Autumn Rhythm (Number 30). Jackson Pollock. Oil on canvas. 1951.
At least once over the summer, visit a work of art in person. This can be at a museum, a local gallery, or even a piece of public art. In 250 words or less, tell me the following about the work:
- Describe the work of art in detail and point out what aspects of the work stand out to you the most.
- What is your reaction to the work? How does it make you feel? Do you like it or not, and why or why not?
- Look around the work of art and comment on how well you think it "fits" within the space it is presented.
This assignment is due Monday, August 19th. Enjoy your summer; fill it with art!
AP/IB Art History
This class combines the Advanced Placement (AP) and International Bacalaureate (IB) courses for Art History. The aim of the course is to introduce students to art making and expression and provide the necessary skills to analyze and evaluate works of art in their respective historical contexts. Art History is a subject that inherently requires students to synthesize information as the content always aims to place works of art in their respective historical periods and cultures, and proper understanding requires the study of a variety of contextual aspects, such as culture, religion, and artistic movement. In my opinion, this visual record of history breathes life into peoples ancient and modern and helps us recognize our shared humanity through the centuries.