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Art History Gallery: Expressionism, Cubism, Constructivism and Surrealism Discussion [WLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4] [CLOS: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

In this discussion forum, you will learn about the history of art by exploring the Expressionism, Cubism, Constructivism and Surrealism eras in chronological order and selecting a work of art from one of those movements to discuss. Prior to beginning work, read and review the following resources:

Expressionism:

Expressionism in Art Identifying Movements (Links to an external site.) (Links to an external site.)
The Origins of Expressionism, an Evocative Movement Inspired by Emotional Experience (Links to an external site.)
Cubism:

Cubism in Art Identifying Movements (Links to an external site.)
Cubism (Links to an external site.)
Modernism, Formalism, and Politics: The Cubism and Abstract Art Exhibition of 1936 at the Museum of Modern Art
Picasso, Still Life With Chair Caning (Links to an external site.)
Constructivism:

Constructivism in Art Identifying Movements (Links to an external site.)
Constructivism (Links to an external site.)
Surrealism:

Surrealism in Art Identifying Movements (Links to an external site.)
Surrealism (Links to an external site.)
Dreams of Dal: 360 Video (Links to an external site.)
Salvador Dali: Modernisms Counter-Muse
For your initial post, you should

Choose a work of art from one of these movements. You may select a work from the textbook, resources, videos, or museum links.
Your work of art should be one that you have not already examined elsewhere in this class.
Include an image of the artwork.
Identify the title, artist, movement (date if known), and region (place if known) of your work.
Explain why you were attracted to this work, and discuss at least two characteristics of this art work that you found interesting or noteworthy.
Incorporate what you have learned about the process and components of art appreciation.
Your post should be at least 200 words in length, and based on what you have learned about the process and components of art appreciation.

Refer to the assigned reading from the textbook, resources, and videos as examples of how to interpret works of art, taking care to correctly cite these and any other sources that you use.

TIP: To fully contemplate the work of art using what you have learned about art and art appreciation, it is recommended that you examine the work of art for at least 10 minutes, taking note of your reactions and observations throughout your examination. Use these notes to compose your initial post.

Cite your sources as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center (Links to an external site.) guides on APA: Citing Within Your Paper (Links to an external site.) and APA: Formatting Your References List (Links to an external site.). For works of art, follow the basic modified APA style reference entry format in the APA Style Reference Entries for Artwork document.