HUM 106

Week 1.

Discussion: is this art?  due SUN Sept 30th

Please make sure you answer all questions/sections

Discussion of 2 images.

This assignment lays the foundation for talking about art

and looking at different cultures, ethnicities and their art. 

No. 1 is to Read only. Then, post your response to 2 and 3 below.  This should be at least 2 pages long. One for each image/artwork.

· READ ONLY:

1. A working definition of art:there are 4 parts:

“(1) Art is an expression (2) based on an idea or experience, (3) with skill and the (4) use of a medium.” (medium is painting, sculpture, photography, etc.

THEN: POST YOUR RESPONSE TO #2 and 3 listed below.

2. Are the images below art?Based on the definition of no 1., a.) post your opinion on if one or both is art or is one not art?  Why or why not? b.) Go beyond just opinion by including one element and one principle of design from the reading below as they appear in and affect each artwork in your discussion.

elements (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

principles of design (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

3. Research the a.) the artist’s lifestyle, b.) artwork’s ethnic value,c.) the history and even the economics (in a rich or impoverished environment?) of the environment in which it was created. For example: In what city and what part of that city was Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series created?  Does that affect the work

 

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Cubi VI            David Smith

 

 

 

Migration_Series_Panel_1-1.jpg

Migration Series      Jacob Lawrence

 

Image attribution:

“Cubi VI (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.” by David Smith (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. is in Public Domain (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..

Migration Series Panel (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.” by Jacob Lawrence (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.   (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.is owned by the MoMA (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. and The Phillips Collection (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. and is used via Fair Use Rights.

 

 

 

 

Rubric

What is and Isn’t art?

What is and Isn’t art?
Criteria Ratings Pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeContent 1 pg for each image
35.0 pts

Complete Discussion with all terminology required MIN 2 pgs!

18.0 pts

Needs more thorough discussion and terminology

0.0 pts

Incomplete

35.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeSpelling/Grammar/Formatting
15.0 pts

Correct spelling, grammar and any quotes cited

8.0 pts

Needs Improvement

0.0 pts

No Marks

15.0 pts
Total Points: 50.0

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