• Write a 4 page explanation of visual aesthetic principles in art from the Baroque period through the early twentieth century. Then, assess the impact of contemporary aesthetic principles as used in commercial design.
  • This assessment allows you to demonstrate your understanding of foundational principles in the visual arts.

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The history and development of the visual arts can best be understood through a series of distinct periods or movements. The Assessment 5 Context document provides a brief overview of some of the major periods of art history and as well as the artists who were the key contributors to each period or movement. You may wish to review this document for important concepts and ideas.

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Questions to Consider

To deepen your understanding, you are encouraged to consider the questions below and discuss them with a fellow learner, a work associate, an interested friend, or a member of the business community.

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