Find an example of an artwork that you think uses the human body expressively. The piece can be in any medium (singing, painting, video of a dance, sculpture, music video, etc.), from any period, and from any civilization/culture. Post a link to the image or music and provide the Name of the Piece, the Name of the Artist (if it’s an ancient piece you probably won’t know the name – put Artist Unknown in that case), the Date of the Piece, and what Civilization or Culture it is from (i.e. China, Greece, Senegal, Renaissance Italy – these are just examples NOT restrictions). Study the piece and answer the following questions:
- What emotion, mood, or state of mind was the artist trying to convey with his/her composition of the figure? Was the artist trying to convey something else?
- How was this achieved? Use specifics from the piece to support your answer. Tell us where to look and what to look for so that we can see what you see.
- In your opinion was the artist successful or not successful in conveying the emotion, mood, or state of mind?
- Why do you think the artist was successful or not successful? Use specifics from the piece to support your answer.