1) How is this painting revolutionary in content and form?
2) Which ideals of the Enlightenment are echoed in this painting?
1) What is Millais rejecting in this painting? What sorts of things does he have to overcome in painting this work?
2) Why are the Pre-Raphaelites considered radical in the Victorian era?
I hope your week is off to a good start. As usual, I loved reading your posts – I’m very impressed with this class. Thanks for making it a great semester so far!
1) View below two images of contemporary art. You are asked to compare the work of contemporary art to a piece of art in Chapters 26 and 27. Please be sure to review the information in the lectures and in the book on the artwork in Chapters 26 and 27 for a full understanding of the pieces.
2) Before looking up any information about the contemporary artworks, please respond to them. What do you think the artist(s) are trying to say in their work? How are they responding to the historical artwork in Chapters 26 and 27? I am looking for context and meaning here. I’m not grading you on whether or not you interpret the piece the way the artist(s) think you should, so please take your best shot at interpretation.
3) Do a little bit of research. Please look up the contemporary artworks and artist(s). Did your interpretation align with what they said was their goal/statement about the work they created? If not, tell me how their statement about the work was different than yours.
4) Please read and respond to one other student’s post about this discussion topic. Be polite and considerate in your interaction with others, please.
This is fairly straightforward, but if you have any questions, please email me. Your original post is worth 10 points, your response to another student is worth 5 points. You must do both in order to get the full 15 points on this assignment.