Friday, January 25, 2013

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Understanding the Artist's Intent

Dear Humanities Students,

If you missed class today, we completed the following:

1. JOURNAL #2 entitled "Artist's Intent"
PART 1: Refer to your annotations/notations that were due today. Identify two orange annotations and two green annotations. Why did you find that particular text interesting and insightful?
Consider the following two pieces of art. The first is entitled "Guenica" by Pablo Picasso. The second is entitled "Myra" by  British artist Marcus Harvey. Indicate which piece you prefer. Why do you prefer one over the other? Please include specifics in your response.

"Guernica" by Pablo Picasso

"Myra" by Marcus Harvey

Now that you've told me which one you prefer, let me give you some schema on both pieces of art. "Guernica" is an anti war piece pertaining to the Spanish civil war. Picasso painted it as an indication of the suffering to all living creatures caused by war. The following images portray the devastation Picasso was attempting to mimic.

Myra Hindley was convicted of murdering five children from 1963 to 1968 in Manchester, England. The image above of Miss Hendley was created from the hand prints of children.

Now that I have given you some schema on "Guernica" and "Myra", does your perspective change?
 Return to your journal entry, and discuss the change in perspective now that you have more understanding regarding the two pieces of art.
1. Locate an additional Internet source for your particular piece of artwork. Please read, annotate and notate the text....5-7/page...all the colors.