Week 9 (October 12 – October 18, 2020)

Topic – Artist Statement or Design Philosophy

1. Please post your responses (25 sentences or more, website/s used in your discussion will not be counted toward the sentences) on the topic under Discussions – Career Goals on Canvas. Please share your findings, opinions, how the topic/learning changed your view toward the topic now, possible questions, and more with classmates.

First posting due: Thursday, Week 9, 11:59 p.m. Central Time on Canvas

2. Please read your classmates’ responses and add your thoughtful comments or opinions (9 sentences or more each) about TWO of the classmates’ discussion postings.

Two follow-up postings due: Sunday, Week 9, 11:59 p.m. Central Time on Canvas

3. Please pay attention to the Academic Integrity and Plagiarism under the Course Policies of the course syllabus.

Week 9 (October 12 – October 18, 2020)

Due: Canvas submission

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student 1

An artists’ statement is something that was introduced to me through this assignment. I tried to imagine what I thought it could be before I started reading about it. I was thinking that maybe it had something to do with what an artist believes in. In my mind, it was like knowing the beliefs of an artist and seeing how that affected their work. I may be close to the right meaning, but not close enough.

An artists’ statement was described as the artists’ vision and what they imagined the reactions to be. It’s essentially a paper that details exactly the thoughts for the art and what is intended. I believe that this is very important for another class that I’m in, Aesthetics and Art Criticism. I learned that an artists’ statement is something I would want to have access to when working on projects, because we are meant to interpret what the artist was thinking or expressing. Sometimes we aren’t given any actual thoughts from the artist because they weren’t famous until after their death – or an artists’ statement might not have existed or been popular.

I think that for art that is more abstract, this would help with the interpretation of what the artist was putting into the work. Some artworks are criticized by people who don’t understand the artworld, and I believe that certain pieces could be more understood with the help of an artists’ statement.

I also learned that the statement can be written differently depending on the intended audience. It can also be shortened or made longer when thinking about the purpose. I read that the statement can be used for ‘slides’ at a college, or for a museum to show with a work – or even to view before deciding to show the art. I think that at least the last example

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