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Class: ARH1000 – Art Appreciation
Textbook: Gateways to Art: Understanding the Visual Arts, 3rd edition with InQuizitive access code, by DeWitte, Larmann, & Shields, published by Thames & Hudson, ISBN: 9780500840573
*Writing Tips from the professor–Be very detailed, well researched, well thought out, and thorough with your answers.
• Be sure to use complete sentences and standard English spelling and grammar in your submissions.
• Be sure to refer to required readings and/or supplementary material in your submission and include citations when appropriate.
• Either submit a pdf or word document that has your writing (you can put pictures into the document), do not submit any other type of document including Macintosh Pages, or PowerPoint.
• You may use attachments only for images.–MAKE SURE THEY ARE JPGS or PNGs only.
PART 1 – Dimensions and Depth:
• You will often find vertical lines in the sides of doors, windows, columns, tree trunks, and the sides of a building.
• Horizontal lines are often found at the foundation of the building, above and below doors and windows, and on the horizon.
• Any straight line that is not vertical or horizontal will be diagonal.
• Curved lines appear in circular and rounded areas.
• Organic lines appear in natural objects, such as the landscape, people, animals, and treetops.
***DIRECTIONS: Turn everything in under one paper:
1. Find an image of a unique building that exists in the world. This means that you will need to do a little research.
2. You can pick any kind of structure but pick something that has interesting features. Picking a regular tall building is not really creative. Remember you can either find something in your city (Miami) or you can search the internet for structures around the world.
3. Print this image out and mark on it. OR copy it into a program that allows you to sketch/draw or mark on top of it.
4. Using colored markers or highlighters or different colors of marks on the computer, pick out and label ALL the vertical, horizontal, diagonal, curved, and organic lines. Remember to look into how windows and doors and other features of the building really work. There are lines everywhere!
5. After you have defined and noted the variety of lines, using colored markers or highlighters or a digital program that allows you to mark up the picture, look at which kind of line is most common.
1. Write your name (Jacqueline Gonzalez) and class reference number (Art 1000) on the image ON THE TOP RIGHT.
2. Take a picture of the image or scan it in and attach it to your submission.
3. Then make sure to answer the following questions in detail.
6. Write a response to this question.
1. Why do you think the architect used that particular line orientation so often?
2. What does this kind of line contribute to the building. Be very detailed, well researched, well thought out, and thorough with your answers.
Part 2 – Color Meaning:
Research ONE of the colors listed and answer the following questions. (Green or Purple or Brown or Orange or Yellow)
1. Research and show information on word associations, emotions, ideas, and symbols that are related to the color you chose from the above list. DO NOT JUST COPY INFORMATION FROM A SOURCE…write your own statements from the research you did.
2. Make sure you note the following as well in your answer.
1. What does this color mean or represent?
2. Does it mean the same thing in all cultures and countries?
3. Does it only have one meaning?
3. Find a work of art that has the color you chose as its main color and add the image and title and date of the work to your document. Using https://artsandculture.google.com/
1. There can be other colors present in the artwork, but the color you chose from the list above should be the main one or the main focus. The work can be realistic or abstract or naturalistic.
4. Why did the artist use this color? What research and information did you find about this artwork (the time period, culture, the history) that helps you understand the work and why he/she would have chosen this? What does it signify or try to communicate?
5. Would this work of art be the same if another color was present? Can you think of a better color that would have the artist could have used instead?
6. Be very detailed, well researched, well thought out, and thorough with your answers. REMEMBER EVERYTHING COUNTS!
Part 3 – Reflection: DO NOT FORGET THIS PART!!
Be very detailed, well researched, well thought out, and thorough with your answers. REMEMBER EVERYTHING COUNTS!
1. How did this assignment help to reinforce concepts in this learning module?
2. YOU MUST INCLUDE A DIRECT QUOTE FROM EITHER the required readings (textbook) and/or supplementary materials (Blackboard) (like videos below) in your response that supports your answer. MAKE SURE YOU CITE THE PAGE YOU TOOK IT FROM.
Watch the YouTube videos:
The Elements of Art: Line
Elements of Art: Shape