AR300 Art History
Directions: Be sure to save an electronic copy of your answer before submitting it to Ashworth College for grading. Unless otherwise stated, answer in complete sentences, and be sure to use correct English, spelling, and grammar. Sources must be cited in APA format. Your response should be four (4) double‐spaced pages; refer to the “Format Requirementsʺ page located at the beginning of this learning guide for specific format requirements.
1. Read the following article and analyze the expert’s opinion that art can be a generator of “identity” for a community, and examine what is meant by the statement that “public art ‘humanizes’ cities.”
Haley, C. (2014, Mar 14). Civil art ‘humanizes’ places, expresses identity, lecturer at NDMOA says. McClatchy – Tribune Business News. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/1507232112?accountid=45844.
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2. Many cultures we studied over the past four lessons have specific architecture or artwork that are specific to them and are identified with them in some way. For instance, the Nankani Compound in Ghana, Michelangelo’s “David” in Florence, Italy, the Eiffel Tower in Paris, and the Taj Mahal in India are examples from the textbook. Choose two of these examples, and explain the reason the art or architecture was created, how each reflects the community, and how each reflects civic pride or community identity.