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Arts And Humanities Essay

710 words - 3 pages

Carol DeMeo
November 27, 2010
HU300-16 Unit 3 Assignment
Arts & Humanities

Part I:

Take a field trip around your neighborhood, city, or region. Find one example of architecture that catches your attention. Explain what you see in detail. Discuss the elements of form and function. Which concepts from the chapter reading are applied in this work?

I live in Boca Raton, Florida and down here we have so many different buildings of sorts to look at from the high rising condos to businesses, schools, etc. Though the one place that captures my eyes and thoughts is the Mizner Park Administration Building that was built in the early 1900’s and was used as the ...view middle of the document...

Then, add to your discussion: What is the purpose of this work of art? What does it mean to you? Which concepts from the chapter reading are applied in this work?

In my home I have different things that decorate it, from Betty Boop figurines to vases, crucifix on the wall. Though there was one thing not mentioned that would is the Emmett Kelly painting given to me when my father passed away. I have always cherished and looked at this painting but never to where I would have to describe the meaning of it to one. This work of art is of a circus clown sitting on what seems to be a barrel of some sort with a dog in a clown costume and boy behind him with a stick and bag at the end of his clothes I would think. They all seem to look sad and thinking of what there were going to do or where they were going, like they are running away from the circus life; but the actual name of the painting is Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, Leighton Jones the official artist for the Emmett Kelly Estate. Studying Emmett Kelly’s life to create the...

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