Art 100 museum project

Art 100 museum project

I don’t know how to handle this Art & Design question and need guidance.

Directions

1. Visit an art museum in person and submit proof of attendance at the museum you choose (photo of yourself in front of the museum or a museum sign, scanned brochure or schedule of events, admission fee receipt or gift shop receipt). For a list of area museums, please see the Sources of Museum Visit folder below. If you live outside the Washington, DC Metro area, please contact me for approval or ideas for museum visits.

2. You will then write a minimum 3-page paper on THREE art works from the museum you visit.

3. Your paper must include proper identification of each of the three art works; a discussion of:

Art 100 Museum Project

Artist: _____________________________________________

Title: _____________________________________________

Date & Medium: _____________________________________

Discuss the formal elements (line, shape, form, value, texture, space, color, etc).

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Discuss the principles of art (balance, emphasis, harmony, variety, gradation, movement, rhythm, proportion, space, etc).

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Discuss the historical precedence of the work. How does the work reflect the time period or artistic style of the era?

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What is your personal interpretation of the work? Provide ample justification for your opinions.

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What is the artist trying to convey? What is her/his message to the viewer? Was she/he successful? Does the artist utilize signs/symbols/iconography to communicate this message?

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Who is the intended audience? Mass public, specific patron, specific religion and/or specific country? How did you determine the audience? Provide at least one specific justification for your opinion.

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What is depicted in the work? Is the artist conveying a specific moment or is the work a continuous narrative? Where does the work take place? Describe the subject matter and/or subjects.

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Did your initial opinion of the work change after further analysis? Why or why not? Please provide ample justification for your opinions.

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