Assignment 1: Elements of Art “ Description The purpose of this assignment is to practice using the Elements of Art and to consider medium when describing artworks. As discussed in Week 1, the Elements of Art are writing terms used to describe the visual appearance of art. Media are the materials utilized by the artist to create the artwork. Elements of Art and medium are discussed in this week’s lectures. By Wednesday, October 15, 2014, please write about one of the artworks listed near the bottom of the page. Post your response directly to the Discussion Area by clicking Respond below. In at least 250 words, describe what you see with the Elements of Art you find most important to the work. Also consider how the artist’s choice of media affects the use of art elements. Elements of Art Line Color Value Texture Shape Form Space Please post directly to the reply window and not as an attachment. Bold or underline the terms used. Include images of the art in your post, noting the work’s identifying traits (title, artist’s name, media, year made). The tutorials on this page will show you how to post images of art directly to the reply window. Participation Guidelines By Sunday, October 19, 2014, comment on the work of at least two peers. To comment, click Respond under your peers’ posts. Share your observations of your peers’ artworks, using descriptive terms from Elements of Art in your response. Additionally, respond to your instructor’s comments and questions about your own work. Assignment 1 Grading Criteria Maximum Points Choose a from the list of artworks. Included an image of artwork and its identifying information 6 Described artwork and its media using Elements of Art 10 Participated by responding to the work of two peers, and to instructor comments. Included some Elements of Art in your comments 4 Proofread for spelling and grammar 4 Total: 24 Assignment 1: Elements of Art “ Description Here are the six artworks from which you may choose: Reproduction of the œBlue Bird fresco, ca. 1700-1525 B.C. Watercolor on paper. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Egyptian Right Eye from an Anthropoid Coffin, 1539-30 B.C. Obsidian, crystalline limestone, blue glass. Brooklyn Museum, New York. Paul CÃ©zanne, Still Life with Apples and a Pot of Primroses, 1890. Oil on canvas. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Piet Mondrian, Gray Tree, 1911. Oil on canvas. Haags Gemeentemuseum, The Hague, The Netherlands. Yayoi Kusama, The Passing Winter, 2005. Mirror and glass. Tate Modern, London. Additional Link: The Passing Winter E.V. Day, Violetta, 2009. Retired New York City Opera costume, monofilament, stainless steel rings and hardware.
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