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Artists Research Project

An Art History Research Project

Your Name __________________________

Section_________________________

Artist’s Full Name ____________________________________

Country________________________

Biographical Info:

  • Place/date of birth:
  • Place/date of death:
  • Primary type of artwork (ex: painting? Drawing? Sculpture? Printmaking? Ceramics)
  • Media (what materials are use?):
  • Style or period of art (ancient, contemporary, modern, renaissance)
  • Short definition of that style or period (see Artlex or Artcyclopedia):
  • Interesting/Personal information on the artist
  • Biography Resources (minimum of three -use authoritative sites and books). Include author, title, date, URL (for sites), publisher (for books), page numbers.

IMAGES (find a portrait or photograph and five works)

  • Portrait or Photograph of artist (find one online or scanned from book)

As you are doing your research SAVE FIVE (5) images of the artist’s work to your disk (or folder on server).

For each image:

Title:

Date: Media: Size:

Location (museum/collection/gallery):

URL/ site name (or book source if scanned):

Title:

Date: Media: Size:

Location (museum/collection):

URL/ site name (or book source if scanned):

Title:

Date: Media: Size:

Location (museum/collection):

URL/ site name (or book source if scanned):

Title:

Date: Media: Size:

Location (museum/collection):

URL/ site name (or book source if scanned):

Title:

Date:

Media:

Size:

Location (museum/collection):

URL/ site name (or book source if scanned):

Choose one of those pieces of art and answer the following questions:

What is the subject matter?

Genres. Is this a still life (group of things)? a portrait (a painting, drawing or sculpture of a person)? or a landscape/seascape/cityscape (picture of the land/water/city)? other (explain)?

Style/form: Is this artwork realistic (as real as possible)? abstract (distorted reality)? non-objective (as far from reality as possible)? symbolic? functional? other (explain)?

Description. Identify the sensory qualities (art elements). Can you identify a color scheme? Why do you think the artist might have chosen the colors she/he did? Do they make sense? What kind of lines did the artist use? How does the texture add to the work? etc.

Interpretation. What do you think the artists was trying to say? Why do you think he/she chose this subject?

What feeling does this artwork give you and why?

What part of the artwork is your favorite and why?

Choose from this list of artists or find your own- your artist of choice must use glass as a part of their practice:

Helen Lee

Jack Wax

Debra Moore

Benjamin Moore

Nadania Idriss

Daphne Kaufman

James McLeod

Sally Prasch

Klaus Moje

Nate Watson

Ginny Ruffner

Judith Schaecter

Thurman Statom

Doreen Garner

Monir Farmanfarmain

Katherine Gray

The Blaushka family

Kirstie Rea

April Surgent

Jiri Harcuba

Corey Pemberton