discussion 1 introductions and material analysis of art drawing

B. The Material Data of Art: Please report on one work of drawing (not painting!) from any culture made between 800 and 1800 CE. This could, for instance, one of the medieval drawings of Villard de Honnecourt, the sketches of Michelangelo or the pen and ink drawings of Rembrandt. This section should be at least 200 words, and should include these numbered sections:

1. Image: Post an image of your chosen work in the message area, with its URL to the source. Images should be no larger than 800 x 800 pixels. Find your images using Google Image Search. Copy the image by right clicking on the image and choosing “Copy Image”. Paste the image directly in the message area. Copy the URL by right clicking on the image and choosing “Copy the Image address”. Paste the URL beneath the image.

2. Material Data: (This section will require online research beyond your assigned readings).

a. Name the artist/designer (if known), date(s), current location or museum, materials used and size.

b. What is this thing? Note all the various ways this art work could have been used. Why was it made? For who?

c. How was it made? Consider how many people might have been involved, and any special tools, materials or methods employed.

NOTE: Do not report on the “meaning” of this work and try to be as objective and unbiased as possible.

Please see my video on how to do a material analysis here:

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3. Personal Reflections: Why did you choose this work? What are its least and most attractive aspects to you?

4. MLA citations to your research sources, such as your textbook, with page numbers, and/or to scholarly websites, with their URLs.

Post your initial post by Thursday night (one post with both sections A and B in it). Afterwards, please post at least two substantial replies to other students (and/or the professor) before the end of the instructional week (Sunday night). In your replies to one another, try to go deeper into the ideas presented, comparing and contrasting it with what you presented. Share new research or knowledge on art making methods related to the works posted. End by asking a critical question of the other student (not a yes/no question but a how/why type question) on what they presented. Return later in the week to continue the discussion, to answer questions asked of you, and to go further with the conversation.

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