Prior to beginning work on this discussion forum, read Chapter 10 and 11, and explore the following:
Hagia Sophia (Links to an external site.): 3D Virtual Tour
Stonehenge Virtual Tour: Inside the Stones (Links to an external site.)
NOVA Online Adventure: Pyramids: Khufu (Links to an external site.)
360° / VR (4k) Sistine Chapel painted by Michelangelo in Rome, Italy (Links to an external site.)
360 VR Tour | Florence | Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Flower | Santa Maria del Fiore | Inside (Links to an external site.)
Hindu Temples (Links to an external site.)
The Sun Stone (The Calendar Stone) (Links to an external site.)
The Stupa (Links to an external site.) video
Select one option from the two listed below:
Option A: Art and the Sacred
Select a work of art or architecture with a religious purpose, or which engages the sacred in some way.
You can find works of art in the textbook, a website listed on the ART101 Museum and Images Website download document, one of the assigned virtual reality videos, or visit your local museum.
Your work of art should be one that you have not already examined elsewhere in this class, with the exception of the Week 3 assignment.
Answer all relevant prompts, you may skip prompts that do not apply to your chosen work:
Provide the title, artist, date, and place of the work, embedding an image if possible.
Explain the purpose the work served in ritual or religious life.
Discuss the functional, symbolic, and material components in the work.
Discuss how the work engages with religious ideas or beliefs and what the work conveys in terms of human relationships with the cosmos or the divine.
Describe any reactions to the work, or connections to the work that you feel.
Option B: Art and Ethics
What is the relationship between art and ethics? Consider the following:
When should an artist follow ethics, values, or rules?
When should an artist challenge ethics, values, or rules?
To what extent should artists be responsible for the impact of their art?
Cite your sources as outlined in the Writing Center (Links to an external site.) guides on APA: Citing Within Your Paper (Links to an external site.) and APA: Formatting Your References List (Links to an external site.). For works of art, follow the APA Style reference entry format using the APA Style: Artwork References (Links to an external site.) webpage as a guide.