Choose two different Picture images from Perceiving the Arts
For this essay, choose two different Picture images (remember that Pictures include Drawings, Paintings, Printmaking, and Photography) from Chapters 1 and 2 of our textbook Perceiving the Arts: An Introduction to the Humanities (pages 1-62) and compose a reflexive essay based on your initial response and thoughts to these two pieces of art.
Your essay should consider the following questions:
Consider the two pieces of art that you chose for this essay. How do they specifically help illustrate your responses to the questions listed below? What attracted you to choose these specific pieces? What did you learn from studying them? Did they meet your expectations? How and why did you relate to them? Additionally:
What aspects of composition or style of art attracted or engaged you?
What did you learn about visual images that you did not know before?
How has your learning affected preconceptions or misconceptions you brought with you into class?
How does your learning affect your view of the world and the universe?
Will what you have learned change your perception or understanding of Visual Art in the future? A word about reflective writing
Reflection provides a means to identify issues; state opinion, inferences, and predictions; and express feelings, beliefs, and attitudes. Reflection is a cognitive process that promotes critical thinking through writing. The writer’s responsibility is to support a personal opinion, inference, and prediction by the inclusion of relevant content knowledge presented in professional, published works. Ultimately, writing these papers encourages you to find what is meaningful to you and how it adds value to your learning. Do not simply outline or summarize the material you have covered. Share your ideas and what the selected art means to you. You essay should reflect what you learned, your opinions and your world view.
Remember the primary purpose of reflective writing? You are usually asked to recall any critical experiences and events from your life that influenced you. This makes sense when you’re working on reflexive essays as well. However, you should add a broader social context to it. Therefore, you analyze not only how your experience influenced your development, but the role of socio-political factors in it.
Presenting an isolated event of your life would be too limited for a reflexive essay. You need to see if there is any relationship between you and the world in that particular context. To sum up, for this assignment, you are expected to dig deeper and include society into your self-reflection as well. And don’t forget that there’s no right or wrong when it comes to personal opinion.