Section 1 out of 4: Ch. 2 Review and Diego Rivera Exercise
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For this section, refer to chapter 2 of the ArtTalk book in class or the online edition found at http://www.glencoe.com/ose/
class code: D2BD968257 NOTE: USE INTERNET EXPLORER OR FIREFOX. THIS DOES NOT WORK IN CHROME.
1. What is aesthetics?
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2. Define art criticism.
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3. Define aesthetic experience.
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4. What are the 4 steps of art criticism? List and define.
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1- Description:
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2- Analysis: Ask, how is the work organized?
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3- Interpretation:
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4-Judgment:
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5. List the 6 facts found in a credit line?
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6. List and define the 3 theories of art.
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7. Compare and contrast Formalism and Emotionalism?
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8. How does judging functional objects differ from judging fine art?
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9. Look at image 2.3, also seen below. Using the criteria on page 28, complete step 1 of art criticism. Explain what you see and stick to facts only.
Jose Clemente Orozco. Barricade. 1931. 
(1) Description:
Jose Clemente Orozco. Barricade. 1931.
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10. Look at image 2.4 on page 29 or seen below and complete step 2 of art criticism. Artistically explain the composition using the principles of design.
Hughie Lee- Smith. The Piper. 1953.
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Hughie Lee- Smith. The Piper. 1953.
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11. Again, look at image 2.4 on page 29 or seen above and complete step 3 of art criticism. What is happening in this image? What is the artist trying to communicate?
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12. Look at image 2.5 seen below and complete step 4 of art criticism. Do you like the art work? Why or why not? Is it successful? You don’t have to like artwork for it to be considered “successful”.
Georgia O'Keeffe. Cow's Skull: Red, White and Blue. 1931.  
 (4) Judgment:  a successful piece of artwork.
Georgia O'Keeffe. Cow's Skull: Red, White and Blue. 1931.
(4) Judgment: a successful piece of artwork.
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For this section, use the image below and word bank to answer each question.
Diego Rivera. Protest March. 1928.
DESCRIPTION
Diego Rivera painted the Mural of Protest March in 1928. The main focus of the mural is the balloon in the very middle of the composition. The balloon is _______(#13)______ with white letters that are crisscrossed over it. There are many people grouped together forming a ______(#14)____________ line across the mural. Many of the people are either bearing flags or banners. In the back, top right corner, there is a giant structure that looks like a ____(#15)________. Throughout the rest of the background there are rows of red houses. The flags that the people are holding are red, blue, white, green and orange. The people are all small in ____(#16)__________ compared to the banners and flags they are holding. The people appear to be marching towards the palace because the flags are flying away from the palace and towards the _____(#17)___________ of the mural.
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color organic zigzag composition variety structure
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Diego Rivera. Protest March. 1928.
ANALYSIS
There is a wide ___(#18)__________ of color in the mural. The flags, for example, are blue, red, orange, white and green. The people are in a variety of colors as well. The ___(#19)_________ of the flags and banners show _____(#20)__________ through repetition. There is an ____(#21)__________ on the giant sphere through the use of color and proportion. The artist has also created movement through the use of the diagonal line of the crowd. The artist has created ____(#22)__________ in the piece with the use of similar textures throughout the composition.
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harmony texture geometric proportion variety line shapes movement
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Diego Rivera. Protest March. 1928.
INTERPRETATION
I think Diego Rivera was attempting to portray the Russian Revolution in this ___(#23)_______. The architecture of the palace in the background looks Russian, which leads me to this conclusion. Also, the words on the ball in the middle of the crowd appear to be ___(#24)_________. I think the ___(#25)________ in the middle of the march is supposed to represent a Faberge egg. I think this is referencing the period before Russia was communist and the royalty created ___(#26)________ eggs, rather than aiding the common people. I think the people in the protest ___(#27)_________ are going to the palace to riot against the royalty.
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variety ball Russian mural texture Faberge march people structure red trees road
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Diego Rivera. Protest March. 1928.
JUDGMENT
I think this mural is an example of the emotionalist ____(#28)_____ _________. I think the mural is telling a ___(#29)_________ of an actual event that will provoke __(#30)___________ of anger. I also think the mural could fit within the category of ____(#31)_______________ because the artist used realistic colors and everything is accurately proportioned. I think the is mural is successful because it provokes a mood of revolt through the use of the variety of reds as well as the crowd forming a diagonal line across the piece in a protest march.
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Communist symbol formalism imitationalist feelings aesthetic theory story mural people proportion
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