This semester I have a Gender Studies class and we are all required to do a final project in which you have to discuss a certain topic that relates to gender. Keeping in line with my major change I decided to bring in art history and discuss the female nude and depiction of the female body throughout art and how it is gendered and constructed. I had to get a lot of books from a lot of different libraries and I was also able to get some great books from two very great art history professors. So here is my reading list for the next few weeks.
Our paths in life are subject to change. Nothing is settled or for sure in this world. Things change constantly. We grow, rethink things, change our direction, follow new dreams, have new hopes, strive for new goals. This is life. My life is full of change, but I accept all the changes, good and bad. I continue on through challenges that have arisen, dream new dreams and work towards a new goal.
This week we assigned an essay for Art History. We had to choose five works art from five different time periods, those being Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance, 18th-19th Century, and Contemporary/Modern. We then had to do a formal analysis of the pieces. I liked this project. Formally analyzing a work of art forces you to really look at the piece and everything that makes up the work. You pay attention to every little detail and instead of focusing on the subject, you focus on lines, lighting, brushwork, shape, and materials. You focus on the emotions that piece portrays and how you connect to it. It helps you to understand how to look at art. It’s a good practice to know.