Joshua MacAnespie Art History Course Project
Consider the following questions: How do artists use their media, tools, and creativity to express the period in which they live and work? How do political events such as war, peace, and changes in political power effect the art of the time? How do cultural and religious beliefs shape the artistic expression of the time? How do advances in technology affect the artistic expression of the time? Step 1 Go to the Virtual Diego Riviera Web Museum and explore the murals of Diego Riviera.
Note how various murals by Riviera express the artistic style and the historical, political, cultural, and religious influences of the time. Formulate your thoughts and opinions and note specific images that represent your ideas. Step 2 Go to Frescoes in the Sistine Chapel by Michelangelo and explore the works of art. Note how Michelangelo work expresses the artistic style and the step 3 Develop an outline for your presentation: Title your presentation (include your name as the presenter and the date of the presentation).
Clearly define the historical time in which each artist worked. Clearly define and contrast the political influences on each artist and his works. Clearly define and contrast the cultural and religious influences on each artist. Clearly define and contrast the artists’ artistic styles, including their use of media. Summarize your points in the conclusion. Step 4 Create your presentation. It should be approximately 20 minutes long. If you use slides as a visual for your presentation, include about 15 to 20 slides.
Allot your time as follows: Introduction: about 2 minutes (1 to 2 slides) Defining the historical period of Michelangelo: about 2 minutes (1 to 2 slides) Defining the historical period of Diego Riviera: about 2 minutes (1 to 2 slides) Comparing and contrasting the political influences on the artists: about 4 minutes (3 to 4 slides) Comparing and contrasting the cultural and religious influences on the artists: about 4 minutes (3 to 4 slides) Comparing and contrasting the artistic styles of the artists: about 3 minutes (2 o 3 slides) Summarizing your conclusions: about 3 minutes (1 to 3 slides) Visit this website about creating and delivering a presentation for help in organizing writing, and delivering your presentation. Step 5 Edit your presentation to make sure it is accurate complete supported by details interesting and engaging Step 6 Deliver your presentation.
The two artists, Michelangelo and Diego Riviera are very different. But similar in some key features that you may not have known about. “How are they similar,” you ask? Well, read on below and you will find the answer that you seek! Because these artists were way before you or I were born. Michelangelo was born in 1475, which should make you feel young comparing to him. Anyway on to our main topics since I seem to be boring you with this intro. So yes, again, Michelangelo was born on March 6, 1475 near Razor, Tuscany, Italy. He was once a talent artist. He did painting, sculptures, architect designs, poetry, and engineering during the Renaissance Era!
Although at a young age, his mother died and because of his liking in art, he was beaten. When he turned 13 he became an apprentice for the painter Domenici Giordano. During this time he was living beside the conflicts of the wars between Spain and France. During this Renaissance was a time of “coming out of the dark”. It was the rebirth of education, science, art, literature, music, and better lives for the people. The era that bridged between the Middle and Modern Times started with the collapse of the Roman Empire. Part of this was also called the Dark Ages because so much of what was learned became lost knowledge. Diego Riviera was born in Conjugate, Mexico on December 8, 1886.
During his lifetime he became a well acknowledged muralist His style mainly retained cubism, which is a type of art that is broken up, analyzed, and reassembled in abstract form. He participated in the founding of the Revolutionary union of Technical Workers, Painters, and sculptors in 1922. Later on he enlisted in the Mexican Communist Party. The Mexican Revolution in 1914-1915 strongly influenced him. So did the Russian Revolution in 1917. Diego was searching for a new style of painting, once that could show the complicated of his day and still reach a wide audience. It wasn’t until be started to study the Renaissance frescoes of Italy that he found his medium.
Mexican culture and history constituted the major themes and influence on River’s art The political impact on Michelangelo was that many of his ideas were influenced by Neo-Platonism (which is a modern term used to determine the period of Platonic philosophy beginning with the work of Plotting and ending with the closing of the Platonic Academy by the Emperor Justinian in 529 C. E. ) Michelangelo three principles were: the One, the Intellect, and the Soul. He had more of a religious inspiration rather than political. During his time in the Mexican Communist Party, he became a political activist. The style of his art reflects the working class scenes that reflect his party as well. When he was married, his work started to become less political and more casual. His wife, Friday, used the styles of surrealism and symbolism. The religious impact on Michelangelo was major.
His biggest works were David and the Sistine Chapel. David was based on the fable tale of David and the Goliath. The Sistine Chapel ex. bits Michelangelo knowledge of the Bible and Roman Catholic Doctrine. Many other works include the Pieta, Mannerist, Last Judgment Evaluation Rubric Criteria Quality Yes! Yes, but… No, but… No The introduction communicated the main points of the presentation in a clear, accurate, and interesting way. The introduction communicated the main points of the presentation but lacked some clarity or information. The introduction communicated some key points but missed others. The introduction didn’t communicate the main points of the presentation.
Body of presentation The body of the presentation made the main points accurately, had a clear and ordered structure, and provided supporting details. The body of the presentation made the main points but lacked some clarity, structure, or purporting details. The body of the presentation made some key points but missed other important points or lacked supporting detail. The body of the presentation missed the main points of the purpose of the presentation. Summary and conclusion The presentation summarized the main points and concluded in an effective way. The presentation had a conclusion, but it could have been more effective or complete. The presentation had a conclusion, but it was not effective. The presentation did not have a conclusion.
Language The presentation was well written and delivered in an interesting and effective way. The presentation was accurate but the writing was not interesting and effective. The presentation was somewhat accurate but was poorly written and presented. The presentation was inaccurate and was poorly written and presented. Overall evaluation The presentation did a good job of answering the project questions and was interesting, informative, and engaging. The presentation answered most of the key project questions but could have been more complete and engaging. The presentation answered some of the key project questions but lacked interest. The presentation did not accurately answer the key project questions.