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ASSIGNMENT: Write a 3-5 page essay comparing and contrasting two works of art from two different styles covered in this course between the periods of the High Renaissance and Impressionism. One of your selected works of art must be from AFTER the midterm (Modules 8-14) You must cover the following points in your comparison:
Introduction and Thesis
Introduce the artwork titles, period styles and artists names
Briefly state what you believe is significant about these artworks
In other words… Tell your reader what works of art you will be discussing and why you think they are important
Correctly identify artwork titles, period styles and artists names
Compare the artworks by discussing key stylistic characteristics associated with artists and period styles
Apply art history vocabulary correctly and uses it to support your stylistic analysis
In other words… What make these works stylistically significant?
Compare the artworks by discussing key cultural issues associated with artists and periods
Discuss how the cultural context of each period influenced the artistic development of the period style (Make connections between cultural context and style)
In other words… What makes these works culturally significant?
Conclusion and Thematic Connection
Analyze the ways art can affect and/or reflect cultural, political and social issues
Draw conclusions about the artist / society which produced the artwork from the comparison
In other words… What “Thematic Connection” can you make between the two works of art that helps you better understand them or the culture they represent?
Incorporate 3 our more sources (outside of module text) to support your analysis
Properly cite your sources using MLA format
Include a list of “Works Cited”
Use of grammar, spelling and punctuation correctly throughout your paper
In other words…there should be no mechanical errors!
SOURCES: 3 in addition to the module text
scholarly professional web site (for example, a museum, research institute or university)
nonfiction book published within the last 50 years
an art history textbook such as Garnders Art Through the Ages, Jansen’s, or Schneider-Adams
professional art historical publication (magazine or journal child) such as The Art Bulletin these can be accessed through an online database free through the AAU Library called JSTOR
Oxford/Grove Dictionary of Art Online
Credible professional websites such as those of museums, galleries, and universities, for example:
The Getty Center
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
In other words…don’t use Wikipedia!!!
Your research paper must:
Be a minimum of 3-5 pages, excluding illustrations, headings, and paragraph breaks.
Be spell-checked, grammar-checked, proofread for errors not caught by your computer.
Include a heading containing your full name, ID number, class title and section, date, and instructor’s name.
Be typed and double-spaced, 12-point, Times New Roman font.
Be submitted as a Microsoft Word-compatible document (.doc or .rtf, not .docx).
Cite references used according to MLA style and include a Works Cited page at the end of your essay. You are encouraged to use A Writer’s Reference by Diana Hacker for help with MLA style, revision, punctuation, and sentence style, and A Short Guide to Writing About Art by Sylvan Barnett for specific help with comparing and contrasting artwork.
Post your research paper in the Module 15 Assignment Topic
Thematic Connection 35%
Stylistic Significance 25%
Cultural Significance 25%
Research & Citations 10%
Writing Mechanics 05%
Total = 100%
My proposal I attached is not good so please don’t base too much off of it. I have attached notes and comments I found in the module. I need outside resources as well and a work cited page
The two images I need to write and research about are
Pieter Aertsen, A Meat Stall with the Holy Family Giving Alms
Willem Claesz Heda Still Life with Oysters, a Silver Tazza, and Glassware