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You will complete one of the writing prompts below and also creating art based on the prompt. Through writing about and creating art based on the prompts, you will: Demonstrate your understanding of the information in this module by using the concepts and definitions correctly. Demonstrate critical thinking by analyzing, conceptualizing, synthesizing, and communicating the concepts in this module through both writing and creating art.
Prompt 1 – Writing
You are to complete ONE of the prompts listed below.
Answer all of the questions under the prompt you choose.
Meet the writing specifications:
1.5 line spacing
12 point font
Writing Prompt #1: Style, Form & Context
Style really matters because each style in art is linked to different philosophical ideas about the world, humanity, the artist, and the meaning of imagery. Using the links below you will see a wide range of art from many cultures. Look for works that seem to you to exhibit the following ideas, and state why you think that work shows that idea. Include the image of each artwork that you are discussing.
A work of art that is a representation of a human but not a specific or recognizable person.
A work of art that is about a specific time or place.
A work of art that is an image of a god, ruler or king or queen.
A work of art that is about the artist and their view of the world.
A work of art that is not a picture of things in the world.
Here are two good links to get you started:
Timeline of Art History (Links to an external site.)
Styles and Movements in Art History (Links to an external site.)
Writing Prompt #2: Everyone’s a Critic!
Using resources from the External Links page, select an artwork and interpret its meaning in the context of one of the six critical perspectives we studied in this module. Work to uncover the meaning in the image you choose, then explain how your particular critical perspective supports your interpretation. Include an image of the artwork you are discussing in your document.
As a reminder, the critical perspectives we studied in this module are listed below.
This assignment will take some focus and structure. Review the major ideas behind your critical perspective first; then search for an image that you think fits the critical test. From there you can begin your explanations. Prompt 2 – Creating Art Meet the specifications under the Creating Art Prompt
Create a piece of art based on your personal iconography
Written list that explains your personal iconography
Creating Art Prompt: Personal Iconography – Your Story in a Picture!
As you read in the module, iconography can reveal a complex story of beliefs, politics, how one lives, how one should live, history, dreams, practical information, and many many more ideas all beautifully composed in an artwork. There is more to a pretty picture than what is seen at first glance! Take some time to think about your own personal iconography and the story you want to tell right now. Write a list of at least 10 symbolic objects that are your personal iconography and explain what each one symbolizes in a couple of sentences.
Using 5 or more of your symbolic icons and create a beautiful artwork! Creating Artwork Reminder: To create a piece of art you will have to do multiple iterations before you create something you are proud of, give yourself time to experiment! Use the materials you have around your home that you can make marks with: pencils, pens, lipstick, sewing thread (you can sew paper), rip newspapers to collage, use coffee to tint and stain paper or cloth, melt wax, use masking tape as a collage element. What else can you find around your home to make marks with and create shapes with?
part 2 Purpose
You will create one artwork based on the prompt. Through creating art based on the prompt you will: Practice building artistic skills with the mediums covered in this module by using them to create a piece of art as specified.
Demonstrate critical thinking by analyzing, conceptualizing, synthesizing, and communicating the concepts in this module through creating artwork.
Task – Creating Art: Landscape
Create one artwork that is a Landscape, it can be real or imagined. Your one Landscape must be created by combining: drawing, painting, printmaking, and collage.
The size is up to you
Create a strong compositionTo help you, reference previous modules: Artistic Elements, Artistic Principles, Finding Meaning when creating your Landscape.
Every square inch of your artwork needs to have been designed — don’t leave anything “blank” or in other words, don’t leave the white of paper showing.
I would recommend you reread the module to refresh your memory about these two dimensional mediums!
Specifications:Your creative challenge this week is to produce one artwork that is a Landscape, you are to combine all 4 of the mediums discussed: Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Collage to create your Landscape.
To achieve this you will have to critically analyze and synthesize how you will use paint, how you will use the technique of printmaking, what you will use to draw with, and how you will incorporate the element of collage to create your Landscape!
The reason for a Landscape as the prompt is because it does not have to be realistic! You can use reference photos, look out your window, or look into your imagination. Two important aspects of this assignment, first you are building your experience and artistic skills with the two dimensional media covered in this module and second, this experience will give you a visceral appreciation and understanding for artwork that is created using drawing, painting, printmaking, and collage. Refresh your memory, incorporate: Artistic Elements, Artistic Principles, and Finding Meaning when creating your Landscape.
Here are some suggestions that might help you tackle this creative challenge:Drawing Material — I believe you are good with this medium, grab a pencil, pen, or burn a piece of wood to draw with.
Paint — If you don’t have paint, things you can paint with: coffee, tea, mix water with ashes, mix water with eye shadow or makeup. You can water down ink into different values to create ink washes. What else can you mix with a liquid to become a fluid color to paint with? Printmaking — You can create a stamp to create multiples of the same image. You can use the monotype technique to create pattern or the base of the image. You could create stencils. You could even do rubbings over rough material or over a coin to create an image that you can make multiples of.
Collage — are you creating textures and patterns to cut up and put together? Are you using some images from magazines? Are you gluing or sewing or using bubblegum to stick your collage together?
What are you working with — are you using paper, fabric, tin foil, wood…? Are you working on a t-shirt, a canvas, a wall? Conceptualize beyond your assumptions!
You do not have to use paint to “paint something realistic”, look at the variety of techniques and experiment, you could glaze a color over a section to change it.
The nature of this assignment will take you out of your comfort zone! You will probably have to research on your own to come up with the right solution for your Landscape.
You will probably have to do some tests and compositional studies to create your beautiful Landscape.