Sunday, February 23, 2014

Photo group blog pages:




Parking and Potholes

Drug Use:

Monday, February 10, 2014

Still Life Themes

Here are some themes that I saw in your still lifes.  Do these themes resonate with you?  What other themes do you see in this collection?

Friday, January 31, 2014

Optional Bonus Question

In what ways are the following two photographs similar to the Venus/Olympia paintings?
(answer in comments)

mod carousel

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Blog #2 assignment

Prompt:  For Friday, on your blog, write a short analytical piece about one or both of the paintings we talked about in class (Manet and/or Titian).  Use the discussion, notes, and collective writing from class as a basis for your piece.  

Rationale:  The point of this assignment is for you to practice writing analytically.  The argument can mirror the one we wrote together in class, but you should put in your own ideas and observations.  (You can have a unique argument too).

Audience:  You are the audience (you are writing this as a model to yourself).

1.  Explain/introduce the topic in a few sentences.
2.  Name the painting and artist you are analyzing.
3.  Provide an argument or thesis statement (you can use the same one we used in class if you like, or you can come up with your own).
4.  Provide at least two points that back up your claim with evidence/observations.
5.  Write a conclusion sentence or two.

Visual Analysis Paintings

Primary Sources (the paintings)

Manet, Edouard. Olympia. 1863. Oil Paint. Musee D'Orsay, Paris, France.

Titian. Venus of Urbino. 1538. Oil Paint. Uffizi Gallery, Florence, Italy.

Secondary/Tertiary Sources (if you use ideas from these posts, please cite the sources):
"Olympia and Venus of Urbino Together at Last." Weblog post. The History Blog RSS. N.p., 28 Feb. 2013. Web. 28 Jan. 2014.

"Understanding Art, Venus/Olympia." Understanding Art, Venus/Olympia. N.p., Feb. 2011. Web. 28 Jan. 2014.

*Citations created with EasyBib

Monday, January 20, 2014

How do I post photos onto my blog?

Here are instructions for posting photos onto your blog.

Remember to either obscure your subjects' identities so they are not recognizable or ask your subjects to fill out a permission form.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Email your photos to your blog!

Did you know that you can email photos and text directly into your blog?

Here's how to set it up:

**Go to your blog**

1.  Go to design tab (upper right hand side of page).
2.  Go to settings (bottom link on left hand side of page).
3.  Click "mobile and email"
4.  Under "email," choose and write in a secret word to be part of your blog email.
4.  Under "email" change the setting button from disabled to publish immediately.
5.  Save settings button, upper right hand corner.
6.  Test it out!  Using your gmail, send a photo or email to your secret blog email.