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How ‘Beautiful Girls’ be Sean Kingston and ‘Stand By Me’ by drifters sound alike

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The Research/Writing assignment requires students to study an artwork by an artist (one that is not included in the textbook) of their choice from a library resource or from a local museum, gallery or online exhibition and discuss the formal elements and the principles of composition as well as discuss the artwork in relation to a specific section in the textbook that you think it relates to. For Example: discussing Barbara Kruger’s Untitled (if it wasn′t in the textbook) in the context of the section Sexuality, Politics and Consumerism. You could use the thematic sections in the last few chapters of the text, even though we won’t be getting to them in class. Give examples of the artwork included in the section and compare/contrast to the artwork of your choice, make sure you clearly explain why the artwork you chose can be discussed within that particular section. Sources for artists and information may include film, books, legitimate web sources (meaning museum websites and professional publications). You may also find your artist from visiting a local museum or gallery. Our textbook, as well as outside sources will be necessary to use. When you visit a local museum or gallery, you will need to speculate using what we have learned so far, what the artist is intending or where their ideas may come from, influences etc. I recommend trying to dig a little deeper and find out as much as you can about the artist or artwork you are viewing. Visit the Jones Library and the GCC to get help with research and writing. Information for the GCC is below. The essay must include your opinions/individual responses to the artwork, as well as historical/factual information from the textbook, and other legitimate sources. If you can find biographical/historical information about the artist or style of the artwork, you should use that too. Grammar, punctuation, and clear, logical argumentation will be an additional focus of this assignment. You must use source citations in a bibliography (MLA or Chicago Styles preferred). Your paper should be a minimum of 4-5 typed pages, double-spaced with no more than one-inch margins and 12-point font. Include a photo or photos of the artwork you are discussing

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Review the material in the lesson presentation and in your text on Enlightenment.  Think about why this period of time was also know as the Age of Reason and how it contradicted with previous religious beliefs.  Examine the artwork referenced and pictured throughout this chapter.  How does each piece of artwork reflect and express the ideas of Enlightenment?Describe and write about who an Enlightenment thinker was.  What did they emphasize and what was important to them?

Then, find a piece of artwork from this chapter and discuss how it expresses Enlightenment thinking.  Provide THREE examples of how the artwork expresses Enlightenment.

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300-500 word research & reflection paper on the following:
Where did Parades originate?
What are the differences between a Parade and a Protest?
What are the similarities between a Parade and a Protest?
Would you consider a Parade a form of Public Art? If so, or if not, why?
In what ways do Parades engage the community? (cite a specific Parade as an example)
In what ways do Parades tell a narrative of the community? (cite a specific Parade as an example)

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In this essay, fully discuss the artist Frank Lloyd Wright and two art samples. Your paper should include:
•2 page biography of the artist/architect. 
•A description, formal analysis, and interpretation of 2 works of art/architecture by that artist (2 pages each). 

Each analysis should be 2 pages in length and cannot be a work of art we have discussed in Forums.  The analysis portion of this assignment must follow the Writing a Critique format you used for your Museum Paper.

Here is a summary of what you will submit:
•A 2 page biography of your artist
•A 2 page description, formal analysis, and interpretation of the first work of art
•A 2 page description, formal analysis, and interpretation for the second work of art
•In a conclusion, tell me why you chose this artist

This is a formal research paper, written in the third person, but please end with why you chose this artist.

Please consider the following:
•Of course you may do an internet search for any of your artists/architects, JUST KEEP THEM SCHOLARLY.
•DO NOT USE WIKIPEDIA as a reference.
•You may use Museum websites or other scholarly sources.
•Use double spacing.  (Arial 10 or Times-New Roman 12).
•Remember to write your paper in a Word doc. Pages is not supported on Sakai.
•It is not necessary to include images. Please attach as a separate file if you do.
•The paper should be in one attachment. Do not create 3 separate attachments for the 6 page paper. It will be returned and need to replaced.
•Please see the attached Term Paper Grading rubric. 

Art and Architecture Sites:
•Louvre Museum in France: https://www.louvre.fr/
-Metropolitan Museum: http://www.met.org/
•British Museum: https://www.britishmuseum.org/
•The National Gallery: https://www.nga.gov/
•Rodin Museum: http://www.musee-rodin.fr/welcome.htm
•Musee d'Orsay: https://www.musee-orsay.fr/en/home.html
•The Musee Matisse: http://www.musee-matisse-nice.org/
•Andy Warhol Museum: https://www.warhol.org/
•Late 19th century artists: https://www.artrenewal.org/
•Buildings by Frank Lloyd Wright: http://www.greatbuildings.com/architects/Frank_Lloyd_Wright.html
•Great Buildings Resources: http://www.greatbuildings.com/

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Watch the film and read the PDF to complete the commentary. 

Moive: A touch of Zen

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-TTb72eUH0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0AHz2B-_sLQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Yl5AhTv_D0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzdXkaLpDU4


PDF: Stephen Teo pm A Touch of Zen  (only pages 1-28)


(I cant find the full film online, if you can find the full film it please watch it, if you can not find it, just watch the links above. Also, the PDF you just have to read pages 1-28 to write the commentary.)



Commentaries

• Purpose: to cultivate the habits of critical reading by making arguments and providing evidence

• Content: identify an argument (not merely a topic) from a required reading (with direct quotations
and page numbers) and discuss it in relation to the designated film of the day

• Focus: your ability to articulate someone else’ argument and state your interpretation of a film in
relation to that argument; mere factual information or plot summary won’t count as argument

• Grading: out of 10 points for each commentary, 3 for identification of an argument and logical
transition, 3 points for film discussion focused on details, and 4 for writing (grammar, expression,
coherence, style) 


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Comparison between Summer with Monika and Midnight in Paris

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Impact of music in your life in past/present time. 

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Read:
"Dinah, Put Down Your Horn: Blackface Minstrel Songs Don’t Belong in Music Class -https://gen.medium.com/dinah-put-down-your-horn-154b8d8db12a
A Brief History of the Policing of Black Music - 
https://lithub.com/a-brief-history-of-the-policing-of-black-music/?fbclid=IwAR2eclNMSuI2HKNtw7dW1WO1EFCHorRmS2DWSf9swJuhfN8nn3fEMB6smSs
Watch:
Stephan Pennington, Critical Musicologist at Tufts - 
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/641600434
Write: 
Paragraph 1: 
What stood out to you the most in the readings and video? 
Paragraph 2: (You don't have to answer all of these, focus on one or two)
How has Black music been both policed and fetishized? 
In your opinion, what does education mean at this point in history? 
What is the use of the institutions of education?
How is music playing a role in fighting systemic oppression? Is it?
What is the use of defining “women’s music” or women in music?
What issues do you think women might face in the context of music performance, composition, music scenes, music criticism, etc.?

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This essay will be an evaluation of an artwork (painting, drawing, photograph, sculpture, etc.), or significant architectural site. 

You may visit the online library database Artstor, an art museum (.org) website for art, or a city (.gov) website for historically significant architecture. 

Format:

750 words minimum
MLA format
Typewritten
Double spaced
ESSAY REQUIREMENTS:

This essay is designed to check for understanding of concepts and achievement of goals established by the department, and will be used to assess your success in learning outcomes reported in Elumen.

Please submit your essay with the following information contained in the following specified paragraphs, so that your instructor can easily identify these goals:

Paragraph 1:

o Title of artwork

o Location (name of museum, gallery, etc.)

o Name of artist/architect (if known)

o Cultural context (Name the artist's nationality.  In addition, you may discuss ethnicity, time period (i.e. the Renaissance), political affiliations, or any other aspect of the artist's culture that may have influenced the artwork.)

o Date it was made

o Art form (i.e. photograph, sculpture, installation, etc.)

o Style (Abstract, naturalistic, Impressionist, etc.  This can also be characterized as a cultural style, such as Ancient Egyptian, Renaissance, etc.) 

o Subject matter (A detailed description of what is literally seen or represented, such as a tree on the left and house on the right, square with three stripes for nonrepresentational art, etc.) For architecture, you will instead give a general description of the way the building looks.

Paragraph 2:

Medium (be specific, i.e. charcoal on paper, oil on canvas, wood, etc.)
Process:  You  may use textbook for information and vocabulary, i.e. impasto, glazing, additive, carving, lost-wax casting, applied with a brush, paint dripped on canvas, hatching, etc.) 
Paragraph 3:

2  formal elements and how they are used (be specific- what kind and where in the artwork?)
2  principles of design and how they are used (be specific- what kind and where in the artwork?)
Paragraph 4:

What is the content? 
How do the subject matter, formal elements, and/or principles of design create that meaning?
Paragraph 5:

o  Impact on Culture/Society: Choose a Role of the Artist from Chapter One in the textbook, or the notes.  What is the role of this particular piece in society?

Paragraph 6

Next, identify a theme in your work of art from Part 5 of the reading, at the end of the book (Chapters 21-27). Compare and contrast your artwork with another piece in the reading that is from a different culture, yet shares the same theme (culture can relate to geographic location or time period).

Also include:

5 extra vocabulary words.  You must include at least 5 extra vocabulary words, highlighted.  (Besides formal elements, principles, and other information already listed. For example, if you were describing the element of value, you could discuss highlights and shadows, or gradations between values.)
An image of the piece being discussed. 
Small amount of library research (5 sentences only)with: 
Sources: You may use the library database or visit the library in-person.  The libguide for this course is linked here at: https://sacguide.libguides.com/arts1301_sberlfein (Links to an external site.) .  You may use the museum's website as an additional source, but no other websites are allowed.  See Need Research Help? Module in this course. 
1-5 sentences of researched information only (no more).
Topics: Research may be based on a biography of the artist to be included in Paragraph 1, on the style, medium, or process the artist used, or on the meaning of the piece, based on the artist's biography or style used.
In-text citations at the end of the sentence.  For example, you may write "According to Smith's essay on Art of the Americas......" at the beginning or end, or (Smith) at the end. 
Bibliography (Works Cited page) at the end of the essay.
Plagiarism: Not citing information is considered plagiarism, which is academic dishonesty, and can result in no credit and requirement to fix the essay for re-grading and a late grade.  You MUST cite any researched information (besides title, date, and artist’s name).  If it is word-for-word from a source, include quotations.  If you have summarized, then no quotations are needed,  but citations are still needed.
When referencing information from the museum plaque, you can just write "According to the museum plaque". There is no need for an entry in the Works Cited page.
For help, visit THE WRITING CENTER website  (Links to an external site.)or the Purdue Owl (Links to an external site.) website. (Links to an external site.) .
Spelling/Grammar: 

Correct spelling and grammar are also a part of your grade.  Use spell check and/or visit the Writing Center for help to improve your grade.
Avoid informal language, including use of the first person (I, me, my, we, etc.)  This is a formal academic essay.
Examples of Art Museums (you  may use others):

The San Antonio Museum of Art (free admission with student ID)

The McNay Art Museum (free admission with your student ID) 

The Blanton  or Austin Museum of Art (AMOA) in Austin

Museum of Fine Arts Houston (MFAH) in Houston

The Louvre (Paris)

The Guggenheim (New York City) (there are also other Guggenheim museums throughout the world- any will work)

The Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) (New York City)

Examples of Architectural sites:

Local:

Any of the missions (The Alamo, San Jose, Concepion, Espada, San Juan)  

Tower Life Building

Emily Morgan Hotel (formerly Medical Arts Building)

Southwest School of Art (formerly Ursuline Academy)

The Magestic Theatre

San Fernando Cathedral 

Tower of the Americas

The Central Library 

King William District (focus on one building)

Art Deco District (focus on one building)

Olmos Pharmacy

Tobin Center for the Performing Arts

Elsewhere:

The Eiffel Tower (Paris)

The Vatican (Rome)

The Sydney Opera House (Australia)

The Empire State Building (New York City)

Chartres Cathedral (France)

Stonehenge (England)

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FAVORITE RECORDING GROUP OR ARTIST

Paper Specifics:

1500-2000 words.  (This does not include title page or Bibliography)
Standard 12 pt. Font
Times New Roman
1” margins
Double spaced
(This may not be your default setting).  PLEASE don’t vary this if you want full credit. *Hint- this is an internet course, as soon as I bring up your paper I can see your settings. 

Sources:

Use at least 3 (three) primary sources.  Make sure that at least 2 of your sources are NOT the internet. All sources must be documented, in a bibliography, at the end of the paper.  Then make sure that you cite your sources throughout your paper (I prefer footnotes, but will accept in text citing if done correctly).  You may use MLA or APA format.  Again, make sure it is done correctly.  (If you do not know how to do this, please contact me ASAP, and I will help you.)

Possible Sources:
Including but NOT limited to (if you are not sure if something would be a source, contact me, and I will help you out):
The Internet.  A variety of websites will constitute one primary source. (Be careful that the sites you choose are reliable, for instance, do not use Wikipedia, even though it is easy, it can be unreliable.)
Books.  This would include books devoted to the subject or books that have specific information relating to the subject.
Magazines.  Any of the trade magazines including Billboard, Variety, Spin, etc. or liner notes.
Documentaries/Video interviews.  Often these sources interview
the artist, and are therefore good sources of information.
****Many of these things can be found on the internet…It is fine if you use them, as long as they are just republications of the original and cannot be changed. This is a good source to help you start searching for reliable information.  http://www.rasmussen.edu/student-life/blogs/college-life/15-educational-search-engines/ 


Content:
The body of the paper must include the following:

A historical look at the group or artist…When they signed, what they have accomplished, etc. (40% of the paper)
A personal look at the group…How has/does this group/artist affect you personally?  What does this group or artist mean to you? Why? (Please use personal experiences.) (30% of the paper)
A sociological look…What has this group/artist done that has affected our society?  Are they involved in charitable groups, politics, or help organizations? How will this artist or group be remembered by the majority of society? (30% of the paper)
Please try to keep the three sections relatively close to the percentages I have given you. 

Pict ures and title pages are optional and do not count in the page/word count.

*Plagiarism will not be tolerated.  If there is any evidence of plagiarism, you will receive a 0 for the assignment. *hint-it is VERY, VERY easy for me to find.

*Hint:  You should always have at least one other person look over your paper before turning it in.  Grammar and spelling errors will be counted against you.  There are several online sources that check for grammar and spelling errors.

Due on or before Wednesday, May 13th 
I will accept NO papers after that for ANY reason!

Total available credit: 100 points

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National Identity/ Colonialism/ Primitivism: French artist, Paul Gauguin, and American photographer, Edward Curtis, represented aspects of the indigenous cultures they were interested in. How are these artists using a western, European lens to imagine and/ or to romanticize the “other?” How does this imagined image of the other simultaneously assert these artists’ sense of their own national identity? Support your writing with a minimum of ONE example from each of these artists. Find ONE quality source for EACH of these artists to defend your argument and analysis. (Further instructions in attachments)

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Watch the two videos linked below. One example is a work by The Beatles called “Revolution 9,” which was released on the 1968 album, The Beatles, otherwise known as The White Album.  “Revolution 9” is also a sound collage work that combines spoken word & found sound recordings, using composition techniques borrowed from tape music. The visual imagery in the video is not original to "Revolution 9." The other example is a work by German composer Karlheinz Stockhausen called “Hymnen” or (in English) “Anthems.”  It is a sound collage piece Stockhausen completed in 1966-67.  Though Stockhausen is primarily associated with electronic music composition (sound synthesis), this work also uses methods borrowed from tape music composition (or musique concréte).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0aeagbZBRs&feature=emb_title


As you listen to these two examples, compare their approaches to sound collage & their use of pre-recorded sounds.  After they stopped touring in the mid-1960s, The Beatles increasingly focused on developing more experimental approaches to studio recording.  They also began expanding the types of musical influences they incorporated into their songwriting, including the Indian classical music tradition George Harrison encountered while studying sitar with Ravi Shankar in India in 1966.  The Beatles were familiar with Stockhausen’s experiments in electronic music composition during the 1960s as well, and Stockhausen is one of the figures pictured on the cover of The Beatles’ 1967Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.

Compose a journal submission that answers the following questions in no more than 300 words total: 

What sounds do you hear in each example?
Why do you think Stockhausen & The Beatles used pre-recorded material for these works?
Do theses pieces constitute “music”?  Why or why not?
What do you think these works reflect about technology & musical creativity in the 1960s?

This Assignment is worth 100 points. Each question answered is worth 25 points. If any question is not addressed you will not receive the 25 points for that question.

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