University of Texas Brownsville Art Peasants Meal Discussion

The University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College

Question Description


Chapter 12 discusses how art can record not only the lifestyles of the rich and famous but also the also the middle the lower classes. The book categorizes these groups of people into The Ruling Class, The Working and Middle Class, and The Poor.

After you have read and fully understood this chapter, go to to search for an artwork to discuss that addresses class as described in the textbook.

In the discussion, include an artwork as well as a discussion as to how you believe this artwork discusses class. Be sure to discuss what class you believe is represented as well as how you believe the artist does this. Be sure to reference Chapter 12 as any other information that you find on that supports your argument. Be sure to include the artist’s name, the name of the artwork and the year in which it was made when discussing the artwork.

In addition, discuss at least two elements and one principle of composition as presented in Chapter 2 of your text. Remember that the elements of art include line, shape, color, form, value, space, texture, pattern, volume, time and movement. The principles of composition balance, rhythm, proportion and scale, emphasis, unity and variety. View the attached files to help you recall the principles and elements. Be sure to use language found in the textbook. For example: if you were discussing the color, I would expect that you discuss his use what kind of color pallet the artist is using. If you are discussing texture in a work, explain whether it is visual or actual texture, etc.

Your Discussion should be at least 250 words.

Your response to your classmate(s) should be at least 100 words.

You should also respond to at least one your classmate’s posts in which agree or disagree with the statements made in this post. You may also briefly discuss an element that your classmate did not mention. For example: if your classmate discussed the color and line you may discuss the artists use of actual or tactile texture.

WARNING: The work you discuss cannot be found in Chapter 12 but you may discuss a different work of art made by the artist. For example, you cannot discuss, The Kitchen Maid by Vermeer but you may discuss anything else by that artist. No two pieces in the forum should be the same. For example: if someone has already selected In the Night Café, you must select another work of art or you will not receive credit.

Final Answer


Week 12 discussion
The artwork of my choice is the Peasants Meal. This art is a Giclee Print developed by
shibanov Mikhail in 1774. I believe that this piece of art presents the poor. This painting portrays
two men and one woman seated to share a bowl of a meal being handed to them by another
woman. Mikhail wanted to represent their way of daily feeding. The painting portrays a gloomy
mood. The three people seated down appear bleak, perhaps because they have nothing to
celebrate. They look overwhelmed with the strenuo...

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