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How do the formal elements of design compare to one another?

Art Creation & Reflection – Sculpture, Painting, or Drawing
Assignment
Required Resources
Read or review the following resources for this activity:
Textbook: Chapter 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Lessons: Week 1, 2, 3
Minimum of 1 scholarly source (in addition to the textbook)
Instructions
This week you will use your readings from the past two weeks as a point of departure to create your own artistic production and a reflection paper.
Part 1: Art Creation
Select one of the visual art pieces from Chapters 1-6 or the lessons from Weeks 1-3 to use as a point of inspiration. Create a painting, sculpture, drawing, or work of architecture inspired by your selected art piece.
Part 2: Reflection
Write a reflection about the relationship between your art production and the inspiration piece. Include the following in the reflection paper:
Introduction
Inspiration Piece
Include image.
Record the title, artist, year, and place of origin.
Briefly explain the background of the inspiration piece.
Your Art Piece
Include image.
Provide a title.
Explain the background of your piece.
Connection
Explain the thematic connection between the two pieces.
How are they similar and different?
Are they the same medium? How does the medium impact what the viewer experiences?
How do the formal elements of design compare to one another?
Original Artwork Requirements
Methods: paint, watercolor, pencil, crayon, marker, collage, clay, metal, or wood (Check with your instructor about other methods you have in mind.)
No computer-generated pieces
Writing Requirements (APA format)
Length: 1.5-2 pages (not including title page, references page, or image of artwork)
1-inch margins
Double spaced
12-point Times New Roman font
Title page
References page (minimum of 1 scholarly source)
Grading
This activity will be graded based on the W3 Art Creation & Reflection Grading Rubric.
Outcomes
CO 1: Identify the content, forms, and/or techniques of work of art (e.g., architecture, fine art, literature, and/or drama).
CO 2: Analyze the content, forms, and/or techniques of a work of art (e.g., architecture, fine art, literature, and/or drama).
CO 3: Explain the historical/cultural/social context in which a work was created.
CO 4: Classify works of art using different approaches (by discipline, genre, style, period, etc.) in order to contextualize the works and relate them to a variety of influences.
CO 5: Create an original artistic composition as an expression of the human experience.
THE BOOK title IS: The Humanities
Through the Arts Lee .A Jacobus | F. David Martin
tenth edition

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How did the Production Code in Hollywood affect the fate of femme fatales?

Hello! Please answer the following questions using the sources linked below, as well as the ones attached to this order. Please also properly credit the sources in APA format. Quoted, summarized, and paraphrased content cannot stand alone. Quotes do not speak for themselves. All sourced information must be accompanied by at least 3-4 lines of original text, explaining each line of quoted content. Quoted, summarized, or paraphrased material, derived from a source must always be cited/referenced. Please properly credit the author per APA citation guidelines both in-text and as a reference at the end of the response. Thank you!
1) Give one example in which a contemporary film noir treats race differently than classic film noir would have.
2) How did the Production Code in Hollywood affect the fate of femme fatales?
3) Briefly compare Brigid from The Maltese Falcon with Kitty from The Killers. What makes them femme fatales?
4) Discuss the significance of gender in Sudden Fear, Sunset Boulevard, and The Killers. Is there a clear femme fatale, femme attrape, homme attrape, and homme fatale in each film? If so, identify the character and explain why you are categorizing them as such, or explain which characters most closely approximate these categories but how they deviate from and defy them. Discuss how these films reflect shifting postwar gender norms. Use specific examples and quote dialogue from the films.
5) Why did critics neglect to study film noir for so long, according to Paul Schrader?
6) According to Boozer, how are depictions of the femme fatale in the films of 1980s and 1990s different from the femme fatale of the classic 1940s noir films?
Sources/References:
https://archive.org/details/suddenfear1952usafeaturingjoancrawfordjackpalancegloriagrahamefilmnoir
https://archive.org/details/SunsetBoulevard1950
https://archive.org/details/thekillers1946usafeaturingburtlancasteravagardneredmondobrienfilmnoirfullmovie_202001
https://archive.org/details/the-maltese-falcon-1941

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What universal idea does your cultural work represent?

When you explore the concept of cultural works, you realize that you use, create, and observe cultural works in your everyday life without thinking much about it. In this discussion, you will analyze a cultural work from your daily life.
First, choose a modern-day cultural work from one of the following categories, one that is different from the one you selected in the Module Two discussion:
A TV show episode, movie, podcast, or song of your choice (for example: the song “Empire State of Mind” by Jay-Z and Alicia Keys, the movie Get Out, or an episode of the series Game of Thrones)
A painting, photograph, image from a social media post, or another work of art (for example: graffiti by the artist Banksy)
A brand, logo, or mascot (for example: Disney or the Nike “swoosh”)
Create one initial post and follow up with at least two response posts.
For your initial post, address the following in a few paragraphs
(include the name of your cultural work in the title of your post):
What universal idea does your cultural work represent?
What does the cultural work say about the culture in which it was created?
Discuss how your own individual assumptions, beliefs, and values might shape your opinions of the cultural work selected.

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What does science tell us about the relationship between animal minds and brains and their social behavior?

What does science tell us about the relationship between animal minds and brains and their social behavior? What does animal social behavior tell us about animals in general? How have scientists been able to learn about animal societies and understand them? How does the study of gender and sexuality among Bonobos (the Epstein and Seigel PDFs) complicate or challenge the human understanding of animal social behavior?

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Analyze the work’s or author’s/artist’s/composer’s contributions to the humanities.

A. Analyze the accepted work selected from the “Task Works” found in the web links section by doing the following:
1. Describe the historical events or innovations that characterize the period in which the work was created (suggested length of 1–2 paragraphs).
2. Analyze how this work reflects a theme or stylistic characteristic from its period (suggested length of 1–2 paragraphs).
3. Analyze the work’s or author’s/artist’s/composer’s contributions to the humanities (suggested length of 1–2 paragraphs).

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Explain why you believe humans have a need to express themselves through created works of cultural and historical significance.

Course Outcomes
In this project, you will demonstrate your mastery of the following outcomes:
Develop questions about fundamental aspects of human culture that inform personal assumptions, beliefs, and values using evidence from cultural artifacts and systems
Investigate major developments in the humanities for informing critical questions related to human culture and endeavors
Determine fundamental approaches to studying the humanities in addressing questions about how cultural artifacts and the culture they are created in have influenced each other
Articulate the value of the humanities for their impact on contemporary issues focusing on how humans generate unique meanings
Overview
The enduring relevance of the humanities is that they encourage us to consider the “big ideas.” From wondering what culture is to how we go about studying it, and what is the relationship between objects of cultural and historical significance and the culture in which they are created, the study of the humanities is all-encompassing. The relationship between the creators of works of cultural and historical significance and the things they create and how human meaning is generated through cultural works are part of the themes we will be exploring in this assignment. We humans seem driven to express and create in our search to understand and be understood.
Scenario
For the purposes of this assignment, imagine you are a researcher of human cultures, an anthropologist who is looking from the future back to our world today. In this position, you develop a natural curiosity about cultural works and how they represent a particular culture. You are also curious about how cultural works influence the environment in which they exist. You are new at your job, and your first project is to conduct a thorough analysis of today’s culture via a cultural work, looking to understand how it represents culture and how it reflects its cultural environment. The results of your analysis will be used to craft the copy for a brochure accompanying a museum exhibit about cultural works of the current year.
Directions
Analysis of a Cultural Work
As an anthropologist, you will start your task by analyzing the work of human creative expression that you selected in Module Four. With this work in mind, respond to the questions below. Remember, the insights you gain here will be used to write the copy that will go in the museum exhibit brochure.
Answer the following questions:
Describe the work in detail. Consider the following:
Where did you see the work?
What elements or characteristics stand out to you?
Describe the purpose of the work. Consider the following:
What do you think the creator intended to express?
Were they successful?
Use the work to explore how acts of creative expression impact and are impacted by the people and situations that surround them. Consider the following:
What contributions does the work selected make to continuing a dialogue about that culture and the importance of its works?
State questions you have after thinking deeply about this work. What more do you want to know regarding the following?
The relationship between culture and expression: What is the relationship between the possible intent of the creator and your own interpretation of its meaning?
Explain how your values have shaped and are shaped by your expression and that of others.
Explain how you would approach answering these questions:
What would you study about this work that might address the questions you stated?
Where would you find information to address the questions?
Next, draw conclusions about how the work you selected relates to the humanities:
Explain why you believe humans have a need to express themselves through created works of cultural and historical significance.
Describe a culture shift or event related to the work you selected. This could be a cultural shift that influenced the creation of the work, or it could be a cultural shift that came about because of it.
Explain how a concept or resource you encountered in this course has informed your explanation. Be sure to cite any sources used.
Explain how you think the act of human creative expression impacts and is impacted by the culture in which it was created.
Explain the relationship between human creative expression and the culture in which the work you selected was created using the insights you gained from studying it.
Explain how a concept or resource you encountered in this course has informed your explanation. Be sure to cite any sources used.
Explain how you believe human creative expression can impact issues we deal with in the present day (contemporary to your coursework, not the future scenario posed above). Be sure to be specific about the issues you are addressing.
Use the insights you gained from studying the work you selected to explain how creative expression can impact today’s issues.
Explain how a person or concept encountered in your study of the humanities has informed your explanation. Be sure to cite any sources used.
What to Submit
Your submission should be a three- to four-page Word document with 12-point Times New Roman font, double spacing, and one-inch margins. Two sources are required, one of which must be academic. Sources should be cited according to APA style. Consult the Shapiro Library APA Style Guide for more information on citations.
Supporting Materials
The following resource supports your work on the project:
Library Guide: HUM 100: Perspectives in the Humanities
Use this library guide to support your research on your creative work.
Project Rubric
Criteria Exemplary Proficient Needs Improvement Not Evident Value
Culture Impact: The Cultural Work Selected Exceeds proficiency in an exceptionally clear, insightful, sophisticated, or creative manner (100%) Describes the cultural work in detail (85%) Shows progress toward proficiency, but with errors or omissions; areas for improvement may include more detail regarding the nature of the cultural work selected and how it is experienced (55%) Does not attempt criterion (0%) 8
Culture Impact: Purpose of the Cultural Work Selected Exceeds proficiency in an exceptionally clear, insightful, sophisticated, or creative manner (100%) Describes the purpose of the cultural work (85%) Shows progress toward proficiency, but with errors or omissions; areas for improvement may include more detail regarding the purpose of the cultural work selected and how it reflects the culture in which it exists (55%) Does not attempt criterion (0%) 8
Culture Impact: Creative Expression Exceeds proficiency in an exceptionally clear, insightful, sophisticated, or creative manner (100%) Explores how acts of creative expression impact and are impacted by the people and situations that surround them (85%) Shows progress toward proficiency, but with errors or omissions; areas for improvement may include more detail regarding the relationship between creative expression and the people and situations that surround them (55%) Does not attempt criterion (0%) 7
State Questions: Relationship Between Culture and Expression Exceeds proficiency in an exceptionally clear, insightful, sophisticated, or creative manner (100%) States questions regarding the relationships between culture and expression (85%) Shows progress toward proficiency, but with errors or omissions; areas for improvement may include greater level of analysis in posing the questions, more detail regarding relationships between human culture and expression (55%) Does not attempt criterion (0%) 8
State Questions: Values About Cultural Work Selected Exceeds proficiency in an exceptionally clear, insightful, sophisticated, or creative manner (100%) Explains how values have shaped and are shaped by the expression of others (85%) Shows progress toward proficiency, but with errors or omissions; areas for improvement may include greater level of analysis in posing the questions, more detail regarding why works of cultural and historical significance exist and how values shape personal expression (55%) Does not attempt criterion (0%) 7
State Questions: Answering the Questions Exceeds proficiency in an exceptionally clear, insightful, sophisticated, or creative manner (100%) Explains how to approach answering the questions posed (85%) Shows progress toward proficiency, but with errors or omissions; areas for improvement may include more detail regarding the considerations for answering the questions posed (55%) Does not attempt criterion (0%) 7
Culture Shift or Event Exceeds proficiency in an exceptionally clear, insightful, sophisticated, or creative manner (100%) Describes a culture shift or event related to the work selected (85%) Shows progress toward proficiency, but with errors or omissions; areas for improvement may include more detail regarding a cultural shift or event (55%) Does not attempt criterion (0%) 8
Culture Shifts or Events: Study of Humanities Exceeds proficiency in an exceptionally clear, insightful, sophisticated, or creative manner (100%) Explains how a concept or resource in this course informed explanation of a culture shift or event related to the cultural work selected (85%) Shows progress toward proficiency, but with errors or omissions; areas for improvement may include more detail regarding a culture shift or event and how they were impacted by a person or a concept in the study of the humanities (55%) Does not attempt criterion (0%) 7
Relationship Between Creative Expression and Culture: Cultural Work Selected Exceeds proficiency in an exceptionally clear, insightful, sophisticated, or creative manner (100%) Explains the relationship between human creative expression and the culture of the selected work (85%) Shows progress toward proficiency, but with errors or omissions; areas for improvement may include greater level of analysis in posing the questions, more detail regarding why works of cultural and historical significance exist and how values shape personal expression (55%) Does not attempt criterion (0%) 8
Relationship Between Creative Expression and Culture: The Study of the Humanities Exceeds proficiency in an exceptionally clear, insightful, sophisticated, or creative manner (100%) Explains how a concept or resource encountered in this course informed explanation of the relationship between human creative expression and culture (85%) Shows progress toward proficiency, but with errors or omissions; areas for improvement may include more detail regarding how a person or concept in the study of the humanities has informed the explanation of the larger reciprocal relationship (55%) Does not attempt criterion (0%) 7
Impact on Today’s Issues: The Cultural Work Selected Exceeds proficiency in an exceptionally clear, insightful, sophisticated, or creative manner (100%) Uses insights gained from studying the selected work to explain how creative expression can impact today’s issues (85%) Shows progress toward proficiency, but with errors or omissions; areas for improvement may include a more thorough explanation of how creative expression can impact contemporary issues (55%) Does not attempt criterion (0%) 8
Impact on Today’s Issues: The Study of the Humanities Exceeds proficiency in an exceptionally clear, insightful, sophisticated, or creative manner (100%) Explains how a concept or resource encountered in this course informed explanation of creative expression and today’s issues (85%) Shows progress toward proficiency, but with errors or omissions; areas for improvement may include greater detail regarding how a person or concept encountered in the study of the humanities has informed the explanation of the impact of creative expression on specific contemporary issues (55%) Does not attempt criterion (0%) 7
Articulation of Response N/A Clearly conveys meaning with correct grammar, sentence structure, and spelling, demonstrating an understanding of audience and purpose (100%) Shows progress toward proficiency, but with errors in grammar, sentence structure, and spelling, negatively impacting readability (75%) Submission has critical errors in grammar, sentence structure, and spelling, preventing understanding of ideas (0%) 5
Citations and Attributions N/A Uses citations for ideas requiring attribution, with consistent minor errors (100%) Uses citations for ideas requiring attribution, with major errors (75%) Does not use citations for ideas requiring attribution (0%) 5
Total: 100%

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Identify a creator from the twentieth or twenty-first century who you think made an important contribution to art and culture in the form of cultural works that impacted society.

This assignment explores questions about fundamental aspects of human culture and guides you to evaluate the larger human need to express.
Prompt
Consider the items below. Specifically, you must address the following rubric criteria:
Identify a creator from the twentieth or twenty-first century who you think made an important contribution to art and culture in the form of cultural works that impacted society.
Describe one of the cultural works they created and the medium. Mediums can include dance, literature, sculpture, visual arts, architecture, music, performance, and so forth.
What questions about human culture does this work prompt?
What big questions do you think influenced the cultural work you selected? Consider addressing how this connects with the larger human need to express.
For example, if the creator you chose were John Lennon, you could identify one of his songs and discuss how the song relates to his social activism.
Guidelines for Submission
Your submission should be a Word document, one to two pages in length, with 12-point Times New Roman font, double spacing, and one-inch margins. Any sources should be cited according to APA style. Consult the Shapiro Library APA Style Guide for more information on citations.

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Investigate major developments in the humanities for informing critical questions related to human culture and endeavors.

In this project, you will demonstrate your mastery of the following outcomes:
Develop questions about fundamental aspects of human culture that inform personal assumptions, beliefs, and values using evidence from cultural artifacts and systems
Investigate major developments in the humanities for informing critical questions related to human culture and endeavors
Determine fundamental approaches to studying the humanities in addressing questions about how cultural artifacts and the culture they are created in have influenced each other
Articulate the value of the humanities for their impact on contemporary issues focusing on how humans generate unique meanings
Overview
The enduring relevance of the humanities is that they encourage us to consider the “big ideas.” From wondering what culture is to how we go about studying it, and what is the relationship between objects of cultural and historical significance and the culture in which they are created, the study of the humanities is all-encompassing. The relationship between the creators of works of cultural and historical significance and the things they create and how human meaning is generated through cultural works are part of the themes we will be exploring in this assignment. We humans seem driven to express and create in our search to understand and be understood.
Scenario
For the purposes of this assignment, imagine you are a researcher of human cultures, an anthropologist who is looking from the future back to our world today. In this position, you develop a natural curiosity about cultural works and how they represent a particular culture. You are also curious about how cultural works influence the environment in which they exist. You are new at your job, and your first project is to conduct a thorough analysis of today’s culture via a cultural work, looking to understand how it represents culture and how it reflects its cultural environment. The results of your analysis will be used to craft the copy for a brochure accompanying a museum exhibit about cultural works of the current year.
Directions
Analysis of a Cultural Work
As an anthropologist, you will start your task by analyzing the work of human creative expression that you selected in Module Four. With this work in mind, respond to the questions below. Remember, the insights you gain here will be used to write the copy that will go in the museum exhibit brochure.
Answer the following questions:
Describe the work in detail. Consider the following:
Where did you see the work?
What elements or characteristics stand out to you?
Describe the purpose of the work. Consider the following:
What do you think the creator intended to express?
Were they successful?
Use the work to explore how acts of creative expression impact and are impacted by the people and situations that surround them. Consider the following:
What contributions does the work selected make to continuing a dialogue about that culture and the importance of its works?
State questions you have after thinking deeply about this work. What more do you want to know regarding the following?
The relationship between culture and expression: What is the relationship between the possible intent of the creator and your own interpretation of its meaning?
Explain how your values have shaped and are shaped by your expression and that of others.
Explain how you would approach answering these questions:
What would you study about this work that might address the questions you stated?
Where would you find information to address the questions?
Next, draw conclusions about how the work you selected relates to the humanities:
Explain why you believe humans have a need to express themselves through created works of cultural and historical significance.
Describe a culture shift or event related to the work you selected. This could be a cultural shift that influenced the creation of the work, or it could be a cultural shift that came about because of it.
Explain how a concept or resource you encountered in this course has informed your explanation. Be sure to cite any sources used.
Explain how you think the act of human creative expression impacts and is impacted by the culture in which it was created.
Explain the relationship between human creative expression and the culture in which the work you selected was created using the insights you gained from studying it.
Explain how a concept or resource you encountered in this course has informed your explanation. Be sure to cite any sources used.
Explain how you believe human creative expression can impact issues we deal with in the present day (contemporary to your coursework, not the future scenario posed above). Be sure to be specific about the issues you are addressing.
Use the insights you gained from studying the work you selected to explain how creative expression can impact today’s issues.
Explain how a person or concept encountered in your study of the humanities has informed your explanation. Be sure to cite any sources used.

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How does looking through the lens of the humanities affect your understanding of diverse cultural works and the reasons for their creation?

Overview
For this assignment, which supports your final project, you should place yourself in the role of a researcher of human cultures, an anthropologist who is looking from the future back into our world today. You are asked to conduct a thorough analysis of today’s culture via a cultural work, seeking to understand how it represents culture and how it reflects its cultural environment. The work you select here will be used for your analysis in the project. Aside from selecting a work for your project, you will also look to evaluate cultural works of cultures unknown to you.
Prompt
Specifically, you must address the following rubric criteria:
Select a cultural work from the world around you, one with cultural or historical interest, and briefly describe it in your submission. This cultural work should meet the following conditions:
It can take any form and be from any physical modality (visual, aural, tactile, and so on).
It should be a form of expression that you might encounter any day, which intrigues you and makes you want to know more about it.
It must be a specific work; for example, instead of choosing the American flag, you might elect to analyze the flag at the capitol building in Washington, DC.
It should be artificial in nature, with aesthetic design elements.
After choosing a cultural work to evaluate, answer the following questions:
What characteristics or elements of the work stand out to you?
What do you think the creator intended to express?
Were they successful?
Next, select a cultural work that meets the conditions above but is from a culture unfamiliar to you. Reflect on the value or meaning of studying cultural works from different cultures.
Evaluate the impact of diversity in the study of the humanities by considering the following:
How does looking through the lens of the humanities affect your understanding of diverse cultural works and the reasons for their creation?
How could learning more about cultural works from other cultures equip you with skills or new perspectives for experiences in your life (work, community, family, and so on)?

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Is the live theater version the better way to experience this play or is the film version better (support with at least 2 sentences)?

1. Carefully read the required pages in the textbook.—–2. In this 2 part Discussion, prepare to write a 400 word (or greater) essay addressing the prompt based on information in the textbook, directed research, and/or your own research. Plan to write 3-5 paragraphs for this post on the following topic:—–“In a world of cinematic spectacle, why might we say that live theater still matters?” This is a question that is at the end of the module’s PowerPoint on Theater. To help answer this question, compose an essay comparing a live version and a film version of the same scene from the Shakespearean play, “Much Ado About Nothing.” How do these two genres (live theatre and film) compare in regards to the links below? Which is more engaging for the audience? Which do you prefer? Is the live theater version the better way to experience this play or is the film version better (support with at least 2 sentences)? If the filmed versions of Shakespeare’s plays are mostly what audiences experience, could that be a reason why modern audiences do not always care for Shakespeare, as it is not live?—–In planning to write this response in 3-5 paragraphs, please FOCUS ON THE FILM VERSION IN ONE PARAGRAPH AND THE LIVE VERSION(S) IN ANOTHER PARAGRAPH and build your discussion into ANSWERING THE QUESTIONS ABOVE THROUGH THOSE PARAGRAPHS AND BUILDING INTO THE LAST PARAGRAPH(S) with the comparisons and final answers to the topic.