2 200 250 words only
Government and the Arts; Abstract Expressionism and Music
Please respond to one (1) of the following, using sources under the Explore heading as the basis of your response:
- Examine the U.S. Government’s support during the Great Depression for programs such as the Federal Arts Project, the Federal Writers’ Project, and other such efforts. Determine whether or not such projects were good government investments during those hard times, and provide two (2) examples that support your viewpoint. Determine in what ways the U.S. government currently tries to support the arts.
- State whether you agree or disagree with the perception of Abstract Expressionism as exemplifying individualism and freedom. Explain the reasons for your views. Compare and contrast one (1) example of Abstract Expressionist visual art to John Cage’s musical compositions. After reviewing the pages and websites below, explain how an abstract expressionist artist might respond to the assertion “my kid could paint that.” Explain your position on that assertion.
- The”Blues”is a uniquely American art form. Using the examples in the document below and any youfind from the same period, choose one blues artist whose work has influenced another artist of your choice from the Rhythm & Blues orRock and Roll artists of the 50’s and 60’s. Use one song from each artist andshow the influence of the blues artist in the work of the R&B or R&R artist you choose and discuss the influence of the Blues on modern popular musicin general. Robert Johnson to Elvis.do
- Which had more influence on life in the 20th century, Fascism or the Atomic Bomb? Use a specific example for each to explain your reasoning.