I’m working on a art discussion question and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.
Your Art Find is a hands-on assignment. You will record yourselves talking/discussing a piece of art either on location or via voice over . Your presentation is worth 100 points.
Find The Art You Will Discuss
Find a public artwork that resides where all can see and is free to view and appreciate. Museums are also great places to discover an artwork for this project, but be aware of museum policies regarding masks and do not record while inside. Security will either tell you to stop, or escort you out. Art from your travels is fine, too. Just be sure that the photo you took of something while traveling is no older than a year or two.
Step 1: Find a piece of public art. The art can be two or three – dimensional.
Step 2: Record yourself talking about the art. Discuss what is so special about the piece to you. You must provide a visual analysis utilizing the Principles of Design and items from the Visual Toolbox. If the artwork is 3-dimension, discuss sculptural terminology. Use terminology that applies to the type of artwork you have chosen. If you are able to provide some information about the artist, do so. Don’t forget to tell me where the artwork is located. Also, be sure to include good shots of the artwork that you are discussing.
Remember that this is not a grade school style book report. Avoid making this entirely about where the artist was born, who they married, the name of their dog or cat, etc. In addition, avoid plagiarizing art historical information. If you are using anyone else’s words, YOU MUST CITE THE SOURCE. So in the case of this presentation, you must say “according to so and so, they said that this portrait’s colours represent the anguish the artist felt towards the relationship with the person depicted on the canvas.” Things look/sound suspicious when all of the sudden you become posh art historians. Cite your sources.