Chicano Artist

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Select a piece of art created by a Chicano/Chicana and compose a 5 page paper of this work using the questions listed

below as a guide: (You don’t have to answer all the questions, they are just to help you write your paper if needed)

• THE ARTWORK ITSELF-
The subject matter: What people, place, events or things does the artwork exhibit?
The technique features: What tools, instruments, materials and process did the artists use?
The sensory features: What visual, auditory, tactile, olfactory and/or gustatory features did the artist use?
• THE CONTEXT –
About the artist(s): What is the background and life experiences of the artist(s)?
About the environment: What are the natural and composition of the environments like where the artwork was produced? About

the function: What does the artwork do?
About the Art world context: What artistic training, traditions, movements, and expectations surround the artist(s)? About

the cultural context: What do people think, believe, or do in the culture in which the artwork was made?
• THE PERCEIVED MEANING –
Intentions of Artist(s): Why did the artist(s) want the artwork to look, sound, smell, taste and/or feel the way it does?

Art specialist’s understanding: How do specialist in art understand the artwork?
Cultural understanding: How is the artwork understood with the culture in which it was created?
Personal viewpoints: How so individuals’ personal experiences affect how they understand the artwork?
• CONNECTION WITH OTHER ARTWORKS –
Style: How does this artwork look, sound, smell, taste and/or feel like other artworks?
Art Influences: What other art influenced the artist(s)?
Themes: What other artworks address the same general topics?
Intentions of Artist(s): Why did the artist(s) want the artwork to look, sound, smell, taste and/or feel the way it does?

Art specialist’s understanding: How do specialist in art understand the artwork?
Cultural understanding: How is the artwork understood with the culture in which it was created?
Personal viewpoints: How so individuals’ personal experiences affect how they understand the artwork?

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