Please review the choices below and select one.
Paul Gauguin – (Post Impressionism
Jorge Camarena – (Mexican Mural Movement)
Hans Hofman – (Abstract Expressionism)
Paul Klee – (Blue Ryder School)
Cezanne- (Post Impressionism)
Maxfield Parrish – (American Illustrator)
Matisse – (Fauvism)
Max Beckmann – (German Expressionism)
Mike Mignola – (Contemporary Graphic Art)
Giotto – (Late Medieval)
E. Charlton Fortune -(American “California” Impressionism)
Post the image you have chosen along with your essay. Be certain the image is large enough to be cogently seen. No image no grade.
OK. Each of the artists below have a powerful social or emotional message to convey and each one does that with some real visual kung fu that involves color.
In a short, 150 -200 word essay, about a page or so, your job is to select one example by one artist from the list below and tell the class briefly what feeling or emotional state is conveyed by the work, but above all HOW the work’s color and design do the job.
In essence, tell the class three things, WHO, WHAT, HOW and then post a RESPONSE to another student.
1. WHO was the artist you selected. A short paragraph of introduction is all you need, but do some homework about the artist to inform your essay. It’s part of your grade.
2. WHAT does the color and design express. A sentence is all you need here, sum it up cogently.
3. HOW does the color, hue, value, intensity and design express indignation or sympathy or anger or poetic contemplation or some combination of those things. How does the color support and advance what it expresses? How is the artist’s color and design a unique statement? This is the heart of the discussion.
Think of this as a long essay question. There’s no right or wrong answer here, just answers that have been well thought out and those that haven’t. I really, really, really like to see references to ideas defined in your book or in the content modules. Shows me that you’re getting it. I want to see YOUR WORDS, not long passages cribbed from the Wiki or the content pages or from some other place. All student essays are subject to verisite review. Essays with Plagiarized material will be forfeit and the student maybe subject to dismissal from the course.Short, cited quotes are OK.