Think back over what you've learned about the Southwest
- What surprised you the most?
- What are you curious to learn
- How has your understanding
of the sculpture changed?
Check out other
art by Luis Jiménez. Read more about what Jiménez
has to say about his art and what
others think of it.
- What are some similarities in most
or all of Jiménez' sculptures? Prints?
- Does everyone value the same things
about Jiménez' work?
- Can you find two or three viewpoints
that are quite different?
Now imagine that you are living 20
years in the future, either in Albuquerque or in Tempe (or
Phoenix), Arizona. The condition of the nearby Southwest
Pieta has not been assessed for some time. You have been
asked to serve on a committee to make recommendations for
the future of the sculpture.
Write an essay that expresses your well-informed viewpoint
on the Southwest Pieta. Give your essay a title. Include
all of the following somewhere in your essay:
- Description of the Southwest
Pieta that points out important details (subject matter,
symbols, colors, shapes, etc).
- Interpretation of what you think
the work is about.
- Explanation of several different
viewpoints about the Southwest Pieta. Identify some
factors that might have caused people to form different
opinions about its meaning or value.
- Questions you recommend that the
committee pursue before reaching a final decision.
own conclusion about whether/why to take care of the Southwest
Pieta. Give reasons to support your conclusion.
||I described the Southwest Pieta
and expressed my own viewpoint on whether it is important
to take care of it.
||I described the most important
details of the Southwest Pieta and interpreted
what I think it is about. I presented at least one other
viewpoint about the work and at least one question to
pursue. I also gave reasons to support my own viewpoint
on whether it is important to take care of it.
described the most important details of the Southwest
Pieta and interpreted what I think it is about. I
presented several other viewpoints about the work and
identified factors that might have affected those viewpoints.
I included at least two questions to pursue. I also gave
persuasive reasons to support my own viewpoint on whether
it is important to take care of it.