Refer to the assigned reading from the textbook and required videos as examples of how to interpret works of art.

Select a contemporary work of art or architecture from the textbook, museum resources in Week One, or from the Bonus Images in your CourseMate digital resources.

Provide a brief analysis of the work of art using the questions art historians ask and the words art historians use. Consider the media (materials), methods, and subjects of the work of art, and the reflections of the region and Contemporary Art movement.

How do the political, philosophical, religious, and social contexts impact the art of today? How does Contemporary Art differ from Baroque Art, which you studied earlier in this course?

Now that you have seen how art evolves over time and throughout history, reflect upon how your interpretation of art has changed since you examined the Arnolfini Portrait in the “Post Your Introduction” Discussion in Week One. What differences are there between the ways you interpreted that work of art in Week One to your interpretation now? How will these changes impact the way you view art moving forward?

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