You are required to visit a Museum or Gallery of Fine Art and write an 800-1000 word essay on your experience. In the essay describe your visit to the museum. Select at least 1 work of art from the collection that you respond to and/or like (it might be a good idea to choose a more popular work that has Internet or book references). Spend time looking at the artwork (if the museum allows it, take an image with NO FLASH for a reference). You must provide the following information on the work selected:
Artist, nationality, life dates
Location in Museum (e.g. American gallery, sculpture garden)
Describe the work of art physically (as if you are describing it to a friend who hasnâ€™t seen it). Include information on the composition, the formal elements and subject matter. Use terms that you learned in class when appropriate. Also consider questions such as:
- What do you think the artistâ€™s intention was? Do you think he/she succeeded?
- Next, describe why you like or dislike this work of art? (For example, is it aesthetically pleasing? Do you like or relate to the subject matter? Does it evoke any emotion? what aspects of color theory does it use? how does it sit in space, or use space(visual space), review visual elements module for this vocabulary)
The paper is to be based on your own experience viewing the work of art and the application of information you have learned in class and from the textbook, do not copy from the Internet. If it is plagiarized you will lose an entire letter grade’s worth of points.
Due no later than Dec 17th. BOLD YOUR MAIN POINTS AND VOCABULARY