Pictorial Art; Appreciating Art

Pictorial Art.

Pictorial Art
Pictorial Art

An important skill in appreciating pictorial art is the ability to analyze various types of pictures critically.

This exercise will help you develop and sharpen this skill.

Examine the Outline and Critical Analysis sample shown at the conclusion of Chapter 2.

Access the Art-cyclopedia website and search for one of the following works of art by typing in the artist’s name and then selecting the site where the picture is displayed:

Rosa Bonheur:

The Horse Fair (National Gallery, London)

Caspar David Friedrich:

The Wanderer Above the Sea of Fog(Web Museum)

Joseph Wright (of Derby):

An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump (National Gallery, London)

Nicholas Poussin:

The Holy Family on the Steps (Cleveland Museum of Art)

Using the textbook example as a guide, write a two-page outline and critical analysis of the piece of art you select.

Be sure to include the following headings as part of your paper:

Subject Matter and Medium:

List the artist, title, date, stylistic movement, medium (the materials the piece is made from), and a general background and description.


Analyze lines, shapes, color schemes, focal areas (perhaps indicated by chiaroscuro), balance, and perspective.

Consider the intended purpose of these things in the composition.

Artists’ purpose or message:

Though this is not included in the textbook example, you should conclude with what you believe was the artists’ purpose or message, whether he or she succeeded in communicating it, and your reaction to the work as a whole.

Be sure to include a convincing, inclusive conclusion at the end of your critical analysis and a bibliography of at least two sources that you used to prepare your analysis, one of which may be Artcyclopedia.com.

Do not use and cite Wikipedia. Instead, visit the Excelsior College Library to learn about academic sources.

The page on Evaluating Information Evaluating Information

(Links to an external site.)

Links to an external site. includes helpful sections on “Print vs. Web Resources,” Evaluation Criteria,” Evaluation Scenarios,” and “Media Literacy.”

Write a 500-750 word critical analysis.

Follow APA style, using the Excelsior College Library resources on learning to use APA Style.

Excelsior College Library resources on learning to use APA Style (Links to an external site.)

Submit the analysis to the assignment Dropbox.

Ancient Egyptian Art;Info graphic For Humanities

Ancient Egyptian Art.

Ancient Egyptian Art
Ancient Egyptian Art

Create An Info graphic For Humanities Class

An info graphic is a visual representation of information. Info graphics often combine both imagery and text to tell a story or express an opinion.


For this discussion, you will begin by selecting an Ancient Egyptian painting or sculpture from Chapter 3 of your textbook that exemplifies the culture’s stylistic conventions.

Then, you will create an info graphic  that describes in detail what thematic and formal qualities define this style.

  • Your info graphic should contain 200 words as well an image of the artwork you have selected (please see resource file below).
  • You will also need to include appropriate citation text for your chosen art piece.
  • As you create your info graphic, work towards a balance between text, images, and other graphics (icons, etc.) to avoid overpowering your written text.
  • The images is in the file attached along with chapter information. project needs to be in PowerPoint or piktochart samples of info graphic can be found here


STEM;Science, Technology, Engineering and Math



Science, Technology, Engineering and Math(STEM) is an emerging field. It often overlooks the Art and Music.

STEAM is Art+ STEM. Please research for a scholarly presentation the emerging research that demonstrates – not only how Art and Music is integrated in STEM, but more importantly how Art and Music can be used to help teach STEM discipline.

Statue of Liberty; Brief Description

Statue of Liberty.

Statue of Liberty
Statue of Liberty

Write a brief description of the sculptural and architectural characteristics of Statue of Liberty. No less than 150 words.

Explain how such characteristics relate to the work’s form and function, literally (as a piece of architecture) and figuratively (as a symbolic sculpture of nationality and/or a state of mind).

Support your post by drawing upon your knowledge of design and the descriptive, interpretive, and evaluative analysis of art.

See links below for assistance;


With the placing of “The New Colossus” on a plaque in the pedestal in 1903, Lady Liberty’s significance grew as an inspiration to immigrants who sailed past her on their way to America.

The Statue was placed upon a granite pedestal inside the courtyard of the star-shaped walls of Fort Wood (which had been completed for the War of 1812).

The United States Lighthouse Board had responsibility for the operation of the Statue of Liberty until 1901, when the care and operation of the Statue was placed under the War Department.

A Presidential Proclamation declared Fort Wood (and the Statue of Liberty within it) a National Monument on October 15, 1924, and the monument’s boundary was set at the outer edge of Fort Wood.

In 1933, the care and administration of the National Monument was transferred to the National Park Service.