RUBRIC at bottom of page. Overview This assessment will look more closely at the means of expression. There is a tradition of artistic interpretation that stresses expression as the main goal of artworks. Whether it’s a painting, a film, a novel, a play, music, or a piece of sculpture, an artwork can give expression to ideas and emotions that can be difficult to express in ordinary words. We’ve seen that artworks convey aspects of culture and family tradition. But they can also express and communicate religious ideas and feelings, or political struggles. And a work of art can express the personal experiences and inner life of the artist who created it. A work of art can do all of this in a way that connects the viewer or audience to the artist. Some see this type of connection as the closest we can get to experiencing the inner life of another person. To get an idea of the means artworks have available for expression, consider how a representational painting conveys much more than what’s directly represented (for example, a human figure or mountainscape). A painter can use color, line, shading, and composition (arrangement of forms) to express ideas and emotions about what’s depicted in the painting. Instructions For this assessment, you will choose an artwork to analyze as a means of expression. Remember, a work of art can be a painting, a poem, a film, a piece of music, a story, or more. In 2–3 pages, you’ll write about what is expressed and will also need to pay careful attention to the detail of the artwork to identify how the expression occurs. Give a description of the artwork you’ve chosen. What form does it take (music, painting, short story, etc.)? Be sure to name the artist (or artists) and say something about the historical context of its creation. Explain/describe the work of art you’ve selected If the work depicts a subject or event (like representational paintings, sculptures, stories, or films do) describe what is depicted. If the artwork is non-representational (like an abstract painting or sculpture, music, or architecture) you can simply say that it is non-representational. Explain two or three things that the artwork expresses, beyond whatever is directly depicted in the work (if it is representational). What ideas, moods, emotions, feelings, hopes, aspirations, or states of mind do you think the artist is trying to express? If the work is representational, perhaps the artist is expressing certain feelings about what’s depicted (e.g., grief, anger, or joy). Describe at least three features of the work that have an expressive power. Here you can focus on qualities like color, line, shape, composition, light and shading, sound, and so forth. These are the aspects of the work that do the job of communicating to the viewer or listener something that can’t easily be expressed in ordinary language. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS Your submission should meet the following requirements: Length: 2–3 pages of text, in addition to a title page and reference page. Written communication: Written communication should be free of errors that detract from the overall message. Formatting: Format your submission in APA style, with a title page, double spacing, and a reference page. Citations: Properly cite sources according to APA rules. Review Evidence and APA for more information on how to cite your sources. RUBRIC: Provides a description of your chosen artifact in a clear and easy-to-understand way using proper spelling and grammar. Describes the historical and artistic contexts of the artifact in a clear and easy-to-understand way using proper spelling and grammar. Identifies two cultural values that you believe the artist was trying to convey through the artifact in a clear and easy-to-understand way using proper spelling and grammar. Explains how your cultural perspective shaped your response and connection with the artifact in a clear and easy-to-understand way using proper spelling and grammar.