ART 101 Week 2 Checkpoint Art & IntentionAlvin
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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