ART 101 Week 2 Checkpoint Art & Intention

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Discussion and debate have always marked the reception of art. This CheckPoint focuses on two works of art that are currently regarded as masterpieces, but were initially met with controversy.


•           Resource: Ch. 4 of A World of Art

•           Write a 200- to 300-word summary that answers the following:


o          Summarize the reaction to Michelangelo’s David and Marcel Duchamp’s Nude Descending a Staircase.

o          What was objectionable about each work?

o          What are the reasons behind Duchamp’s innovative approach to human form?

o          Does knowledge of the artist’s inspiration enhance your appreciation of Nude Descending a Staircase?

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