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I have pre-selected the artist for you. Below is the information regarding him I was provided, but other research is expected.
Vik Muniz is a Brazilian artist and photographer. Working with unconventional materials such as such as tomato sauce, magazine clippings, sugar, thread, chocolate syrup, dirt and garbage, Muniz recreates famous images from art history and pop culture, then photographs them. Muniz often works on a large scale and then he destroys the originals of his work so that only the photo of his work remains. Muniz believes that the art world should not be just for the elite. Muniz stated that he wants to change the lives of people with the same materials they deal with every day. https://vikmuniz.net/
Paragraph One: Theme and ApproachThis paragraph should be between 150-200 words.
Topic sentence: In your topic sentence, clearly state the main issue or theme the artist is working with. Do this in one sentence. Please refer to the list of key issues and themes in the previous section. Pick only one main issue or theme to write about and focus on that. Body of paragraph: Next, describe the artist’s unique artistic approach to addressing this issue or theme. How does the artist create their work? What is the message? Introduce at least one example of the artist’s work and describe the main strategies used to convey this message. Please refer to the list of key strategies in the previous section.
Paragraph Two: Personal History and IdentityThis paragraph should be between 200-250 words.
Topic sentence: In your topic sentence, summarize the connection between the artist’s work and their personal history and identity. Do this in one sentence. Body of paragraph: Next, describe this connection in greater depth. Provide more detail about the artist’s personal experiences and explain how they inform their art. Before you write this paragraph, you may need to do extra research to learn about the artist. Please cite your sources.
Paragraph Three: Making a Difference (Evaluation)This paragraph should be between 150-200 words.
Topic Sentence: In your topic sentence, summarize why (or why not) this artist’s work of art made a difference to you, or to your way of thinking about the issues and themes in the work. Do this in one sentence. Stay focused and don’t try to write about everything. Keep it real.
Body of Paragraph: Next, thoroughly discuss your reaction to the artist’s work and evaluate its effectiveness in more detail. Explain why you think the artist’s work is successful. Support your key points with examples and observations of the artist’s work.
It may be helpful to consider some of these factors:
You don’t need to answer all these questions. They are here to help get you thinking.
What initial ideas or feelings come to mind after experiencing the work of this artist?
Do you identify with the artist’s work? Based on your life experiences, is it personally relevant to you?
Does the work impact your way of thinking about these issues?
What is it about the artist’s work that engages you the most? The message? The way it is made? The formal characteristics?
Do you think your experience of the work is the same as what the artist intended?
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