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Institution: Central Texas College
Course: Fine Arts Appreciation
Title: Writing Assignment
Instructions: Overview
This assignment requires you to identify, describe, and analyze some work of visual art significant
to your location or some place you have lived previously. The format of the assignment must be
typed and double-spaced, must correspond with the list of questions below, and be submitted
through the link below. The length is determined by thoroughly responding to each question. The
final word count is not likely to be fewer than 500 words.
Topic
Pick any interesting work of art in the region where you currently live, or some place you have
lived in the past. “Region” can be a state, the South, a country, an area where they speak a
common language or share a common culture, etc. In other words, it’s fairly broadly defined.
The work you choose should be available for the public to see. It can be a work in a museum or
gallery, a significant work of architecture, or a public monument. This excludes movies and video,
unless video is incorporated into a publicly viewed art installation.
The project must be in your own words. The first part is the only one that invites you to look up
information. Everything else should reflect your own thought process.
"Art" is understood as coming from human imagination and craft. In other words, do not choose
natural objects that have no application of human skill.
Questions
Your paper should clearly distinguish your answers. It is fine to simply number your
responses, and add nothing that does not belong in that section.
1. What work have you chosen and where is it? How old is it? Who is responsible for it? Provide
relevant details about the medium/materials. Say exactly what sources were used for this
information.
2. Provide a detailed description of the work. Assume your reader has not seen it, and you are
trying to recreate it in their minds as accurately as possible.
3. Explain why you were drawn to this work.
4. Provide an analysis of the work. This should include a thesis statement and illustration or
evidence to support that statement. This should be your longest answer.
An analysis can be many things. Sometimes it is looking for some meaning in the work (what is
someone trying to say?), but it might also be a process of looking at how parts make up a whole. It
might be a matter of looking at the larger context, how the work reflects the culture or historical
period it belongs to (or contradicts those). It can also be viewed within the context of an artist’s
other works.
If you find it easiest to compare the work to something appropriate, that is often a useful technique
for building an analysis.
Criteria

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These will be graded on the following:
1. Organization - the paper should be logically arranged according to the questions provided, with
each section well-structured.
2. Development - each section should have sufficient and relevant detail and thought.
3. Clarity - I look at all elements of writing, so the paper should show attention to details like
sentence structure, editing, formatting, punctuation, word choice, and tone.
4. Subject Matter - the subject of your paper is up to you within the boundaries described, but its
significance and depth will help produce a fully developed paper.
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No credit will be given to plagiarized work. See plagiarism statement.
Assignment
San Jacinto Monument is a magnificent column located on the Houston ship channel in
Harris County Texas, United States, near the city Houston. The monument is eighty years old
constructed for a period of three years that is from 1936 to 1939. It is the world's tallest
monument with a height of 567.31 foot high. San Jacinto monument occupies part of the
historic San Jacinto battleground. The statue commemorates the 100-year anniversary of the
victory of the Texan army over the Mexican army (Briaud, 2007). It is a shining symbol of
independence and plays a major role in preserving the history of the struggle to independence. I
have used scholarly Google books and articles as sources for this work.
On your way to Houston City, you will come across this monument. On top of the
monument is a huge star whose weight is 220 tons and 34 foot high. The star is made of
concrete, steel, and stone and is referred to as the Lone Star. Stone is the major building material
used in the construction of the column. The statue houses San Jacinto Museum of History located
in the base of the column and plays an important role in preserving the history of the battle of
San Jacinto and Texas culture heritage.

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Institution: Central Texas College Course: Fine Arts Appreciation Title: Writing Assignment Instructions: Overview This assignment requires you to identify, describe, and analyze some work of visual art significant to your location or some place you have lived previously. The format of the assignment must be typed and double-spaced, must correspond with the list of questions below, and be submitted through the link below. The length is determined by thoroughly responding to each question. The final word count is not likely to be fewer than 500 words. Topic Pick any interesting work of art in the region where you currently live, or some place you have lived in the past. “Region” can be a state, the South, a country, an area where they speak a common language or share a common culture, etc. In other words, it’s fairly broadly defined. The work you choose should be available for the public to see. It can be a work in a museum or gallery, a significant work of architecture, or a public monument. This excludes movies and video, unless video is incorporated into a publicly viewed art installation. The project must be in your own words. The first part is the only one that invites yo ...
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