What Makes Art, Art?

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Essay 1: What Makes Art Art?
100 points
The text of this essay is to be a minimum of 500 words.
Consider what you think of as art and then try to explain what makes it art. What do you respond to in a work of art? Is it the way it looks, or the way it makes you feel or the ideas it brings to mind? How important are the formal qualities?. How important is the content? Should one be subservient to the other? These are somewhat subjective criteria and there are really no right and wrong answers, but please think about the question seriously and be sure to reference actual works of art in your discussion to illustrate your ideas.The text of the question seriously and be sure to reference actual works of art in your discussion to illustrate your ideas.  

Hands on Art Project
100 points
Create a work of art that makes a statement. It can be done in any medium you like. See what materials you might already have on hand..(i.e. crayons, markers, fabric scraps, paints or any interesting objects that would serve your purpose.) It can be composed completely of collaged images or found objects so that you do not need to be able to draw. The work can make a political or social statement or it can be of a more personal nature, but you need to be able to verbalize the basic premise of the piece. The purpose of this project is to experience some of the processes of creating a work of art.  

Essay 2: Compare and Contrast  The text of this essay is to be at least 750 words 160 points
1. Select a work of art from the text (preferably a color image) 2. First, spend time looking thoroughly at this work of art, then write an analysis of it. Think in terms of subject, form and content. Look for the elements of design and the principles of organization. How is the artist using shape, color, line, and texture? How is the...
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