For this unit’s assignment you will be creating a PowerPoint presentation about one of the following works of art:
- Large Kneeling Statue of Queen Hatshepsut (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA);
- Augustus of Prima Porta (Vatican Museums, Vatican City, Italy);
- Reliquary Statue of Saint-Foy (Conques Cathedral Treasury, Conques-en-Rouergue, France);
- David (Galleria dell’Accademia, Florence, Italy); or
- St. Teresa in Ecstasy (Santa Maria della Vittoria, Rome).
Refer to the helpful tips in researching these individual works of art at the bottom of these assignment instructions.
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Address the following topic areas in a few sentences each. Provide at least one slide for each topic area. Your completed presentation should have a minimum total of 8 slides.
Slide 1. Begin with a title slide indicating the name of the artwork you have chosen, your name, and the date.
Slide 2. Paste an image of the artwork, and insert identifying information in caption format. Identifying information includes artist’s name, name of artwork, year created, medium, size (if known), and current location of the artwork. Include a citation indicating the source of the image.
You must include an image of the artwork on this slide. Pasting images into subsequent slides is optional. If you choose to insert additional images on subsequent slides, be sure to provide as much identifying information as you can. Include a citation indicating the source of the image.
Slide 3. Explain why you chose this artwork. What about it appeals to you?
Slide 4. Identify the medium of the work. That is: what is it made of? Briefly describe the method used to create it. That is: how was it made?
Use terminology from the Methods and Materials of Sculpture section of the course textbook included in this unit’s required resources (pages 247–255).
Slide 5. Why do you think this artwork was created? How was it originally used? How is it used today?
Slide 6. Describe at least one visual element you see in this sculpture. Indicate exactly where in the sculpture you see this visual element.
Slide 7. Describe at least one principle of design you see in this sculpture. Indicate exactly where in the sculpture you see this principle of design.
Slide 8. Conclude your presentation with a references slide listing all research sources used in APA Style. Include among citations the sources of all images pasted in your presentation.