Your final paper should discuss 1 artist from each art movement on the assignment outline, for a total of 10 artists. All artists must be selected from the approved list on the assignment directions.
For each artist discussion, you will answer all parts of the 7 assignment questions. You should be able to answer these questions in 1 paragraph per artist.
Your paper should be in essay format, with in-text citations in APA style. Be sure to include a title page and a reference list page in the same document as your paper.
Below, I am including instructions on how to find the assignment outline. If you have trouble finding this document, please contact your instructor, Melissa Anderson, through the “Help and Support” tab on your student dashboard.
Two additional resources that may help you with your revisions are Breaking Down the Questions and the Sample Paper for HUM102. You may access these two documents through the student resource page in the PF library under Art Appreciation at the bottom of the Graded Project tab. Here is the link for your convenience:
A common misconception is that there is a 1200 word limit. This is a minimum, not a maximum. It is important to answer all of the assignment questions completely. Most students finish the assignment in around 2000-3000 words.
Art Appreciation Graded Project
Your project must be submitted as a Word document (.docx, .doc). Your project will be individually graded by your instructor and therefore will take up to a few weeks to grade.
Be sure that each of your files contains the following information:
- Your name
- Your student ID number
- The exam number
- Your email address
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- Log in to your student portal.
- Click on Take Exam next to the lesson you’re working on.
- Find the exam number for your project at the top of the Project Upload page.
- Follow the instructions provided to complete your exam.
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For this project, you’ll answer seven questions about artists from ten of the art movements you studied throughout your course. You must select one artist from each of the following movements to research:
- Benjamin West
- Angelica Kauffman
- Antonio Canova
- Caspar Friedrich
- Henry Fuseli
- Théodore Géricault
- Berthe Morisot
- Mary Cassatt
- Alfred Sisley
- Pierre Bonnard
- Paul Sérusier
- Emilé Bernard
- Expressionism and Fauvism
- Franz Marc
- Georges Rouault
- André Derain
- Cubism and Futurism
- Sonia Delaunay
- Alice Bailly
- Gino Severini
- Dada and Surrealism
- Max Ernst
- Hannah Höch
- Yves Tanguy
- Abstract Expressionism and Pop Art
- Cy Twombly
- Joan Mitchell
- James Rosenquist
- Minimalism and Post-Minimalism
- Robert Ryman
- Robert Morris
- James Turrell
- Postmodernism and Deconstructivism
- Yasomasa Morimura
- Daniel Libeskind
- David Salle
Once you’ve selected the 10 artists you would like to focus on, you’ll need to research answers to the following seven questions or question groups:
- What’s the year of the artist’s birth (and, where applicable, death)?
- Where was the artist born? Where did he or she create the majority of his or her work (if at a different location than this place of birth)?
- What medium did the artist use? Did he or she use more than one main medium?
- Which art movement did the artist contribute to? If he or she contributed to more than one movement, where did this artist make the greatest impact?
- What are some of the artist’s most famous works of art? Choose one of these works. In what ways is the piece characteristic of the movement specified above? (Include an image of the chosen piece.)
- What challenges, if any, did the artist face that may have affected his or her work? What was happening in the world at that time that influenced the artist’s work?
- What’s innovative about the artist’s work for that time period?
You’ll then write an APA-formatted essay that contains a title page, a brief introduction and conclusion, in-text citations supporting your research, and a reference list. Answer each question using complete sentences. The essay should be a minimum of 1,200 words. However, most students finish the project in about 2,000 words.
Answer the questions in essay format; do not answer them in list format.
You’ll need to find at least one source for each artist from the internet, a library, or elsewhere. Be sure to use reputable sources when searching for information on your selected artists.
- Your essay should be a minimum of 1,200 words.
- Your essay should be double-spaced, with 1″ margins and 12-point Times New Roman font.
- Your entire project should be contained in one (1) Microsoft Word or Rich Text Format file.
- Your essay should include a cover page and works cited page using APA formatting.