Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Exploring Beauty and Aesthetics

For your next blog posting:
  • Explore the Google Cultural Institute and its Art Museum to find two paintings or other art images of a person or multiple people created by a Hispanic artist, one from a former time and another from modern times. (hint: Start your search with the term "Spanish," "Hispanic," or the name of a Spanish-speaking country. Check the 
  • Share both of these images in your posting, including the link to the source. 
  • Here is an example of how to site your source: 
Here is a 2010 photograph by Fernando Maquieira from Madrid in the Fundación MAPFR in London:

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  • Share your thoughts on what each artist was trying to convey about the beauty or lack of beauty, of the subject(s), both deep and superficial. Also compare the two images and share how you believe they reflect the views of beauty and aesthetics of their time and culture. You can draw on your own knowledge of contemporary times and culture, but cite at least one research source to support your discussion of the culture for previous cultures and times.
Some sources for information about older cultures:

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