Compare and Contrast Assignment 6:
Due Friday, June 12 on eClass by 5:00 pm
•Word count: 700 to 1050 words, double spaced, 12 point font
•Include your name and student number on the first page
•Include total word count on the last page
•Assignments must be submitted as a PDF or Word document.
•Start each assignment by providing information about each of photograph in a separate paragraph and then discussing similarities and differences after, also in separate paragraphs.
•Late assignments will not be accepted unless you have made arrangements with the professor via email by the Thursday evening at 5:00 pm prior to the date the assignment is due.
Choose ONE from the two sets of images below and discuss the following:
1) Give information about each work. Answer at least three of the following questions
-How does this work fit within the themes, issues, art movements, styles, or time periods discussed in class?
-What are the social, political, philosophical, or historical contexts of the work?
-What is the subject matter and how does it relate to the social, political or philosophical contexts of the work?
-What were the artist’s intentions, aims, goals — what is artist trying to achieve?
-Is this typical of the kinds of works produced by this artist? How or why not?
-How might the formal elements (composition, tonal values, photographic techniques, type of camera used, etc.) of the work relate to its meaning?
-Include information from the lectures, textbook, and documentaries
-Please note that you need to do more than simply describe what you see in the work.
-What are the similarities between the two works?
-Discuss the subject matter, and artist’s intentions, and technical aspects or other elements that might contain similarities
-How do the similarities relate the themes, issues, styles, time periods, and/or art movements discussed in class? (Discuss at least 2 of these areas)
-Be sure to discuss not just the formal aspects but how these photographs relate to the contexts and time periods in which they were produced
-What are the differences between the works?
-Discuss the subject matter and artist’s intentions, and technical aspects or other elements that might contain differences.
-How do the differences relate the themes, issues, styles, time periods, and/or art movements discussed in class? (Discuss at least 2 of these areas)
-How are the artists’ intentions and goals different?
-Be sure to discuss not just the formal aspects but also the contexts and time periods in which the works were produced
Compare & Contrast Images:
Set 1) Renee Cox, Yo Mama’s Last Supper, 1996
& Jeff Wall, Sudden Gust of Wind (After Hokusai), 1993
Set 2) Edward Burtynsky, Nickel Tailings No. 36, Sudbury, Ontario, 1996
& Andres Gursky, 99 Cent II Diptych, 2001