For this assignment, choose one work of art from each section (1.What is art?, 2. Essential Elements of art, 3.Design and Everyday life, 4. Techniques, Materials, and Form, 5. History of Art) to write about in each of the writing styles discussed in this section (adjectives, tell a story, simple outline, compare/contrast (two works), design analysis, and poetry).
Here are the links to the works with the corresponding numbers.
List of Six Writing Styles
1. Using Adjectives
2. Tell a Story (create a story based on the artwork, use your imagination!)
3. Simple Outline
4. Compare and Contrast
5. Design Analysis
The adjective style is the hardest to use effectively because each sentence is LOADED with poetic feeling throughout the ENTIRE (short) essay. In other words, the placement of each and every word counts, just like poetry. To start your essay, view the web site and jot down 6-10 adjectives that express your feelings about the interactive art then use some or all of them in a tightly constructed, descriptive essay. I want to be able to see, hear, feel, smell, even “taste” the aesthetic experience with the art.
· Be poetic. Every word, each placement counts.
· Exaggerate your use of adjectives.
· Every sentence should be alive with adjectives.
· Punch the first sentence with the power of expressive adjectives and maintain that emphasis in every sentence that follows (not easy to create that sort of consistency, you have to think a lot).
· Don’t string together a list of adjectives with commas; instead empower each sentence with multiple adjectives.
· Don’t wait until midway into your first paragraph to start using descriptive adjectives.
· Don’t just go back and find the adjectives you happened to use in your essay and list those at the top in your labeling.
Tell a Story
Identify a theme or any emphasis you see in the online artwork and let it act as a stimulus for an interesting story. Have the list below with you when you look at the online art and use it to “round out” your main character. Then, start your story. * Main Character’s Sex: Male or Female * Main Character’s Job or Profession: This element might be inspired by the online field trip’s theme or subject matter. * An Archetype: This is a “type” of person, a typical psyche of an individual which a general person might identify. For instance, a story could be built around a beautiful princess like Cinderella, or an evil leader like Osama Bin Laden. Even, Lassie, the helpful dog has a personality. Decide on the psyche of your main character and this might be inspired by the theme or subject of the online art, too. * A Key Object or Symbol: Is there an everyday object around which your story might develop? A house, a car, a lake, a key, a cat, a ring, a book? Use one of them as a prop for your main character. * Setting: A time and/or place in which the story occurs. Is it an era, or is it an hour in which the action takes place?
An outline uses Roman Numerals. Make sure your outline uses Roman Numerals, to outline the following information. Make sure you provide two, yes, two, content descriptions because your second idea for content is probably going to be the more insightful one. I pay particular attention to Roman Numeral III dealing with the artist’s content: I. Artist (or group) a. age estimation, gender, education if known b. country and/or city or origin II. Structure of the artwork (what is the primary medium for the artist’s composition) a. materials, size b. subject, color, elements of design and composition III. Content (What is the artist trying to say?) a. your first idea b. your second idea
Compare and Contrast
Compare the work or artist’s style that you are viewing with other works you have seen, perhaps by the same artist, but not necessarily. Below is a list of factors to be considered. You don’t have to compare everything on the list, just choose a couple of items to compare and contrast. 1. subjects 2. time periods 3. media 4. cultures 5. style qualities 6. space or other design elements 7. how the works are used, where they are seen 8. emotional qualities
Describe the artist’s emphasis of line, shape, space, color, value, texture or time. What is the artist trying to say by creating emphasis in this way? Be sure to include in your discussion, when appropriate, the use of the principles of art such as unity, balance, emphasis, dominance, focal point, proportion, scale or rhythm and why the artist used them.
Poetry Visually Defined: http://schools.pinellas.k12.fl.us/educators/tec/Tondreault/Kinds.html The following is a list of poetry types and styles that comes from Millcrest Academy: ACROSTIC POEM: A poem in which the first letters of each line form a word or message relating to the subject. BALLAD: A narrative poem which is, or originally was, meant to be sung. Ballads are the narrative species of folk songs, which originate, and are communicated orally. The narrator begins with the climactic episode, tells the story by means of action and dialogue, and tells it without self-reference or the expression of personal attitudes or feelings. CINQUAIN: A poetic form invented by Adelaid Crapsey, an American poet. The five lines of the poem contain, in order, two, four, six, eight, and two syllables. Iambic meter prevails. CHORUS: Among the ancient Greeks the chorus was a group of people, wearing masks, who sang or chanted verse while performing dancelike maneuvers at religious festivals. Choruses also served as commentators on the characters and events who expressed traditional moral, religious and social attitudes. During the Elizabethan Age the term “chorus” was applied to a single person who spoke the prologue and epilogue to a play and sometimes introduced each at as well. COUPLET: Two successive lines of poetry with end-words that rhyme. FREE VERSE: A fluid form of poetry which conforms to no set rules HAIKU: A Japanese form of poetry, which gives a brief description of nature. Haiku consists of three unrhymed lines of five, seven and five syllables. LIMERICK: A light or humorous verse form of five lines in which lines one, two and five are of three feet and lines three and four are of two feet, with a rhyme scheme of aabba. NURSERY RHYME: A short poem for children written in rhyming verse and handed down in folklore.