Discussion Board 4
Important Reminder: This week the initial post is due before Thursday evening 11:59pm
Based on your reading in Chapters 18-22 in Living with Art, respond to both of the following questions: Your responses should be from 250-300 words per question.
Also, remember that if you copy or paraphrase word or ideas from the text or other sources, make sure that you follow appropriate procedures for crediting those sources with quotation marks and citations.
In Islamic culture, there are certain religious restrictions on use of imagery and representation of human or animal forms is forbidden in many art forms. As a result, Islamic art has developed highly sophisticated abstract, geometric, and linear decorative elements. Compare and contrast this aspect of Islamic art with art of another culture (your choice) that is centrally concerned with pictorial representations of iconic figures or realistic depictions of historical events or realistic situations. In your discussion, consider the various elements of art and design principles covered in Unit I of this course.
Compare the art works of two artists from any two different art movements covered in Chapter 21. Describe, then compare, the contexts, concerns and main aspects of each movement and how that appears in the works you’ve selected. Be sure to explain why you made your particular choices of movements, artists and artworks. Evaluating the artwork you’ve selected according to any criteria you think are relevant (given what you have learned so far in the course).