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This week you will use your readings from the past two weeks as a point of departure to create your own artistic production and a reflection paper.

Part 1: Art Creation
Select one of the visual art pieces from Chapters 1-6 or the lessons from Weeks 1-3 to use as a point of inspiration. Create a painting, sculpture, drawing, or work of architecture inspired by your selected art piece.

Part 2: Reflection
Write a reflection about the relationship between your art production and the inspiration piece. Include the following in the reflection paper:

  • Introduction
  • Inspiration Piece
    • Include image.
    • Record the title, artist, year, and place of origin.
    • Briefly explain the background of the inspiration piece.
  • Your Art Piece
    • Include image.
    • Provide a title.
    • Explain the background of your piece.
  • Connection
    • Explain the thematic connection between the two pieces.
    • How are they similar and different?
    • Are they the same medium? How does the medium impact what the viewer experiences?
    • How do the formal elements of design compare to one another?

Original Artwork Requirements

  • Methods: paint, watercolor, pencil, crayon, marker, collage, clay, metal, or wood (Check with your instructor about other methods you have in mind.)
  • No computer-generated pieces

Writing Requirements (APA format)

  • Length: 1.5-2 pages (not including title page, references page, or image of artwork)
  • 1-inch margins
  • Double spaced
  • 12-point Times New Roman font
  • Title page
  • References page (minimum of 1 scholarly source)

This activity will be graded based on the W3 Art Creation & Reflection Grading Rubric.



Art is always a reflection of a muse (Martin & Jacobus, 2018). In tandem, this essay will show the connection between my art and Venus de Milo, by highlighting the background of each work, the thematic connection, the similarities and differences of the two pieces, the medium used and how they impact a viewer’s experience, and compare the formal elements of design of the two pieces.

Inspiration Piece

Venus de Milo by Alexandros of Antioch. Sculptured between 130 and 100 BC. Originally from the island of Milo.

Background of the Inspiration Piece

The Venus de Milo is a famous sculpture of the goddess Aphrodite by Alexandros of Antioch. The statue is presently housed in the Louvre, Paris. It is renown not only for the subject’s missing arms but also as a symbol of female allure. The sculpture’s origin is Greek island known as Milo, hence part of its name. Upon discovery, the statue sold to the French government. Andrew et al. (2018) suggested that the sculpture ignited a controversy that involved the origin of the sculpture as well as………………….

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