Choose a short musical selection.
A. I hear many Instruments, including tambourine, piano, drums, and some sort of brass piece. I can infer this piece is a christmas song, it evokes a communication with dancing such as “jingle,” it eludes to frosty air, and a sleigh. This gives me an image of christmas, the most wonderful time of the year. Reminds me of cold weather, dancing around with family and loved ones and enjoying the holidays.
B. I seem to pay more attention to the different kinds of instruments used now. When I typically listen to songs I never follow the different instruments used, but this time I am. It’s almost giving me more of a picture in my head, its setting the stage full of christmas cheer.
Visual Art. Choose a painting, poster, or reproduction of a piece of visual art.
A. My initial reaction of the piece, I was astonished. It is so beautiful yet has such a deep meaning.
B. The lines, the circles, the different colors, the vibrant colors, the neutral colors, the square and circle pattern in the background, the “reflection of the woman,” the woman’s hair, the way the hand reaches through the mirror, she looks pregnant (especially because there is a circle in her stomach area sticking out)?, the way her face is split in half in 2 different colors, the mirror looks oval shape, one hand is pressed up against the mirror, only the reflection has the color blue, eyes are different, body shape is different, arm looks like its supposed to extend into the real reflection but doesn’t, there is more of a variation of colors in the reflection, more green in the original side, and her face is at a different angle in the reflection.