Discuss ways the photography of Shirin Neshat presents Muslim women far differently than they are typically presented.

Art 330 mod 8 essay
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Damien Hirst’s work is among the most challenging for contemporary art audiences, because of its themes of death and decomposition, and its violently disturbing subject matter. Consider the descriptions of his work and the picture of The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living. What meaning do you find in his work? How do you think you would react to seeing it in person? (Or, if you have been to a Hirst exhibit, how did you react?)

Discuss ways the photography of Shirin Neshat presents Muslim women far differently than they are typically presented.

The Stuckists strove to undo what they saw as elitism and egotism in the art world by returning to figurative painting and an emphasis on producing work that expressed their feelings and experiences. In doing so, they didn’t just create paintings, but also created propaganda, held protest demonstrations, and conducted investigations into the inner works of galleries and museums. Did they help their cause or hurt it by doing so? Can you find any evidence suggesting their efforts yielded success?

Discuss the development of Chinese bronzes. Include in your essay: MET essay

China

Discuss the development of Chinese bronzes. Include in your essay:
MET essay
https://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/shzh/hd_shzh.htm

A) the influence of Neolithic pottery
B) the differences in the two styles of casting bronze and the socio/political reasons for these practices
C) the use of animals in the images
D) the relationship between these bronzes and faith based practices

” Why visit a museum when there are hundreds of “virtual galleries” available with the click of a button? Is art simply visual imagery, or is seeing or participating in art an essential human experience?

Museum Visit and Formal Analysis

” Why visit a museum when there are hundreds of “virtual galleries” available with the click of a button? Is art simply visual imagery, or is seeing or participating in art an essential human experience?

Examine the formal elements of architectural design present such as pattern and repetition, rhythm, symmetry and asymmetry, balance, contrast, proportion and scale, theme and variation, and coherence and unity in variety.

British Columbia Parliament Building

Identify sensory elements in the work such as lines, shapes, and colors.
Examine the formal elements of architectural design present such as pattern and repetition, rhythm, symmetry and asymmetry, balance, contrast, proportion and scale, theme and variation, and coherence and unity in variety. Look at how each of these elements is or is not present in your selected work (explain how each of the elements is present or absent in this work). See the list of elements and definitions for each below.

Elements of Architectural Design:
Balance
Contrast
Pattern and Repetition
Rhythm
Symmetry and Asymmetry
Proportion and Scale
Theme and Variation
Coherence and Unity in Variety

What were the sources of inspiration? (i.e. humanism, private devotion, etc.)What mediums were used (i.e. oil paint, sculpture, fresco)?

Module 4

Compare and contrast the general similarities and differences in the art of the Northern and Italian Renaissances.

What were the sources of inspiration? (i.e. humanism, private devotion, etc.)

What mediums were used (i.e. oil paint, sculpture, fresco)?

What types of subjects did artists paint and sculpt? How did these differ from Medieval art?

Cite two works of art (one from the Northern Renaissance and one from the Italian Renaissance) that you feel best represent each respective Renaissance and explain why.

What was the impact of the Protestant Reformation led by Martin Luther on the creation of art, especially in German-speaking countries and the Netherlands?
Option 2
The Baroque movement began in Italy, but the style spread quickly to the North, and was used by both the Catholic church in Flanders and Protestant artists in the Dutch Republic.

What was the Council of Trent and how did it catalyze Baroque art movement in the Catholic Church?

How did the Baroque style depart from the rational, ordered classicism of the Renaissance? What types of subjects were depicted? Give an example of a work of art or sculpture to support and use key terms from this module.

How does the Baroque style manifest in architecture? Describe its main qualities in a few words and give an example.

What are the main subjects and themes of Rococo art? How do these differ from the Baroque art that we discussed in the previous module (hint: Christianity vs. worldly)? Cite ONE example to support your argument

Module 5

The Rococo style grew out of the late Baroque style in France and became popular among the French aristocrats who moved from Versailles to Paris after the death of Louis XIV. Neoclassicism then emerged as a stark contrast to Rococo tastes in support of the French Revolution. Respond to each of the following questions:

1.What are the main subjects and themes of Rococo art? How do these differ from the Baroque art that we discussed in the previous module (hint: Christianity vs. worldly)? Cite ONE example to support your argument

2. How did the style and ideals of Neoclassical artists such as Jacques-Louis David oppose those of the Rococo?

Compare and contrast one Rococo work of art to a Neoclassical work of art.

3.What are the major stylistic and iconographic differences?

Answer under each question.

 What is a “canon” and how does it relate to representation in art? Describe the canon of Egyptian art using at least one example. Why do you think the Egyptian canon remain unchanged for thousands of years?

Module 2

Choose one example of art or architecture from two of the early civilizations covered in this module to compare and contrast (e.g. Sumer, Akad, Egypt).

Be sure to address the following points/questions in your comparison.

Identify each work (title, culture of origin, date, medium) and describe the most notable formal and iconographic elements in each work.

What are some similarities and/or differences across the two cultures in terms of visual style and content?

Discuss the connection between the works of art and the emergence of religion, writing, political structures, or codes of law within that civilization.

How was each respective work related to one or more of these advancements? Do the works reflect similar or differing values across?

What is a “canon” and how does it relate to representation in art? Describe the canon of Egyptian art using at least one example. Why do you think the Egyptian canon remain unchanged for thousands of years?

What, if any, cultural traditions or artworks from your background or heritage do you believe should be preserved and why?

Video Kayla Briët

Watch the video Kayla Briët: Why do Make Art? To Build Time Capsules for My HeritageLinks to an external site., and answer the following questions:

Kayla Briët speaks about a variety of cultural traditions not necessarily associated with fine arts. Why then is it important to preserve these traditions?
How are these traditions or artforms a reflection of the culture?
What, if any, cultural traditions or artworks from your background or heritage do you believe should be preserved and why?
Answers should appear in paragraph format with a minimum of 500 words and include APA citation.