DB 4  Due  2/2/2015

The Discussion Board (DB) is part of the core of online learning. Classroom discussion in an online environment requires the active participation of students and the instructor to create robust interaction and dialogue. Every student is expected to create an original response to the open-ended DB question as well as engage in dialogue by responding to posts created by others throughout the week. At the end of each unit, DB participation will be assessed based on both level of engagement and the quality of the contribution to the discussion.

At a minimum, each student will be expected to post an original and thoughtful response to the DB question and contribute to the weekly dialogue by responding to at least two other posts from students. The first contribution must be posted before midnight (Central Time) on Wednesday of each week. Two additional responses are required after Wednesday of each week. Students are highly encouraged to engage on the Discussion Board early and often, as that is the primary way the university tracks class attendance and participation.

The purpose of the Discussion Board is to allow students to learn through sharing ideas and experiences as they relate to course content and the DB question. Because it is not possible to engage in two-way dialogue after a conversation has ended, no posts to the DB will be accepted after the end of each unit.

Assignment Details

Part 1

Choose 1 of the following eras and artistic styles:World War I and DadaismWorld War II and Abstract Art 

Complete the following: Describe and explain how the specific style of art is related to the cultural changes brought about by the wars.Choose an artist from the textbook that exemplifies the period and style of art.Include a work of art from that artist that best expresses the style. Include the artist’s name, the title of the artwork, the year made, and the materials used. Paste an image of the work directly into the DB window. Do not post an attachment.What is the meaning and message the artist is communicating? 

Part 2

Research a work of art today that reflects a political or cultural event. 

Complete the following:Include the artist’s name, title of art, and the materials.What is the meaning and message the artist is communicating?How does it relate to today’s culture? 

In your own words, please post a response to the Discussion Board and comment on other postings. You will be graded on the quality of your postings.

For assistance with your assignment, please use your text, Web resources, and all course materials. Please refer to the following multimedia course material(s):Unit 4: Baroque, Enlightenment & Romantic AgeUnit 4: The Baroque PeriodUnit 4: ImpressionismUnit 4: Post-Impressionism & Art NouveauUnit 4: Avant-gardeUnit 4: The Belle Époque