Art Blog

Part I. After watching the video on Velázquez’s Las Meninas, answer one of the questions listed under the web link (and also listed below). Answers should be at least 100 words. Be as detailed as possible as you help your group mates better understand this painting and the concepts in Week 7 (and earlier weeks). Video Link: How does Velázquez create or use implied line? What are some ways Velázquez creates focal point(s) and leads your eye around the composition? How does Velázquez use scale and proportion to suggest space? What kind of balance is used? How is the balance created? What is the vanishing point in the painting? What is the purpose of rhythm and repetition in this painting? Part II. In this week’s blogs we will be reviewing concepts from Chapters 1.7, 1.8, and 1.9. Choose one of the works of art from the list below and discuss it in terms of the concept listed next to it. Your blog post should state the work of art (artist, title, date) and the corresponding page number (for the benefit of your group), followed by your detailed discussion and analysis of the work. This should be at least 100 words (note: for the Midterm Exam your responses will need to be much longer). List of works of art/concepts: 1. 1.10.8 Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, Grande Odalisque, 1814 (p. 187) (discuss in terms of proportion) 2. 4.1.1 Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris, France, 1163-1250 (p. 563) (discuss in terms of scale) 3. 3.7.10 Jacques-Louis David, Oath of the Horatii, 1784 (p. 499) (discuss in terms of focal point) 4. 3.7.24 Thomas Le Clear, Interior with Portraits, c. 1865 (p. 510) (discuss in terms of focal point and rhythm) 5. 2.5.34 Utzon, Sydney Opera House, Australia, 1973 (p. 286) (discuss in terms of rhythm) 6. 3.9.4 Andy Warhol, Thirty Are Better than One, 1963 (p. 544) (discuss in terms of pattern) 7. 4.10.3 Frida Kahlo, The Two Fridas, 1939 (p. 677) (discuss in terms of emphasis) 8. 4.10.7 Artemisia Gentileschi, Judith and Her Maidservant with the Head of Holofernes, 1623-5 (p. 680) (discuss in terms of subordination)

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