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Answer the following questions using art vocabulary and ideas from Lectures 2, 3, & 4 and Chapter 2 in your textbook. Please make

sure each answer is thoughtful, edited for grammar and spelling errors, and at least 4-5 COMPLETE sentences. Also, be as

specific as possible and use examples to support EVERY statement. Write your answers in your own words (not taken

directly from your readings or outside resources). A grading rubric is attached to this assignment.

**When answering the questions/prompts below, write in PARAGRAPH FORM (while making sure each question is addressed in your paragraph).

**Copy the photos of the artworks and the questions BEFORE each paragraph answer. 

PROMPTS:

1.

Henri Matisse, Icarus, 1944

-Is Henri Matisse’s 1947 print, Icarusan example of Representational Art, Abstracted Art, or Non-Representational Art?  Explain your reasoning.

-Describe the use of SHAPE in Henri Matisse’s 1947 print, Icarus. Are the shapes organic or geometric? Which ones? Describe how the shapes interact, or “touch” each other. Are the edges of the shapes soft or hard? Do they bump, blend, or overlap?

-Which theme(s) best describe the content of Matisse’s Icarus ?  Support your answers with specific examples from the painting.

2.

Kathe Kollwitz_Mother with Child 1903

-Is Kathe Kollwitz’ 1903 etching, Mother with Dead Child  an example of Representational Art, Abstracted Art, or Non-Representational Art?  Explain your reasoning.

-Describe the use of LINE in this print. What types of line (geometric, organic, implied) are present?  What do you believe these lines express? Are there any contour lines? Hatching or cross-hatching? Where? In what direction(s) do the lines move?

-Which theme(s) best describe the content of Kollwitz’ Mother with Dead Child?  Support your answers with specific examples from the etching.

3.

Olmec, Colossal Head, 900-350 BCE,

-Is the Colossal 8-feet-tall Olmec Head (1500-300 BCE) an example of Representational Art, Abstracted Art, or Non-Representational Art?  Explain your reasoning.

-Describe the FORM/MASS of the Olmec Head. Address the size, density, material(s) used, and how it may have interacted with it’s original location.

-Is the sculpture an example of Closed Form or Open Form? Explain your answer.

-Which theme(s) best describe the content of the Olmec Heads?  Support your answers with specific examples from the sculpture.

4.

Jan van Eyck, Arnolfi Portrait, 1434

-Is Jan van Eyck’s 1434 oil painting, The Arnolfi Portraitan example of Representational Art, Abstracted Art, or Non-Representational Art?  Explain your reasoning.

-Discuss the use of TEXTURE in van Eyck’s painting.  Does the work have actual/tactile texture, visual/simulated texture, or a combination of both? Explain your answer.

-Which theme(s) best describe the content of van Eyck’s The Arnolfi Portrait?  Support your answers with specific examples from the painting.

5.

George_Caleb_Bingham_Fur Trades Descending the Missouri, 1845

Is George Caleb Bingham’s 1845 painting, Fur Traders Descending the Missouri, an example of Representational Art, Abstracted Art, or Non-Representational Art?  Explain your reasoning.

-What are the three ways Bingham creates the illusion of 3D SPACE on a 2D picture plane? Support your answers with specific examples from the painting.

-Discuss the theme(s) do you identify in Bingham’s painting Fur Traders Descending the Missouri? Support your answers with specific examples from the painting.

6.

Andrew Wyeth_That Gentleman_1960

-Is Andrew Wyeth’s 1960 painting, That Gentleman, an example of Representational Art, Abstracted Art, or Non-Representational Art?  Explain your reasoning.

-Describe in detail the use of COLOR in this painting. What hues are present (primary, secondary, and/or tertiary)? How intense are these individual colors? What are their individual values? What are their temperatures? What color scheme does Wyeth use to to communicate mood and evoke an emotional response in the viewer?  What is the mood of the painting?

-Discuss the theme(s) do you identify in Wyeth’s That Gentleman?  Support your answers with specific examples from the painting.