Art history questions?

Please answer these question bellow:

1.UTILITARIAN ART- Vessels as Fine Art? The text raises a good question- Can a utilitarian vessel be art, or not? Does it matter if the vessel is new or old, currently being used or displayed as art? When can we say a vessel (bowl, pitcher, etc.) is art and when is it not?

2.CONTAINERS AND RITUALS- Vessels of Today The vessels or food containers in this chapter were once used to store water, other liquids, and salt. What kind of containers do you use today to store food and to hold liquids? such as plastic food containers, margarine containers, Corningware, plastic milk jugs, etc. How do these containers compare in durability to vessels of the past? How do they compare aesthetically? What does this say about our artistic production and our value of eating rituals?

3.YOUR DINNER PARTY- The Dinner Party Judy Chicago created The Dinner Party (figure 18-15) with help from a team of hundreds. What is its significance in the history of art? Evaluate the use of the triangle as symbolism and the number 13 on each side of the triangle. The women honored at the place settings include artist Georgia O’Keeffe, writers Virginia Woolf and Emily Dickinson, political leaders Theodora of Byzantium and Egyptian queen Hatshepsut, and social revolutionaries Sojourner Truth and Susan B. Anthony. Why did Chicago include the women she did? Is there anyone that Chicago did not include that you would?

4.FORM AND FUNCTION- Form Follows Function The American sculptor Horatio Greenough coined the phrase “form follows function,” which was then developed in architecture by Louis Sullivan. What does this phrase mean? How does it relate to Sullivan’s Carson, Pirie Scott Building 7.32? Frank Lloyd Wright had briefly worked at Sullivan’s firm early in his career. Compare Fallingwater 7.30 with Sullivan’s. Are there any similarities? Is this principle still at work today in monumental works of architecture today? Which ones?

5.Sue Coe’s Porkopolis Sue Coe is a British born artist who tackles non-traditional and unpleasing themes such as war, hunger, AIDS, and the meat industry and mistreatment of animals, the topic of which is shown in There is No Escape. This painting is one of many in her series Porkopolis, a darkly disturbing yet done in a visually stunning way. Discuss how the food industry affects us today as well as how this discussion relates to art. Also include how food is packaged and marketed to the consumer in your discussion.

6.Dream Home- This chapter presents many different building structures from a variety of eras and cultures. What type has the most appeal to you? Modular housing of Moshe Safdie? The serene courtyard of the Vettii? The symmetrical formalism of Palladio? The transportable tipi of the Sioux? Describe your dream home based on one of the shelters shown in this chapter or elsewhere in the book

7.The Symbolism of Dutch Still Life- The Dutch turned to genre scenes and still life paintings after the Protestant Reformation. The still life paintings contain much symbolism, still imbued with Christian meaning and references. Take for instance Jan Davidsz de Heem’s A Table of Desserts. Look carefully at the items in the still life. What do you see? What do you think those items symbolize? Grapes and grape vines are associated with Jesus, and the apples are symbolic of redemption. The vanitas theme is reinforced through the rotting fruit.