Final Project: Art Timeline
In the final project for this course, you assume the role of a museum curator who receives the following e-mail from the Director of the museum:
Following a meeting with our museum’s Web design team, it is now my priority to improve the content of our museum’s Web site. We decided on an interactive timeline focused on one art medium. It is your job to choose one art form such as painting or sculpture for the timeline. You must also have a common theme for the artwork you select. If you were to choose sculpture, your theme might be 20th-Century Sculpture.
Whatever you focus on, make sure you do not make the timeline too long. Ten works should suffice. After selecting the 10 works of art, write a short paragraph to accompany each one. You have approximately 9 weeks for this project before you turn over your selected artworks and content to the design team.
Review Appendix A for a detailed overview of this assignment.
Select one art media on which to focus. Examples might include painting, architecture, performance art, or film. Whereas these are broad areas, you must select a single medium and then make your timeline focused on that single medium.
Research the Internet, or Grove Art Online in the Axia Online library, and find 10examples of your chosen media that are thematically connected. Examples of thematically linked art media include
linear perspective in European paintings.
black and white film noir.
Greek figural sculpture.
international video art.
Organize, in a Microsoft® Word document, the 10 works in chronological order and include a 100 word minimum paragraph for each in short essay form using APA format.