Art 2 Lab Questions

UNIT 2 LAB QUESTIONS

MetCollects—Episode 9 / 2014: Thomas Hart Benton’s Mural America Today Comes to the Met

  1. Describe Benton’s style. Why is it revolutionary?
  2. How did Benton use the elements of art in his work?
  3. How does knowing the context of a piece affect our understanding? Choose one of the murals shown in the video to explain your answer.
  4. Which painting or element did you find most interesting in the video about Thomas Hart Benton? Why?

Jules Tavernier’s Dance in a Subterranean Roundhouse

  1. What does the Dance in a Subterranean Roundhouse depict?
  2. How does Tavernier use the elements of art in this painting?
  3. What did you find compelling about this painting by Tavernier?

TABLE Grading Rubric

Full credit Partial Credit No credit
Thomas Hart Benton (45%)

Student gives complete, accurate answers that demonstrate an understanding of Benton’s work as discussed in the video.

Student’s answers are not complete or contain incorrect information; or, not all questions are answered.

Student does not provide answers to any of the questions.

Jules Tavernier (45%)

Student gives complete, accurate answers that demonstrate an understanding of Tavernier’s painting, Dance in a Subterranean Roundhouse.

Student’s answers are not complete or contain incorrect information; or, not all questions are answered.

Student does not provide answers to any of the questions.

Grammar and mechanics (10%)

Student demonstrates a command of standard English conventions, such as capitalization, punctuation, and spelling.

Student has minor conventional flaws in writing, but they do not impede overall understanding.

Student’s writing has many grammatical or mechanical flaws which impede communication.

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