Final Assignment – Artist Profile and Art Works PPT Written Presentation (Guide
Final Assignment - Artist Profile and Art Works PPT Written Presentation (Guideline Rubric) - Zhu Use the professor’s PPT study guides as a model (but be inventive – professors always hope their students exceed and surpass them!) Part I: For the first three to five pages of PPT, you should include written paragraphs, based on your research, about the artist you choose to study. 1. Choose an artist from the list (An Artist List) provided along with this guideline. You are strongly encouraged to do your research on an artist from an underrepresented group, e.g., women artists or artists of non-European descent. However, the most important is to choose an artist you are most interested in learning more about his or her art works and meaningful contribution to art history. If you have an artist who is not on the list, but you want to devote your research to, please inform and consult with your professor by emailing her with your reasons. Your professor will prove or disapprove your choice by giving you relevant reasons in the case of disapproval. 2. To research the artist of your choice, you should use at least three online sources; one should be a journal article you can access via our online library database, and the two others could be online website source, please provide the link to the sites and your access date (only academic-related website is acceptable, such as ending with .org or .edu). 3. Start with a title page which includes your name, the class title and semester, the title of your presentation if you have one (will be great if you have a theme), the name of the artist, date of the artist’s birth and death (if occurred) and the period s/he was active. 4. Then starting with page two to six (three - five PPA pages), you will enter your written text (using insert textbox), the font of your text should be 14 or 16 (in Times New Roman or Arial or Adobe font). You can include small images if you see fit or a map and relevant visuals you think that would strengthen your written text about the artist, but should not overtake the written text. 5. The following questions are designed to guide your research and writing for these five pages (you can exceed these five pages). 1) Birth place and places the artist had traveled throughout his or her life. 2) The place (town or city) where the artist was educated and any workshop or studio or academy he or she had attended or was associated with. Indicate his or her principal teacher(s) or anyone who had significantly influenced the artist’s training and style and mention the teacher’s major art works if the teacher (s) is well known. If there is more than one teacher or one workshop, include them all. 3) Who discovered his or her talent or people (teachers or patrons or parents) or events which significantly altered the artist’s artistic life? Here you need to use library or online sources to support your conclusion and cite your references. (if it is online source, give the exact link to the webpage you have found your information). Include the link on the page where you have made the citation and references, not all at the end of your presentation. 4) Use your sources, write a summary of the artist’s unique artistic journey and his artistic and stylistic development from his or her early years to his or her mature style and try to 1 compare his or her style to his or her contemporaries (you can also use textbook for this comparison). Part II – PPT continues to the visual presentation of the artist’s works In the following PPT visual presentation, you should analyze at least five art works and plus the one from your textbook (all together at least six pieces). The five piece art works should be ideally selected from at least two different art museum websites and they should be in the collection of major art museums of the world, and at least one museum has to be from this country (USA), and can be both from American collections. On our home page, I have a module of Museum Links, click there, you will find sites of museums worldwide that often contain works of the artists cited in our textbook. Or more extensively, you can search Google Arts and Culture site, there are 2500 museums worldwide listed It is always better if your choice reflects a diversity of genres the artist had engaged (e.g. portrait, landscape, still life, and mythological or religious subject… or in architecture: residential, religious, private or public... structures). Beyond these five works, one should include the art work that is cited in the textbook as a bridge to connect to the other five pieces. Including all the information or a short summary you gleaned from your textbook (title, date, period style, and distinctive characteristics, page#). The following should guide your presentation of the five works plus the one from your textbook (If your artist is not covered in our textbook, then add another work from one of the museum websites you have researched). 1. Place the art works in a chorological order (starting the earliest to the latest) to suggest some evidence of development or maturity in techniques and methods used by the artist. 2. For each work, you need to include the following basic information (usually provided by the museum sites): • Artist • Title • Period (date) • Material or medium (oil, Fresco, lithograph, photograph…) • Scale and size • Location (the museum which holds the collection of the work, or the city where the architectural building is at) 3. Place the image of the art work on each page of the PPT: • Place the image on the left side of the slide if it is vertical; • If it is horizontal in format, you should move the image to the upper left of the slide to allow a space below and the side for your writing; • Size each image so it is to take no more than half of the slide page; 2 • Size the image so you will have space underneath or beside for the label information listed under #2 (use a smaller 14 font for the label) • Size the image by scale and proportion and they appear focused and clear when shown as a PPT presentation (points will be deducted for blurry images) 4. On the blank side next to the image, write down (in sentences) at least three (up to five) stylistic and formal qualities/characteristics or art historical significances you have researched or observed of the works after studying the artist, his/her style, and the artist’s background. (you can use one extra slide for your writing if needed) • Describe the works’ subject matter (what is it about? Any narrative or stories or descriptive functions) • Describe the artworks in terms of their formal and aesthetic qualities; e.g. compositional, the use of lines, shapes, colors, or the textural qualities. • Describe any particular patterns in the way the artist used the lines, the shapes or colors (repetition, balance, symmetry asymmetry harmony, contrast, unity...)? • Any formal qualities which are consistent throughout the five plus one (from your textbook) art works that characterized the artist’s unique personal style or any different changes in style? • Notice any stylistic influence by other artists that you know and have studied. • Notice any key narrative (story-telling) themes or stylistic similarities or dissimilarities that connect these works and comment on possible artist’s intentions that you can speculate based on your research. 5. Imagine yourself as lecturing on these art works to present your knowledge of the artist and his or her works to our class. Be creative and inventive; make your presentation both interesting and instructional. 6. The last page of your PPT should be a conclusion where you sum up the artist’s distinctive individual style and his influence in art history and what your audience should take away from your presentation. You will be graded based on the following criteria. • Demonstration of a solid and serious online research; • Demonstration of your understanding of the artist’s individual style and his connection to art history; • Familiarity with use of art historical terms to describe and analyze art works; • Demonstration of a coherent presentation that educates, entices, informs, and ideally provokes; • Creativity and aesthetic appeals in the design of your PPT presentation; • Well-organized thoughts and clear writing are appreciated and valued for this project. **Your PPT Document should be submitted to the Dropbox by the stated due date indicated in the Dropbox. If you file is too big, you can compress the images and save it as PPT file. To allow PPT slide show, a PPT file is preferred. If your file is PDF, the images must be clear and easy to see. Artists List (Art 182) Please choose one artist for your research (there should be NO duplication among our classmates. The list below is created to focus on the twentieth-century artists and some of the twentieth-first contemporary art (chapter 29, 30, 31, and the beginning of 32) because you are likely to find sources online or through virtual research for these artists. A discussion board is created for you to post your choice. On the discussion board, please include the name of the artist and the date of his or her birth and death (if occurred). Your selection will be based on first submitted and first-chosen principle. Please use your discretion to select an artist you want to know more about him or her (female artists are highlighted in red). All these artists are covered in our textbook from which you can start your research and move on to online sources. You are strongly encouraged to do your research on an artist from an underrepresented group, e.g., women artists or artists of non-European descent. The most important is to choose an artist you are more interested in learning more about his or her art works and contribution to art history. If you already have an artist in mind, but he or she is on this list, please email me first before you post on our discussion board. Chapter 29 - Modernism 1900-1945 GEORGES BRAQUE FERNAND LÉGER ROBERT DELAUNAY GIACOMO BALLA UMBERTO BOCCIONI GINO SEVERINI HANNAH HÖCH KURT SCHWITTERS JEAN ARO MARCEL DUCHAMP KAZIMIR MALEVICH LYUBOV POPOVA GEORGE GROSZ MAX BECKMANN OTTO DIX WIFREDO LAM (African/Cuban/Chinese) PIET MONDRIAN CONSTANTIN BRANCUSI (sculptor) BARBARA HEPWORTH VERA MUKHINA MERET OPPENHEIM JOAN MIRO PAUL KLEE GIORGIO DE CHIRICO MAX ERNST ARCHITECTURE WALTER GROPIUS LUDWIG MIES VAN DER ROHE LE CORBUSIE Chapter 30 - Modernism in the United States and Mexico 1900-1945 Harlem Renaissance AARON DOUGLAS (African American) JACOB LAWRENCE (African American) JOHN SLOAN ARTHUR DOVE MARSDEN HARTLEY STUART DAVIS CHARLES DEMUTH GEORGIA O’KEEFFE GRANT WOOD (Regionalism) THOMAS HART BENTON Mexican Artists JOSÉ CLEMENTE OROZCO DIEGO RIVERA FRIDA KAHLO PHOTOGRAPHY ALFRED STIEGLITZ EDWARD WESTON DOROTHEA LANGE MARGARET BOURKE-WHITE Chapter 31 - Modernism and Postmodernism in Europe and America, 1945-1980 ALBERTO GIACOMETTI FRANCIS BACON JEANDUBUFFETT GERHARD RICHTER LEE KRASNER (Jackson Pollock’s wife) JOAN MITCHELL FRANZ KLINE MARK ROTHKO ELLSWORTH KELLY HELEN FRANKENTHALER AUDREY FLACK CHUCK CLOSE ROBERT FRANK (PHOTOGRAPHY) MINOR WHITE NIKI DE SAINT-PHALLE JUDY CHICAGO MIRIAM SCHAPIRO ARCHTECTURE BRIDGET RILEY DAVID SMITH (Sculptor) ISAMU NOGUCHI (Japanese American Sculptor) RICHARD HAMILTON JASPER JOHNS ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG ROY LICHTENSTEIN CLAES OLDENBURG CINDY SHERMAN ANA MENDIETA MAGDALENA ABAKANOWICZ SUSAN ROTHENBERG JULIAN SCHNABEL BARARA KRUGER MAYA YING LIN FRANK GEHRY I.M. PEI (Chinese American) ROBERT VENTURI MICHAEL GRAVES ZAHA HADID NORMAN FORSTER REZO PIANO Chapter 32 – Contemporary Art (ongoing) AFRICAN AMERICAN ARTIST JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT KERRY JAMES MARSHALL KEHINDE WILEY FAITH RIGGOLD CARRIE MAE WEEMS INTERNATIONAL ANISH KAPOOR DO-HO SHU

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