Video/ Articles: These articles and video will begin your research on the artist, Kerry James Marshall
Textbook: Prebles’ Artforms 12th edition, Chapter 25: Postmodernity and Global Art pages 466-467.
Written Report: There will be three parts to this report. Each part will be worth points toward the total point count for this assignment.
Part 1 (up to 10 points): 250 words minimum: Describe:
Describe everything you SEE in the painting, Better Homes Better Gardens, by Kerry James Marshall.
What is happening in this artwork?
Where is the location?
Describe what is in the foreground, middle ground and background.
What is in the sky?
How many figures are in the work?
What are they doing?
Please list at least three separate instances of the inclusion of words in the image.
(You may have comments or opinions on this work, please stick to the descriiptive elements.)
Part 2: (up to 5 points): 50 words minimum:
Please describe the use of SPACE in this artwork.
Please refer to Prebles’ Artforms Chapter 3: Visual Elements, pages 44-50 for help on this topic. (Note, please do not describe negative and positive space. Please describe how depth is shown in the image.)
List at least three different ways that depth or space is implied in this two-dimensional painting.
What does the inclusion of implied space do or how does it enhance the meaning of the artwork?
Please describe the COLOR USAGE in this artwork. Please refer to Prebles’ Artforms, Chapter 3: Visual Elements, pages 58-63 for assistance.
What are the hue names?
Are the colors saturated or muted?
What is at least one color scheme that you can identify?
How does the use of color enhance the meaning of the artwork?
Part 3: (up to 10 points):200 words minimum:
Who is Kerry James Marshall? Please provide a short biography of this artist.
What does the term, iconography, mean? (This is a review.)
What is the iconography of the blue birds in the sky? (Please refer to Prebles’ Artforms, Chapter 1: The Nature and Art and Creativity, pages 17-19 for help on iconography.)
Where does the title of this painting come from? (What else has a similar name?) How is this significant?
Do you feel this work is optimistic or ironic? Explain your answer and provide supporting evidence.
Please submit your written report into Canvas. Please know that your written report will be checked by Turnitin.com to check for originality and word count.
Please complete the three sections of the report as listed below. The report should be a minimum of 500 words (one page in previous times). Please list the three sections by number. Please do not include other information such as your name or title etcetera. (You are submitting to Canvas. It will appear under your name.) Please do not use MLA format. Add all web page(s) URL at the bottom of your report, but this will not contribute to your word count. Sections of this report will require you to do some research. Please remember that Wikipedia is not a reliable source and should never be used for research.
Recap of directions:
500 words minimum
Please list the three sections by number. (No full paragraphs).
Please write out the responses. Do NOT provide bullet points.
Please do not add additional information such as your name, title for a report, date etc. (This will be viewed as padding the word count.)
Please follow the questions as listed below. Adding additional off-topic information or straying away from the questions will lower your grade.
Please do NOT use MLA format.
Please do NOT add quotes. Instead, please restate everything in your own words.
Please check your turnitin.com originality report. Any report over 14% will receive either a deduction in points or a zero depending on the amount of unoriginal material.
Please DO add at least two web page(s) URL address that you used to research the works at the bottom of the report. (The textbook or any included URL links do NOT count toward your researched information.)