Incorporate art historical terminology and vocabulary correctly in your responses and provide examples of artworks to support your arguments.Two PowerPoints will assist you in preparing your Discussion Board responses: “How to Write a Comparison”, and “How to Look at Art”, which are both located in the Week 1 Lectures area.
In responding to the questions for each discussion board, you are encouraged select specific examples of art works from the text book to illustrate and support your points—these supporting examples of art works should be different from those that the author of the course text uses when discussing similar themes or issues. Include the artist, title and page number of each work of art you use. You may also find images of art works on the internet. If you do so, include the link and source information.
Be sure to support your responses with information from the textbook and other research sources and include a MLA-formatted (or APA, if that is what you use in your major discipline) references section on your initial post to each forum. Utilize ethical quoting, citing, and paraphrasing to properly attribute your sources.
Part I: Imagine that you are in a debate with someone who asserts that, just as beauty is in the eye of the beholder, art is whatever the spectator thinks it is; there are no rules, no criteria, no universal boundaries delineating what is and what is not art, who is and who is not an artist. If something expresses or creates an aesthetic or emotional response, it is art. You must take the other side of the debate: How would you respond to and rebut the view that art is whatever the spectator thinks it is? In the first chapter of Living with Art, Getlein lists six roles that artists fulfill; these may help you in coming up with your response. Come up with points and specific examples of art works to support of the other side of the debate, which is that not just anything can be art, not just anyone can be an artist: There are established and justifiable criteria to confer that status upon objects and individuals.