Merry Family by Jan Steen and The Potatoe Eaters by Vincent van Gogh
. Visual and Historical Analysis
This section will provide a visual and historical analysis in which you will analyze the physical characteristics in each work as well as the connections of
each work to its historical and cultural context.
A. What formal characteristics are similar between the two works? What characteristics are different? Be sure to reference specific aspects of each
B. How did each respective cultures traditions and ideologies influence the two works you have selected? Be sure to use examples to support your
C. How does each work represent its particular social, historical, and cultural climate? Be sure to use examples to support your response.
In this section, you will compare and contrast your two selected works.
A. Explain how each of your two selected works reflects the social or cultural identity of its day. Support your response with examples.
B. What influence have your two selected works had in the shaping of social or cultural identities?
C. What influence have your two selected works had on a modern or contemporary expression of the identified shared theme? Support your
response with examples.
In this section, you will introduce a third creative work and explain how that work parallels the relationship between the two works previously selected.
A. How do the shared historical themes and settings tie your two previously selected works to your work from popular culture?
B. Discuss how the theme is still relevant today, utilizing the popular culture work you selected to support your response. (3rd painting should be from present day)
In this section, you will discuss the relevance and value of studying works of art and cultural artifacts with regard to their influence, relevance, and impact
on modern and contemporary culture and practice.
A. What is the value of challenging perceived notions of historical, cultural, and social identity? How do the humanities, as a discipline, help us
understand this? Be sure to justify your response.
B. How does our understanding of social and cultural practices of the past impact how we conduct ourselves socially and professionally in the
present? How do the humanities, as a discipline, help us understand this? Be sure to justify your response.
C. What is the responsibility of the artist to society, especially in terms of shaping our understanding of ourselves and the world in which we live?
How do the humanities, as a discipline, help us understand this? Be sure to justify your response.
Identify two or three of the major strategies/recommendations for the future of nursing.
c. Explain key terms.
Describe how cultural sensitivity, cultural competency, and interprofessional collaboration could be addressed in the proposed changes.