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This i s 2-3 page essay on an artwork. Please SURE TO BE VERY DECEPTIVE AND ANALYSIS!!
THERE MUST NO PLAGIARISM AT ALL AND YOU MUST PROOFREAD THIS PAPER THREE TIMES BEFORE SUBMITTING IT TO ME WITH THE HELP OF GRAMMATICALLY ( IF YOU HAVE AN ACCOUNT).
This is the picture you will be analyzing!!
In this assignment you will explore a public artwork how does public art reflect, shape or
otherwise impact the environments in which it exists and the audiences that inhabit those environments?
In this assignment you will again study, analyze and write about a single artwork of your choosing. THERE IS A SLIGHT
CATCH: Everyone in the class must write about a different artwork.1 The reason for this requirement is that your submissions
will collectively become a class resource—a catalogue of public art in
That end product also dictates the tone and content of what you write. You are writing a guide-book-style entry about your
artwork. This “entry” should analyze the artwork (combining formal analysis with analyses of materials, style and
iconography, as applicable); it should explain and discuss the work’s location and the relationship between the site and the
artwork (what we call “site specificity”); and it should assess and explain the functions the artwork fulfills or the role it plays
in the community. (Roles and functions of public art are introduced in the section on Context, below.)
Please use good judgment when visiting your artwork. Most public art in the area is in safe and well-traveled locations.
However, the nature of public art is that it is available to everyone without controlled access. That is on the whole a great
thing. But be savvy. Be aware of your surroundings. Bring a friend. Don’t go at night. If something doesn’t look or feel right,
go back another time, or choose a different work.
Your submission should have three sections, organized exactly as described here. See “Art in the Community – Template”
(on Canvas / Files / Art in the Community) for a model layout.
Basic information about the artwork should appear at the start of your entry using the following format:
Name of artist (if known; if there is no known artist, do not put anything)
Title of artwork (titles should be italicized)
Date of work (year only unless a more precise date is given)
Medium (ex: “bronze” or “enamel spray paint”)
You must include two (2) images:
You need to take these images yourself. They do not have to be professional photographs; a phone camera is fine. The
1 Claiming your artwork is the homework assignment due 10/8. This “sign up” will run through a Canvas discussion board. Artwork
selections are first come, first served. The sooner you find your artwork, the better chance you can work on your first choice.
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point of these two photographs is for you to engage closely with the artwork and its surroundings. The acts of framing the
artwork to photograph it and selecting part of the work to highlight are part of your interpretation of the artwork.
Your discussion of the artwork should be succinct, objective and specific. It should be 2 pages long, and should address the
(but not limited to) size, subject/content, symbolism and materials. (NOTE: Site specificity is not always obvious. It
may take some creativity and/or some research to figure out how a work attempts to relate to its location.)
or incorporates those functions. Your explanation should account for the work’s formal, material, iconographic and
stylistic components, as well as its potential audiences.
extent to which you objectively think the work serves the critical functions of public art in the 21st century and if it
impacts the community in a notable way.
First things first: What is public art? For the purposes of this assignment, to qualify as “public art,” an artwork must be
freely accessible and located somewhere with no barriers to access that invites a large, diverse and/or fluid audience. The
artwork must also have been conceived to meet these criteria. For example:
the public and freely accessible, but it likely was not made for permanent display in that specific location.
count as public art because it is free, accessible to a varied audience, and demonstrates some kind of site
Second, I’m asking you to identify and assess the function of your selected artwork as public art. So what roles and
functions do public artworks fulfill? It depends somewhat on when the artwork was made. Public art has been produced for
a very long time. In the ancient world, art in public spaces often honored the gods or commemorated heroic deeds. We
don’t have any ancient public art around here, but if you pick a public artwork from the 19th or early 20th century, honor or
commemoration of important events or individuals is a likely intended purpose. Most of you will probably study artworks
from the later 20th or 21st century. In this time frame, public art is often linked to these functions:2
RESEARCH + CITATION
This assignment is foremost about looking closely, thinking critically and applying knowledge gained in the course to
accurately describe and reasonably assess works of art. Research is not required. HOWEVER, if you do research any
artworks or locations, you MUST document your sources with footnotes following Chicago Manual of Style guidelines. There
are grade penalties for incorrect formatting and potential disciplinary actions for failing to cite sources.
2 This list is adapted from Jeremy Hunt and Jonathan Vickery, “Public Art in the 21st Century,” Grove Art Online. Oxford Art Online,
(June 2011) http://0-www.oxfordartonline.com.skyline.ucdenver…. (accessed 21 Feb 2017).
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Basic Info 5 4 3 1-2 0
Artwork Images 5 3 0
Format 5 4 3 1-2 0
Introduction 5 4 3 1-2 0
Description 9-10 8 7 6 0-5
area is residential or commercial, or how much space within the environment the artwork occupies.
14-15 13 11-12 10 0-9
scale and its iconography
Function 18-20 16-17 14-15 12-13 0-11
the artwork fulfills (or intended to fulfill)
18-20 16-17 14-15 12-13 0-11
o Explains in what way(s) the work is successful in meeting certain functions associated with public art
o Explains in what way(s) the work fails to meet certain functions associated with public art (if applicable)
a notable way
Conclusion 9-10 8-9 7-8 6-7 0-5
o On its own
o As part of a neighborhood or community
Tone 5 4 3 1-2 0
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