Category Archives: Art

Dance/Ballet

Each Student will write a short three page summary of each ballet era.

Please include the historical significance and contributions to ballet of:

Catherine de Medici/Balthasar Beaujoyeuax

Louis XIV/Pierre Buchamps

Jean-Georges Noverre/Marie Camargo/Marie Salle

Marie Taglioni/Filippo Taglioni/Fanny Esler/Auguste Bournonville/Jules Perrot

Imperial Russia/Marius Petipa/Tchaikovsky

Serge Diaghilev/Mikhail Fokine/Vaslav Nijinsky/Leonide Massine

George Ballanchine/Lincoln Kirstein/Anna Pavlova

PLEASE USE STANDARD MLA FORMAT

Typography

I need a research paper that utilizes 6 SCHOLARLY sources to explore the 3 topics below. Each topic should have its own section. I was thinking 2 scholarly sources per topic since that seemed the easiest, but it’s up to you. Any further questions can be addressed with me.

1) The concept and importance of brand archetypes
2) The psychology behind typography choice
3) Significance of typography and color choice within brand development

event report and analysis

While the covid19 quarantine policy is in place you are required to attend a cultural virtual event within a specific sector of the industry. Engage and analyse your specific event with a written analysis of 2000 words. The event can be a global event and tour involvement in this event mist span 75 minutes. The link of the event is below:
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/homework-proposal-design-tickets-108922650580
Specific details of the assessment:
– how would you describe the event you attend?
– why did you choose this event?
-what was the experience like for you
– what new knowledge (personal/factual) have you gained as a result of this cultural event
– discuss the direct knowledge regarding an aspect of culture with which you are currently unfamiliar that you received from this event
Learning outcomes to be assessed:
– define and analyse the nature of the events cape, identifying and analysing the tangible and intangible elements shaping the event environment
– explore and analyse the key event sectors of sports, meetings, and cultural events
– engage with and analyse a specific sector event
– gain an understanding of the importance of creativity in event design
Communicate an event concept to industry professionals.

jazz age

Research Paper: Choose ANY Jazz Age Artist that embodies your concept Beauty  Research this artist IN DEPTH. I would recommend that you choose a specific work or series of works.
Hence, this final paper seeks propel to student to research in-depth a specific Jazz Age Artist (painter, sculptor photographer, poet, musician, dancer) to clarify which qualities they most admire in 1920s art and art in general. So do try to locate specific artist quotes and limit your discussion to specific key pieces; how was this art work or works. publicly received by major critics of the time and the contemporary public; elucidate the major meanings of this painting and how it expresses and relates to the Jazz Age. This enables a student to perceive  & understand how their art is feed by their experiences in their own time and how they hope to express their own personal aesthetics  in a written statement. This paper will also clarify precisely which qualities they most admire in Art of the 1920s and art in general.

Any topic (writer’s choice)

In this discussion we will look at videos that feature artists working with Photoshop in their studio practices. The mediums range from painting to photography.

After watching the videos please choose an artist or body of work that has been presented to write about. Please post a paragraph(200 to 400 words) about the work and the use of Design & Development in the work. Feel free to look further into the work of the artists via their websites or other publications.

Think about how the works connect to the element we are discussing. How do you see the connections? Where does the interesting moment lie in the work? What peaks your interest about their studio practice or their medium? How does their content impact the compositions?

This is meant to be a place to discuss your views, and voice your response to an artists work. Any information collected should be support or context for your analysis.

1.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdR0GOLF918
2.https://art21.org/watch/art-in-the-twenty-first-century/s5/florian-maier-aichen-in-fantasy-segment/
3.https://art21.org/watch/new-york-close-up/elle-perez-works-between-the-frame/
4.https://art21.org/watch/art-in-the-twenty-first-century/s8/jeff-wall-in-vancouver-segment/

Art History

Beginning in the 18th century, the Industrial Revolution made fundamental changes in agriculture, manufacturing, transportation, and housing. Architecture changed in response to the new industrial landscape as well. Prior to the late 19th century, the weight of a multistory building had to be supported principally by the strength of its walls. Thus, the taller the building, the more strain this placed on the lower sections. Since there were clear engineering limits to the weight such loadbearing walls could sustain, large designs meant massively thick walls on the ground floors, and definite limits on the building’s height.

Which do you feel best encapsulates the Industrial Revolution? Consider the influence of the advancements of the era and how they helped industry to progress. Provide a two-paragraph description of your selection, provide the name and background of the architect (or firm), and describe how your example best represents this shift in materials and building technology.

Please write about the reading room of the Bibliothque Nationale (18601867) (Designed by Henri Labrouste)

Dance performance video critique

Watch both videos: Alonzo King, Lines Dance Company (Resonance I and Dust and Light – excerpt)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17wlDd-58OQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTzMNNvgKAo
Watch a Dance Performance and write a Critique:  Students must watch one dance performance online and write a 2 page critique on the performance.
Students are encouraged to take notes while watching the performance and I would suggest writing your critique as soon as possible after viewing the video while the information is still fresh in your mind.  Papers should discuss specific information regarding the performance (group/company performing, place, costumes, dancers, lighting, and movement style) but mostly concentrate on the movement aspects of the performance as well as relate back to material covered in the textbook. What does the movement say about society and the world today?  Do you see familiar patterns or themes being explored in the work?  Do the performance/performers speak to relevant societal issues today?  Guidelines for Viewing a Dance Performance:When writing a dance critique, there are many things to consider prior to the performance. Who is performing? Are they professionals or amateurs? Is it a new work or classic choreography reset? Who are the choreographers? Are they known for other works? It is important to meditate carefully on the performance prior to seeing it so you can take as much from it as you can.When viewing a performance be an active participant, dont be a passive consumer.  Work as hard at viewing the piece as the choreographer did making the work.  Consult your program notes when writing critiques.During the performance, there are also many things to consider that should be incorporated into your writing process. What style of dance is it? Is the performance experimental or conventional? What are the cultural implications of the performance? How do elements of the performance, such as lighting, scenery, and costume, enhance the choreography?If a performance is very abstract, take as much from it as you can and strive to deliver your opinion of it as clearly as possible in your writing. Remember that there is no right answer since art is abstract and everyone responds to art differently.There is a lot to take in when viewing dance, and it can be easy to forget aspects of the performance. It is helpful to bring a notebook and pen to jot down notes and initial reactions to the performance that you may forget later on. Also, write the paper as soon as possible after the performance to prevent a foggy recollection.If there is a talk-back at the end of the performance, at which the choreographers and/or dancers answer questions and explain the performance more thoroughly, it is highly advisable to stay. It can offer you some insight into the choreographer’s motivation as well as uncover some of the meaning of the performance.Guidelines for Writing About a Dance Performance:The opening statement of your critique should draw the reader in.  Be creative.  Tell the reader where and when the concert took place.When writing about choreographers, always identify them by name.  Try to get inside the head of the choreographer.  What were the choreographers intentions and were they successfully communicated?  What do you think the choreographer was trying to say with the dance, or what did the dance say?  Try to have a thematic focus when writing your critique.  Were the themes of the individual piece clear?  What was the dance about?  Analyze the symbolism.  Does it relate to current events?Discuss the choreography.  Did the choreography flow, what were the dynamics, how did it move in space and what were the motivations for the movements?  Make general comments but also include detailed descriptions.  Try to give at least one specific movement image.  Example:  In another vignette, a woman seated properly, perpendicularly, on a bench, begins to tilt at an angle.  As her legs leave the floor and her torso leans to the side, both she and the bench seem to levitate a little above the floor.  Vienna-Lusthaus (revisited); Reviewed by George Jackson: Dance Magazine, May 2003: 79.
What thoughts or feelings did the concert or piece evoke?  In constructing your critique, reflect on why you may have had certain reactions.  Always back up your assertions, positive or negative with concrete examples.  Dont just be a negative critic; offer your thoughts in a constructive way.  Comment on the music and identify the composer(s) and musician(s) when possible.  What was the relationship of the dance to the music?  Did the music play an important role in the performance?  Was the music live, pre-recorded or some combination of both? What difference did it make?  Did the form of the music influence the form of the dance or vice versa?Were the dances well-rehearsed and/or well performed? Support your comments with specific examples. Did the dancers work together well in the ensemble pieces?Were the makeup, props (if used), and costumes appropriate?  Discuss the scenic design, lighting design, and overall use of the theatre space.  When speaking about any element of design, you must include the designers’ names.Comment on the overall production; give the reader a sense of what it looked like.  What was your reaction to the concert as a whole?  How did the piece or pieces connect?Each critique should reach a conclusion regarding the performance.    Mechanics: Do not write in the first person.  Your essay, paying attention to grammar, neatness and spelling, should be as thorough as possible. All critiques must have a title page, which will include your name, performance attended, date, and course name.The ticket stub and/or verification from the performance must be attached to each critique.Only typed papers, two pages, double-spaced, in standard 12 font, with one inch margins on all sides, are acceptable; do not justify right margin.  Check your computer for margin settings.  Read other critiques in Dance Magazine, if necessary. Tell the reader the name of the performance and/or the name of the company. Identify the composer(s), choreographer(s) and title(s) of the work(s) you have chosen to discuss.  When writing about a specific dancer(s) identify them, when possible.  Dance Critique Pet Peeves: When writing about the subjects below:Refer to male dancers, men or danseurs (if classical ballet) NOT men dancers, boys, guys or malesRefer to female dancers, women or ballerinas (if classical ballet) NOT women dancers, girls, gals, chicks or femalesRefer to a piece, work or dance NOT routine or act Refer to movements NOT movesRefer to live music NOT live musiciansRefer to recorded or pre-recorded music NOT taped music
Refer to danced together or in unison NOT in sync or synchronizedRefer to the performance or the concert NOT the show, play or recitalDO use both names (“Catherine Zeta-Jones danced well in Chicago” or “Ms. Zeta-Jones danced well in Chicago.”)DO NOT use first names only to refer to dancers (“Catherine danced well in Chicago”)  DO NOT write in the first personDO NOT make general assumptions for the audienceDO NOT include title page information on first page of critique (name, date, professor’s name, class, performance)DO NOT switch tenses;            Example when to alternate tense; (Serenade was performed poorly yet it is a choreographic triumph.)            Example when not to alternate tense;(On Friday night the dancers appeared tired which causes the choreography to be lack luster.)DO NOT identify the performers in a list from the program notes.ExamplesThis is poor example of an opening paragraph because it does not grab the readers attention and only lists information readily found in the program. Also it does not provide the reader with any additional information or insights into the performance.  At 8:00 PM on February 27th, 2004, Les Ballets Russes de Monte Carlo, directed by Serge Diaghilev, performed Symphonie Fantastique at the Maggio Musicale in Florence, Italy.  The choreography was done by Lonide Massine.  This ballet consisted of five movements.  The set was created by Christian Brard, executed by Prince A. Schervachidze.  The costumes were designed by Christian Brard.  Costumes for the 2nd, 3rd and 4th movements were made by Madame Karinska.  The costumes for the first and fifth movements were made by Madame Larose.  The ballet premiered July 24th, 1936 at Covent Garden, London, England, and was conducted by Efrem Kurtz.  Performing lead roles were, Lonide Massine and Tamara Toumonova. Also dancing were Tatiana Riaboushinska, Alexandra Danilova, Yurek Lazowski, Vera Zorina, Marc Platoff, Vera Volkova, Igor Youchkevitch and George Zoritch. Hector Berlioz did a great job composing both the music and the libretto for this performance.This is a good example of a description of a piece.  It captures the sense and feeling of the piece and draws the reader in and makes the audience want to see and experience the performance themselves.Amelia Koper, in collaboration with the dancers, composed a piece to the song Coney Island Baby by Lou Reed. Danced by an even number of people, there were chemistries created and relationships to be inferred by the audience as two dancers would move according to each other. This piece, like most others of the performance, exhibited a close connection between music and movement. It was as if the choreographer drew significance and meaning

youtube review

1. URL of the YouTube:

2. The name of artist or group:

3. The title of the song:

4. The name of the composer and/or arranger:

5. The number of people performing:

6. The instrumentation:

7. If vocals, what classification of voice ranges:

8. Meter:

9. Beats per minute (BPM):
Free metronome available at:
https://www.metronomeonline.com

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11. Type of musical texture:

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15. Paper:

youtube review

1. URL of the YouTube:

2. The name of artist or group:

3. The title of the song:

4. The name of the composer and/or arranger:

5. The number of people performing:

6. The instrumentation:

7. If vocals, what classification of voice ranges:

8. Meter:

9. Beats per minute (BPM):
Free metronome available at:
https://www.metronomeonline.com

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11. Type of musical texture:

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art history

1. Explain what you think cultural context means. Cite an example of a piece of art (from today, or anytime or place) but connect the image to the cultural context. Briefly explain what cultural context means. Support your ideas with a scholarly source(s). Your source can be a website, or a textbook, or a video, but your explanation must connect cultural context & Art History. Be specific about cultural context and Art History. Follow MLA citation guidelines for all written work all the time no matter how short or long your response is.

2. Then, cite at least one example of art or architecture from Module 2, and focus your comment on how the piece you pick represents the cultural context of the Minoan world. Use the worksheet to help guide your process, but you do not need to respond to every point because you will not be able to. If you can’t address an idea (like the name of the artist, or patron, or where it was originally located, or how it was made) then don’t mention it!