Essay Grading Rubric
1. Fully Addresses the Prompt
2. Sufficient detail, grasp of material
3. Clarity of Organization and Thesis
4. References lecture and works
1.One can argue that a defining characteristic of the modernist revolution in painting is the impulse toward abstraction. Beginning with Paul Cézanne’s painting series, “Mont Sainte-Victoire,” the field of painting became a battleground between artists favoring three-dimensional illusionistic space and those striving for two-dimensional flatness. Choose at least three artists from different artistic movements to illustrate this issue. Be sure to fully explain their formal inventions and different or similar approaches to abstract art by making detailed reference to our lectures and readings.
2.One of the characteristics of modern art is the appropriation of themes and formal elements from classical antiquity and Academic Art (e.g., the female nude or the genre of history painting). Describe the different approaches to the re-invention of the art of the past in the work of Jacques Louis David (Neo-Classicism), in the work of Manet (Proto-Impressionism), and in the work of Matisse (Fauvism) by making detailed reference to our lectures and readings. Be sure to fully explain their formal (re)inventions of the art of the past and their purposes in doing so.