I’m trying to study for my Art & Design course and I need some help to understand this question.
Step One – FIND an Image
First, you must search online for an example of tattooing, and upload it in your response. Then use this image as the basis for your discussion. If you like, you may share images of your own tattoos. In either case, please only select images that are appropriate within the standards of this institution – NO nudity or anything too graphic, and please post images that are easy to discern. High resolution images are preferred.
Step Two: WRITE ABOUT THE IMAGE
In 500-750 words, explain whether the tattoo you chose is an example of fine art or folk art. You must select only one response…not both…and decide whether tattoos are fine art or whether they are folk art. Then cogently justify your choice based on concepts from the reading and videos.
Your answers must be well-written, well-supported, grammatically correct, and free of spelling and punctuation errors. This is a college level assignment!
To help you think about your answer and your responses, consider the following:
- What are the main features of the tattoo?
- What makes it unique?
- What is the level of skill or training required to execute it?
- Is there a tradition behind the design?
- Is the tattoo a symbol of a group?
- What type of statement is being made?
What is the Purpose or Function of the tattoo?
- Social or political commentary?
- Worship or Ritual?
You are also welcome to do more research about the nature of fine art and folk art, but please cite your sources and do not plagiarize or cut and paste information from the internet!