Learning Goal: I’m working on a art project and need support to help me learn.
COMPARE & CONTRAST – Week 1
Documentary films of varying lengths are being used in place of a textbook. Before beginning your submission, it is expected that all of the films that pertain to this assignment be viewed, and these have all been labeled as Compare/Contrast Film.
Comparing & Contrasting:
1. Use 2 separate documentary films. Choose 1 artwork from each film.
2. Make sure the 2 artworks are completely different mediums. Some examples: paint, graphite/pencil, charcoal, clay/ceramic, marble, bronze, glass, wood, etc.
3. Make sure the 2 artworks are not of the same type, meaning you cannot discuss 2 paintings despite one being acrylic and another oil, or 2 sculptures despite one being bronze and the other marble, etc. The idea is to discuss 2 artworks that obviously seem different at first glance.
4. Discuss how the 2 artworks are different both visually and in their mediums/use of materials.
5. Discuss what makes the 2 artworks similar.
Do not go to Google for answers to the questions or supporting information. The comparing & contrasting experience is rooted in observation and comprehension. Some helpful tips while considering/discussing your chosen artworks from the documentary films may include: What is it you are seeing? What is it that is being said about the artworks? Despite being different, how might you bridge a connection?
If any portion of your entry is not yours, meaning you used/referred to other sources, your journal entry will receive a zero.
Writing your Submission:
Write a short essay that answers the above criteria in no more than 250 words.
Be sure to document which films you chose. In addition, you must not forget to provide the titles of each artwork and time stamp them accordingly from the film they appeared in (Riace Bronze at 12:16 in “Beneath the Calabrian Sea”). Sometimes the films can be sketchy with art piece titles, so this is security for backing you up. The purpose of this exercise is to promote critical thinking. Be sure to provide detailed and supportive answers.
The best method for entering your essays into canvas is to cut and paste them after they have been through spell checking and translating.
Points will be distributed in this manner:
Original and relevant content (10 points max) – Displaying you have studied and are knowledgeable of the material by writing your own thoughts and feelings regarding the material’s content.
A critical analysis (10 points max) – Exhibiting you have engaged with the material by providing original, insightful observations and thought-provoking commentary.
Quality of writing (10 points max) – Cleary and concisely articulates ideas and feelings about the material utilizing good sentence fluency (syntax), spelling, and grammar. College-level writing is required.
DO NOT use outside sources to help write your journal entry.
DO NOT attach word docs or pdf files. Attached files that require downloading for viewing will NOT be looked at and will earn a zero.