Begin by Choosing a artist. This is literally your favorite artist of all time. Do not us the artist from your first essay. Please attend to the following when working on your essay. Find at least two sources that your work will reference. Do not use Wikipedia.
Give context to the artist’s work. Supply brief details about the artist’s life that is relevant to the work, but this is not a biography of the artist. All the following points do not need to be specifically addressed, but use them as a guide.
• Visually describe the artists work (consider all your senses) – refer to your Elements and Principles of design to help you with vocabulary.
• Describe the artist’s process. What media (paint, paper, clay, etc.) do they work with. What kind of artist (painter, sculptor, installation artist) are they?
• Describe what inspires the artist. Why do they make art the way they do?
• What is your overall impression of the work of the artist? What do you enjoy (and not enjoy) about this artist, their work and process? Be specific and give examples and please be honest – there will be art & artworks you connect to more than others. But, remember, you don’t have to want to hang the art in your living room to appreciate it – or see its value in society.
• What does it make you think about/remind you of? What themes do you see running through the work? What ties the separate pieces together?
• What statement does the artist and/or their artwork say about society and other big ideas (race, gender, social equality for example).
The document should be labeled with your name and the artist’s name above your written response. The file that you submit should be labeled with THE ARTIST’S NAME FIRST AND THEN YOUR NAME as follows: artistlastname_yourlastname.doc. For example: Frazetta_Levenhagen.doc. Please answer the questions in paragraph form. This is a significant portion of your overall grade so I expect you to put a significant amount of time and thought into these written responses. Each essay should be 650-750 words (2.5-3 pages double spaced). You will also need to list your resources on a separate page.