Where the Red Art Grows

Provenance means:  the place of origin or earliest known history of something.  It is also the focus of this assignment.

The following is a released question which appeared on an AP test a few years ago.  Your assignment is to fully answer the question being asked of you, as if you were taking an AP test.  You are allowed, and encouraged, to do any and all research needed to answer this question.  Like with all good AP writing, you need to cite specific artworks as examples for the points you are trying to make.

Remember that the College Board never deems art of the Paleolithic Era to be acceptable for discussion, because there is a lack of hard, provable facts about the works in question.  As such, Paleolithic art should always be avoided.

This is due Monday, 1/13/14,  by 11:00 p.m.  This is a formative grade.  You are to submit your responses to me via email:  james.elam@killeenisd.org.

Your question:
In order to understand works of art fully, one must understand their original or intended settings.  For example, most works of art in museums have been removed from their original settings.  Often a work’s original setting has been altered or destroyed or was never completed as planned.

Fully identify two works of art that have been removed from their original settings.  Each example must come from different original or intended settings.  Discuss how knowledge of the original settings contributes to a more complete understanding of each work.

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