Ashford University Museum Artifacts Paintings and Experience Report

part 1

MUSEUM REPORT FORM

Write absolutely AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE while in front of the artifact while at the museum.

Type responses to this form

Artist:

Title:

Medium:

Year created:

Formal Description

Write a vivid but brief description of your artifact starting general and ending with critical specifics that shows your close attention to the work. (18 or so sentences. Write this while you sit or stand in front of the artifact at the museum. Visual memory diminishes the moment you look away and a photograph won’t tell you nearly enough.

Utilize element and principle of design vocabulary from class, especially unity, variety, harmony, balance and movement.

Expressive

If you can find information on the artist to inform this section, please cite your source(s) here in black.

SOURCE:

What does this artifact seem to relay about the artist who created it?

For each guess please identify the characteristic of the artifact that makes this seem reasonable.

Example: It relays that Mr. Hawkinson finds things others consider to be useless as full of creative possibilities.

The aspect of the artifact that makes this seem reasonable is: It is made of fingernails, not typical artistic materials

1) It

The aspect of the artifact that makes this seem reasonable is:

2) It

The aspect of the artifact that makes this seem reasonable is:

3) It

The aspect of the artifact that makes this seem reasonable is:

Contextual

For each number, name a notable thing that was occurring around the time this artifact was created (dig until the circumstance can be related to the artifact):

Example: Notable: The population of the US was creating a near-record 4.6 pounds of waste per person in 1997 when Tim Hawkinson constructed this sculpture.

Source: http://www3.epa.gov/epawaste/nonhaz/municipal/

This becomes apparent in the artifact’s: use of fingernails, a material that would usually be considered waste, to construct the body of the bird.

1) Notable:

Source:

This becomes apparent in the artifact’s:

2) Notable:

Source:

This becomes apparent in the artifact’s:

3) Notable:

Source:

This becomes apparent in the artifact’s:

Part 2

As you read Ch. 5, make a mark wherever you think the author makes an interesting or important point.
At the end decide which of the statements you marked seems like the MAIN idea of the chapter. Respond to this statement in the context of how collecting relates to art & then discuss how it resonates with your life; OR Add to the statement by discussing the videos from class, or outside readings/videos; OR Ask questions about the chapter.

 

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