Respond to the question “What is Art?” After reading Chapter 1 and looking at other sources for a definition of art, compile a list of different definitions of art to share with the class. Be sure to include citations for all your sources in APA or Chicago Manual of Style format. Then, in your own words, devise a definition of art that has meaning for you. What purpose do you feel the visual arts serve? What gives art meaning? Share your thoughts with the class.
Select a work of art from the WikiArt website, or another reputable source to share with the class. Why do you consider this work “art”? Include the artist’s name, title of the piece, and cite the source of the image.
Be sure to support your response with the criteria you use to determine if it is a work of art. 

In this week’s discussion, we will explore the relationship between form, content, and subject matter. As we discovered last week, two sculptures of a kiss can have quite different meanings.
Take a look at the sculptures by Giacometti and Moore in your text. Both pieces are good examples of the relationship between form, content, and subject matter. How do you feel the form of each sculpture expresses the content? What specific characteristics give us clues and communicate meaning?
Select a third work of art from the text and discuss how the form and content relate. Identify at least five visual elements and/or principles of design in your analysis of the third piece.

What do you think the world would be like without photography? How much of what we see in a photograph is real? What do you feel are the “truthful” qualities of photography? Share some of your experiences with photography and how it has impacted your life.
View and compare the following videos and those in the “5 Old-School Video Artists You Should Know” link. Share your thoughts with the class.
Bill Viola: The Reflecting Pool

Stan Brakhage: Mothlight

Pierre Huyghe

5 Old-School NYC Video Artists You Should Know

You may have to input/google 5 old-school NYC video Artist if you can’t click on the link
How does the scale of a sculpture affect how we respond to it? Does a large sculpture seem more important than a small one? Nonrepresentational sculpture can be controversial. Should public art be representational so everyone “gets it?” 
“Architecture is not about math or zoning — it’s about visceral emotions,” says Marc Kushner. Discuss your thoughts on the Marc Kushner video. In what way has this video made you more aware of the architecture around you and in the world at large? In what way do you feel connected and/or disconnected to the buildings in your life?  Include examples in your response.
Idealism refers to behavior or thought that is based on a conception of things as they should be or as one would like them to be. Realism is sometimes described as “warts and all,” existing in fact rather than something i

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