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Visit MoMA, the Museum of Modern Art, in New York City, on Google’s Arts & Culture platform. Explore the collection and look at the different works of art on display.

From the collection, select two works of art and respond to the series of questions provided to discover a relationship between them and the art of printmaking.

1. Describe the two works by providing the following information for each.

a. Who is the artist?

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b. What is the title of the work?

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c. When was the work created?

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d. What medium is the work in (e.g., sculpture, painting)? What medium was used (e.g., clay, bronze, oil, acrylic)?

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e. How large is the work? Provide dimensions.

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f. Is the work representational? Naturalistic? Abstract? Stylized? Nonrepresentational? Give details that demonstrate your answer.

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2. Compare and contrast the two works of art by analyzing their similarities to the various techniques employed in printmaking:

a. The most common types of prints are relief, intaglio, lithography, and monotype. Which style would fit this work the best? Why?

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b. If this work were a print, how would its meaning change? What would the benefits and drawbacks be?

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c. Identify items and figures that are emphasized in each work. How are they emphasized? Would the more graphic quality of printmaking further this? How would it change it?

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d. Describe the proportions employed in each work. How would they change if it were a print? What would the effect be?

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3. With the technological revolution, many new options have become available for printmakers beyond the traditional processes, fundamentally changing the practice. Think of a digital print version of the works you selected.

a. Describe the proportions employed in each work. How would they change if it were a print? What would the effect be?

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b. How would it differ from the tradition print version you discussed above?

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4. Recall your initial reasons for selecting the two works.

a. What were your first impressions?

b. How have your impressions changed after you looked at the two works closely?

Link of  MoMA, the Museum of Modern Art, in New York City– https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/moma-the-museum-of-modern-art