Art Architecture And Our Lives Discussion
Prior to beginning work on this discussion forum, read Chapter 6 and 7 from the textbook, and watch History of Arch Lecture 23 Ideal Renaissance Centralized Churches (Links to an external site.). Art historians seek to understand the connection between art and the individuals and societies which create and experience art.
Select a work of art or architecture of your choice from the textbook, a website listed on the ART101 Museum and Images Website download document, one of the assigned virtual reality videos, or visit your local museum. Your work of art should be one that you have not previously examined in this class.
Provide the title, artist, date, and location (where the work was created) for your work of art or architecture, embedding it if possible. Then, drawing from Chapters 6 and 7 from the textbook, answer the following questions:
What purposes did your chosen work of art or architecture serve?
Examples include aesthetics, expression (philosophical, political, religious, personal), unification, exclusion, communication, protest and shock, celebration and commemoration, worship, information, education, and inspiration.
What is being conveyed in your chosen work of art or architecture?
How is your chosen work of art or architecture reflective of the society it was created in or for?
What changes (social, religious, scientific, technological) were taking place when the work of art or architecture was created? How are these changes reflected in the materials, techniques, or subject matter of the work?
Cite your sources as outlined in the Writing Center (Links to an external site.) guides on APA: Citing Within Your Paper (Links to an external site.) and APA: Formatting Your References List (Links to an external site.). For works of art, follow the APA Style reference entry format using the APA Style: Artwork References (Links to an external site.) webpage as a guide.
Your initial post must be at least 200 words in length.