a. In question and answer format. (Q and A). You don’t have to do the real interview. It is virtually constructed.
b. You have to do research on the artist and discuss at least two art works by the artists in your interview. (In the interview, Q &A can be about artist biography((no more than ½ page)), period or movement and its characteristics, specific formal innovation, theme, style, visual analysis, technique, concepts and criticism etc.)
c. Some students have asked for sample virtual interview paper. I will attach a couple of good papers from previous semesters in course file for reference. However, you should use your judgment and research to do your own paper.
*You do not have to do a long introduction as the sample paper. You can just have a short outline to introduce your project. For example:
1. Artists name: Vincent Van Gogh (born 1853: died 1890)
Date and place of interview: (You can construct your own scenario)
2. The 3-page Virtual interview follow the Q and A form and should avoid unnecessary or unimportant questions (such as “When were you born? Or even illogical questions such as “When did you die? Just put the birth and death date in format such as Vincent van Gogh(b. 1853-d. 1890) next to the artist name when introduced the first time. Focus on the discussion of concept of style, two art works, historical context, influences and criticism etc. (Biography should be limited to ½ page) Paraphrase instead of direct plagiarism of your research material.
3. Find authentic research resources such as Library search museum website, art journals, New York Times, Artstor, jstor etc.
Ive chosen Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio as the artist. Ive attach a sample.