For this discussion post, like last week, you’ll select a work of related to what we’ve studied to learn more about and share with the class. Because we’ve covered a massive amount of art history in this one chapter, you have a lot to choose from (*like other chapters, this one covers so much and really should be further broken up into a chapter on each region but that is the nature of the survey!).

  1. Select a work of art from one of the curatorial areas of the Denver Art Museum linked below (it can be historical or contemporary):
  1. In 300 words or more, summarize in your own words what’s significant about your piece, what’s its meaning, and what you found intriguing about it after you learned about it. Your post is due Friday by 11:59pm.
    • You’ll need to post first to see other’s posts in your group.
    • Like other posts, this is an exercise in identifying the importance of a piece and it’s important for it to be in your own words. If you used other sources, please include those.
    • **A note: Most works don’t have a lot of information about them which is similar to what you’d come across when in a museum.  See how you can relate your work to what’s covered in the book and do a little research on your own. If you picked a work that is difficult to write about, I suggest you pick another as there are plenty to choose from. As with last week, I’m happy to offer guidance. 
  2. Remember to:
    • Embed your image.
    • Include its info —  name of the artist (if known), title, date, and medium. Please include the geography and/or culture.
    • Include a link to the online entry in the museum’s collection. If you used other sources, please include those. 
  3. Comment thoughtfully on two other posts by your classmates. Your comments are due Sunday by 11:59pm.
    • Your reply should be longer than one sentence and engage in a substantial way with what they posted. 

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