Essay 2: Television, Programming

Essay 2: Television, Programming

Compare and Contrast Essay. 100 points
Important Exam Information:
Place the slide/image information on top of your essay- in the same structure of a slide test. Use your lecture notes and text book –No internet research! Bring a Large Green Exam Book and do not write your name or any information on it before class.
Your midterm essay is provided THREE weeks in advance so, that you may prepare for it, just as you would for a term paper; you must thoroughly learn the subject before the exam, and then write the essay in a blue book during the exam without notes. Use only your text, lecture notes, and class videos for essay research.

Select and write on one essay from the following three topics by selecting two works of art from your text book to support your compare and contrast essay:
Essay 1: Early 20th Century Avant-Garde, Modernity, “Social Realism,” and “Art for Art sake” The Avant-Garde art of the early 20th century continued with many of the basic values established in late 19th century. The artist, Gustave Colbert is viewed as the father of French Realism. His art centered on painting social protest statements that evolved into “Social Realism” by the early 20th century. Modern “Social Realist” artists used their art to address the gritty social and economic realities at the early 20th century. Many European artists celebrated freedom of aesthetic plasticity where cerebral innovation and originality was applauded. The French Fauvists celebrated the “Joy of Life” and moved towards the belief that the pursuit of aesthetic pleasure is the chief good/aim in life. Therefore the Fauvist artists created “Art for Art's Sake” that was founded solely on the formal, elements i.e., space, line, color, etc. Compare and contrast one artist working within the “Social Realist” style to one French Fauvist artist, discussing the artistic and content differences. Be specific. An Example of the kind of compare and contrast you can attempt: The “Social Realist” artist Diego Rivera’s “Man at the Crossroads” to the French Fauvist artist Matisse’s “Madame Matisse”
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Essay 2: Television, Programming, Dr. Brown asserts that our television programming is composed of three main filters (home, personality, and drama). These three television filters are also operating within the World Wide Web. The widespread use of the Internet provides the opportunity to practice Mass Media advertising by people who have little or no formal education or training. Compare and contrast one traditional Western museum art piece (covered in lecture/text book) to a Contemporary Mass Media image. Formally compare how both images are linked; talk about the Western manufactured cultural experience tied to the commercial ad advertising revenue.
For example you can write on the Mass Media similarities and cultural/historical differences between the Apollo from Ancient Greece, the David by Michelangelo, the Marlboro man, and the myth of the autonomous individual. Please provide number of the text page and or attach the hardcopy and place in Green book.
Essay 3. Late 20th Century: The Avant-Garde, Postmodernism, (Jean-Michel Basquiat’s “Obnoxious Liberals” to Betye Saar’s “The Liberation of Aunt Jemima.”) In the 1960s many people were forced to rethink unexamined beliefs and values that coincided with the cultural and aesthetic configuration of Postmodernism. Postmodern art rejected illusionism and exported further into the artistic medium's properties. Many artists dealt with issues of gender, race/ethnicity, and social status and some specifically dealt with the mass media. Compare and contrast the Post Modern art styles/careers of: A. Jean-Michel Basquiat’s “Obnoxious Liberals” to Betye Saar’s “The Liberation of Aunt Jemima.” What similarities do these works have? How are the theories behind the art similar or different? What similarities do these works have? How are the theories behind the art similar or different?