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Assignment: I am a Medium

Imagine yourself as a medium.

  • How are you made?
  • What are your inherent capabilities and limitations?
  • Where do you come from?
  • Are you expensive?
  • How difficult is it for an artist to obtain you?
  • How does he obtain you?
  • How difficult is it for an artist to use you?
  • Discuss how at least one artist has employed you into their service.
  • Have they achieved varying results from you?
  • Were you chosen by the artist or were you requested?
  • Which century were you used?
  • Include any other information that you find pertinent and interesting.
  • Include an image that uses your medium, not an image of the medium‚Äč

** Include an image which uses your art, not an image of your art.**

Sources: One online scholarly journal using approved electronic databases from LSC libraries and one hard copy book (no electronic books/no textbook).

Formatting: 

Please address the essay in first person.

Each body of the assignment will be 2 - 3 pages, double spaced, 12 pt. Times New Roman font, default margins.

Correct grammar and spelling are required.

Include a Works Cited page along with parenthetical documentation.

The image and the works cited page are not considered part of the body of the text and are therefore not included in the page count.

Types of Media

  • Glass
  • Watercolor
  • Tempera on wood
  • Oil paint
  • Fresco: wet or dry
  • Marble sculpture
  • Cast bronze relief/sculpture
  • Printing (relief, engraving or etching)
  • Ink on parchment or vellum  (book of hours)
  • Pen and ink
  • Charcoal on paper
  • Pencil on paper
  • Photography
  • Camera obscura
  • Daguerreotype
  • Callotype
  • Ready-mades (Marcel Duchamp)
  • Multi-media
  • Digital/video media
  • Performance props (Happenstances/Dada performances)

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