Part A

Post your discussion by the due date and time and then respond to two others with whether you agree or disagree with them by the end of day.

part I

Closely examine the two drawings by Vincent Van Gogh.

  • Which drawing is better at showing the roundness of the subject’s limbs or body?
  • Which better expresses the subject’s physical weight?
  • What techniques did the artist use to achieve these?

Images are side by side in the powerpoint and pdf attached.

Part II

Watercolor can be used for both quick sketches and highly detailed studies. One of the best known of the latter is Albrecht Durer’s Large Piece of Turf from 1503. Compare the style of work with that of John Singer Sargent’s watercolor Rio de Santa Maria Formosa. Think about all the elements and principles of design we have recently studied and how they are each using them- the same way or differently. Images are side by side in the powerpoint and pdf attached.



Part B

Pick an Advertisement from a magazine or other print media. Photo or scan and upload as a jpeg or pdf to the discussion board then post your discussion.

  • How are they trying to persuade you to buy their product?
  • What elements and principles are they using to enhance the persuasion?

Post by the due date and respond to two other posts by end of day. Respond to them in terms of art, principles and elements of design, and why you think their observations are correct or not.

Note: Do not give a narrative on what the ad is about. We will see that from the image. Analyze the ad for how it is put together in terms of the elements and principles of design. A reminder on giving a strong analysis on the elements review the video, Analysis of The Birth of Venus

Part C

Write an analysis of the photograph in terms of chapter 9 vocabulary AND the elements and principles of design. Do a little background research on the artist and the photograph. How are the elements and principles used to strengthen the concept of this work?

150-200 words

Cite your references!

Tina Modotti

Mother and child, Tehuantepec, Oaxaca, Mexico, 1929

photo by Tina Modotti of pregnant woman holding a toddler