• In this essay, you will choose an artistic work, analyze its artistic qualities and form and evaluate it as a work of art. You are free to choose any form of art that we have learned about in the course: painting, sculpture, music, photography or television. Your chosen work may be found within our course textbook, on the web or in real life.
• Begin by describing your chosen work.
o Why did you choose this particular work?
o How would you describe the content?
o What appeals to you about it?
• Next, describe the formal artistic qualities of your chosen work.
o You are encouraged to review the chapters in the course text that correspond to the artwork you’ve chosen for a refresher on formal artistic qualities.
• Finally, craft an analytical argument in which you evaluate your chosen work as a work of art. You may wish to review Chapters 1, 2 and 14 to help you craft your analysis.
o What makes your chosen work a work of art?
o What are the lasting impressions of your chosen work?
o How does your chosen artwork engage with the world and add value or meaning?