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Your readings this week detail the language of art in observing its compositional form. Sayre identifies the principles of design as balance, emphasis, focal point, scale, proportion, rhythm, unity, and variety. This set of principles is common to traditional foundations of learning. As a counterpoint, Olivia Gude (2004) suggests we ought to look beyond these principles, particularly in making and looking at contemporary art. Instead, Gude presents postmodern principles as appropriation, juxtaposition, representin’, recontextualization, hybridity, layering, gazing, and interaction of image and text. (Click https://naea.digication.com/omg/Postmodern_Principles for an on-line version of Gude’s article.)
For this discussion post, you will compare and contrast the two sets of principles of art when critiquing a work of art. Choose a work of art made after 1960 from Module 2 (from chapters 3-7) and identify the artwork in the title of your thread. Write a short paragraph analyzing the work using the traditional principles of art. (Since it’s a short paragraph, you can choose 1-2 principles to analyze the work, but be very descriptive in the analysis.) Then look critically at the artwork and choose one of the postmodern principles to analyze it. Write another short paragraph with your postmodern principle analysis. Then, identify which set of principles (traditional, postmodern, or a hybrid of both) helped you better describe the work, and describe why it was better to use in your analysis.
Click on the title above to open up the discussion board and respond to the prompt by creating a new thread. Posts should be a minimum of 200-250 words, refer to the readings, and be proofread before it is submitted. Original threads are due by Friday, October 28 at 11:59 pm.