Assignment # 4: Everyone’s a Critic! Pick one of the perspectives listed below. Using
the External Links at the bottom of the page as resources, select an artwork and
interpret its meaning in the context of one of the six critical perspectives we studied in
this unit. Work together to uncover the meaning in the image you choose, then explain
how your particular critical perspective supports your interpretation.
For structural artworks I chose "The Runner" in Athens,Greece ,an artwork made with glass,and John Hancock Center in Chicago Illinois, because structural artworks are not only statues or other mixed media techniques,but also structural engineering considered to be contained into that movement or a way to approach that kind of art.
For Artists involved in the Feminist Art Movement I picked up two artworks.**The Dinner Party"
"by Judy Chicago and a painting by Frida Kahlo
According to the ancient Greek Historian Thoukidides
, the word modern who derives from the latin word "Modo"(at this time),means also revolutionary in the Artworld.So I am going to connect the term Ideology with the movement Dadaism
,and with the readymady artwork by Marchel Duchamp"
"*Fountain" a glazed ceramic with a black paint.
Deconstructive artworks are amazing especially those with the famous folding paper technique called origami
a japanese word for folding the paper into a 3D artwork.Here is the origami I chose
It looks like an another way to create August Rodin's
The Artist I like best to interpret his Formalist Artwork is Man Ray
What is Formalism?Color,Line,texture into a composition.Regarding the Plato's theories of forms"ideas" they do exist in an abstract state but indepedent of minds in their own realms.
For this last part of this activity I have to admit that Vincent Van Gogh is the artist that everyone would chose to connect his genius,the different insight he shows through his art than other artists,to connect him with the deeper states of mind or the abyss if you prefer.
Α painter looking timid and sometimes humble,finally won the award of immortality,in so high degree that most people today including those not related with art,simply knowing his name or a characteristic and famous painting like Starry Night
.Here is one of his selfportrait.