Art Essay (400 min to 500 max words)Select one of the two topics below. Respond to the topic with a minimum of 400 words and no more than 500 words. Submit your answers in one document.

1. Explain why images might be important in non-literate cultures. What might be one concern about images used in religious rituals? Can you identify an example of a non-religious icon other than the one noted in the text?


2. Select 4 structures that best symbolize the identity or culture of a society. Describe its impact on influencing a nation, its significance to the nation, and how the structure contributes to national or individual identity. At the end of your essay, discuss why you selected the structures and the aesthetics of the building.

Be sure to use complete sentences, and proper grammar, and run spell check on your work. Answer all parts of the topic. You are encouraged to use references in addition to the text. Be sure to list all the references used to complete your work. Use only professional references in MLA style. (DO NOT use a nonacademic source like Wikipedia.) Use the Writing Rubric as a guide to your writing. Do not copy and paste information directly from the Internet – this includes charts, graphs, or pictures – without giving full credit to the source. If in doubt, do not use it. Your work should use the following guidelines:

  • 1″ margin all around
  • Double spaced
  • Times New Roman, Font size no larger than 12
  • The header includes:

    • HUMA1315 Fine Arts Appreciation
    • Writing Assignment 1
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