Western Art – Prehistoric-Gothic Extra Credit Project
For anyone who would like a little extra credit (up to 10 points toward your midterm exam or final paper), you have the option of writing a 1-2 page response to the following prompt listed below. This assignment is due no later than December 22. The response should be no less than one page and no more than three pages. This is not a formal write-up but please proofread your work and make sure that it is written in formal paragraphs (i.e. not bullet points or list form). If you have questions please do not hesitate to ask.
1) Choose an outdoor in New York (can be on or near campus) and write a brief description
about it. By whom was it made or of what is it a copy? You can use the internet to find out the title, artist and basic information about the piece. Why was this sculpture chosen for this particular location? How does it fit in its environment? Had you noticed it before this assignment? Write the description as if it were a write up in a student guide to the sculpture on or campus. Which features would you want to know about?