Visually analyze the work of art and critique it based on the visual elements of art (line, shape, color, etc. – use your lecture notes and Chapter 4), principles of design (rhythm, composition, balance, etc. – use your lecture notes and Chapter 5), subject matter, content, and function. What is the medium? Who is the artist? What is the title and what was the date when it was created?

Visit a virtual gallery or museum and choose a work of art to critique. Visually analyze the work of art and critique it based on the visual elements of art (line, shape, color, etc. – use your lecture notes and Chapter 4), principles of design (rhythm, composition, balance, etc. – use your lecture notes and Chapter 5), subject matter, content, and function. What is the medium? Who is the artist? What is the title and what was the date when it was created?

Next, choose a work of art we have studied in class, or a work of art from your textbook, and conduct a visual analysis of it. Include the visual elements (line, shape, color, texture, etc.), principles of design (rhythm, composition, balance, etc.), function, subject matter, and content. What is the medium? Who is the artist? What is the title and what was the date when it was created? Compare your virtual art gallery or museum choice with the work you choose from class. Describe why it is an interesting comparison – the works of art must have something in common, whether it is the subject matter, the content, the medium, the artist, or the function. Use at least 5 vocabulary words from lecture and/or your textbook to describe the work of art at the gallery or museum and 5 vocabulary words to describe the other work of art from lecture/textbook. This exercise is intended for you to apply concepts and vocabulary learned in class to a work of art in a gallery or museum. Go look at some works of art and enjoy yourself!

Using MLA format

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ARTH 300: Introduction to Art

Written Assignment – Virtual Museum Visit

Your assignment:

Visit a virtual gallery or museum and choose a work of art to critique. Visually analyze the work of art and critique it based on the visual elements of art (line, shape, color, etc. – use your lecture notes and Chapter 4), principles of design (rhythm, composition, balance, etc. – use your lecture notes and Chapter 5), subject matter, content, and function. What is the medium? Who is the artist? What is the title and what was the date when it was created?

Next, choose a work of art we have studied in class, or a work of art from your textbook, and conduct a visual analysis of it. Include the visual elements (line, shape, color, texture, etc.), principles of design (rhythm, composition, balance, etc.), function, subject matter, and content. What is the medium? Who is the artist? What is the title and what was the date when it was created? Compare your virtual art gallery or museum choice with the work you choose from class. Describe why it is an interesting comparison – the works of art must have something in common, whether it is the subject matter, the content, the medium, the artist, or the function. Use at least 5 vocabulary words from lecture and/or your textbook to describe the work of art at the gallery or museum and 5 vocabulary words to describe the other work of art from lecture/textbook. This exercise is intended for you to apply concepts and vocabulary learned in class to a work of art in a gallery or museum. Go look at some works of art and enjoy yourself!

Points Possible: 100

Submission Method: Please submit your paper under the Module for the week when it is due (see the schedule for the due date). I will create an Assignment under that week’s Module and you will upload your Word Doc. Please do not email your work.

Format: Papers must be 5-7 pages, double-spaced, with one inch margins around, using Times New Roman font size 12. If you use Chicago Manual of Style, the cover page (not counted in the number of pages) must include your name, instructor’s name, title of the class, due date, and title of the paper. If using MLA style, please include your name, instructor’s name, class title, and due date in upper left corner of first page. Please include an illustration page at the end of your paper with both works of art displayed.

Remember: No plagiarism (refer to your syllabus). Also remember to choose your work of art carefully. Choose a work that will lend itself to analysis. Include the title, date, artist, and medium of your chosen art gallery or museum work of art and the title, date, artist, and medium of your chosen textbook/lecture work of art at the beginning of the paper. Always underline or italicize the title and use the artist’s last name when referring to him/her. Consider choosing a work of art at the gallery or museum that is similar in formal elements, design principles, subject matter, or content to the work of art you choose from lecture or the textbook. This will allow you much room for comparison. Also note the differences between the two works as well.

Grading will be based on your ability to apply concepts and vocabulary learned in class to a work of art in a gallery or museum. The work can be of any medium or time period. Use an objective voice throughout the paper. Do not use “I” or “We” liked the work. Instead, be objective and describe how the elements of the work created an overall sense. For example, if you write about Piet Mondrian’s Composition with Red, Blue, and Yellow, you could write: “The black vertical and horizontal rectilinear lines, painted on a white background, create an orderly effect. Furthermore, the highly saturated primary colors of red, blue, and yellow add interest to the otherwise grid-like, monochromatic palette, etc., etc.” Do not write: “I like the red, yellow, and blue colors and the straight lines. They make it feel orderly.” Or, about Van Gogh’s Self-Portrait with a Bandaged Ear, you could write, “In his self-portrait, the artist’s eyes do not seem to focus on anything in particular, but instead, stare off into the distance. This creates a feeling of sadness. He sits alone in a room, which is empty, save for a print on the wall. The texture of his green coat looks coarse, due to the artist’s sketchy brushstrokes and short, quickly-painted lines. The image is one of loneliness and isolation, etc, etc.” Do not write, “Van Gogh’s face looks sad. His coat looks old and rough. He looks isolated.” Thoughtfully consider the work of art in terms of visual elements and design principles; pick it apart to thoroughly describe it and describe the content (feelings evoked). Use the handout “Asking Questions to Get Answers.”

Grading:

*Visual Analysis of your chosen work from a gallery or museum. This must include: –~Elements of art and materials used (refer to at least 5 visual elements): you must demonstrate an understanding of line, shape, color, texture, mass, light, value, and space and describe how they are used in your chosen work of art from a gallery or museum. You may use your book for reference.

~Design Principles (refer to at least 3 principles of design): you must demonstrate an understanding of unity, variety, balance, and proportion and describe how they are used in your chosen work of art from the gallery or museum. Use your book for reference. POINTS: 20

*Visual Analysis of your chosen work from lecture or the textbook. This must include: —

~Elements of art and materials used (refer to at least 5 visual elements): you must demonstrate an understanding of line, shape, color, texture, mass, light, value, and space and describe how they are used in your chosen work of art from lecture and from your textbook. You may use your book for reference.

~Design Principles (refer to at least 3 principles of design): you must demonstrate an understanding of unity, variety, balance, and proportion and describe how they are used in your chosen work of art from lecture and from your textbook. Use your textbook for reference. POINTS: 20

*Discussion of the Subject Matter and Content of the chosen work of art from the art gallery or museum and a discussion of the Subject Matter and Content of the work of art from the textbook or lecture. POINTS: 10

*Compare and contrast your chosen work from the art gallery or museum with your chosen work from lecture or the textbook. Compare the works based on the Visual Elements of Art, Design Principles, Subject Matter, Function, and Content. How are they similar? How are they different? How does this affect the content? POINTS: 20

*Vocabulary (five words for each image) from lecture and/or the textbook (do not simply define the vocabulary word, but incorporate it into a sentence to describe the work of art at the gallery or museum; use bold font when you type your vocabulary words): 20 points

*Format (did you format the paper properly? Refer to format section above): 5 points

*Composition of paper (is there a beginning, a body, and a conclusion? Did you use complete sentences and correct grammar?): 5 points

If you have any questions about the assignment, or would like me to look over a rough draft, please do not hesitate to email. I will look over rough drafts up until three days before the assignment is due. For a list of Virtual Museums, please see Module Zero.

ARTH 300: Introduction to Art

Written Assignment

Virtual Museum Visit

Your assignment:

Visit a

virtual

gallery or museum and choose a work of art to critique. Visually analyze

the work of art and critique it based on the visual elements of art

(line, shape, color, etc.

use

your lecture notes and Chapter 4), principles of design (rhythm, composition, balance, etc.

use

your lecture notes and Chapter 5), subject matter, content, and function.

What is the medium?

Who is the artist? What is the t

itle and what was the date when it was created?

Next, choose a work of art we have studied in class, or a work of art from your textbook,

and conduct a visual analysis of it. Include the visual elements (line, shape, color, texture, etc.),

principles of

design (rhythm, composition, balance, etc.), function, subject matter, and content.

What is the medium? Who is the artist? What is the title and what was the date when it was

created? Compare your

virtual

art gallery or museum choice with the work you cho

ose from

class. Describe why it is an interesting comparison

the works of art must have something in

common, whether it is the subject matter, the content, the medium, the artist, or the function. Use

at least 5 vocabulary words from lecture and/or your

textbook to describe the work of art at the

gallery or museum and 5 vocabulary words to describe the other work of art from

lecture/textbook. This exercise is intended for you to apply concepts and vocabulary learned in

class to a work of art in a gallery

or museum. Go look at some works of art and enjoy yourself!

Points Possible: 100

Submission Method: Please submit your paper under

the

Mo

dule for the we

ek when it is due

(see

the schedule for the due date). I will create an Assignment under that week

s

M

odule and you

will upload your

W

or

d Doc.

Please do not email your work.

Format: Papers must be 5

7 pages, double

spaced, with one inch margins around, using Times

New Roman font size 12. If you use Chicago Manual of Style, th

e cover page (not counted in the

number of pages) must include your name, instructor’s name, title of the class, due date, and title

of the paper. If using MLA style, please include your name, instructor’s name, class title, and

due date in upper left corn

er of first page. Please include an illustration page at the end of your

paper with both works of art displayed.

Remember:

N

o plagiarism

(refer to your syllabus). Also remember to

choose

your work of art

carefully

. Choose a work that will lend itself to

analysis. Include the

title, date, artist, and

medium

of your chosen art gallery or museum work of art

and

the

title, date, artist, and

medium

of

your chosen

textbook/lecture work of art

at the beginning of the paper. Always

underline or italicize the tit

le and use the artist’s last name when referring to him/her. Consider

choosing a work of art at the gallery or museum that is similar in formal elements, design

principles, subject matter, or content to the work of art you choose from lecture or the textbo

ok.

This will allow you much room for comparison. Also note the differences between the two works

as well.

ARTH 300: Introduction to Art

Written Assignment – Virtual Museum Visit

Your assignment:

Visit a virtual gallery or museum and choose a work of art to critique. Visually analyze

the work of art and critique it based on the visual elements of art (line, shape, color, etc. – use

your lecture notes and Chapter 4), principles of design (rhythm, composition, balance, etc. – use

your lecture notes and Chapter 5), subject matter, content, and function. What is the medium?

Who is the artist? What is the title and what was the date when it was created?

Next, choose a work of art we have studied in class, or a work of art from your textbook,

and conduct a visual analysis of it. Include the visual elements (line, shape, color, texture, etc.),

principles of design (rhythm, composition, balance, etc.), function, subject matter, and content.

What is the medium? Who is the artist? What is the title and what was the date when it was

created? Compare your virtual art gallery or museum choice with the work you choose from

class. Describe why it is an interesting comparison – the works of art must have something in

common, whether it is the subject matter, the content, the medium, the artist, or the function. Use

at least 5 vocabulary words from lecture and/or your textbook to describe the work of art at the

gallery or museum and 5 vocabulary words to describe the other work of art from

lecture/textbook. This exercise is intended for you to apply concepts and vocabulary learned in

class to a work of art in a gallery or museum. Go look at some works of art and enjoy yourself!

Points Possible: 100

Submission Method: Please submit your paper under the Module for the week when it is due (see

the schedule for the due date). I will create an Assignment under that week’s Module and you

will upload your Word Doc. Please do not email your work.

Format: Papers must be 5-7 pages, double-spaced, with one inch margins around, using Times

New Roman font size 12. If you use Chicago Manual of Style, the cover page (not counted in the

number of pages) must include your name, instructor’s name, title of the class, due date, and title

of the paper. If using MLA style, please include your name, instructor’s name, class title, and

due date in upper left corner of first page. Please include an illustration page at the end of your

paper with both works of art displayed.

Remember: No plagiarism (refer to your syllabus). Also remember to choose your work of art

carefully. Choose a work that will lend itself to analysis. Include the title, date, artist, and

medium of your chosen art gallery or museum work of art and the title, date, artist, and

medium of your chosen textbook/lecture work of art at the beginning of the paper. Always

underline or italicize the title and use the artist’s last name when referring to him/her. Consider

choosing a work of art at the gallery or museum that is similar in formal elements, design

principles, subject matter, or content to the work of art you choose from lecture or the textbook.

This will allow you much room for comparison. Also note the differences between the two works

as well.