Art Appreciation Flex

Art Appreciation Flex Course

Instructions: Read Which Is the Most Influential Work of Art Of the Last 100 Years (Plagens, Peter, Newsweek, 7/2/2007, Vol. 150, Issue 2) and review ‘Picasso and American Art’ (Associated Press, 2006). These resources better explain how artists were influenced and inspired by other artists, social influences and cultures, including Picasso himself while painting “Les Demoiselles d’Avignon”. Write a 1-2 page paper discussing the following topics:

  • How art was understood, appreciated and shared historically, both by artists and the general public
  • How the discovery and appreciation of art has changed due to advances in technology
  • How social and political happenings have influenced artists
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Art is a crucial aspect of human existence because people use it to communicate and share ideas. Traditional artists used their creativity to design paintings that communicated certain information. Today, modern art is inspired by the creative work of traditional artists. That is, artists use the styles and designs of other artists to build something new through adaptation of existing art (Associated Press, 2006). Technology has also played a role in transforming the traditional styles and designs into modern art.