ASSIGNMENT THREE: Presentation (Essay): 1400 words Worth: 45% Due: 5pm (Australian Western Standard Time) Monday Week 13 Choose ONE Essay Topic from the following options: 1. Much European art from the nineteenth century onwards demonstrates a fascination for the cultural ‘Other’ but is unable to escape a Eurocentric perspective. Please respond to this by answering either 1a) or 1b) below. a) Discuss this idea in relation to Orientalism, analysing three to five artworks in depth to support your argument. OR b) Discuss this idea in relation to Primitivism, analysing three to five artworks in depth to support your argument. 2. The city of Paris became a site of modernity when it was redesigned in the nineteenth century under the supervision of Baron Haussmann. Discuss the representation of ‘modern’ life in French art of the nineteenth century, identifying themes and images which relate to the experience of modernity. Analyse three to five artworks in depth to support your argument. NOTE: modernity and Modernism are different concepts. 3. Modernism is typified by the rejection of tradition. Discuss this idea through the in depth analysis of three to five European art works from 1860-1935. NOTE: modernity and Modernism are different concepts. Cite a minimum of 8 different author-based academic sources in text for these assignments. Definition of terms: to discuss is to examine, giving the details and the points for and against. You must develop a logical argument backed by sound evidence (Curtin University, The Learning Centre, 2010). For guidance, please see Curtin University’s The Little Blue Writing Book: Essays via: https://unilifeapps.curtin.edu.au/TheLearningCentre/Display?book=3 And see other tips and advice at The Learning Centre via: https://life.curtin.edu.au/learning-support/learning_centre.htm ASSESSMENT CRITERIA FOR ESSAYS Literary skills: grammar, spelling, punctuation /10 Clarity/coherence of language and structure /10 Presence of an argument / thesis followed /10 Evidence of reading, research correctly referenced /10 Contextualisation: relevant historical and artistic context for topic and examples /10 Contextualisation of ideas / concepts /10 Ability to identify key issues /10 Depth of analysis /10 Ability to make an informed opinion/Argued position /10 Standard of presentation and images /10
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VISA1008 VIS18 Historical Issues In Art and Design OUA 21 Aug 2015 OUA Programs, DVC Education Page: 6 of 11 CRICOS Provider Code 00301J The only authoritative version of this Unit Outline is to be found online in OASIS
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