Choose one of the following for this week’s assignment:
Choose either Georgia O’Keefe’s Ram’s Head, White Hollyhock-Hills, 1935 on page 123, or Salvador Dali’s The Persistence of Memory, 1931 on page 122 to write about. Name your chosen work. Describe how the elements of painting are discernible in this work. What feelings are you receiving from this painting? Explain. What is the author trying to say to you? Explain. Use between 200-250 words to complete this assignment.
Raphael’s The Alba Madonna, 1510, is a later Renaissance work. Which of our themes of humanism, individualism, and scientific naturalism do you see in this painting? Do you see much perspective or chiaroscuro in this piece? If so, describe. Use 200-250 words to complete this assignment.
Write a letter to either da Vinci, van Gogh, or Picasso and discuss his signature work(s). Describe what you feel and think from this work. Ask any questions about this author’s intent. Use 200-250 words to complete this assignment.
Compare Picasso’s Guernica (p. 120) to Goya’s The Third of May 1808, 1814 on page 111. Both paintings deal with the subject of war and man’s brutality to man. Even though these artists painted these pictures about one hundred years apart, how are they similar? And, both artists painted in different styles and contexts, so how are these paintings different? Use 200-250 words to complete this assignment.