Questions Art Historians Ask
Refer to the assigned reading from the textbook and required videos as examples of how to interpret works of art. Also, reflect on your reading assignments for Week One.
Review the “Questions Art Historians Use” section in the Introduction of the textbook. Select two of the five questions. Explain what art historians are trying to gain by asking each question and how they might go about finding an answer.
Next, select a work of art of your choice from the textbook or from the Bonus Images in your CourseMate digital resources. (Refer to the CourseMate Guide in Week One for help accessing CourseMate for the first time. Once in your CourseMate materials for this course and textbook, locate the Bonus Images from the menu.) Apply the two questions you have selected to the work of art. Explain how you went about finding the answers to the questions and what you ultimately found those answers to be.
Be sure to include the citation for your selected work of art.
Your initial post must be at least 200 words in length.
Review several of your classmates’ posts. By Day 7, provide a substantive response to at least two of your classmates. Review their applications of their chosen questions to the works of art. What additional implications could be considered in answering the questions? What additional question(s) would you recommend asking about the works of art? Why?
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