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Gallery Tour Step 7: It Just Got PERSONAL

Updated: Nov 23, 2020

OPINION: A GOOD or a BAD Message?


Now it's time for you to get personal. Here are some brainstorming ideas to help clarify your personal values and preferences:

  • What do you like and dislike about the piece you are studying and why? is it the technique or the message that you like or dislike?

  • Does the message that the artist conveys to coincide or collide with your own core values and beliefs on what is right or wrong?

  • Might there be any value to owning this piece, even if it conflicts with your own beliefs? Why or why not?

  • Can ugly be done in a beautiful way or beauty made in an ugly way?

  • Do you think all good art needs to have a positive theme?

  • Do you think negative images means it is bad art and has no redeeming value?

  • Is portraying nakedness wrong or right? Always? Never? Why or why not?

  • Is a "bad message" showing something you consider as immoral or something you believe is untrue?

  • Might a message be considered "good" if it is "honest" or posing as a warning to society?

  • What makes this piece of art valuable or trash to you?

Now that you have reflected on what good and bad means to you...must choose ONE of these statements below:

1. Well made with a "good message"?

2. Well made with a "bad message"?

3. Poorly made art with a "good message"?

4. Poorly made art with a "bad message"?


NOTE: always support your decisions with back up arguments,

answering "because why?" (to quote a wise toddler I once knew)


EXAMPLE: