1.all sources must come from the ppt. no online source
2. write option 3:
Art of the twentieth century has been, at different times, mechanical, austere, abstract, antiaesthetic,
and anti-authoritarian. In other words, it has embraced the virtues of being difficult.
Identify artworks by three different artists discussed in the course that are considered difficult or
challenging. Analyze the difficult nature of each work and explain why the difficulty is in fact a
positive attribute. You must contextualize your argument by discussing the artistic and theoretical
rationale behind the works, citing specific information presented in the course materials. Keep in
mind that difficulty can pertain to a work`s visual inaccessibility, its complexity, its newness, or its
challenge to social norms.
IMPORTANT TIP: Difficulty, for the purpose of this essay question, is not what you personally find
difficult, but what has been presented in the course material as being difficult or challenging.
The Virtues of Difficulty Name Institution Tutor Date The Virtues of Difficulty Aspects of difficulty in relation to Pablo Picassoâ€™s 1937 mural known as Guernica are mostly depicted due to its meaning in relation to the mass killings that inspired it. The nature of this oil on canvas painting through the use of both modern and traditional painting and art techniques in its creation results in different virtues of difficulty. The first virtue of difficulty observed in this masterpiece is the anti-aesthetic nature of the painting. Due to its purpose as an anti-war symbol and the use of monochromatic colors, this paintingâ€™s aesthetic attributes are quite limited. Being that it depicts an emotion of sadness and the components of the painting actually show a kind of deformity and detriment brought about by war, the virtue of austerity emerges. This virtue of difficulty is depicted through the strict nature of Picassoâ€™s painting to convey a stern message that is related to a sad time in society. Through this virtue, the viewer can easily understand and feel the emotion behind the painting while still creating a connection with the artistâ€™s effort to come up with a unique piece of art. The complexity of Picassoâ€™s painting presents itself through its abstract nature. There are both traditional and modernist aspects within this painting. Through the use of expressionism to pass the intended message, impressionism to de...