Do you agree or disagree with the theories that Renaissance and Baroque Masters like Vermeer created many of their paintings with the help of lenses and optical devices?

Do you agree or disagree with the theories that Renaissance and Baroque Masters like Vermeer created many of their paintings with the help of lenses and optical devices?

Attached is a catalog of Johannes Vermeer’s work from Rijksmuseum’s Vermeer Show, the latest exhibit in Amsterdam (https://www.rijksmuseum.nl/en/johannes-vermeer?ss=)
Study the work. Then answer the following question:
Do you believe that Vermeer used a lens or a camera obscura to help him create his masterpieces?
Do you agree or disagree with the theories that Renaissance and Baroque Masters like Vermeer created many of their paintings with the help of lenses and optical devices?
Your response should be around three to four paragraphs, prepared in Microsoft Word, double-spaced, and uploaded. Please cite your research sources in MLA format. For example, to cite an Internet article:
In-Text Citation:
(Cascone ArtNet.com)
Works Cited Page:
Cascone, Sarah. “Did Vermeer Trace His Golden Age Masterpieces? An Artist Puts the Theory to the Test” Artnet News, 17 Aug. 2017, news.artnet.com/art-world/johannes-vermeer-traced-masterpieces-1047359. Accessed 20 Mar. 2023.
I have added an MLA template created in Microsoft Word, so you can see the format and use it for your paper.
The Owl Purdue has an excellent website on MLA and other research formats: https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/mla_style/mla_formatting_and_style_guide/index.htm

Research a particular work from your text book or notes and write about a half page essay discussing style, form, and content of the piece.

Research a particular work from your text book or notes and write about a half page essay discussing style, form, and content of the piece.

Art Appreciation
Writing Exercise
Style, Form, and Content
Wherever you see book or text book used, use Google Arts and Culture
Research a particular work from your text book or notes and write about a half page essay discussing style, form, and content of the piece.
– What style and category does the work fall under?
– Does this style have any similarities to other movements?
– How would you describe the formal elements of the work? Be descriptive. Think of compositional elements, the mediums used, and how they come together. Line, shape, color, and movement.
– Think about content and of the message this work or artist is trying to translate to the viewer. Does it have any social cultural context?

Select ONE work of art and do a formal analysis of this artwork (1000 to 1500 wo

Select ONE work of art and do a formal analysis of this artwork (1000 to 1500 wo

Select ONE work of art and do a formal analysis of this artwork (1000 to 1500 words in length). Print off these instructions and the Formal Analysis Guide, and take them with you to view your artwork and guide your analysis!
2) Perform a detailed formal analysis of ONE single work of art WHILE YOU ARE IN FRONT OF THE ARTWORK.
a) This is an exercise in looking. Therefore, any discussion of the artist’s biography, historical context, or your personal experience visiting the artwork will not be counted towards the word count.
b) Your essay MUST include a discussion of all the elements and principles listed in the Formal Analysis Guide. Be sure to discuss each element/principle IN ORDER and answer all questions listed in the Guide.
c) To further ensure a complete analysis, each element/principle must be printed in BOLD the first time it is used in your essay.
d) To organize your essay, your overall argument and conclusion should address how the artist achieved visual EMPHASIS through the use of each element/principle of art.
e) Your essay should be 1000-1500 words and written in coherent, flowing paragraphs – no bullet points. You may use APA or MLA format.
3) Include an image of the artwork with your essay. This image should show the artwork alone and in full view, so that I can evaluate your analysis against the original.
4) Create your own Compositional Diagram to accompany your written analysis.
a) A Compositional Diagram is the student’s visual expression of how the elements and principles work together in a specific work of art. No two students will ever have the same compositional diagram for the same artwork.
b) Essentially, this diagram is a drawing that may be done by hand or on the computer. It is basically a visual interpretation of your essay, which will use lines and shapes to show the relationship between the different elements of your chosen artwork. For example, if you notice an implied line from a figure’s eyes to an object in their hand, you will draw an actual line on top of the artwork from eyes to object.
c) Every compositional diagram is unique because each person will visually interpret a work in their own way, and each student will communicate what they want to emphasize in different ways. You may do your diagram over an image of the work itself or on a black page. Here are two examples of compositional diagrams of Las Meninas.
Lines, shapes and ovals are drawn over the painting Las Meninas

Shapes and lines are drawn on a plain white background to represent the organization of the painting Las Meninas.
5) Both the image of your artwork and your compositional diagram must be inserted into the body of your Word (.doc or .docx) or PDF document, either at the beginning or end of your essay – NOT in a separate image file.
CHOOSING AN ARTWORK:
For the purposes of this assignment please chose your artwork carefully. Choose something that holds your attention, something you want to spend time with and explore more deeply, something you are immediately drawn to or find initially confusing or repulsive. Let this be an opportunity to learn more about yourself through your experience of an unfamiliar image.
For this assignment, you may choose any art media and any materials, with the exception of time-based art (meaning no video or performance). Choose an original artwork – no copies or reproductions will be accepted. All artworks must be publicly exhibited – no artworks from your home or other private space will be accepted.

Art as communication: Discuss the ways that artists can use art to communicate a

Art as communication: Discuss the ways that artists can use art to communicate a

Art as communication: Discuss the ways that artists can use art to communicate a political or social message.
First, select 6 different artworks created by 3 artists from different cultures or movements. These may be selected from any legitimate source (the textbook, Google Arts & Culture, museum websites, etc.), but no more than 3 of the 6 works by come from the textbook.
Next, compose a pitch for a new exhibit featuring your chosen 6 works of art. The following will guide you through ideating and structuring your pitch to be engaging and effective.
“No one wants a synopsis. They want the sizzle.”—Laura Brennan
Creative ideas, whether for a new business or a new movie, are motivated by curiosity and emotion. When developing your pitch, consider which aspects of your selected artworks (or art in general) you have the most questions about or personal interest in investigating further. This might be a medium such as sculpture or textiles, or maybe a topic such as the role of religion in art, or the roles of artists or women in a culture that appeals most to you. Inject those curiosities and emotions into the following pitch template:
Right now, I’m really excited about [Tell us what you are most excited about for your Art Curator Project]
The first thing you need to know is [Tell us an intriguing discovery that will pull us in]
The choices of artworks in my exhibition will [Tell us what we will be seeing and learning, what the artworks will reveal to us in two or three sentences. List all 6 artworks. Include an idea about your topic—the thesis this exhibition will prove to us in a visual way. This can be a bulleted list]
At its heart, my Art Curator Project is about [Tell us the emotional core of your motivation]
Right now, the next thing I am looking for/ will do/I need is [Conclude by asking for support in developing your exhibit]
Include 3 scholarly resources.
Include citations and references for each artwork and other resources, formatting using APA or MLA. See Purdue OWL for formatting guidance.
Include a Google Maps link for each work’s current exhibition location.
Your pitch must be 500-700 words in length.

Visit the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University. See the galleries showing N

Visit the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University. See the galleries showing
N

Visit the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University. See the galleries showing
Native American art on the second floor. For directions and information see link
https://museum.stanford.edu/ – Write about the gallery and art displayed.
Write a 500-word reaction paper describing your experience visiting the museum or
mural FOR EACH OPTION chosen. Include of photo of you at the museum or mural.
***If you do not live in the San Francisco Bay Area, you may choose a museum, event
or site in your location related to class content. You may also suggest a different local
art exhibition or cultural event IF IT IS RELATED to our class: cultural diversity and
visual arts.
You can use any of the photos below.

Goals and Philosophy: What are your short- and long-term professional goals? Wha

Goals and Philosophy: What are your short- and long-term professional goals? Wha

Goals and Philosophy: What are your short- and long-term professional goals? What is your artistic philosophy? Describe what satisfies you about your creative process. How does your process reflect your artistic philosophy and professional goals? Describe a problem you’ve faced in your work, and explain how you solved it.
Marketplace: Who hires for the position you seek? Who is your competition? What is the average salary of the position? (For those who are fine artists or who intend to go into business for yourselves, what is the competitive price range for your work/service? What methods are used to calculate price?) How will you promote yourself to beat the competition?
Skills and Tools: What specific skills must you have to fulfill your professional goals? What skills do you have now? What skills must you attain? How have your skills been rated thus far? What are the tools of your trade? Which tools have you mastered? How is technology changing the way your industry operates? What is required of a professional portfolio/demo reel/resume in your industry?
Networking: What journals and affiliations are prominent in your field? What is required to join the most prominent organizations associated with your industry? What are the benefits of membership? Are there annual conferences or conventions intended for networking and professional development within your field? What role do social and professional networking sites play in making connections in your industry?
The Future: Where would you like to work? Research and describe a specific employer in your industry as well as the workplace environment. Why do you want to work there? If your goal is to be self-employed, what existing business or artist might you model and why? What will make your work marketable to your chosen audience?

Read and respond to this article about the work of Professor Bob Faust.What aspect of his career stands out to you the most?

Read and respond to this article about the work of Professor Bob Faust.What aspect of his career stands out to you the most?

Read and respond to this article about the work of Professor Bob Faust. What aspect of his career stands out to you the most?

Write a 3-page essay that offers an analysis of a specific painting in their favorite painting medium.

Write a 3-page essay that offers an analysis of a specific painting in their favorite painting medium.

Students will write a 3-page essay that offers an analysis of a specific painting in their favorite painting medium.
There are two parts to this assignment. First, after reading the chapter on painting, identify your favorite medium in painting.
In 1 to 2 paragraphs, briefly discuss how it differs from other mediums and the advantages and disadvantages of using that
medium.
Next, you will select a painting in your preferred medium from an online museum to research and then discuss that painting
as you would with others.
The lesson for this unit went into depth on three approaches you can take when discussing artwork: technical, historical,
and observational. You will begin your paper with an introduction that includes identifying the approach you will take and why
you chose that approach.
Then, discuss your selected painting and its visual elements using your chosen approach. Include two other artworks that
are similar in style, era, or subject matter as your painting and discuss the similarities. Finally, end your discussion with a
question for your audience.
The body of your essay must be at least three full pages of writing. It should be 12-point, Times New Roman font. Include an
image of the painting you are discussing at the end of your written paper as Appendix A. The title page (if used), Appendix,
and reference page do not count toward the minimum page requirement.
All sources used in this assignment must have citations and references in proper APA Style. Please access the following
Artwork citation resource for assistance in formatting your references

Current reasons for iconoclasm, and the different ways that contemporary artists are responding to the loss of their and the world’s heritage.

Current reasons for iconoclasm, and the different ways that contemporary artists are responding to the loss of their and the world’s heritage.

This article looks at current reasons for iconoclasm, and the different ways that contemporary artists are responding to the loss of their and the world’s heritage.
For this assignment, read the following article and write a short essay answering all of the questions below. Your entire assignment should be about 1-1.5 pages SINGLE SPACED, 12 pt. font, about 750 words. No additional research is required. Grammar and spelling count,

In Acts of Resistance, Artists and Scholars Digitally Reconstruct the Past


Write a summary: What are the main points of the article? Focus on why art is being destroyed and who is trying to recreated it, and why.
How are the lost works being recreated? What modern technologies are being used to recreate them? How are these recreations and act of protest and resistance?
Pick one example from the article and discuss it in more detail. Why did this example catch your attention?
Can you see ways in which this article connects to the material we have been covering in class so far? Give one or two examples!

If the awareness such acts of overzealous reconstruction bring is ultimately beneficial to a site or ancient culture, is it okay?

If the awareness such acts of overzealous reconstruction bring is ultimately beneficial to a site or ancient culture, is it okay?

In this week’s lecture, we talked a bit about conservation versus reconstruction or restoration. While the former usually focuses on preserving objects and architecture as they exist to be viewed and appreciated in context, the latter runs a risk of reinterpretation or at the very least reimagining the ancient and thus creating something that doesn’t truly reflect the people who originally made them.
Still, it often seems that such heavily “restored” objects and sights capture the imaginations and interests of modern viewers, thus bringing more attention, and intimately money, to the cause of preservation and education.
Which brings us to the question of the week: If the awareness such acts of overzealous reconstruction bring is ultimately beneficial to a site or ancient culture, is it okay? Or is no amount of money and press worth the destruction of history and/or accuracy?
Don’t forget to explain your stance; don’t just say which side of the debate you stand behind.