Ashford 3: – Week 2 – Discussion 2
Words Art Historians Use
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 “Words Art Historians Use” section in the Introduction of the textbook. Art historians use specific terminology to describe artworks and buildings of various regions and periods.
Next, select a work of art of your choice from the textbook, museum and digital image resources in Week One, 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 three of the most important vocabulary words art historians use to describe the work of art. Explain why you chose those three terms and why they are important to analyzing art.
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 application of their chosen terms from the “Words Art Historians Use” section in the Introduction of the textbook. Locate their work of art either in the textbook or the Bonus Images, examine it, and apply an additional word art historians use to further describe it.
Please follow the basic modified APA style citation format in the APA Artwork Citations document to reference works of art.