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1st Assignment
Choose two of the five questions below and answer them in essay format. You should reference your textbook to help you in answering these questions (look to chapters 28 and 29).
Each of your responses should be a minimum of 300 words in length, include a minimum of
three key terms
from the course so far, and
any outside references used must be cited.
Contrast the work of Renoir and
Laurtrec. How do the subjects’ styles of the artists reflect nineteenth century French society and the innovations of nineteenth century art? Use examples to support your essay.
Describe the impact the Armory Show (1913) had on the American art scene. Use examples to support your essay.
Describe Pablo Picasso’s Demoiselles
d’Avignon. How did this work re-shape the art of the early twentieth century? Include in your discussion the influences coming from Primitive art. Use examples to support your essay.
Describe the development of sculpture at the end of the nineteenth century. Use examples to support your essay. To what extent did sculpture remain conventional? What painting movements did it take into account?
Explain the development of Cubism and the artistic movements that it spawned. Use examples to support your essay.
2nd Assignment
As you learned this week, the government can enact the concept of eminent domain and “take” private property so long as it is for the “public use” and the owner is justly compensated. This concept is hotly contested and often results in a clash between property owners and the government. Developers and businesses generally like the concept of eminent domain and really attempt to stretch the term “public use” in order to expand business. In 2005 the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) decided in Kelo v. New London by a narrow margin of 5-4 that citys taking of private property to sell for private development qualified as a public use within the meaning of the takings clause.
In your assignment this week please explain why the court got this correct AND explain why the court was wrong. Lastly, if you were the 10th justice how would you vote and why?
This link should provide you with details on the case:
Click on the left hand side under “Opinions” for full details.
Your paper should be 400-500 words.