[Solution] HUMN303N- Week 2 Discussion: Critic of the Arts


HUMN303N – Introduction to Humanities

Required Resources
Read/review the following resources for this activity:

  • Textbook: Chapter 3, 4
  • Lesson
  • Minimum of 1 scholarly source (in addition to the textbook)

Initial Post Instructions
Select a work of art from any of the chapters in our textbook, and write a response that analyzes the art through the lens of a descriptive critic, an interpretive critic, and an evaluative critic. What different things would these critics have to say? Use the following guidelines:

  • Descriptive Critic: Address at least 3 different elements of art and/or principles of design.
  • Interpretive Critic: This will require research so that you can understand the subject, meaning, and intent of the work.
  • Evaluative Critic: Use the standards of perfection, insight, and inexhaustibility (as described in the text).

Follow-Up Post Instructions
Respond to at least one peer. Further the dialogue by providing more information and clarification. Provide feedback on whether you agree or disagree with their criticism. Explain why. Build on their posts by providing additional insight of your own. If your peer selected the same artwork as you, make sure to address new point or develop existing points in more depth.

Writing Requirements

  • Minimum of 2 posts (1 initial & 1 follow-up)
  • Minimum of 2 sources cited (assigned readings/online lessons and an outside source)
  • APA format for in-text citations and list of references

This activity will be graded using the Discussion Grading Rubric. Please review the following link:


I chose the below piece of work for our textbook for a few reasons. First, painting is something I thoroughly enjoy doing myself. Since I enjoy painting so much, I spend a lot of my free time looking at different paintings online to get some sort of inspiration when I am not sure what I want to paint. However, this is not to mean I am an incredible painter at all. Acrylic painting is probably the type of paint I am the best with. Watercolor painting is something I admire and is my favorite form of painting; but I am terrible at it. I have spent countless hours looking up watercolor paintings online for inspiration to try and create some type of watercolor painting that does not look like it was created by a two-year-old. That is why for this discussion post I decided to analyze a watercolor painting, because I have spent so much time in the past analyzing them and I think it will be easier for me to critique…please click the purchase button below to access the entire solution at $5