Category Archives: Part 5

Summary or overview of the final 3 chapters from 1900 to post World War 2

My tutor suggested in her final feedback I did a summary of the final 3 chapters with a concentration on 4 headings: Art as a social commentary Art as a cultural property How politics shapes art and art shapes politics … Continue reading

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Notes and questions regarding ways that artistic representation expresses cultural values – Tutor Report Assignment 5

My tutor, in her report on my final assignment, has asked me to reflect on the ways that artistic expression represent cultural values and this was in response to the Mexican muralists and their celebration of their mixed-race heritage (mestizaje) … Continue reading

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Question asked in Tutor report for Assignment 5 – “How have twentieth-century photographers balanced the camera’s capacity for documentation with its aesthetic possibilities in order to convey a variety of social and cultural messages?”

This is a question that was posed by my tutor in my feedback to Assignment 5 and feel this deserved a separate blog. My tutor advised me to look at the Getty video on Dorothy Lange’s photographs and also her … Continue reading

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Exercise: Compare two abstract works

The exercise I have left until last … abstraction is the area of art I never thought I would learn to love but one of the benefits of this course is that is has opened my eyes to styles and … Continue reading

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Exercise: Research twentieth-century still life

Twentieth-century still life makes more sense to me than in other periods – it has evolved to become many things and now there is the question that the course material asks concerning modern criteria for still life? Initially the course … Continue reading

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Exercise: Watch a contemporary artists video

This was an exercise I had heard about through other students and I was a little nervous in truth about it – I am not known to be a fan of contemporary art although I have come to understand it … Continue reading

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Photography as a separate work of art – thinking about the status of photograph today

In the course material there are questions posed about the status of photography today and if it enjoys the same status as sculpture or photography – this question is based on the argument by Honor and Fleming in WHA that … Continue reading

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