THE BOOK IS INTRODUCTION TO HUMANITIES
With discussions they must be one to two paragraph
identifying a common theme in two different works, choose any two works from any time period, and find a thematic connection. Explain your choice using specific examples from each work. (The works you choose do not have to be from this week’s module. They can be from any time period or style—your choice!)
Choose a work of Rococo or Neoclassical art and relate it to a contemporary work or social construct. What are some of the shared ideals or values that you see expressed, both in Rococo or Neoclassical art and in contemporary society?
Choose a work of art from the Romantic period that depicts Revolution/war (or anything related to it). Discuss the following: How do the formal qualities convey mood/tone/emotion? How are you (the viewer) encouraged to feel about this depiction and its participants (e.g., are you encouraged to take sides, be impartial, feel pity for/anger towards anyone)?
Choose an Impressionist work of art that illustrates a significant cultural influence on its creation and discuss its historical context. How did the culture in which the work was created influence the work? (What particular ideologies played a role in its creation and where do you see this influence reflected in the work you chose?) Make sure to point to specific examples of the influence of the culture on the work. Use details in your explanation.