Gardner’s Art Through the Ages: The Western Perspective,
Refer to the assigned reading from the textbook and required videos as examples of how to interpret works of art.
Select a work of art of your choice from Gardner’s Art Through the Ages: The Western Perspective, a website listed on the ART101 Museum and Images Website document located in your classroom, one of the assigned virtual reality videos, or from your local art museum. Contemplate the work of art, and discuss your interpretation of the art based on the characteristics of the corresponding movement in your art journal entry. Pay close attention to style, media (materials), methods, subjects, and any other details that make this work significant, using appropriate art terminology and taking care to correctly cite the source of any information that you use. Be sure to include your personal reaction to the work of art and an image of the work. Include an image of the work of art you have chosen in your journal.
TIP: To fully contemplate the work of art using what you have learned about art and art appreciation, it is recommended that you examine the work of art for at least ten minutes, taking note of your reactions and observations throughout your examination. Use these notes to compose your journal entry.
You will construct an art journal using Microsoft Word or PowerPoint. The Ashford Writing Center’s How to Make a PowerPoint Presentation (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. can help you to put together an attractive and successful PowerPoint presentation.
Cite your sources as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. guides on Citing Within Your Paper (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. and Formatting Your References List (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. For works of art, follow the basic modified APA style reference entry format in the APA Style Reference Entries for Artwork document.
Submit your journal to Waypoint for grading. If you choose to use PowerPoint for your journal entry, be sure to save it as a PDF before submitting to Waypoint.
Carefully review the Grading Rubric (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your journal entries.