Write a thoughtful post take some time to develop your thoughts in which you:
Identify and then discuss one or two types of analysis that you find most interesting and that you think could shed meaningful light on works of art and readings that you will be exploring this semester.
Make sure to discuss why you chose the type(s) of analysis that you selected.
Identify and then discuss one or two themes that you are most interested in exploring, and that you think will provide a useful framework for your virtual exhibition.
Make sure to discuss why you chose the specific theme(s) that you chose.
Select two forms of analysis that you would most like to explore, from the list below.
If needed, refer back to the presentation for detailed information about each type of analysis.
Make a note of your choices, and jot down some thoughts about why you chose the types of analysis that you did.
Be prepared to share your choices – and reasons for your choices – in the Lesson Three discussion.
Your options are (select two):
Formal analysis (visual elements and principles)
Stylistic analysis (specific use of elements and principles by artists or cultures; often involve comparisons)
Iconographic analysis (visible symbolism)
Contextual analysis (the role of art in life, organized into specific aspects)
Religious contextual analysis
Historical contextual analysis
Social contextual analysis
Cultural contextual analysis
Feminist analysis (role of women – and girls – as subject, creator, patron, critic, etc.)
Gender studies analysis (range of gender representations and participation in art)
Psychological analysis (mindfulness, artist’s mental state, viewer’s mental state, etc.)
Philosophical analysis (ideas about art)
Ethics (applying moral principles to ideas about art)
Aesthetics (ideas of what is beautiful, and why)
Philosophical analysis – meaningfulness (ideas of what art means in human life)
Materials and process analysis (what it’s made of, how it is made)
Select two themes from the list below that interest you, then share your choices – and your reasons for making your choices in the Lesson Three discussion.
The Body and/or the Mind
Divine and/or Human and/or Other
Earth and/or Cosmos and/or Elsewhere
Worshiped and/or Worshiper
Transformations and/or Combinations
Ritual (Private and/or Public)
Life and/or Death
Sacred and/or Everyday
Power (Public and/or Private)
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