George Washington

by: Nathan Vulakh, Vadim Mell, Matthew Tuckman, Michael Itshakov, and Gabriel Vizgan


We looked at the symbolism behind the position of Washington, the objects in the painting, and the different aspects of the paint. We didn't pay attention to the art method. We would have like to pay more attention to his paint style if we had more time.
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A Cold Winter Night

by: Erik Niu, Monica Chan


We described the painting. We tried to interpret what the artist is trying to say. In addition, we talked about which objects in the painting represent which things the artist was talking about. We didn't discuss the content of the painting as much.
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Southern Landscape

by: Annalissa Thomas, Serina Mathew, Preeya Ninan, Roby Daniel


We used description, interrogation, formal properties, and artist's intention. We didn't use subject matter or historical context and we would've liked to use these types of analysis if we had more time.
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Macaulay Night at the Museum 2016

by: Alex Jones, Anton Khrystenko, Sarah Ustoyev, Daisy Waltermaurer


We did physical and contextual analysis while we were at the museum. We didn't do historical analysis. We would have liked to have done a more in-depth conversation on the physical, contextual, and historical aspects of the painting. This would have given us a better understanding of what we were looking at.
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Nydia by Randolph Rogers

by: Sabrina Abrahim, Sarah Coopersmith and Yola Haber


We really looked deeply into Roger's sculpture. We described, interrogated, analyzed the formal properties and talked about the content, historical context and the artist's intentions in creating Nydia. If we had more time, we would have talked more about the purpose and the materials used in the sculpture.
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Ancient Egypt Erotica

by: Janell R. J., Brandon D., Soraya A., Naveera A.


We focused on the meaning and the history behind the work. We could have discussed dimensions, color, and the material used in more detail. If we had more time, we would conduct more research on the work.
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A Legless Bird

by: Serena Chen, Omayra Cen, Jessica Pitts, Megan Jean-Louis, Ashaney Ewes


At Night at the Museum, we talked quite a bit about the description and formal context of this drawing along with with the content and artist's intention while creating this drawing. Toyin Ojih Odutola wanted to objectify whiteness the same way that the majority of our society objectified minorities like blacks, muslims, asians, hispanics, etc. In the description of the drawing, "Non white persons become 'other,' while whiteness, as a category defining those in a historically dominant social position, is left 'unmarked,' unspoken, and undefined– controlling through its supposed invisibility." People walk by this drawing because at first glance it just looks like a blank piece of paper. They fail to take the time to actually take a closer look at the subject and find out what it is that they are REALLY looking at; the same way that most people in our society view minorities. Which leads to prejudices, stereotypes, and social discrimination and racial classification.
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Columbus Before The Queen

by: Andrew Palacios, Samuel Meyerovich, Ashir Raffe, Daniel Ostrom


The historical significance of this piece is one that echoes the discovery of the New World. This discovery, in turn, sparked the interest of Europeans to build what is America today. For that reason, it is incredible how Columbus is the centerpiece of the painting and is thus wearing bright red clothing. The artist's intentions for this piece is to demonstrate the power that the New World – America – already has despite not being influenced by colonization. This is further presented by the use of bright colors around Columbus and those near him. The proud look of the subject of the painting is contrasted by the varying expressions of the king, queen, and royal subjects. Nevertheless, this is a powerful piece due to the foreshadowing of American values, culture, and civilization that will begin to emerge in the near future within the context of this masterpiece.
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A Storm in the Rocky Mountains, Mt. Rosalie

by: Joseph Gurbo, Simon Heimowitz and Shana Ravvin


We mostly focused on our description of the painting and describing what we found interesting or what formal properties we found to be beautiful. We also discussed historical context and content such as when the painting was made and what it was depicting.

Something that our discussion lacked was "interrogation". We did not ask any questions while interpreting the piece. One thing that we would like to know more about was what message the artist was trying to convey through the painting. If we had more time we would do more research.
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Macaulay Night at the Brooklyn Museum

by: Sandy Xu, Alana Zeng, Joseph Parziale


We addressed the formal aspects of color and scale and the content of the works. If we had more time we would polish the production of the video as well as add commentary on the artists intentions and how the content we described relates with the time the pieces were made.
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