Visions of the life of an Artist
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Closing Thoughts

 Rodin Thinker

When viewing art, art can be appreciated at many levels.

  1. It can be appreciated for the beauty it is.
  2. It can be appreciated by studying the artist and understanding the point of view the artist was trying to convey in that particular piece of art.
  3. It can be appreciated by understanding the art style or art movement that the work of art was created in.
  4. It can appreciated by understanding the social, histortical, and cultural influences and background of the piece of art.

After studying your artist, reflect on the following questions:

  • What have you learned about how the artist's personal life and background influenced the artist's work?
  • What have you learned about the art movement and/or art style that the artist is primarily associated with?
  • What have you learned about the cultural or historical significances of the pieces created by your artist?

These questions will always be appropriate as you study art.  Since art is a reflection of history, society and culture, these questions will also be appropriate as you study social sciences and humanities.

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