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HW3: What’s On Your Thanksgiving Plate?

David LaChapelle, Last Supper from the series “Jesus is my homeboy” 2003

Happy Thanksgiving! This homework assignment is a fun one, and  adapted from my history of photography class. Share with classmates an image of something you’re eating/cooking over the holiday week. Since we just covered Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper, you may want to look at parodies of this famous painting, including this photograph by David LaChapelle. Sometimes parodies evoke anger, including a fashion ad campaign that parodied Leonardo’s painting and was banned in Milan. More recently, The Daily News used a Last Supper parody for The Last Whopper cover to criticize President Trump.

Don’t forget for this assignment, you just need to post an image of something you’re having for Thanksgiving and  a short line describing it! Please only check the category #studentHW

The DUE DATE is Monday December 2, by midnight.

For those of you interested in exploring food photography and how some foodies are turning their social media into profit, look here.

 

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HW4: Is It Time to Take Down the Mona Lisa?

Crowds in Louvre Museum surrounding Mona Lisa painting
Crowds trying to glimpse Leonardo’s Mona Lisa in the Louvre in Paris, photo by Max Fercondini via Wikimedia Commons.

For the last homework of the semester, please read this recent article in the New York Times about the overcrowding situation in the Louvre Museum, where Leonardo da Vinci’s painting of the Mona Lisa is stored. The photos show people waiting in lines and crowds in front of the painting. Do you think it’s time to put the Mona Lisa in storage? Or perhaps move it to its own space outside of the museum?

Read the NYT article here: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/06/arts/design/mona-lisa-louvre-overcrowding.html

Write a short 100-word post on your views about the article and your opinion of Leonardo’s painting.  Please only check the category #studentHW.

This homework is due on the LAST DAY of class, Monday, December 16th midnight, the same day as the FINAL EXAM.

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Extra Credit Assignments are Posted

Close up of Bernini's David's face
Detail, Bernini, David, 1623

Please look under Class Downloads for the Extra Credit Assignments. All extra credit is OPTIONAL. The last day to submit extra credit is December 20th by Midnight, this is the last day of finals week. Extra Credit must be submitted on Blackboard, please note the maximum matching rate for extra credit assignments is 10%.

Fareez Mohammed Hw #4: Is It Time to Take Down the Mona Lisa?

I disagree with the article because I believe the Mona Lisa should still be available for people to see the painting. Leonardo da Vinci had many different ideas and view of his art. This one painting shows us Mona Lisa and what he believes beauty was at that time.  Many people all over the world come to visit it today because it is one of a kind and it is a very famous painting. Currently the Mona Lisa is at the Louvre, in Paris where over 30,000 people come to visit daily. The Louvre House has a very vast collection of art in Europe, and to take the Mona Lisa down from this Museum would make it very displeasing to many people visiting and wanting to see this work of art. Also, if this painting were to be taken down, I would not have the opportunity to see it. Based on the description of the painting this is something that I would not want to miss seeing.

What’s on your Thanksgiving Plate?

So just like very year we were invited to my aunt’s house for Thanksgiving as she invited about 30 to 40 closefamilies of our community to her mansion in Valley Stream, New York every year! So just like every year, even this year she did a “one dish” party/ contest which means to participate every family brings in at least one of their famous family recepies/dishes and then everyone eats and decides who wins the contest for the best dish/recipie

  • The one one the upper left (red) is called “Chicken Satay” which is known to be a very famous appitiezer back in Mumbai, India.
  • The one on the upper right is called, “Tikka Biriyani” which is a Mughlai dish also very famous in India and Pakistan.
  • The one on the bottom is called, “Memoni Dhokre” which is a dish that is made especially during winter time as it is good for the body to eat a healthy and warm gravy with beans , this was also the dish for which my Mom won the first prize for “Best Dish 2019” in our community as you can see her trophy in the lower left of the collage!

Garnet Garcia – HW3: What’s On Your Thanksgiving Plate?


This was the first time I made brownies for Thanksgiving!! It was really fun and my little sisters helped. My father made sweet plantain and bacon-wrapped filet mignon. Apparently, he made this for his dad’s 50th birthday back in the 70s or 80s and this was his first time making the dish since, so that was really special to me.

Daniel O HW3: what on your Thanksgiving plate?

During the holiday there was multiple food that was made for my thanksgiving dinner. Both    image are of an  African traditional dishes . The Nigerian red stew is a popular dish in my    Culture which include goat meat and smoked turkey ,  Most African dishes are made of a large    portions of stews and soups. The meat pie would be my favorite African dish the taste just    leaves you speechless, the meat pie have been influences in other culture such as Hispanic    , Europeans, Etc . During my family thanksgiving party I had noticed both dishes were the most     popular choice even those of other culture heritage fell in love with both  dishes  , I"m very sure there was no left over after the dinner .

During the holiday there was multiple food that was made for my thanksgiving dinner. Both  image are of an  African traditional dishes . The Nigerian red stew is a popular dish in my  Culture which include goat meat and smoked turkey ,  Most African dishes are made of a large  portions of stews and soups. The meat pie would be my favorite African dish the taste just  leaves you speechless, the meat pie have been influences in other culture such as Hispanic  , Europeans, Etc . During my family thanksgiving party I had noticed both dishes were the most  popular choice even those of other culture heritage fell in love with both  dishes  , Im very   sure there was no left over after the dinner . 

 

Bethelie Rivera: What’s On Your Thanksgiving Plate?

For my family thanksgiving, we always have a combination of hispanic food for the main courses and more American type desserts (Which are not shown). Because I’m allergic to eggs, everyone is kind enough to be careful with the food choices, but could never get rid of the potato salad, it a must every year

Daisy Xia: HW4: Is It Time to Take Down the Mona Lisa?

In my opinion I believe that the Mona Lisa should be taken down. I of course don’t mean forever I believe that the Mona Lisa should be taken down for a period of time maybe for a couple of years and then put back up again for a short while before going into storage once again. I believe this because from reading the article and on a more personal opinion I can tell that the people come to the Louvre to see the Mona Lisa is not even interested in seeing it. They just want to take selfies to prove that they saw it and get out as quickly as possible since its so crowded. Also the Louvre talks about how there are so many people that they even had to shut down it for a couple of days. In addition the article states people criticize the Mona Lisa questioning what’s so special about this painting. I feel if we take down the Mona Lisa for a while people might appreciate it a little more after not being able to see it. Of course people will still be able to study it since it is all over the internet and in books and many copies of it is sold everywhere.