Adoration of the Shepherds Project art appreciation

Adoration of the Shepherds Project art appreciation

1. Dates? Parents? Who was his teacher? (Be careful of your source, as he probably did not study with Caravaggio, but was influenced by him.) Where did he study? – referring to Artist of adortion of shepard painting.

etc. This must be at least two good paragraphs. Min. four /five complete

sentences per paragraph

Be sure you cite your sources in the body of the paper. If you have

not done this, you will get the paper back to take it to the Writing Center

with late points taken off when it is turned in. (You will have to bring me

proof that you went to the Writing Center, also) \

Document observations: Now, very briefly discuss how the lines used throughout to draw the painting influence you as the viewer and the artist. Exp: stability, movement, lead the observer, etc.

Document observations: List the primary colors and where they are

used. Why do you think these colors are used?

What is the predominate color (most used) in this work? Why do you

think this color was used?

Document observations: Is the space here 2 or 3 D? Is the space

“implied”. What type of perspective is used here?

Balance:

Document observations: Is this work balanced? Symmetrical?

Asymmetrical? Defend your stance.

Min. three/four complete sentences with specific examples.

Iconography and symbolism:

Document observations Find the symbolism for the following: Dog,

lamb, eggs, Mary’s cloak and gown, single pillar/column, shepherd’s

staff, halo, snail (very hard to find), various colors (what is the symbolic

use of certain colors used in the painting?), etc. Remember, use

iconography of the time of the painting, not what you think it might be.

You will need to do research here. Be careful that you resources are for

this period in art history. Modern iconography can be very different.

Document observations: What did you observe and learn about the

artist’s intentions. What did you learn from this assignment? Two

paragraphs : Min. four /five complete sentences per paragraph.

Juan Bautista Maino

Adoration of the Shepherds Project

INSTRUCTIONS: Read all the instruction carefully before you begin this project. Your ability to follow directions correctly is almost as important as how you write this assignment. It is very detailed, but you will learn a great deal from doing this. It will stay with you and assist you in the future with your next assignments as well as you pleasure in the future when you visit a museum by yourself or with friends/family.

Spend as much careful time as you can with the painting by Maino at the Meadows Museum observing it. You will need a minimum of an hour or more with the actual work to really observe it and complete this assignment. The artist skillfully uses all the elements and principles of art. I will send you the color image after our visit to help you, but I want you to observe the painting in person before you begin your work. You might want to come back on a Thursday evening when the museum is free, if you really want to “see” this painting. You may work together and discuss things, also. There are a few stools that are available. Ask at the front desk. Be sure not to block others coming to the museum or the room where the painting is hanging.

This assignment has two parts:

(1)Black and White copies of the image that you will use to work with and (You will need to make five copies in black and white. Do not use color images. They do not work for this assignment.). These are attached to the explanation of the project in ecampus. You may want to print and bring some “scratch” images on scratch paper to work with at the museum. Plan to print clean images and then transfer them to the final images when you are ready to finish the assignment. Turn in the “clean” images in a folder in class. This is the only part of the assignment that you will turn in to me in hard copy in a folder. Each page must be labeled with your name and the name of the particular question you are presenting. You must turn in the black and white pages in a folder (use may use any folder, old or new.) after you have completed them. These require a title page in MLA form. Be sure and give a title (what element or principle) to each page and put your name on it. Any page without a name and title will not be given points.

Take your time and do this well. Presentation is important. Do this like your job depends on it.

(2)The “Findings and Observations Document” is where you will note all your requested findings, discussion, answer questions, etc. Always use the number of the question with the element or principal described below and the titles of

the question in your document. Please write the questions from the assignment on each observation before you answer or discuss the question. Some questions will have both an image along with observations.

The Observations part of the assignment is to be saved in a MSword doc and attached to ecampus in the provided drop box under the Museum Visits, etc. button.

MLA Form: In your research, always cite your sources in the body of the paper and include a Works Cited page. You need an MLA form heading and your name on each page along with a page number. Any page without a name and page number will lose 5 points.

IF YOU DO NOT CITE YOUR SOURCES IN THE BODY OF YOUR PAPER, I WILL NOT ACCEPT THE PAPER. Just having a Works Cited page is not enough. I will begin grading all the papers on the first page. If they are not in correct MLA format, I will notify you and you must go to the Writing Center to do a correction re-write. You must re-do the paper, or accept a zero for plagiarizing. When you have re-done the paper in the Writing Center, you must bring me (or email me a document from them that shows you have actually done work with them.) At this point you can turn the paper in again. You will not receive full credit, however, as the paper will be late. You will lose at least 10 points. However, I think you will agree that losing at least 10 points is better than a zero.

If you plagiarize, you will receive a zero, so be very very careful. Take the time to cite. Be careful of your spellings. Be sure to put the title in italics or underline. Be careful!

For assistance, go to Purdue Owl: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01/

This is the best site for assisting students. It includes many examples and even a MLA Vidcast and Youtube clip. Use this now and keep it for your future writing.

Write in complete sentences with good grammar, punctuation, and spelling.

Strong Suggestion: Writing at a college level. Please consult the “Writing a Good Paper” Button on our ecampus site. If you follow those suggestions, you will make a better grade on any paper you write for this class and others.

Take your work to the Writing Center before you turn it in. I will look at the first page before I begin to grade your assignment. If the writing is not college level, I will not grade it. I will clear it from blackboard and you will have to go to the Writing Center and will lose points for a late paper. I will not grade a paper that is more than four days late. You will need to have a signed sheet or an email from the Writing Center informing me of the time/s of your visit/s and signed by the person/s you worked with along with your name and section number.

Even if you pass the minimum writing skills examination, you will lose points for bad grammar, punctuation, spelling, etc. if present in your paper. Use academic vocabulary and use the terms we have learned in class and from the text that refer to art.

This assignment is worth 150 points. The value of a question is listed under the question or description or instructions for a Blk/Wht page.

Begin Here:

Intro: Part I

a) First begin by doing a bit of research about the artist and the period this work was painted. (This goes on your “Findings and Observations Document”)

Dates? Parents? Who was his teacher? (Be careful of your source, as he probably did not study with Caravaggio, but was influenced by him.) Where did he study? etc. This must be at least two good paragraphs. Min. four /five complete sentences per paragraph Be sure you cite your sources in the body of the paper. If you have not done this, you will get the paper back to take it to the Writing Center with late points taken off when it is turned in. (You will have to bring me proof that you went to the Writing Center, also) (20 points)

Part II: ELEMENTS OF ART: (This will require using both the black and white images and the written “Findings and Observations Document” where you will note all the questions and your observations, organized with the numbers and titles you find in this paper).

1. Line: Image One:- This should be titled: “Lines” and will be on one of the copies (blk/wht) (Remember the implied lines are important also.)

(Note your observations and comments on a separate “Findings and Observations Document”)

Take a red pen or marker and draw all the horizontal lines you can see.

Take a blue marker and draw all the vertical lines you can see.

Take a black marker and draw all the diagonal lines you can see.

(10 points)+ Document observations: Now, very briefly discuss how these lines influence you as the viewer and the artist. Use notes from lecture in class. Exp: stability, movement, lead the observer, etc. (Put these observations in your “Findings and Observations Document” Lines.) 10 points = 20 points

2. Color: (No image required here…only the “Findings and Observations Document”) Document observations: List the primary colors and where they are used. Why do you think these colors are used? What is the predominate color (most used) in this work? Why do you think this color was used? (10 points)

3. Shape and mass Image Two: (another (blk/wht) copy):

There is more than one “implied” shape in this image. Take a black marker and draw all you see.

Take the red marker and draw a circle around three organic shapes.

Take the blue marker and draw a circle around three geometric shapes. (10 points)

4. Light: : Image Three: (another (blk/wht) copy):.:(another (blk/wht) copy):.

With a pencil/marker: Draw circles around areas of bright white.

With the same marker, draw arrows from where you think the light source might be and where it is going. Look carefully at the shadows on the figures.

(10 pts)

5. Space: Image Four: another (blk/wht) copy and written Observations:

On image: With a pencil/marker, circle the receding smaller image/s.

On page 103 of your text, there are two observations that have to do with Linear Perspective. Study these and use them to find the vanishing point.

With a pencil/marker find the vanishing point. Draw lines to that point.

With your marker, draw boxes around areas where “modeling” is used. Look this term up in the text if you do not remember what it means. You need at least 3 examples. Document observations: Is the space here 2 or 3 D? Is the space “implied”. What type of perspective is used here?

10 for image+10 observations = (20 points)

Part III: PRINCIPLES OF DESIGN 1. Balance: No image Document observations: Is this work balanced? Symmetrical? Asymmetrical? Defend your stance. Min. three/four complete sentences with specific examples.

(10 points)

2. Repetition and Focus: Image Five:

In red: Draw circles around hands that are laying on someone’s chest.

In blue: Draw boxes around faces in profile or near profile.

In black: Draw arrows to show where each figure is looking.

(10 points)

Iconography and symbolism: Document observations Find the symbolism for the following: Dog, lamb, eggs, Mary’s cloak and gown, single pillar/column, shepherd’s staff, halo, snail (very hard to find), various colors (what is the symbolic use of certain colors used in the painting?), etc. Remember, use iconography of the time of the painting, not what you think it might be. You will need to do research here. Be careful that you resources are for this period in art history. Modern iconography can be very different.

(10 points)

Conclusion: Document observations: What did you observe and learn about the artist’s intentions. What did you learn from this assignment? Two paragraphs : Min. four /five complete sentences per paragraph.

(20 Points)

ARTS 1301

Maino WORKSHEET

ASSESSMENT RUBRIC

You are assessed on the following:

Content:

Each question will be evaluated by itself. Most questions are worth 20 or 10 points.

Some questions have only a written part

Some questions only have an image: (Worth 10 points.)

Some questions have both a written and a visual component. (Worth 10 pts. for the image and 10 pts. for the written component.)

Writing Skills:

Grammar, Punctuation, Spelling, Capitalization, Sentence structure, choice of vocabulary, etc.

Correct MLA form and citings used (if necessary)

___________________________________________________________________

In each question with a written component, you will be graded on content and writing skills:

For each image, you will be graded on the correctness and completeness of your work.

For example: Did you find most of the lines? Did you correctly mark the vanishing point?

This assignment is worth 150 points.

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