Discussion Forum 11: Pietà
In Discussion Forum 11, post your response to the following discussion assignment. Reply to at least two classmates’ responses by the date indicated in the course Calendar.
- Perhaps the best example we have of continuity and transformation in this course is the comparison of Käthe Kollwitz’s drawing of Mother With Dead Child and the pre-Renaissance wooden Pieta that Soltes considered in Lecture 12 and reintroduces here in the last lecture. Fully discuss his statement, supporting it and adding to it, show how continuity is demonstrated and how the centuries have transformed both image and message.
- Once you have completed your posting, choose at leastone other posting from another student and review and respond to his or her answer. Look first for postings that do not have any responses to them, and give first priority to those postings. In your review/response consider how your classmate has used the concepts of transformation and continuity, as well as other ideas and language that Soltes puts forth.
- After that, reply briefly and politely to any classmate who has reviewed and responded to your initial posting.