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Assignment 2: Time Travel

 

Assume you have been given the ability to travel back in time, and you are about to set off on a trip to the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The purpose of your trip is to give you the opportunity to visit artists in their studios and to view firsthand the creation of some specific types of paintings or sculpture.

 

Since the length of time you can spend on this journey is limited, you must decide beforehand what styles you are most interested in. The job you will have is to collect information concerning four (4) different styles—one from each time period listed below—as represented by two artists from each. You may choose from the following:

 

The eighteenth century

 

RococoRomantic (painting or sculpture)Neoclassical

 

The nineteenth century

 

Naturalistic or realistic style in either Europe or North America

 

Impressionistic

 

Post-impressionistic

 

First half of the 20th century (1900 – 1954)

 

CubismFauvismExpressionismSurrealism

 

Second half of the 20th century/21stcentury (1945 to present)

 

Abstract ExpressionismMinimalismPop ArtDigital ArtPost-Modernism

 

Before you set out, you should have decided on the four styles that interest you, have determined specific artists you wish to visit, and come up with questions for which you wish to find answers. When you return, you will need to prepare a report that includes the following for each of the four styles you chose, as represented by two artists from each style:

 

Name of the artist

 

Title of the work of art

 

Date of the work of art

 

Medium or materials used to create the work of art

 

Then in 2–4 paragraphs, tell us:

 

The style of the workReasons for the style to have gained popularitySpecific features of the style1-2 reasons why the work of art is important to the history of art

 

Your report should conclude with an explanation about which style you find most interesting.

 

Submit your effort by Saturday, November 8, 2014, to the W5: Assignment 2 Dropbox. Name your document as follows: LastnameFirstInitial_W5_A2.doc.

 

Assignment 2 Grading Criteria

 

Maximum Points

 

Chose one eighteenth century style and two artists representative of that style, and listed for each the name of the artist, the title of his or her work of art, the date of the work of art, and the medium of the work of art.

 

10

 

Chose one nineteenth century style and two artists representative of that style, and listed for each the name of the artist, the title of his or her work of art, the date of the work of art, and the medium of the work of art.

 

10

 

Chose one early-twentieth-century style and two artists representative of that style, and listed for each the name of the artist, the title of his or her work of art, the date of the work of art, and the medium of the work of art.

 

10

 

Chose one late-twentieth-century style and two artists representative of that style, and listed for each the name of the artist, the title of his or her work of art, the date of the work of art, and the medium of the work of art.

 

10

 

Addressed for each of the eight pieces its style, reasons and features for the style to have gained popularity, and reasons for why the work is important in art history. (8 images x 7 points)

 

56

 

Concluded your analysis of the images with which style you find most interesting, and why.

 

14

 

Used correct spelling and grammar. Cited sources in APA format.

 

10

 

Total:

 

120

 

 

 

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