Art Appreciation

in a 200 word essay present your understanding right now as we begin the  course where we investigate together powerful connections among roles/purposes associated with art making.  Using the Shiva Notaraja sculpture as your example,  share your own ideas in the essay, as a viewer in the United States with perhaps little formal knowledge of Hinduism. Examine the the Shiva image on the internet and read about its history in your text or from internet sources.  Write a response to the image and turn it in to me. You will be graded on maintaining the discussion of the two artistic intents from the list above, while using Shiva as the visual reference or example. Your essay should introduce the focus of your discussion, talk about two items from the list using the Shiva image, and inform your conclusions about similarities and differences in ways the art is viewed by audiences in the tenth century and today.