posted by valarie on .
Search the internet and find one specific example of each of the eight types of art listed below. Your examples should be by established artists and/or from museum collections online. Submit the URL for each example, a description of the art and an explanation of why the example you provide exemplifies the definition(s) of the word "art."
Painting- Mona Lisa by Leonardo
Sculpture- David by Michelangelo
Architecture- Parthenon by Iktinos and Kallikrates
Photography- Migrant Mother by Dorothea Lange
Printmaking- The Great wave by Katsushika Hokusai
Conceptual Art- One and Three Chairs by Joseph Kosuth
Installation Art- Mile of String by Marcel Duchamp
Performance Art- Trans-Fixed by Chris Burden
I found my examples as shown above, but I'm having a hard time with the last part.....an explanation of why the example you provide exemplifies the definition(s) of the word "art."
Here's a good definition of art.
"Art is the process or product of deliberately arranging elements in a way that appeals to the senses or emotions."
I've seen the originals of the first three examples you've listed. The Mona Lisa in the Louvre of Paris, France, arouses curiosity about the source of her enigmatic smile. The David in the Galleria dell'Accademia of Florence, Italy, reminds us of the beauty of the ideal human body. In addition, I marvel at the detail of the precise musculature of this statue. My favorite, though, is the Parthenon in Athens, Greece. Its perfect symmetry, seen both up close and at a distance, fills me full of awe.
I'm sure you can add to my descriptions and then explain your other examples in terms of the definitions of art.