; when did you view; what did you view; artist, title; what was the medium (drawing, painting, print, sculpture, mixed media, installation, pottery, weaving, jewelry, or?)

1. Where, when, what, by whom? What gallery and location; when did you view; what did you view; artist, title; what was the medium (drawing, painting, print, sculpture, mixed media, installation, pottery, weaving, jewelry, or?) Any brief bio information?
Museums and galleries often have free brochures, artist statements, and info available; ask.
2. Description and objective analysis of work. Size and media/materials (oil on canvas, watercolor, mixed media, welded steel, stoneware, blown or molded glass, installation, etc.)
What is the subject matter, theme, imagery or nature of a 3D object – bowl, vase, cup, etc.?
Observe and note where your eye first looks; then track its viewing path – answer “why?” Discuss artist’s approach, style, composition, design elements making up the image. Is the overall image realistic/traditional, or abstracted/modern/post-modern/conceptual? (Look these terms up in your textbook glossary.) What shapes (a triangle or a barn, house, or patch of color are all “shapes”) and what exact colors make up the composition or design? Are any repeated? How is the composition structured – symmetrical design, asymmetrical design? Are there light and dark shapes and contrasts? Where, How is movement, depth of field, perspective – foreground, middle ground, space, distance? What is the ”emotion,” “atmosphere,” or “energy” of the work? Again – give attention to composition, shapes, lines, contrasts, brushwork (linear or painterly?), colors – their orchestration or structure.
If 3D – sculpture, pottery, glass, jewelry, etc. – any texture (real or painted?), finish or patina or other surface characteristics (real, painted, stained, rough, smooth, polished, etc.)?
Keep paragraph 2 factual and use objective art language – Avoid personal “likes” and opinions and trite words like “awesome” or “cool” or “pretty” or “ugly” or “nice pink,” etc.
3. Subjective analysis – Review/Interpret/Critique. Why did you select the work you did? What does the artwork communicate to you? Did the artist only depict subject matter or does the work make a statement or have a message? What is it? How did it impact or move you – can be positive or negative or even neutral? Do you feel the artist was successful? Why? Share a personal reflection or impression.
Before turning in consider reading your short Critique out loud to yourself.

When you discuss the works, do them separately, which means you talk about them each for one or three paragraphs, depending on you.

For your final paper assignment, you are creating a museum tour. The tour is personalized and led by YOU. You are the one choosing the works and explaining them, but you are choosing them from the museums posted below. Your explanation of the works will not be copying and pasting the museum information; your explanation will include a visual description of the work and, of course, a VERY BRIEF summary of anything else someone would specifically need to know about it but the majority of each discussion involves you sharing your excitement about (and interest in) the works to others, as someone who now officially has studied art history! Think of the tour as something you could take your family and/or friends on, virtually, as a break from the seriousness and stress of life.
Here are the logistics of the paper:
You need to pick six (6) works of art for the tour. Each work has to be from a different museum. The specific museum websites are listed below. Also, each work MUST be from the specific collections and their parameters, as posted below for each museum. Lastly, each work must be from a different artist and represent a different theme, and all of the themes must be used (each only once). The themes are (in no specific order) Hope, Joy, Society, Mystery, Knowledge and Identity. You can choose whatever angle or interpretation of each theme that you want, just be sure to make it clear.
As a reminder, please look through ALL of the works within the required collections of each museum, and not just the first page of works or the first few works. Really search until you see “it”, that work that everyone is going to love because they never knew about it and never thought of it the way you are going to explain it. One more reminder is that some of the museum websites only list a small number of works on a page, but may have MANY pages; again, be prepared to look through all of them and always check to see if there are more pages/works at the bottom.
Once you pick your works, you can arrange them in any order you want for your tour (meaning, it does not have to follow the order of museums listed below).
When you write your paper, honestly think of it as giving a tour. You can start by saying “Welcome to Joe’s Tours” or “Hello everyone, I am happy to see you today and excited to take you on this journey” or “Who wants to learn something new today?”. Obviously it is up to you, those were just examples of how to get your crowd involved and make them happy to be led by you. You can point out certain important details or facts in addition to the requirements listed above about a description and brief background; you can pose a question to your crowd (and answer it); and should really create an experience for them.
Remember, this is the goal: Life can be upsetting and painful and stressful, and you are creating (through the visual arts) a tiny bit of escape from that, something that will be a memory for your customers, and something that provides a much needed pleasure. The power and importance of this is that you are actually TEACHING them and sharing what you have learned, so their experience is not just a tour they can download or watch online, it is a “one of a kind,” narrated and formed by you, and that is what people are paying for…yes, I want you to think of this in terms of paying customers and making tips! In addition to looking at art, people are going to learn as well, and you are pretending that this is your job, so you need to be serious about it.
You should still think of the paper as an essay format, just to help you organize. By that I mean that the introduction paragraph is literally your first comments to your group (of paying customers/tourists). It is when you start talking to everybody as you are beginning the tour. Also at the beginning, explain a little about what they are going to experience, why it matters that YOU are the tour guide, what you hope they get out of it and be sure to show your enthusiasm and your confidence, so they trust you and want to go on a tour led by you.
After the introduction, you are going to take them on the tour. Again, you have six works, each representing one of the six museums listed, as well as each one representing one of the six required themes. All six themes must be used only once and cannot be repeated. When you discuss the works, do them separately, which means you talk about them each for one or three paragraphs, depending on you. You want to provide the name of the work, its artists, and date…and the movement or culture it came out of (but AVOID copying and pasting internet material about movements or artists or the works themselves – BORING!). When you talk about the work you need to analyze it, since you are now art historians. Remember that you first want to describe the artworks everyone is looking at in a specific, detailed and interesting way…get them excited! After you describe what it looks like then you add any historical information that HELPS understand the work or that is meaningful; only add as much as necessary for them to understand your point or the important facts about the work, but, again, DO NOT turn this into a copy-and-pasted paper. Remember, you are “showing off” as the expert, which does NOT mean you are providing any old generic information your crowd can get by Googling the works on their phones as you are talking (…ugh…); rather, they are paying to hear YOU discuss it. After all, this is your tour and consider what makes your tour so different or special over any of the others out there.
After describing each work and providing information you think is necessary and helpful for your crowd to understand, helping them learn (about the work and the value of art history) and showing them how to appreciate the work (even if they don’t like it), you will discuss them in terms of their themes. Explain how and why it stands for, represents, or could be interpreted as one of the categorical themes listed above.
In the end, you wrap up, say goodbye (and hope for tips!). That’s it! How would YOU end your tour? Saying thank you, come again, saying that you hope they enjoyed it, saying that you now hope they see art differently? Here is the bottom line: YOU are THEIR art history teacher.
After the essay, you need to provide ALL of the information the museums provide about your selected works. It doesn’t matter if this takes up many pages, as the idea is you are not using the museum’s words, but your own. I generally look up the works as I read your papers, so not including museum information because you want to use it in your paper won’t work.
The paper should be a minimum of 6 full pages and needs to be typed, double-spaced, 12-point font, one (1) inch margins. Images are not required, but if you choose to share/include them, note that they do NOT count as part of the bare minimum page requirements, and that they should NOT be IN the paper, but can be shown after.
I really want all of you to have fun with this…and remember, this can be something you can eventually can share with others, virtually! You can take your friends and family on an art tour, on YOUR art tour, whenever…and maybe someday you will visit these museums in person!
***********************************************************************
Here are the Museums. I really hope you like them; I picked them out specifically for you!
African American Art – https://www.hrm.org/exhibitions/african-american-art-in-the-20th-century/Links to an external site.
and/or
https://philamuseum.org/calendar/exhibition/african-american-art-19Links to an external site.
Women Artists – Be sure to keep scrolling down, as that opens more works, and you CANNOT use jewelry or fashion or furniture; only painting, drawing, photograph or sculpture – https://www.metmuseum.org/toah/keywords/women-artists/Links to an external site.
19th Century Art at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) – Be sure to scroll to the bottom of the page where you can click on “Show More Results” – https://www.moma.org/collection/?utf8=%E2%9C%93&q=&classifications=9&date_begin=Pre-1850&date_end=1901&with_images=1Links to an external site.
Asian American Art – Be sure to click on “Show More” – https://www.si.edu/spotlight/asian-american-arts-artistsLinks to an external site.
20th Century Painting at the Art Institute of Chicago – Be sure to click on the pages at the bottom, which are presented by numbers…there are a lot of pages – https://www.artic.edu/collection?artwork_type_id=Painting&date-start=1910&date-end=1970Links to an external site.
Getty Center Contemporary Art – Be sure to scroll down to see the pages available, listed as numbers – https://www.getty.edu/art/collection/search?date_range=2001%3A2022&images=true&materials_parsed=Chromogenic%20print

Write an introductory text of 2000 words that explains/introduces your photographs to the viewer.

Art History Analysis and Research Project
PDF copy includes:
Cover page with your name, class name, term, year, paper title.
Images pages with captions including full title, artist’s name, date, medium, size, ownership
2000 word double spaced narrative with regular margins and 11 point font.
Endnotes on a Separate Works Cited page.
My goal is to introduce you with the two most fundamental tools of art history, which are formal analysis of the primary source (artwork) and secondary source research. Learning to look closely and practicing describing an object will carry over into any field as will learning to use the library and internet as research tools.
You are to complete a research paper in the form of an exhibition pamphlet. The pamphlet is intended for the audience who frequent museums and wish to learn more about what it is they are looking at. The subject of the exhibition is entirely up to you but should be thematic in nature (rather than a laundry list).
My restriction is that the artists you include must be reputable and exhibit professionally as artists (rather than as illustrators, etc.) at museums. You must also include work by 10 artists.
Topic: You could focus on artists who use a particular historic or alternative process You could investigate a process, for example the Daguerreotype at its invention and its contemporary usage by artists such as Chuck Close.. You may focus thematically showing artists who concentrate on such genres as the nude, landscape or architectural photography. You may consider approaching themes within specific time periods or groups important to the history of photography such as the Photo-Secession. You may consider working with only contemporary living artists working in a particular genre or alternative or historic processes.
Notes on the Narrative. Write an introductory text of 2000 words that explains/introduces your photographs to the viewer. Writing in the third person, explain the connections between the works, introduce some of the history behind them. This introduction will include your thesis addressing the significance of the exhibition in relation to the history of photography. “I like flowers” is not a thesis, however “in the genre of still life photography nature and flowers have a dominant presence in the history of photography” is a thesis. You are expected to submit your final draft, NOT a first draft. You goal here is to engage the reader and elucidate your “exhibition” goals. This section will require endnotes (you should be able to convert footnotes to endnotes on your word documents).
As with any research paper, you are required to properly cite your sources. See the following:
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/research/r_mla.html
If you need help describing rooms or organizing your paper, this book is a great place to start.
A Short Guide to Writing about Art. (Barnet, Sylvan) . ART N 7476 .B37 2003

What do you think of the results?

Read the all of the materials on the following links: https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/art-1010/cu…
Guernica is considered one of the great paintings of the 20th century and a true anti-war statement. After reading about this painting, summarize your understanding of the circumstances that Picasso was responding to in the painting. What do you think of the results? Comment on his visual language, the narrative, and overall composition of the painting.
Essays should be a minimum of 3 pages in length, typed, double-spaced, 12 pt. font, free of all spelling and grammatical errors, no plagiarism, Chicago Style formatting with footnotes and bibliography. Include images. Submit in Canvas in DOCX format. Be sure that you answer the question asked in its entirety and be sure to proofread your answer.

Do you know who made it?

Learning a craft can take many years and in an age of manufacturing, is rapidly becoming a lost art. There is beauty and integrity in a handmade object, whether it’s functional or decorative. You will consider the process and product of a hand-made object in a short video about the craft of weaving. Then, this assignment asks you to examine the objects you interact with in your daily life and consider how many were made by hand.
Learning Objectives of this assignment
Characterize the difference between craft and fine art
Investigate various media and methods for creating crafts using two vocabulary words
Utilize two vocabulary words to describe objects that are functional or decorative
Task 1: Review the video The Minds of Makers: Kate Smith
Make a list of objects in your home crafted by hand (as many as you can find–5 is the minimum.) Make a determination if each object is functional or decorative and state that in your list. Be sure to state why its hand crafted rather than mass produced. Do you know who made it? What’s the story behind this object?
Task 2:
Select two handcrafted objects from your list to photograph and share with the class; relate your choices to video above in some way using two relevant vocabulary terms from Unit 3.
Task 3:
Post your list, two images and discussion of each to the Discussion Board.
Task 4:
Respond to three classmate’s posts in a meaningful way. Be sure to use relevant art vocabulary you’ve learned!

Why you chose this image

Task 1: Find great art that you like
The only tools you need for this activity are your imagination and a picture of a work of art you like or find interesting. Browse the online collections of some museums and search the keyword field for ideas (for example, “portrait” or “dog”). If you have a certain unusual item that you think would work well—like a globe, an easel, or a special outfit, hat, or activity—you can start by searching for that, too.
Many museums have great online collections with images available to download and use for free: Here are some museums to try:
LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art)
The Met (Metropolitan Museum of Art)
Cleveland Museum of Art
Indianapolis Museum of Art
Art Institute of Chicago
The Walters (Baltimore)
The National Gallery (Washington DC)

And of course, you could try a Google Image search for “painting [keyword],” “sculpture [keyword],” or whatever else you like. You must use art from a major museum. If you need help choosing an image, look at the #betweenartandquarantine for inspiration on Instagram.
Here are some examples from last semester’s class. opens in new window
Now that you’ve found your image, pick the objects you’d like to use. Any objects are fine: from a blank piece of paper to your most elaborate hat. You must use at least 3 household items, but you’re welcome to use as many as you like.
Task 2: Strike the Pose and Photograph
Enlist a pet. Get your dogs, cats, bunnies, and even ferrets into the mix.
Make a face, strike a pose. If you’re interested in re-creating a portrait or group scene, pay attention to the facial expressions—they really make it. If you’re reenacting a scene with multiple figures, pay attention to the poses. For a family activity, look for a domestic or dinner scene.
Pay attention to lighting. Try to imagine where the light in the artwork is coming from and orient your composition so a window or lamp is casting similar light onto the scene. Also, you can consider using filters on your camera to recreate the lighting. In bright daylight, windows offer a blue-tinged light, while most lamps cast a warmer glow.

Think abstractly. If you’re having trouble re-creating an artwork’s appearance, try focusing on shapes over colors.
Make it snack-able. Edible art counts too.
Use a smartphone camera or a digital camera to take a photo (if you’re posing, have a member of the household do it for you; if you live alone, use the front-facing camera on your smartphone, or the camera on your computer). You may want to do several and pick the best one. If you want to unite the two photos—the original and the re-creation—into a single image, you can use photo-editing software like Photoshop or use a phone app like PicCollage. Or you can insert each image into a word doc and take a screenshot (that’s what I did, and it’s easy!)
Task 3: Post your work
Now post the original artwork and your recreation to the Quarantine Art forum. Follow the directions for posting an image to our discussion board in Brightspace.
Tell us three things.
The title of the original artwork and the artist
Why you chose this image
What was the hardest part of recreating this piece
Task 4: Respond to three classmate’s posts
Be sure to make your responses meaningful and use art vocabulary!
Please note: the submission link for this assignment will be available the Friday before it is due, and will appear on the next screen.

Have the essay be in this structure:

Have the essay be in this structure:
<
<
Introduction of theme, with a clear thesis or problem statement
<
Reflection statement on Cultural Knowledge (see the final essay assignment guidelines)
<
Point 1
<
Supporting citations and/or Artist Examples
<
Point 2
<
Supporting citations and/or Artist Examples
<
Point 3
<
Supporting citations and/or Artist Examples
<
Conclusion
<
Summarize argument
<
Speculate on future directions for inquiry
<
<
5-6 citations in the paper are needed

What are some of the characteristics that you think are important for creativity?

There is a nice discussion about the characteristics of creativity in the reading. Start thinking about your own experiences with being creative and those creative people around you. And, don’t limit your thinking to the visual arts for this discussion. What are some of the characteristics that you think are important for creativity? In your post respond to this question and give an example of a creative characteristic that you think is important and tell us why