you must select a work of Western art (this does NOT include any Asian art, South Asian art, Native American art, African art, Oceanic art, Pre-Columbian art).PLEASE USE INFOR FROM THE PDF’S Also include in the sources which lecture and PDF page number you gathered the information from. Use the proper lecture that goes with the artwork you chose to work with. SO if the artwork is European Baroque Art make sure you gather info from the Met Cite about that art piece you choose as well as include information from the PDF called European Baroque Art. If you have any questions feel free to ask.
For the Observational Paper you must choose a work of art from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. To choose your work of art, visit the Mets website: http://www.metmuseum.org/ Click on Collection: Browse Collection Highlights. You can choose any work of art from the Mets collection for your project. The only requirement is that the artwork belong to a movement covered in the course.
You will write a paper on one original work of art. It must be a minimum of 1,000 words. This is not a research paper. Your observations should be illuminated by the lectures, assignments and readings. It is important to choose something that you can discuss without doing further research (unless you would like to do outside research – you are welcome to do so on the internet, books, etc). If you do use outside sources, they must be properly credited. Please use MLA format. If you are unsure about how to cite your sources, refer to: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01/
A typical paper will spend the first two pages (or more) describing the art work in detail using terms learned in class (ie. sculpture in the round, complementary colors, iconography, etc.) and possibly providing some background about the artist (but not required).
In the rest of the paper you will compare/contrast the object to 1 artwork that we discussed in the lectures for the course talking about how the works are similar and/or different. If you decide to do outside research you may want to talk about the works significance how it may be a political statement or an shows an innovative style, for example. Remember, this comparison must be from the course.Tags: western