Introduction 3 – Think About It 3 .docx - Michelle Mathew Professor Mayhan Arts-1303-88448 Introduction 3 – Think About It 3 What are the four

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Michelle Mathew Professor Mayhan Arts-1303-88448 10/27/2019 Introduction 3 – Think About It 3 What are the four separate steps proposed here for characterizing the methods used by art historians to interpret works of art? Characterize the cultural analysis in step four by showing the way it expands our understanding of one of the still lifes in the Closer Look example. Compose your response in a short essay format. Cite your textbook as a source. Art historians interpret art using four types of steps to examine works of art. The four steps are 1. Assessment of physical properties, 2. Analysis of visual or formal structure, 3. Identification of subject matter or conventional symbolism, and 4. Integration within a cultural context. Looking at one of the Still-Life Paintings by Clara Peeters, we try to recognize
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Unformatted text preview: what the artist was trying to convey through her painting. How we can really understand the painting is by trying to know the artist, what her goals were and who was her audience. Peeters was an established professional in Northern Europe. In the painting, she portrays the abundance of the land at that time with the fresh food and fruits. We grasp the wealth of the owner when looking at the luxurious objects in the painting. Peeters also painted insects that could symbolize destruction and decay. The artist could want her audience to realize that even with these luxuries, material possessions will not last. Art History vol. I. 6th ed., e-book, Stokstad, Marilyn, Cothren, Michael. Pearson, 2016...
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