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HUM 100 4-3 Worksheet Question (from Project 1) Potential Strategies for Answering Questions Practice Answers I. Describe the artifact in detail. For instance, how would you describe it to someone who could not see it? [You practiced this 2-4-1 Short Answer: Seeing Your Artifact in a New Light.] Your response might include basic and technical details about the artifact, such as its medium, who made it, where it comes from, and what area of the humanities it belongs to: “All Shook Up” is an American rock-and-roll song, written by Otis Blackwell and sung by Elvis Presley, recorded and released in 1957. The song is approximately two minutes long. You could also describe what the artifact depicts, what it is about: In the song Elvis sings about the symptoms that he is experiencing from being in love and how they affect him physically and mentally when he is both around and away from the woman he is in love with. The artifact that I have chosen to use for this project is an oil painting named “The Starry Night” by Dutch painter, Vincent van Gogh. For the sky Van Gogh used many different shades of blue and some white’s as well. He used a bright vivid yellow for the moon and stars in the sky and used swoops and swirls to give the painting some character. Underneath the vivid sky is a small village. He used some shades of brown along with the blue to separate the two I feel but still have a consistent color scheme. II. Choose elements of the artifact that you believe are most important to how you experience it and explain why. For instance, what particularly catches your senses or makes you want to keep experiencing it? Does the choice of medium impact your experience? [You studied elements of artifacts and how we experience them in 2-4 How Do We Study Artifacts.] Think about the senses you use to experience the artifact and the attributes that impact your senses: “All Shook Up” is primarily experienced aurally, through sound, by listening to it, as it is a piece of music. Most important are the lead vocals by Elvis, but the guitar, drum set, and piano, along with other instruments, are also important to the sound. The chorus, “I'm in love/I'm all shook up/Mm mm mm, mm, yay, yay, yay” is particularly catchy because of the way it sounds. Consider the medium of the artifact, the way the medium affects your experience: When the song was released, it was originally a vinyl record, For me I feel like the sky in this oil painting is the most important element when viewing it. The name of the painting is “The Starry Night” so Van Gogh’s intent was to focus on the sky and make it the center of the painting.
though it could also be heard as sound waves on the radio, and, today it can be experienced as an audio file on a computer. One can also locate video of Elvis performing it live. A person alive in the 1950s could have experienced the song live in person. This would be a different experience since he or she

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