When they consider the role of an artist, people often think that they must undergo strict formal training. Humans are creative by nature, and by developing skills such as learning art vocabulary, art engagement, and furthering literary skills most can further develop this creativity. This assignment will examine nontraditional forms of art as well as applied arts.
Choose 3 examples of nontraditional or applied art from the following links below:
•A New York art museum
•A Paris museum
•Select galleries in a Washington, DC museum
•A Boston Museum
Paste small images of all 3 works into a Word document, and include details about each work: the title of each art work, the artist (if known), the year made, the materials used, and the size of the work. Be sure to include a reference for each work, showing which museum it was found in. Present 2 or 3 paragraphs for each work that clearly describe what the viewer sees and the content of each work. Finally, choose 3 adjectives (for each work) that express the core ideas of what the works were intended to communicate or convey to the viewer.
For part 2 of the assignment, you will create two paintings or drawings with nontraditional art mediums of your choice. Consider the work of Vik Muniz, who painted the Mona Lisa out of peanut butter and jelly or Christine Hiebert, who uses painter’s tape to create “draw” on the museum walls. Scan or photograph your drawings and paste them into the Word document from Part 1. You can insert images into documents by placing the cursor where you want the image to be, going to “Insert,” then choosing “Picture,” and selecting the picture from your computer. Be sure to scan or photograph your drawing first and upload it to your computer. If using your phone camera, you may be able to e-mail the image to yourself and copy it from e-mail.
Submit 1 Word document for this assignment.
You are required to comply with APA style format for quotations, internal citations, and a reference list. For additional information and resources on APA style, visit the APA section of the Library, which is available under Library Features.
Freer and Sackler Galleries: The Smithsonian’s Museums of Asian Art. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.asia.si.edu/
Louvre. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.louvre.fr/en
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.metmuseum.org/
Museum of Fine Arts Boston. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.mfa.org/